Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Illustration Friday: Adrift

As with previous Illustration Friday's, I began this week by researching. Before I could start my illustration, I needed a clear definition of the word "adrift". I did a quick google search and found this example, "If someone is adrift, they feel alone with no clear idea of what they should do". This left me with plenty ideas, but I felt like experimenting with something new.

For some reason or another, I have a small collection of old books that I purchase from reuse centres for a dollar or two. I took a quick look through one of my books, and came across a page that instantly gave me an idea.

I started with a light pencil sketch, then stippled in the details with ink. To finish it off, I added some red marker to the berry.

I'm sure this bird is feeling "adrift" from the other birds, who are enjoying their comfortable branches, and plethora of fruit.

Illustration Friday: Adrift 1

Illustration Friday: Adrift 2

Illustration Friday: Adrift 3


  1. Just found your blog Adam - I love people who think! What a wonderfully creative idea, your bird looks like he could've flown right from that goup - nice!

  2. whaaat those birds are really good illustrated
    wicked job adam!
    i like the idea too

  3. This is clever and creative, nicely done!!!

  4. This is neat, was it just the lone bird that you drew?

  5. Thanks everyone for the kind words.

    Paul: I only drew the bird on the left page... I tried to duplicate the style of the original illustration.