May 14, 2009

Finding Inspiration...

It's strange how you stumble on to things that spark your creativity. Today was a good example.

I checked my FLICKR account and noticed a comment on my Calico cat illustration (see previous blog post). I did not recognize the FLICKR account so I clicked on the Avatar to find out who had visited my FLICKR photostream.

I discovered some amazing pictures from "Tofeset", a FLICKR user on the other side of the world in Haifa, Israel. Here's the funny thing, we're thousands of miles (and numerous time zones) apart but we both love animals AND participate in TNR (trap-neuter-release) programs for feral cats! Amazing!

I spent the next few minutes browsing Tofeset's wonderful photos and then I stumbled on to this one titled "Friendship":

I sent a message off right away and asked if I could PLEASE try my hand at illustrating this amazing photo! Tofeset said yes so I was away with my paper and pencils!

Here's my illustration of the photo. Not as good as the original but I think it does it justice!

Colored pencil on pastel paper

Thanks, Tofeset, for that little spark of inspiration - you made my day!

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5 COMMENTS - Click here to leave YOURS!:

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow! That is a fantastic illustration! You are very talented! Thanks so much for your comment on my blog!

Dianna said...

Robin - this is amazing! Great job... d

storybeader said...

great photo AND drawing!

mr.sound and mrs.sound said...

No your work is great! Not everybody could do something like that. Great piece of fine art.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I love the photo - and you did a great job with the drawing!

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