Saturday, April 14, 2007

FORTUNE



This weeks Illustration Friday topic is "Fortune".

The word Fortune conjures up just one strong image in my head and that's those slot machines that tell your fortune or make you Big and head designer for a toy company. I wanted my Fortune teller to have deep hypnotic eyes, which again instantly conjured up another strong image in my head, Rasputin (or more specifically Christopher Lee's Rasputin in the 1966 Hammer Movie). I also figured I'd use the casing for the Fortune Teller slot machine as a way of framing the image.

21 comments:

Ralph Verano said...

Excellent image, nice work.

P.L. Frederick said...

That's great. Really intense eyes and a dramatic treatment. I'll be Zoltar really gives a person their money's worth. But I'm not gonna go first. ;-)

P.L. Frederick
Small and Big

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

cool illo! nicely done.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like your illustration! I loved Big, and watch it regularly. Maybe tonight now!

esillustration said...

I want him to read MY fortune!

Melissa H. said...

This is a great illo. His eyes are really sinister looking, really well done.

mcscrub said...

i love this illo super job i love all your work thanks

studio lolo said...

Excellent! Very piercing eyes.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This is a great illustration, this pic reminds me of the cards I used to get off my grandparents in the tea bags when I was a kid,Typhoo or PG Tips I think. You should do a set of them, different wizards etc...

Moonwatcher said...

He is a very spooky looking fortune teller,I like those beady eyes. Very nice Blog too.

zime said...

OHH this Zoltar is very handsome!!! I want he tell my fortune!!

Ellen Byrne said...

Love your work..very, very nice illo!

dragonhead said...

Scarry. :)

gNat said...

I was thinking 'Big' when I saw this. Love it. Nice work!

paulhd said...

Fab pic, I get the feeling every fortune told by this teller ends in DEATH :)

Michelle Lana said...

yup! I remember Zoltar....totally great! love it!

Goobeetsablog said...

well thought-out.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Wow. Many thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated :)

Jim Pearson said...

Beautiful piece - reminiscent of "Big" yes, but it stands alone as its own wonderful image too. Really quite nice.

mike r baker said...

As awesome as ever! You, my friend, are amazing. I want this on my wall!

xenos said...

dude. nnniiiicccee. wish i thought of it first.