Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Illustration Friday: Duet
I normally don't like to draw things in twos; odd numbers are usually much more pleasing to my eye. So, when I saw this week's topic on Illustration Friday, "duet", I was in a quandry. Of course, some things do make sense in pairs: shoes, dice, even birds. (There are, in fact, a number of gorgeous pairs of birds in this week's group - well done, everyone!) Then, I was out in my garden and saw that my calla lily plants had decided to solve my problem: two blooms were showing their faces, just asking to be my models.
Most flowers do look best in odd-numbered groupings; the Japanese practice of ikebana certainly adheres to that tradition. Perhaps it's because they're oddly asymmetrical, unlike most flowers, but I think two calla lilies look just right. (After all, if it's good enough for Georgia O'Keefe, who am I to quibble?)
And if you're in the mood for a musical duet, there's none better than the father-daughter YouTube sensations, Jorge and Alexa Narvaez. If you haven't seen them, take a few minutes to watch...I promise you'll be glad you did!