Friday, 12 December 2008

IF. Similar

Last week we had our first taste of winter (albeit only lasted a day!). Seeing those first falling flakes never fails to excite me,
I LOVE SNOW.
That was my inspiration as no two snowflakes are the same (difficult to prove?) and yet a covering of snow make everything look similar.

My flake shapes are based on the amazing photographs of Kenneth Libbrecht found in The Little Book Of Snowflakes or on his web site www.snowcrystals.com, if you have a minute they’re well worth a look.

15 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

I love snow, too! The silence of fresh falling snow is pure heaven, isn't it? This is an incredible illo. Wonderful, wonderful perspective. I can feel her joy.

Funny. I had a similar picture in my head this week for falling cherry blossoms. I hope it comes out even half as good as yours!

Linda said...

seeing this can make me appreciate the beauty in snow.

Chris Kennett said...

Great job. Love the composition of this.

Natura said...

Oh, so charming mood on the scene. The idea and composition are great.

Steph said...

Nice idea! Looking up at the snow as it falls is one of the greatest feelings.

Houdi said...

i like the composition, the colors, the character...everything!

Xavier Salomó said...

Just fins your blog and work...
WAW
It's terrific!
from barcelona,

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love the feeling here Mark. I love the notion of flying. This is simply beautiful and of course I LOVE It!!! YOU ARE THE MAN!!! I really adore you style and your sense of whimsy! Honestly you inspire lots of us. You made me like snow again and I can't stand snow!

David Kow said...

soooo...beautiful!!!!

lil kim said...

great perspective - this is lovely.

princesstomato said...

beautiful illustration. it really has heart. :) (great to look at too, of course!)

we had a beautiful snow the other day, too. now that we have had that i am ready for spring, though! hehehe
teri

Shani said...

Oh, now this is so nice! I like how you've done it, from the viewpoint of the snow, looking down on the little child. Really,great work here. We've had snow here the last week in France too, it just brings out the kid in you doesn't it?!

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent-- really love the perspective. Great work as always!

Alina Chau said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the design and the concept!

Denise Gallagher said...

Sooo beautiful!!
We also had snow last week...
which hardly EVER happens in South Louisiana!
You've captured the magic wonderfully!

Merry Christmas!

Denise