100 faces by Elena Godden
I have a collection obsession - I love putting things into categories, threming a series of works, and illustrating things that are or can become part of a collection, such as Zodiac signs, breeds of animal and so on.
I could do a series of 100 bird drawings and collate it - different mismatching styles an-all into one image.
Or I could look at things that come in 13 and create birds representing or just suggesting those things.
- 13 At Dinner (Agatha Christie)
- 13 witches in a coven
- A suit of playing cards
- 13 signs of the zodiac (apparently now!)
- Triskaidekaphobia means the fear of number 13
- Last Supper- Jesus dined with his twelve apostles.
Something new that i found very interesting was in 1726, at the age of 20, Benjamin Franklin created a system of 13 virtues
My other dilemma is whether to approach this as 13 separate images - creating a calendar for example (extra image as cover or fold out wallcander-art) Or to create this as a coehesive image including all the different characters.
Angry birds -
John James Audubon
Alan Aldridge - The Peacock Party! Born in 1943 in east Londonldridge first worked as an illustrator at "The Sunday Times Magazine.'' After doing some freelance book covers for Penguin Books, He illustrated peacock Party in 1979 the art work and illustrations are truelly eye catching. I can look at this book over and over and never bore one for the imagative.
I just love this painting!