Monday, April 11, 2011

Bottled

The bees were robbed in the night by a big brown bear. At 
dawn they went in search of someone to vent their bottled fury upon.

32 comments:

Yagmur Gunel said...

OMG ı lovet how you set the composition great job

Guyana-Gyal said...

I have a bottle and a half of honey. But I didn't steal it, I swear. I bought it from someone who sells it for the Amerindians.

That illustrator, Arthur Rackham, would've loved you!

Beth Anne Maresca said...

Wow! Spooky...very cool!

David Collins said...

Ha,ha. I love that deer in the headlights look he has. I hope I'm never on the receiving end of those bees. Very fun image.

Andrew Finnie said...

Beautiful work, the face is equisite, the tree so spooky is an archetype of everything a spooky tree should be

good to see you posting!

LDahl said...

Yagmur Gunel thank you! It is a composition of triangles, I was trying to work through some ideas I've been thinking about. I love your circus illo, I keep going back to look at it again.

GG, I recently learned a secret(from me anyway) about how he created his images, A. Rackham that is. I've always loved his bits and pieces...
You know I don't know anything about him. How do I let these holes in my education happen? There is no excuse!!! A few clicks and you can find out anything you want to know, but so many times I forget this fact.

art is jokken said...

great! I love the bees, they look really scary!

LDahl said...

Thank you Beth!

David thank you, can you tell I have been on the receiving end of bees in a rage? My dad kept hives of bees; one afternoon, while he was at work, my mom decided it was time to rob the biggest hive... have you ever seen a cartoon where there is a huge swarm after the main character? I've seen it for real! Hheheheh!

LDahl said...

Andrew! I see you haven't burned any Teds yet!! :) I'm happy to be blogging again too. Face Book is ok in it's place but my heart belongs to blogland. Thank you for your comment and the mentions on your blog, I really appreciate it... you are like a brother-artist to me. :)

Thanks for your visit Art is Jokken...those bees gave me fits!! I finally just had to quit and post.

Linda Hensley said...

Love it! Nice job!

LDahl said...

Linda you wrote "I need trips and new experiences and new people." I'm so happy you are one of my new people! I love your writing; I started reading and couldn't stop. :)

Coreopsis said...

Ooooh--lovely textures, creating a darkish world where not everything is the same "thing" at all. Great atmostphere and distortions.

LDahl said...

Coreopsis(don't you love that wild flower) I'm a texture freak in a time of Simple's where it is going on, but you know, texture will be back and I'm just going to keep on doing what interests me. Glad you saw the distortions...fun stuff as it twists around, It was more so, but I killed some of them to give a better read. My main interest in this was the expression and the z space.

Going Doodling said...

Well now, that is a cool twist on the word this week. Great story telling! :)

Soozcat said...

Eeeeeevil bees. Evil!

This one would truly strike fear into the heart of my cousin, who was so allergic to bees as a child that once when a bee landed on and walked across his arm, he was left with a rash of tiny welts where the bee had walked.

LDahl said...

Thanks Going Doodling!

SzCat, OMG that is awful, I've never heard of such a thing before.

Bron Smith said...

I like the colors and textures in your work. Your drawing style reminds me of Arthur Rackham.

LDahl said...

Hi Bron, Thanks! I was going for the Rackham look. I'd like to be able to use bits and bobs half as well as he did. Wish me luck!! :)))

Guyana-Gyal said...

Whoa, see, Bron's said the same.

Wikipedia, L, Wikipedia's the place for quick info :-)

LDahl said...

GG,actually I started looking up info about him last night... did you know Tim Burton lives in his house? Burton was the director of the newest Alice through the looking glass and a version of Sleepy Hollow, both with Johnny Depp. I read Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow last month. It is on Gutenberg ebooks for free. I was so impressed with the quality of writing. Creepylisous. If you have Kindle for PC (which is free from Amazon) Sleepy Hollow will load right into it and makes for a much more comfortable read. It's format is easier to use than just a regular PDF.
As a side note, I'm in love with early 1900's children's book illustrations and have been collecting them. Bauer and Donn Crane are two other favorites

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Great expression! ANd I love the spooky tree and branches!

Triangles, huh? I'll have to look again.

LDahl said...

Hi Mary! Yep triangles, lots of them.:-D Thanks for your comment, I love hearing from my blog friends.:)

William Bezek said...

Nice illustration, the motion blur on the bees is very effective.

As Seen Through My Eyes.... said...

Hey Hi! I just read the comment that you left on That Creative Place blog when you visited...gosh...almost two months ago. Sorry I hadn't checked it sooner. It's really not my blog, but one for the site that I teach at, online.
Anyway, I stopped by your blog and I love your artwork! Great to have a connection. :)
You can find me at http://www.marilynradzat.com
and http://wwwmarilynradzat.blogspot.com/

ValGalArt said...

absolute magic dear pal! truly love this :)

LDahl said...

William, thanks so much for your comment. I adore all your different talents, from your beautiful costumed dolls to your yummy looking cooking to your fabulous theater pieces. Your life is art.

LDahl said...

Hi Marilyn, don't worry, I just left that comment a few days ago. :) Thanks for your comment and leaving your URLs, I'm drooling over the dolls in your gallery this morning! So happy for your visit!

Hey Valpal,check back here soon... my next piece is going to be ...well, you'll see and understand.hehehehe!
I'm happy you liked this one...it was a struggle as I was trying to get a handle on something, and was partially successful. :-D

martinealison said...

Je parcours avec délice votre blog...
Hier encore je me trouvais dans une "miellerie" en bord de mer... Je n'ai pas vu votre ours!
Bisous

LDahl said...

Martine Alison hello! Merci pour visiter mon blogue! J'ai vu vos peintures et ils sont tout beaux. Mon favori est "le grain de k-fée"
Étreintes!
Thank you so much for your comment! I love honey on warm buttered home-made bread(YUM)don't you?

simon said...

just fantastic Lilah!!!

Guyana-Gyal said...

I've seen Kansas in the news and I wonder if you're okay.

LDahl said...

GG, bless your heart! We all have sweaty palms this time of year. My computer has been down with a blown motherboard for the last month... not being to keep track of the radar and having to wait out some tense minuted with family in paths of destruction has been rough. I'm going to post a pic of what my daughter-in- law went through today. SO FAR SO GOOD here. Some scary moments though and the season isn't over yet...every day it is a "keep your eyes on the sky, your ears on the weather channel and your fingers and toes crossed' day. Cold and dry tonight so will get some real sleep! Until tomorrow. :)