Saturday, August 19, 2006

Illustration Friday - Match


I was mucking around trying to draw burning matches with oil pastel and chalk pastel, but it wasn't really working. So, I thought I might do something a bit different, and did this sketch on a bit of newspaper. I liked it much better than my pastel efforts.

My husband also had an idea for a drawing. His idea was to draw a "match made in heaven" - two winged and haloed matches looking lovingly at each other. He particularly likes the idea because we are both red-heads. But he refused to do it himself ("too cute"). He likes to pretend he is very tough. Anyway, on his urging, I drew it for him.



The other idea which came into my head with "match" was this funny little cartoon (only took me a minute to do).



13 comments:

Tamsin Ainslie said...

these are great! lovely ideas.

orion713 said...

I like all your ideas! The match made in heaven is especially cute.

The Unknown said...

Ha! Great stuff.
love

Rrramone said...

The top one is my fav. :-) Nice work.

String said...

Ha, those are great, love the third one!

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! These are brilliant! I like all three but I think my favorite was the funny little cartoon because it's such a perfect rendering of all these people running around with their jagged edges exposed, trying to find someone whose edges match theirs--just brilliant!

surrealmuse said...

I really the top one best...the mixed medium look adds an interest effect...giving the idea that it could be used as part of a future collage...not to mention, I love swirlies!

the enigma said...

oh i like the last one, very funny expression!

Liz Jones said...

What a trio! Great ideas!

Alina Chau said...

Love the BG texture, great style!

Jason said...

hahahahha. Great stuff, Tiger Mouse. I like all three of your drawings.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

nice assortment of styles - the cartoon is my fav...

curiouskitty said...

the 3rd idea's brilliant!@:-)