Sunday, 16 May 2010

Forest Fight For Sunlight

Like a forest fight for sunlight, that takes root in every tree.
They are pulled up by the magnet, believing they're free.
 Everyday matters n° 272 - Draw a line from your favourite song.
There are so many songs that I would like to choose..how many goes at this  can I have?
The above song is 'Carpet Crawlers' by Genesis, most of their songs have a story or a tale to tell, so they are fun to illustrate.   Drawn in charcoal pencils and a bit of pastel (the green!).

Take a look at me now,  there's just an empty space
And there's nothing left here to remind me, just the memory of your face.
 
Still with Phil Collins, this line comes from his song 'Against all Odds', one that I have on in the car everyday.
Especially for a friend who  also likes Genesis.  Drawn in coloured pencil  and smudged.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Two very different but both lovely pictures which illustrate the lyrics so well. I love the soft dreaminess of the one illustrating 'Against all odds'.

travelingsuep said...

These are both beautiful, but I especially like the bed.

wawos said...

Nice works. The first is perfect for progressive rock ;)

wawos said...

I forget .... amazing techincs with pencils .... very nice!

frayedattheedge said...

I love both of these - and now I've got Phil Collins stuck in my head!!

E*phi said...

OMG! You just showed me a whole new level of what one can achieve with colored pencils (which I love to use myself, but not with anything even close to this perfection!). Wonderful, breathtaking drawings, really!

Alex said...

Fascinating! I really like the folds of the bed sheet the pillows and just the overall drawing. And the tree is beautiful!
=)

Janene said...

They both are very expressive, but especially the 'Against All Odds". Beautiful work!

Yevgenia Watts said...

I love the second drawing...Very beautiful and emotional. Especially with Phil Collins on the background!

Sandra said...

Thanks for sharing the "music". Nice pieces.

freebird said...

Very nice pictures. The bed one is so softly done. It's lovely.

curiouscrow said...

Well I can see you enjoyed these two :) Lovely drawings both, and the second one is very atmospheric.

debra morris said...

Lovely sketches Cathy, amazing softness

Gillian said...

These are both beautiful, Cathy, but the 2nd one is ultra-amazing. A perfect visual for those lyrics too. x

Anna Wolf said...

Really nice drawings to illustrate some beautifule lines! I just love to see what everybody has chosen as favourite song!

raena said...

They're both great, but the second one is my favorite! I love the wrinkles in the sheets and pillows and the overall atmospheric look. It's wonderful!

Revelle said...

Love these! I draw in colored pencil too. How do you "smudge" them? I've never tried! Weird, huh?

Cathy Holtom said...

Thank you for the comments x

Revelle - I just smudge with a tissue wrapped around my finger, sometimes I use a stencil brush (shortened) to swish the colour about and that's about it really.

ffyrebird.com said...

Absolutely incredible drawings! I love the tree, but the second drawing is so very soft and expressive, wonderful!

donna said...

The tree is beautiful. I love the older Genesis stuff. But the bed, the bed brought tears to my eyes. Amazing.

Lesley Purcell said...

Beautiful sketches. The figure lying in the bed is a lovely sketch, you have given it a real dream-like quality. Good track choice too!

rrARTz said...

your work is amazing... you do with pencils something i can only imagine!!!!

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