in my opinion, all artists are masochists

The kitchen was plunged into darkness and as in a theatre Balentynes eyes were drawn to the light - the stage was set and there sat the cat.

29 comments:

Peter Breese said...

Beautiful. I really like the sinister cat - sort of Golem-ish with his tea cup.

Alina Chau said...

Winderful illos!

yoon see said...

Cute tea pot with this cutie bunny:)
Tag for you Emily:
http://yoonsee.blogspot.com/2008/11/ive-been-tagged-by-senta.html

thinker said...

So the upside-down house is actually a pirate ship, great idea.

Mark Cavell said...

Brilli-ant!…sorry!
Amazing illo as per and enthralling story to boot.

Carmen Saldaña said...

Wonderful illo, your technique is awesome!The composition is great and the result is fantastic.

Owl Eng said...

you're a great story teller and talented artist!!

Anish Daolagupu said...

OMG!!! beautiful illustration... how long did you take to do this... i can never make anything in perspective... really trying... but i really need to rack my brain... :P

beautiful work...

Dauphine J. Poole said...

These are beatiful!

Bee said...

I'm such a fan of 'detail' in art and finding new things each time you look at a piece, so your work is always a treat. Loving the toppling piles of clutter. Beautfully done as always :)

Jess said...

Yes we are indeed! I love the shadows in this one and that image of the teapot is so cute!x

jazzlamb said...

Its beautiful.I'm speechless.
amazing hatching and rendering.I love the clean detailed lines.Truely amazing work.keep it up;)

joseph's art and stuff said...

once again, outstanding work! love the story, patiently/anxiously waiting for the next one.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh! Ant pirates and a one-eyed kitty captain! I'm certainly enjoying the results of your masochistic tendencies. Gorgeous walls and streaming light!

Shugar said...

OOOh... I am looking forward to next week's continuation already!! :D

Diana Evans said...

hahahaha...love it Emily....wonderful as always!!!

Hugs
Diana

studio lolo said...

wooooooooooowie!! I'm so glad I stumbled here. Poor Dante. Not only are you a great illustrator, man can you spin a tale. Awesome!

Natura said...

So, so beautiful work and story.

Zari said...

OMG!...every time I visit your blog your illustrations leave me speechless!!! Your work is mesmerizing! Love the characters a lot, and your perspective, hatching and contrasts of light and shadows are awesome!!!

Could you give me some tips for improving in perspective drawing??? Please!!!

Again, love your art!!! You are so creative and talented!!!!!

Milan Rubio said...

personal, awesome, and very depurated technique and style!!!
I like your work very much.

Juan said...

Fantastic. Fantastic!
I love like your line work Emily!

boysen illustration said...

Imponerad över alla dessa små streck och detaljer. Hur lång tid tar det att göra dessa bilder och hur stora är de? Blev så fascinerad av bilderna att jag glömde läsa berättelsen. Ska genast göra det :)

Sara said...

"Driven by a need to create, spurned and tortured by this urge but never gifted with the satisfaction of feeling done…". This explains a lot! May I quote you?

sketched out said...

I'm helplessly in love with this story, Emily. Beautiful, intricate illustration, enchanting characters, fantastic, whimsical, philosophical writing.

kathy hare said...

Emily, your story and your illustrations are amazing, it just gets more and more exciting each week.. I think this is my favourite drawing so far.

Curious Art said...

Such great details! That drooping curtain, the stalagmites...


I've tagged you on my blog. Hope you don't mind.

http://leahpalmerpreisscuriousart.blogspot.com/2008/12/show-tell.html

sketched out said...

Hi Emily, wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful holiday!
– Linda

Xovika said...

Oh! I simply love your works!!!! look at that stubborn cat!!! I shall read the story ...

Abz said...

WOW!!