journey

A bunch of months ago I was visiting Tammie’s blog and one of her delightful photos immediately caught my attention. I commented that I could see Zoe and Dante having an adventure in her landscape.
 
To my delight I got an email shortly after with the photo in question attached, giving me permission to borrow from it! I was flattered and thrilled! I started the image right away... but it just wasn’t working out and in the end I put it aside.
 
Then as it so happens, this week’s IF theme is journey, and I thought of that failed image. It was perfect. If only I could get it to work... I guess time gave me the distance to see it with fresh eyes, because now, after some tweaking (ok a lot of tweaking) I think I found my way.

35 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

Hello dear Em,

It has been too long since i have been to your blog to enjoy your wonderful imagination through your creations!
I forgot all about this. I am so thankful that you let me know that you made a piece. I can see the photo in your art, I love how you made it your own, a unique and wonderful expression of their (and your) journey!

Driving home the other day I looked far up into the mountains and could see this peak in the distance. It is buried deep in snow and I wonder when I can go back up to breath that air and take in those views.

Please say hello to Zoe and Dante and tell them to look out for the bears as they are waking up hungry now.

Tammie Lee said...

and; i love how the smoke or exhaust leaves the page. so creative of you.

what do you think is wrapped up and strapped down up on top? I can tell you, they have one fabulous view from where they are sitting!

blissful chick said...

LOVE THIS

robotducks said...

wow that machinery

Björnik said...

Oh wow Emily! The details and the color really complement each other well! Great job!

I also can't wait for that animated short with your friend!:)

Ces said...

Oh my goodness, this is terrific! I love the mechanism of their transport!

Maria Bogade said...

You've done a great job with this one, Emily! So glad you finished it so we could see it. I really like the composition and colours! Wonderful!

Bethany Hissong said...

Your attention to detail is awe-inspiring! No one does bunnies like you do and can put them in the middle of these amazing landscapes... wow.

Zari said...

i came with so much to say and your 3D illustration below left be speechless...not a single word to say other than U R AMAZING!!!!!!

get zapped said...

Some days feel like this. I absolutely love this piece. Thanks!

juggergnat said...

insanely awesome.

Ana said...

wow!! This looks like science fiction landscape and I love your bunnies in it. Perfect ♥

spindelmaker said...

Zoe and Dante goes steampunk! How cool!!!

shay said...

this is fantastic! - i found your blog on illustration friday's page - and i love your style...especially that little bunny!

i'm just starting I.F myself as of 'journey' - so we'll see how i go!

picidia said...

I really love it! Beautiful!

Francisco Martins said...

Emily!!! how are you? Damn I missed visiting your blog :)
As always, I'm living with a lot more inspiration than when I got here :D
Whoa this illustration looks amazing, I'm glad you found your way in the creative process and got it to work. looks freaking perfect to me, the colours look amazing, I'm blown away :)

Thanks for visiting me! I'm sorry for the lack of comment, I have been missing in combat lol, lot's of work and no time to blog. Hopefully that will change soon. Hugs from Lisbon

Linda Hensley said...

Love your site, especially how you work with patterns. Such cute bunnies too :) Wonderful!

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Hi Emily :)
This is sooo beautiful!
I love the background textures and your usual details are amazing!

Cheers,
Junko

Jack Foster said...

Love this Emily! Fantastic detail and landscape! Your bunnies ROCK!!!

Sarah Melling said...

Fell in love with your work when you did those knitted "tree pockets" and am excited by every new post. Love this - so unbelievably original!

E.V. said...

this is great...i love the coloring.

Jenea said...

So great and beautiful work! i like this style, because in your unique art, you sketch differently type of new mechanism what help Zoe and dante to move, this mechanism is like awesome mechanism from one of my favorite english cartoon - "Wallace & Gromit" .
When i read that you wrote- "I think I found my way." - I immediately found one cool song which hope that you know from Ice Age movie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMabBGydC0&feature=related

theartofpuro said...

You did an amazing job!Great concept:)

Bella Sinclair said...

WOW, this is all sorts of AWESOME! This reminds me of Howls Moving Castle, the really pared down version. :) Certainly no danger of encountering pillbugs from way up there. Gorgeous focus, and I love the gray outlines of the trees and flowers and mountains. Incredible work!

Kerri-Jane Mitchell said...

WOW amazing piece!Love your style!

anne said...

wow, steampunky bunny journey, love these!

fizzyjinks said...

absolutely fabulous!!

tsu-mina said...

;)

Amanda Dilworth said...

Love the subtle colours, patterns and textures, great piece:)

art is jokken said...

(I don't understand : I am not sure what is going on but my comments sometimes do not appear on the place they suppose to be. I am sure I commented your work some days ago....) So I give it a try again....
:(

Great stuff indeed, colors and the "machinery" are really nice.

art is jokken said...

YES, it works!!!

aintshakespeare said...

Super awesome dirigible.

jazzlamb said...

That is an absolutely fantastic piece! I love the details, as always!
Ad the colors look lovely :D

ElliMaanpaa said...

So very lovely! Thanks for sharing it :)

justdoodleit said...

Fantastic contraption, cool geeky details and dreamy landscape. Kudos!