Saturday, June 28, 2008

Thrumcap

26 comments:

Rick Lovell said...

Terrific work, nails the theme.

Connie said...

I like this more 'northern' island!

studio lolo said...

Wowee!! I love your style. I had to snoop through your website with this teaser...great work! I can clearly see that Rackham is a huge influence in your work. Makes me want to get out my good old number 2 pencil :)

Diana Evans said...

wonderful illustration Eric...I especially love all the amazing clouds...

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Eric you are just AWESOMEEEEEE!! I love this illustration. Like something out of my dreams. This is just too wonderful words. Great work!

Kristi Valiant said...

Lovely work, Eric. I like how the cliffs echo the cloud shapes.

Cathy said...

Fantastic illustration! I particularly like your use of colour!

Juan said...

Very nice work. Excellent!

Dave H said...

In the Thousand Islands region between New York and Ontario there are islands that have houses on them. Some of the houses seem to occupy all their available space and look as if you walked out the front door too quickly, you would fall into the St Lawrence. This reminds me of them.
Beautiful work as usual, Eric. I love the pink clouds.

kathy hare said...

a magical image..

loonybinart said...

oh wow, that is truly beautiful!

maison yummi said...

if your blog was an ISLAND I would book the next flight.

INDIGENE said...

Great style and illustration! Simply bravo!

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NANCY LEFKO said...

absolutely beautiful work !!!!

Eric Orchard said...

Wow! Thanks so much everyone!
This is actually a piece I did for a children's book but felt it really suited the theme.

Katie said...

That is absolutely a beautiful image. Your clouds make me want to jump in and roll around. Very inviting and so real looking.

Eric Orchard said...

Thanks Katie! Someone has described them as cotton candy which I think is a pretty good description.

Emily said...

Hehe adorable compact living! I like the feel that the hill and trees are cuddling the houses as much as the houses are snuggled into the hill flora! Am I making sense?... nice piece Eric!

Eric Orchard said...

Thanks Emily! It makes complete sense, I think a lot of architecture mimics nature in some way. This is actually very much what Nova Scotia looks like.

JJ said...

wow, i love this!

Dot said...

that is really fabulous. LOVE it. Makes me want to know the story behind it..

Ginger*:)* said...

How fantastic! I want to be on this island. Your painting is captivating!

ms. froggie said...

just beautiful, eric! those clouds are too too perfectly breathtaking. :))

lil kim said...

wow, beautiful, mysterious, magical. love your work!

cathleen said...

This is my favorite ISLAND illustration. The clouds are amazing and have very nice color. I'd like to live in this picture. I love the boat, the houses, and the height of the island.
I wish it was mine!

Tif said...

Absolutely beautiful. I want to live there! :)