Monday, June 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - Ripple

This week, Illustration Friday presented its participants with a special challenge - it was suggested that the word "Ripple," be illustrated using the gulf oil spill as the subject. It was asked that the artwork be done as an ACEO (Art Cards Editions and Originals), a 2.5" x 3.5" artist trading card, which would then be put up for sale at this website,  Each card will be available for a small donation of $10.00 to either The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ( or The International Bird Rescue Research Center ( 100% of the proceeds will go to one of these organizations. The 'ripple' website has instructions on how to proceed.

If you're interested in purchasing this card or seeing the other cards available for purchase, please go to

About the illustration - I chose a Brown Pelican as my subject, a bird that has been greatly affected by the gulf oil spill. In the corners, I placed two sea turtles, another animal that is threatened by this horrendous disaster. Because of its decorative possibilities, I decided to do my image in an Art Nouveau style. It was created entirely in Corel Painter 11. Since this is a digitally created image, the purchaser of this piece of artwork will receive a signed print. I will send the card in a deluxe plastic top loading sleeve. The sleeve is made from a PVC that contains no plasticizers or steatites. The PVC will not migrate and will not harm the card. Thanks for looking at this, and thanks for supporting the cause!


  1. this is lovely Vincent, Very art nouveau-ish

  2. I loved Alphonse Mucha's work when I was a kid and bought the posters at head shops....
    I saw this thumbnail and went,' Oh boy!'

  3. The details amaze me, Vincent! As always, a marvelous piece. (^-^)