Monday, March 9, 2009

Dragonfly

Just what I was working on today...looks like a creature that might live in Moomin Valley, now that I look at it again.

14 comments:

Avid Reader said...

why have I never thought of this? I've never seen an illustration like this. It's wonderful

Feltbug said...

I love Moomin Valley and this is beautiful.

ThomasLB said...

We have a lot of little green anole lizards around. Right now is when the little babies hatch, so small they could curl up and nap on a quarter.

I wish, just once, they could sprout wings and fly…

mouse (aka kimy) said...

what a wonderful illustration!!! he/she does look like a denizen of moomin valley!

we loved the moomin books when em was little.... I've forgotten all about them! thanks for the reminder.....today is library day!!!!

you can count on ms. t getting introduced to the moomins later today!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Woooooooooooooooow!
So brilliant!!!!I love to see it as a post card!Lovely idea,color and composition!

Nao said...

This is a beautiful illustration. One of those enchanted ones that you do, that have a marvelous untold story attached to them.

jude said...

ha this is great!

Jocelyn said...

For some reason, it reminds me of the illustrations in the trilogy MY FATHER'S DRAGON, which my son has loved the last few years.

You can see one cover here:

http://www.amazon.com/Dragons-Blueland-My-Fathers-Dragon/dp/0394890507/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_c

ArtSparker said...

I'm glad this prompted memories of Moomins for feltbug & mouse -

Thomas, that's a lovely thought.

Jocelyn, the cover is charming, that beast does not look aerodynamically sound to me though. You should check out the Moomin books.

Adam said...

How very pretty. The Moomins were fantastic - did you ever get the Clangers in the States? They were knitted!

ArtSparker said...

Adam - my English relatives have told me about the clangers.

Doesn't the word "knitted" sound like something that should have been converted to slang by now? Possibly it has been..."Get knitted" just sounds like a British insult.

tangobaby said...

Wow. I really really love this!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, I absolutely LOVE this! This is one awesome dragony dragonfly.

painter girl said...

Beautiful. Love this so much.