Tag Archives: Illustration Friday

Three in a row

Meet the newest inhabitants in my woodland meadowy world. I want to do a few things that have the same atmosphere and I think I’ve succeeded rather well with these three.

The laryphone

I completely missed last week but yes, I have returned.

The theme of this week for Illustration Friday is vocal and as usual there are many directions you could take. My rather sketchy illustration is a concept for a microphone based on the human larynx. The larynx or voicebox is a part of our throat that enables you to breathe, swallow, talk and sing and it looks rather stylish in anatomical drawings.

What was to be the shades

For illustration Friday. Different shades of green on a fan.
I keep getting ideas for IF that would take me much more than a week to finish. So they go on the todo list.

I’m rapidly running out of things to paint on, this is on a page from a moleskin sketchbook I have lying around and never ever use. I want to save the bigger format paper for some other things so until I can afford to buy some more I’m going to have to get inventive!

L is for Loser

Pen and ink illustration for Illustration Friday. The theme this week is yield. I came across this image and thought it would be perfect to depict this theme.


Mostly used this weeks challenge to practice with different inks and yeah it shows on the background. kinda went crazy there. Lesson learned: purple, red and orange inks close together do not scan well. Probably shouldn’t do that anyway ;)

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Pen and ink on A4 paper. The road to hell is paved with good intentions

Pen and ink on a4 paper inspired by the word intention which is the theme of the week on Illustration Friday.
Illustration of the saying the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Playing around with some coloured inks I hardly use. My apologies for the cheesy pitchforks.

Taken from Wikipedia [link]
The saying is thought to have originated with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux who wrote, “L’enfer est plein de bonnes volontés et désirs” (hell is full of good wishes and desires)

The meaning of the phrase is that individuals may do bad things even though they intend the results to be good. An example might be the economic policies of the 1920s and 1930s. These were intended to be a prudent response to the economic turmoil following World War I and the Wall Street Crash but they helped to cause the Great Depression and, with the unrealistic Treaty of Versailles,1919, World War II in which millions of people suffered and died.

Another interpretation is that good intentions may not result in a good outcome because of inaction due to procrastination, laziness or other counter-productive factor.

Quite simply, it could also mean that good ideas or thoughts lead to negative consequences that were unintended. A person begins with good thoughts, promising to themselves to do the right thing, however, priorities in life change, time becomes a limiting factor, and alas, the good intentions go astray.

How uplifting!