Friday, July 18, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Enough"

Maybe ... enough is enough? I'm not sure.

I've been promoting Ticket (see right sidebar for more info) for an entire week. Maybe it's been enough of constant posting and writing about it. I'm not sure. But maybe enough is enough. I'll leave that to you to decide.


Ticket didn't take off (...that ...might be an unintentional pun) until this piece. When I brought up this picture for Ticket, it was the first one I feel that I really had to knuckle down and improve on to do. The simplest things stump me. I went through half a dozen or more thumbnails for this one. It'd been several nights in a row and I'd made it through the first 4 spreads. I drew everything at about 14x20. This piece has managed to be my favorite one out of the bunch. (I think, it's hard for me to know and harder to pick one) I think it might be though, there's something in it that completes a little half inch by half inch thumbnail I did and tacked up on my desk maybe two years ago.


I don't know. There's always been something that struck me in it. I'd had the idea for sort of Grecian architecture, giant birds landing, they had more Greek architecture on their backs and something. Lights at night, a party. In the end having such regal birds carry something on their backs felt like they were just big winged donkeys and felt demeaning.

There maybe a way to yet make it work. I'm sure I'll be back.

Who knows for sure, but it's nice to think that some ideas are good enough to be mined again for fresh pieces. I love drawing birds. And little flying boats and clock towers. Enough? I don't know, maybe, for a little while.

. . .

No, it's never enough.

18 comments:

Rrramone said...

Nice!

Katie said...

What do you mean it didn't take off? The art is wonderful. Like your illustration for enough as well. Very great drawing.

tekentijger said...

Ticket looks wonderful! Is it also possible for me to order it, since i'm in Europe? Can you tell me what the shipping costs are? I couldn't find it on the site..

Cory said...

Thanks rrramone!

Katie (sorry I had finished writing it before I put it up!)

tekentijger, hey I'll check on that for you pal.

Cory said...

tekentijger, I just checked on that. I believe it would be about $8 shipping. I sent a review copy to the Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second and it was $8. I believe the store would make the shipping work. Just let me know.

neilornstein said...

gorgeous work, Cory

Anonymous said...

I just got a copy in the mail today! It's awesome!

Tom Barrett said...

Looks like a wonderful book. The illustrations are awesome, and for only $12, I might have to get one!

One question... What is that song playing on the storefront. I know I have heard somewhere, and it is driving me nuts trying to figure it out.

Vhrsti said...

Deep deep respect, Cory!
For all your wonderful works here!

indigene said...

You've done an amazing job! In the sense that it is well done, it is enough!

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Koldo said...

Hi Cory!

I arrived to your blog through Drawn! and I'm amazed with your work. Really good and creative! I love what I see of the Ticket project, it looks really beautiful and appealing to me!
Congratulations!

Michael said...

huge talent. amazing stuff.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey, Corey, congratulations on being featured on Drawn! Can't wait for my copy to arrive.

tekentijger said...

Well, it apears i'm luckier than the queen, because I just ordered a copy and had to pay just $4.50 shipping costs=)

Anonymous said...

I see a Caldecott in your future!

Joyce Ann Martin said...

Ticket is still as gorgeous as the first time I came across it. :D Congratulations on being featured on Drawn!

graphiquillan said...

This is fantastic - I can really feel the movement of those majestic creatures! Keep it up!

:)

*daisy said...

Gorgeous! I love your elegant and delicate style- the bird is so beautifully designed. Very striking work! :)