Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Illustration Friday - SURPRISE or Midwich cuckoo

He moved before I could draw his eyes. The sweetness of the mouth and those empty unfinished irises gave the drawing a creepy sci-fi look which reminded me of John Wyndham’s novel. Come to think of it I’m an elderly mother like many of the mothers in the book and he was the biggest surprise of my life…


Blogger Toni said...

It's the eyes that draw me into this sketch.
How different someone would look with piercing yellow eyes.
Beautiful and intriguing illustration

12/15/2005 1:22 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

Well, you did say he was a little monster!

12/15/2005 6:25 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Toni, reading 'Midwich Cuckoos' I was fascinated by the description of those golden-eyed beautiful children.

Rachel, you know they all have their 'monster'moments, just to make you appreciate the pleasure of the 'angel' moments.

12/15/2005 9:06 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Those eyes pull you in. Great job.

12/15/2005 3:00 PM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

this is a lovely sketch. I have never been able to draw baby faces. you do it very well

12/15/2005 3:47 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you Tony and Jaime. Regarding the baby faces, of course I always have one unwilling model to practice with!

12/15/2005 5:30 PM  
Blogger cream said...

The eyes have it!

12/15/2005 6:12 PM  
Blogger Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL eyes -- haunting -- and that mouth!! SO sweet and kiss-able! Super job!

12/15/2005 11:01 PM  
Blogger Nita said...

Fabulous nose and mouth--now the eyes give me a start :-)

12/17/2005 2:03 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Very haunting!

12/17/2005 8:47 PM  

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