My good friend and fellow Doodler, Cindy, (from The Slumbering Herd) has been nagging - er, um, encouraging me to give Illustration Friday a whirl. Illustration Friday (IF) is a site that posts a weekly "prompt" for Artists to use as an inspiration for an illustration. Cindy has been quite persistent in her efforts, despite my equally persistent procrastination. Last week, her stubborn - er, um, I mean patient, efforts finally paid off and I submitted my first work of art.
I'm hooked! It's really fun to see what twists other artists come up with in responding to the prompts. Many of them choose non-conventional and totally unexpected interpretations that lead to chortles and chuckles and other forms of merriment. Laughter is good for the soul!
I also love getting a glimpse of someone else's imaginary world. It stretches the boundaries of my own little universe and inspires me to think and draw in different ways. Thus, my overly-dramatic title for this post...
Anyway, I decided to enter my "Guardians of the Enchanted Forest" for this weeks prompt, "Suspense". You may have to look closely to see the Guardians. (Hint - they are not the little owls.) They are a bit camouflaged in the tree bark, altho I gave them a darker tone to stand out. Once you spot them you might notice their ominous glowing-green eyes and tense posture. Obviously they have someone under observation. Your guess is as good as mine as to what they have planned. Thus, the "Suspense".