Wednesday, 2 March 2011

winter flight

As you can see I'm still in winter mode. It's ffffreezing here despite being the 2nd March. Swarm is the theme for Illustration Friday this week and I always thought it was only used for insects, however looking it up on wikipedia - it says 'collective behaviour exhibited by animals of similar size which aggregate together, perhaps milling about the same spot or perhaps moving en masse or migrating in some direction'.
I took a photo on a frosty Boxing day morning of geese flying through the early morning sky which inspired this illustration.
© 2011 nicky linzey for illustration friday

10 comments:

Karen said...

Love your work!

Vicki Smith said...

Such beautiful detail in your tree and a nice feeling of depth and space. It truly feels as if spring will never arrive, right?

Coreopsis said...

So so beautiful. This really captures what it's like when the birds are moving. Sometimes it seems like no matter where you look, there's a line of birds. Gorgeous tree and gorgeous birds.

Debbie Clandening said...

Really lovely. I love how you've done the tree. Honking geese are great.
Deb

Megan Coyle said...

this is gorgeous! the pastels really work well together and what a fun composition.

blissful chick said...

ooooo so wonderful... i love the white outline of the tree... and yes, this is very wintry. today looked like spring, but felt like winter here

Caroline said...

Love the colours you've used in this piece -and 'winter flight' is the perfect title with that gorgeous frosty tree! Hope it warms up soon for you!

Amanda Dilworth said...

Love the tree Nicky, feels frosty and beautiful:)

get zapped said...

Great colors and the tree is awesome! I love the sense of hope in this. Beautiful work as always. Thank you.

justdoodleit said...

Nice frosty tree...captures the indifferent coldness of winter very well.