Monday, November 30, 2009

Victorian jumping fox

Idea via Caio Fernandes. Thank you, Caio.

And some advice I've been mulling over from R.L. Bourges (when I expressed admiration for her commitment to her writing process) "If you're ever faced with the choice of jumping or being pushed, take whatever time is available for the decision, then jump".

This is the one of the trees that was red in the earlier blackbird photo.

Edit: changed photo

22 comments:

jude said...

i think you should shoot it every hour on the hour for as long as it takes to turn another color.

Steve said...

Glorious fox... looks like he's flying...!

ArtSparker said...

Jude - I see you are indulging in one of my favorite activities, thinking up time-consuming projects for Other People.

Caio Fernandes said...

better late than never ...
wow , what a day ... and the only thing i wanted was to come and see this post !!
and it worths every single problem i had to solve fast .
i loved this fox , don't see where is my inspiration for this , but i like to imagine that this wonderful work has a link , even a tiny one , with me , hahahh!!!
i really loved this .
congratulations and congratulations my dearst one .
my best wishes for you towards the core of your heart .

ArtSparker said...

Caio - Okay, let me clarify. He jumps out of trees but without shrieking threats at those below....

Totalfeckineejit said...

I think this well dressed fox is a conductor of arboreal classical music.

ArtSparker said...

TFE - I like that idea. He is certainly an enthusiast of some sort.

Tammie Lee said...

I love it when you put your animations in trees.

Cláudia said...

Turning back the clock, isn't it? The leaves are yellow now, they will be dark green next time and so on and so forth.

Velocity - that's great! By the way, the yellow hue of the leaves matches perfectly with the color of the summer days here in South America. You can't imagine how hot is here!!!!

And finally - I loved the face of the fox. It really looks like it is aiming at someone/something bellow.

Happy Bithday? Is it today?

ArtSparker said...

Hi Cláudia - Usually the jumping in Fall is into piles of leaves on the gorund, so the clock running backwards works well with this illustration. Yes, my birthday is today. I think I share it with Mark Twain.

steve said...

Love the quote and love the artwork/photo even more! So when's your book coming out compiling these Susan?

ArtSparker said...

Thanks Steve, noodges welcome - link to you is in tomorrow's post.

Titus said...

Love it all, but oh, particularly the face! I could reach out and rub it - so tactile for paper and ink. Great one.

grrl + dog said...

hmm!

I am jumping

I am jumping

Ginga Squid said...

Wow - you have such amazing colour leaves where you are!

Ribbon said...

jump jump jump :)
something I haven't done in a while... but I do like to skip :)

wonderful as usual

best wishes
Ribbon

Charles Gramlich said...

that's a well dressed cat. Love the yellow leaves.

Celeste Bergin said...

A dapper happy leaping fox that doesn't shriek.. yes, I see the Caio influence. :)

rlbourges said...

RL Bourges does her best to follow her own advice every day.

Beautiful color and light, Susan.

Cheers.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

I saw "Fantastic Mr. Fox" on Sunday and loved it. This reminds me of its great autumnal hues and whimsy.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

sound advice from rlb and maybe jude will take a holiday and embrace that project!

Jasmine said...

I love this. Good use of colour for the master of camouflage's backdrop x