Sunday, 20 June 2010

Tie job in graphite

This week's Illustration Friday prompt is paisley. And I... dislike paisley. Rather a lot, really. Not in its original Indian form -- some of that paisley work can be amazing -- but in the horribly gaudy way that it's often used in Western cultures. It's almost a gut reaction with me. Too many flashbacks to bad polyester 70s caftans or things like that, maybe.

Anyway, I decided that the best way for someone like me to do paisley would be to ransack a closet, grab a tie, and in tribute to my father (who dislikes ties almost as much as I dislike paisley), heap it in a fairly unceremonious pile. And there you have it.

Happy Father's Day, Dad.

2 comments:

Tammie said...

your post makes me chuckle.
though you don't care for paisley much, it does look as though you might have enjoyed this piece.

deeol said...

Thanks. Honestly? I enjoyed the shape of the tie a lot, which surprised me. I usually go for more organic things, but the loops were close enough to that to make it fun.

The paisley? Didn't change my mind about paisley. ;)

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