Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Could these flowers come from another planet?

I felt like a bit of mindless sketching and these are what arrived, not quite like the ones in Avatar but??
I have a book I bought many years ago called Views by Roger Dean, I call it my dragon book and I love it dearly and I have to say that after seeing Avatar I was quite convinced that he had a lot to do with the designing of both the floating Islands and the dragons as both seemed to me to bear a lot of similarities to his work.
It appears that he had nothing to do with Avatar, but then as this book was published in the mid 1970's perhaps those who did the designing had seen it and had perhaps, copied his style?
I dont know but some of his paintings seem very very similar.
Roger Dean did a huge number of some of the best record covers, now adays with CD's there is not the call there once was for such wonderful works of art.
I had a lovely day, a walk on the beach some things that have been calling out to b done finished and it is still cool and comfortable.
If you want to see more of what I did today go to my other blog here.
The crickets are singing well as the sprinkler system is on so tonight's Haiku is by Kikaku and is about a cricket.
Poor crying cricket
your little husband

was caught by our cat.


Wanda said...

The Haiku you posted made me laugh Penny!

Caroline said...

Beautiful flowers, I so envy having time to just draw!! Life has been super crazy for me lately. Hope to sit back and rejoin my fellow artists sketching away soon! Keep inspiring me to sketch, how I love stoppin by to see your latest works!
Love Caroline

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a sad haiku Penny - just the sort of thing my cat would do I am afraid. Like your sketch.

ArtPropelled said...

My haiku book seems to have many about cats. Glad you are cool!