Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mythago

The esteemed Lettuce introduced me to Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood Series, in which people in rural England find themselves drawn into a dark wood. Beings from the collective unconscious mind appear first as flickers at the corner of the eye, before they completely manifest as creatures of ambiguous intent. Another t-shirt design...I actually need to stop with these and maybe do some Holiday cards. In the mean time, I'm considering this an entry for Illustration Friday's spooky prompt.

OOh, look, here is another one...

And a fir tree king on flickr..

20 comments:

Eva said...

I'm glad that we have a collective unconscious. How should we survive in civilization without it?

Eva said...

ahem. and if it looks like this, I say: Go ahead and get me.

Charles Gramlich said...

THat is cool. LOve the head. I liked Mythago wood pretty well

Brine Blank said...

Really like the color use of this and block print feel...

susansorrellhill said...

This one is very nicely done... succinct design, beautiful shapes, beautiful colors and, of course, my favorite: archetypal!. It reminds me of one Leo and Dianne Dillon's many wonderful 'styles.'

Totalfeckineejit said...

Brilliant.Fantastic head.

Oliver. said...

Very nice character design and layout

Titus said...

Fantastic. And yet not...

femminismo said...

It is a bit spooky. I like it a lot though! Very, very good.

Chibi Janine said...

A intresting creature and a wonderful painting.

aleph said...

the blue background in the t-shirt works so well with the creature, because it gives a sense of it suddenly appearing, or better, "manifesting", and the story it brings catches my mind as I´m ... starting paying attention to the corner of my eyes. Thks for sharing Lettuce´s blog and Oliver Flores´, This post is fantastically and prolific-ly populated!

dthaase said...

fabulous

Chris David Richards said...

No, more T-shirts are always good.

Celeste Bergin said...

I really enjoy the variegated color on the leaves of the (ambiguous) creature.

Clowncar said...

nice image. reminds me of Mescalito in the "Teachings of Don Juan" series.

Laia said...

wow, thanks for introducing us to it! I had no idea, I think i am now obsessed too!

robert Oh! said...

Susan, hello. Very good design. with great force. It's really spooky

Jenny Woolf said...

Never heard of Mythago Wood. I like the picture though.

justdoodleit said...

Brilliant and full of intrigue!

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful. It reminds me of the greek style.