Monday, October 27, 2008

The View From Below

I made some discoveries while working on sketches for my bug’s eye view. My first thought was to do something fanciful, so I sketched some little flower people hiding among the plants:



But I realized as soon as I zoomed in on their little world, the perspective was pretty ordinary. So I tried something completely different:



Now we’re more based in reality, but the meeting of two worlds - one from the ground up and one from the sky downward - gives the more out-of-the-ordinary perspective. You can tell this would have to illustrate a story from the mouse’s point of view. This is the painting I decided to work on first – I’ll post the result when it’s finished.

I was surprised to end up with two completely different looks from nearly identical settings. I still like my little flower creatures – maybe later I’ll find a new setting and paint them, too.

12 comments:

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Your work is incredible! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Suzie said...

Kewl you are so talented

Bish Denham said...

Absolutely darling! I sure wish I could draw like that!

keri mikulski :) said...

Wow.. You're really talented. Great sketches. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Your sketches are FANTASTIC! I love them!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

The discovery of each creature is what makes this picture so special!

Rena said...

Wow, you're right about the perspective changing completely! I love both drawings too.

Brenda said...

I love both drawings and I can't wait to see more! Great job!

adrienne said...

Thanks for all the words of encouragement!

Kim Kasch said...

Oh how fun, and wasn't it you who took the photos with the camera laying on the ground. I see your muse at work.

Great job.

Carrie Harris said...

I love the little mousie. He looks like he's dancing.

I sound like an idiot, but really. I love him.

sruble said...

I like the sketches from those cool photos you took. I think the first one does look like it's ordinary, but with a little bit of fantastical thrown in. I love your flower creatures. Maybe they could be hiding behind the leaves in the picture with the mouse?

Can't wait to see the finished painting!