Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Legendary

Well, I didn't think I would get an entry in to Illustration Friday this time... but today I woke up to find that it is St. Patrick's Day. I decided that leprechauns were LEGENDARY, the word of the week, so I dashed off this little fellow.

When I was a freshman in college, I lived in a dorm at an engineering school. Would you believe I was going to be an electrical engineer at that time in my life? What was I thinking?! Anyway, St. Patrick's Day was a big deal there. As a freshman, I was required (by my dorm association) to grow a beard and carry around a shillalah for a week or so, can't really remember how long we had to carry them now. They defined a shillalah as part of a tree that included some sort of root system. You saw guys hauling around everything from sticks to pretty big logs... all with some kind of root part on them. Some were painted, others were natural. I don't think they could go into the classrooms, had to park them outside. It's all pretty fuzzy now in my memory... since I went to school back in the Transistor Age. :0)

OOPS... didn't mean to get carried away strolling down memory lane here, I had forgotten all about these things until I started typing... gotta get back to work...

Top 'o the mornin' to ya!

7 comments:

Rui Sousa said...

Fantastic, a really lovely work, very powerful! congratulations and regards!

Rui Sousa

Eric Barclay said...

And may the road rise to meet ya.

Excellent illustration-- really like this character!

pj said...

I liked the story. I'm always pleased to see when add some personal antecdote like that along with your illo.

He is a cute leprechaun. He's only got a three-leaf clover though. Has he's duped himself into thinking that's better than a four? Hee!

Jack Foster said...

Great Leprechaun! Love the style! Nice!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Very nice illo, your character is really great.

Katie said...

Love your leprechaun. I had the same idea for legendary, but I forgot the beard. Oh well.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Lovely character!