12.17.2005

Illustration Friday: Imagine


Imagine what would happen if an ancient totem pole came to life...This is from a Sasquatch Books publication due out in April 2006 - A Totem Tale by Deb Vanasse.

I've been having lots of fun with the polar bear posts of late and will hopefully get in an "Imagine No. 2" posting over the coming weekend...

16 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

I LOVE this!!!! The idea is wonderful itself, and what a beautiful portrayal of these characters! Is this pastel?

monicalee said...

Nice Erik, I love the illos from the book. When does it come out? Seeing the process is great, not to mention the little "all nighter" cap you are wearing! HA!

Ginger*:)* said...

This is FUN! I have often thought of this happening, now you have brought the thought to life.

Doug said...

fits the word perfectly!
I like the animals...

donna said...

Your paintings look great. I love your work.

mer said...

wooooowwwww....
love your work so much, Eric..

Cindy said...

These critters have a lot of personality, and they still retain the stylistic look of Pacific Northwest native art. Nifty!

michaelmotorcycle said...

great colors, great style, great composition! i like the eagle (left hand side, middle) and would love to see a book based just on him!

~msw

ValGalArt said...

i love your work!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Superb! :)The wings and patterns and colours are great. Can't wait to see your new work too!

carla said...

This is one of the most unusua and imaginative illos I've seen this week...it's outstanding in every way! Your work is so wonderful. I always enjoy visiting your blog. It's a special treat:>

erik said...

Thank you all very much! Everyone out there is waaay too kind.

Happy Holidays!

Urban Convert said...

Very cool idea, and so well executed. Now I CAN imagine a totempole coming to life!

m.b said...

this is just beautiful. I'm a big fan of Inuit art, and you've managed to retain the stylistic qualities while combining them with natural moving animal bodies. So charming, sweet and fluid - especially considering how rigid and (let’s face it) scary these stylized creatures can look sometimes! Excellent work!

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

wow, that is super cool. What a great idea! and well done, to boot!

Aravis said...

This is wonderful! The idea is so creative and the illustration is beautiful.