Friday, March 03, 2006

Illustration Friday – Insect



The Mole Cricket

watercolor 2006


I hear them watching me and I crush them with the news of the world with a force that shakes me to the innermost workings of my life. The teacher has more power than those with their fingers on “the button” but no one seems to care. Each is caught up with their own misguided beliefs that they are the most important thing in the world. It is frustrating to be human. But what else is there?

The words are something that I had written in a sketchbook from a long time ago. I'm not certain that it works with this illustration. I'll leave that to you. I did manage to spend a few hours today and knock this painting out. It feels good to have a brush in my hand again.

9 comments:

Alexa Brett said...

Nice illo of this cute little bug!

"Maggie" said...

Great colors and illustration. Isn't it great to pick up an old sketch and finish it? I see too that you like the cricket, what an interesting insect!

2danimator said...

geepers. creepers. great illustration.

The Unknown said...

Great illo. Makes my skin crawl.
love

HARDWAX said...

Being a cricket I suppose, not as much cache as being human, but may be more rewarding, mind the big feet of course, sharp intricate artwork.

carla said...

Nicely detailed with a great background. The colors are wonderful:>

Don said...

mole crickets are cool! and this is a nice rendering.

Bron Smith said...

Beautifully painted. Keep painting!

Michael O'Connell said...

thank you all for the great comments!