Monday, January 23, 2012

IF Twirl


This is an illustration I created a few years ago for a book I am still trying to get published. It fit the idea of Twirl well.

The title is 9 Elephants Dancing and it is for the book The Twelve Elephants of Christmas. The center elephant is a parody of one of Degas ballerinas. When I was in high school I had this dream of recreating Degas with elephants instead of women. Some Ideas just stick with you until you can get it on paper.


8 comments:

Kat said...

I love the idea of a double parody, what with it being Christmas Elephants and Degas Elephant... Super entertainment value going on, here. I also really like that streak of negative space that leads your eye through the crowd, and the attention given to each elephant. This is great!

Dina Thanki said...

Reminds me of a cartoon I used to watch when I was little called Babar http://inevergrewup.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/babar.jpg Thanks for the memories :)

Erin Vaganos said...

great composition...I love how there are five points to catch the eye

Yoyo said...

wow, I can really feel the movement, great illustration!

Linda Hensley said...

Why not dancing elephants ala Degas? Fun illo :)

Jess said...

Fun! Reminds me of Babar too - love the classic feel.

Ritu V said...

Lovely. Hope u get ur book published too

drawrite said...

This is delightful! Nicely done!!