Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Illustration Friday: 'Flawed'

I'm knitting myself a cardigan at the moment, maybe that's why I had knitting on my mind when I did this week's Illustration Friday topic 'Flawed'. I drop more stitches than ever before recently as these new energy saving lightbulbs are so dim and I only ever do my knitting in the evenings. My holes don't get as big as this though, and anyway, she seems quite oblivious to them!

This is the original quick sketch but I thought she looked so miserable, I ended up changing the expression to one of contentment.

...except now, I think she looks evil! (see top picture)

17 comments:

Kim said...

Jess, you are so funny...and a woman of many talents to be sure. I love the colors in your cardigan...fabulous!

I like how she looks oblivious to the holes in her knitting..."so what", she says! "It is the process!"

Thanks Jess for some lovely paintings!

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Kim, yes it IS the process that counts, in all things!

soulbrush said...

tee hee, these are too funny. yes i love the colours too and yes, the new lighting is sooooo dim, but i don't have to look at my knitting when i knit (boast boast), so that's okay, but can't do any embroidery anymore!

Rosie said...

A fellow knitter! I like the brighter version better too (paintings). What's the story behind that beautiful embroidery behind the chair?

Matthew Smith said...

Beautiful piece! well done!

Jessie Lilac said...

The embroidery on the fire screen was done by my mother-in-law many years ago.

Ronnie said...

Great picture! Not Evil. Perhaps just thinking of something evil like holes in an old boyfriend or the plumber that ripped her off last year. Yeah, that's it.

INDIGENE said...

Wonderful illustration and brilliantly colored!

Julia Guthrie said...

I love the colour of your knitting!! Pink & purple...gorgeous:)

Lovely ilustrations...hehe...yes, glad you changed her expression in the 2nd version :)

Caroline said...

Great take on flawed! Hope your cardigan turns out well!

kathy hare said...

this really made me smile! she doesn't look evil, she looks happy with her knitting holes and all! :)

mitchowl said...

Very funny. Except when I knit it never ends up looking that square. ha ha. One side is always stretched out and uneven.

sketched out said...

Gorgeous painting! I love her contented, if not oblivious expression, hee hee! I've received a few scarves and slippers from friends and family over the years and find it endearing when there is are imperfections, in fact I cherish the item all the more. However, I am not that kind to myself. I always expect perfection from myself... not that I ever get it, hee hee!!

Cheryl said...

How peaceful. Nothing flawed about and evening like this.

tlc illustration said...

Hehe, evil knitting. :-) I might think so if it looked like she was knitting something more nefarious. Fun.

soulbrush said...

any snow there? surely by now!

Jessie Lilac said...

Oh Yes....and PLENTY of it!!!!!