Thursday, August 5, 2010

Still Life With Frock

I once hear a man lovingly refer to his annoying wife as pear shaped woman. It was at my wedding i think, and no, it wasn't me....

Alternate titles for this might have been:
"A pear, even in satin, is still a pear"
"Yes, but it looks good on"
"Satin 1. Pear 0."

There's something about this shape, and it's need to be draped in satin, that has a similar allure as a flame might for a moth.
Why? I have no idea.

A study of reflective cloth, and fruit skin. That being said, i didn't actually dress up a pear in a delightful lavender number, rather the scars on my brain, from witnessing outfits such as this, on nights out in Limerick, provided all the reference i needed.

Submitted for Illustration Friday topic Artificial -
"Sick of the artificial women in the media? Behold: the real shape of things to come."

Used in local rag's New Year's Resolution article.

6 comments:

trixiefishstabber said...

What is this Jesse? oil, digital, acrylic??? Nice, but the whole time I was thinking how I hope I never get described as a pear shaped woman...

Jesse said...

It's digital, using Corel Painter 11 - in pretty much everything i do i'm using this program. It has different settings that emulate different types of medium; this one is oil paints, referred to in the software as Artists Oils. They have pencils, pastels chalk etc.... love it, and there's no mess or fumes for the kids to die from.

And don't worry, we all end up a pear, a twig or a candy cane. I think pear is ok...

marianne said...

hysterical and yet awesome illustration!

Jesse said...

Thanks Marianne.

Linda Hensley said...

I love this! Well done and great idea.

jan cornish said...

Alison said your blog was clever, but you know how prone she is to lying. But in this case she wasn't. It is really good. Nice to know you are still somewhere on the planet x