Friday, 29 June 2012
Illustration Friday: Space
Space - the final frontier..or should that be 'Space - the final straw'?
This week's Illustration Friday word was 'space', and as somebody who spent most of his teen years drawing endless comics about various superheroes and their countless exploits in outer space I figured this week would be a doddle. Not so.
Having decided early on to come up with something that broached the topic of space on a number of levels (i.e.; not just a literal interpretation) I promptly recalled that as a young lad of maybe 8 or 9 years, I would regularly retreat to the family garden in the evening to sit on the swing and contemplate the stars. Looking back I now cherish those memories - by taking the time to meditate my fertile young mind upon such grandiose concepts and then, in turn, taking a positive delight in asking myself big questions about the universe I suspect (or indeed like to think) that I gave myself space to develop into a more considerate human being. The image I came up is based on this somewhat faded auto-biographical notion.
The drawing itself took several nights to complete and comprises of four separate fully-distinct pieces. To my horror, tonight I found it nearly impossible to arrange the pictures in the composition I had originally planned - it just didn't work. It took me hours of experiment to get something that worked, and that's what I've submitted.
I hope you approve.