Sunday, July 18, 2010

Illustration Friday: Breakfast

Ravens often visit me.
Sometimes they show up for breakfast.
 Other times, they show up in my dreams.

For Illustration Friday's prompt: breakfast.
acrylic and colored pencils on bristol board


  1. is mine the first comment?

    i never had the awareness or appreciation for ravens until i met you. it is a charmed addition to the rest of my life.

    but really, lo, the most striking aspect of this IF is the TABLECLOTH! forget the raven, the fruit, even the imaginative clouds. Look at that nifty tablecloth!! interior design skils too!


  2. I love your ravens; we have them here too and they are often in the tulip poplar, squawking up a storm. I enjoy when they are on the ground, standing and staring or walking.
    There is a particular presence about them that is not quite definable.....
    Vern nice, and the use of the *ghost ravens* as dreams or clouds even---GOOD!!!


  3. Lovely! I agree with the comment about the tablecloth, it immediately caught my eye. We have some very vocal ravens where we live. I didn't have any trouble posting my thumbnail, maybe if you try again a little later. Good luck with that.

  4. This is so LOLO. I love it. Yep I love the tablecloth too.

  5. I love the colors and yes...the tablecloth. How do you do it??? amazing!!!

  6. Wow Lo!
    The ideal breakfast scene......
    The whole illo has such a you feeling!

    Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  7. Hi Lolo,
    We are just back from France,when we stopped along the Route du Soleil for taking fuel and gave Beaudor a walk there was a field full with ravens.....
    The falcons all are well even the chicky one he was just afraid to fly.
    This morning at 6 we left and at the end of the road one flew over to say goodbuy(for now).
    Going to show some wondeful shots Ruud made,


  8. Yes, the entire composition is super. I love the white bird/clouds.
    I've always admired the ravens too,,they are just so secure,,,sure of themselves,,,their strutt so proud.
    Beautiful work, Lolo.

  9. I always watch to see when a raven will appear in you life. I find them facinating.

  10. could you explain your fascination with ravens to me one day? i don't get them at all...should I ?

  11. Beautiful work. Very beautiful. I often see ravens when walking, etc. too. Is this a good or bad thing?!?! :)

    Happy Sunday!

  12. Where I am, we get crows rather than ravens. And they could be rather aggressive.

    Love the colours in this piece.

  13. Would love to join you and your Raven for breakfast! Lovely illustration, Laurel.

  14. Maybe the raven is your totem? i found this on them, the beautiful black bird...

    Raven flies to us with heightened awareness and greater understanding of our consciousness. It is with this new perception that we begin seeing into the hearts of others and experience their feelings. Raven asks us to experience the transformation it brings within our multidimensional self, and be reunited with the mysteries of the universe so we can expel our inner demons.

    and your painting is so beautiful too, you have a wonderful eye Lolo.

    xo lori

  15. I am in "White Rabbit" mode - hence very late. I ADORE this painting.... your pears are lovely...and a "typical" brekkie for me... of course, I never had such an "Elegant" companion to share with...

    Jossie wants to know why you are so besotted with Ravens.... and I wish I could tell her. These majestical, uber-intelligent birds - have a REAL sense of HUMOUR...and they are so beautiful, black feathers glinting blue in the sun, purple in the fog.

    Another MAGICAL work by the beloved MAGICAL Lo... I am SO HAPPY to call you friend!

    Love, your fellow Raven-Lover,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  16. Hi, Raven sister! Just peeking in, in a rush, but had to comment on this wonderful Raven! xoxo