Sunday, October 11, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flying

This week's topic brought up a seasonally appropriate topic: bats! There is a large colony of Mexican free tail bats under the McNeil bridge in Round Rock, TX. At dusk thousands of bats leave the bridge to go out and feed. They look like dark ribbons in the sky.

14 comments:

Melissa said...

I love this representation of the bats. "Ribbons" describes the scene well. What a wonderful illustration!

steve said...

This is marvelous!

pupu said...

wahh.. i love the bats! There are many of them!! Love the illustrations. ^^* Thank you for coming by my blog.

Coreopsis said...

This is really nice--I really like the pattern the emerging bats and the wonderful dark purple behind them.

theartofpuro said...

I love it,great perspective and concept.I love bats!

Amy Farrier said...

I really like the way you've done the streams of black bats and the city skyline against the bold sunset. I need to get out and watch them!

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow. This is fabulous!! Especially for Halloween!

Emily said...

I like how you've illustrated the cyclone of bats! Festive piece!

Shirley said...

WOW, super dramatic...very cool illustration!!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

cool. Very cinematic. Nicely done.

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful work. I've always wanted to see this in person, but never had the opportunity. I'll be in Dallas in early Nov for a gallery show, perhaps I'll get a chance to see some proper bats ;)!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey talented lady, how are you and how have you been??? Hope that all is well with you and yours. I just love this wonderful illustration. Theses bats are bat-a -licious for sure!!! Great piece of work! I likey a lot!!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

That's so cool Heather. What a great visual! Great sunset colors!!!
Thanks for your visit. I've been terrible at keeping up with blogs myself..just can't find the time to do it all.... BUT thanks for popping by. I appreciate it!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Heather, how are you lovely lady??? Hope that all is well with you and the family. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving that link. I had a chance to crawl out from under my work and take a little trip via the internet and really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sending this. Have a good one!!