Friday, January 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Tales & Legends



Not only does the Bird of Paradise cut a mean rug, but legend has it that if a human is caught in the forests of Papua New Guinea during a monsoon they will obligingly fluff their feathers to form a beautifully enchanting umbrella.

Check out a Bird of Paradise shake its tail feathers!

21 comments:

Eli said...

Very nice character, colors, and style!

myhermitude said...

Very nice. I like the pattern/texture and flat areas contrasting each other. The colors are lovely to look at, too.

Diana Evans said...

I really enjoyed the read and I love this illo...

Cheers,
Diana

*daisy said...

beautiful! i love your bird design and colors- very eyecatching!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

That video is from Planet Earth, and it's amazing! So is your illustration! Great work.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

That video is from Planet Earth, and it's amazing! So is your illustration! Great work.

Natura said...

Beautiful illustration! So much character :)

Aurora said...

It´s simply delicious, colors used are perfect..
...and the video is amazing

;-)

thank you

un saludo

rbaird said...

Wonderfully done! Don't you just love those springy head feathers?
Really nice extra link too!

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

What a great legend! Way cool! You Rock!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is very striking! love the story as well as that blue background too.

tina kugler said...

i love the texture! well, and everything else. ha.

suana said...

the tie dye affect you achieved in the birds' body!

MiKa Art said...

what a nice birdie - beautiful illo!

Kelly Medina said...

Very nice illustration. Great colors and texture in the feathers.

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Elisa Chavarri said...

Lovely colors and textures!

Dee said...

ahh...that fantastically feathered,foot fancy bird gave me many a laugh on the Planet Earth series. Lovely colors and nice composition. Nice story, too!

Nemo said...

Sorry! I was sure I had wrotten a comment about this post! Well, I was astonished seeing the video, but your interpretation about it is absolutely cute, as usual. Beautiful story!

platitudinal said...

Oh, how gallant it is for the bird to provide himself as an enchanting umbrella for the girl! Beautiful illustration, the colors are splendid, it feels magical all over :)
*I used to wait in transit for several hours in Irian Jaya. I wish I have known about this story then, it would make staring at the rain a lot more interesting … dreaming up of enchanting umbrellas and all :)

Elise N Black said...

Thanks for the complement! I have long admired your beautiful work! Your entry this week was exquisite! Not only your lovely post, but the amazing film! Absolutely!! Thank you!

Lucialtrove said...

I'll think about it if I go in Papua New Guinea :)
Your illustration is beautiful, poetic and with a fantastic atmosphere.