Saturday, April 21, 2007

Illustration Friday: Fortune & Polar

Copyright Radha Ramachandran a.k.a. Ratlion
Hello. I'm back! Well, for the moment at least! :D
Was looking for inspiration for last week's topic 'Fortune' when I came across this proverb,

'To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend,
share an old pleasure with a new friend & lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.'

It puzzled me for a second.

I mean I get the parts about spending a new penny on an old friend and sharing an old pleasure with a new friend cos' I figure if you believe 'What goes around comes around' those acts might attract good fortune in the long run. But the bit about the dragon?


Anyhoo, I could'nt get the proverb out of my mind (it's so beautifully quirky and nonsensical!) and so decided to go with it. However, Friday evening came by and I still had'nt completed it so I figured I'd just post it next week along with next week's topic if I managed to get around to doing an illo for that. But when I read this week's topic 'Polar', all I really felt like doing was to add a polar bear to the existing illustration. It just seemed to fit perfectly with the quirky proverb.

So here you have it. A girl lifting the heart of her true friend by writing his name on the wings of a bewildered (and friendly) dragon, while the equally bewildered (and friendly) polar bear looks on.



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Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice work!

2:05 PM  
Blogger md said...

nice to see u back. great proverb and cute illo

5:25 AM  
Anonymous marc said...

Hi Miss,
I tried to follow the proverb to the letter… But I didn’t find a dragon around at home…
Great job !
Have a wonderful week!

7:28 AM  

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