Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Illustration Friday: Poem

It's been a little while, but I'm back with a new one for IF. I'm a fan of e.e. cummings, so I chose one of his poems for inspiration.

who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves


JC said...

Wow, this illustration is great! I love the feeling of movement in it. Fits the poem quite nicely.

Tali said...

great colours.

arxo said...

verry fitting to the poem ...

well done

Janice said...

I read the poem and somehow thought you might have used the moon as part of your balloon.

Its a beautiful illustration. You have a talent with layering shades on shades.. and one has a sense of them up there... (depth)

Gina Perry said...

lovely. the 'moon balloon' is perfect and I really like the shadows and negative space framing everything.

r.prat said...

great work! beautiful scene :)

eachean said...

Great composition! The warm on cool really draws you in. I like the dreamlike and airy quality of it, too. Nice job.

Brittney Lee said...

love, love, love it. This might be my favorite painting ever. Yay!

JO said...

Amazing work.

Nicole said...


DesigningFairy said...

love ee cummings and the flow of your balloon in the wind

illustrations by doni said...

i like how you illustrated the poem...very nice.

Stacia said...

Great colors and contrasts. Beautiful!

Cat said...

I'm a fan of e.e. cummings too and this illo is really great.