Illustration Friday: Exotic

When I saw the topic for this week’s Illustration Friday, I was immediately excited and ready to hit the sketch book.

Exotic.

Of course, the first images that my pastry mind conjured up were pineapples, mangoes, bananas, rambutan, dragon fruit, carambola…

But I hate to be so obvious in my sketches. I like to challenge myself and try to think of different ways to portray the topic. Find a way to convey hidden meanings.

A quick type into google images, and I knew I found my inspiration.

Allison Harvard of America’s Next Top Model.

allison_bird

I used to be completely glued to ANTM, a reality television series of young women competing to be, well, the top model. Never mind my previous thoughts about “reality television.” I was hooked! Ten seasons (cycles, they called it), no less!

Allison was one of my favorite models, and I was so ecstatic when I saw the bird photo shoot.

I can’t believe I forgot about this photo shoot. I can’t believe I forgot about Allison!

And away I went, muse in mind and pencil in hand.

exotic

I must say, I think this came out better than an illustration of pineapples would have turned out. But then again, you never know. Pineapples are pretty tasty. :)

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12 responses to “Illustration Friday: Exotic

    • Augh! ANTM buddy! They came out with Cycle 1 on DVD, and I was so stoked, but then no more after that. :( I think Allison and Anya are my top faves. Now I miss watching it, haha. Happy to hear that you like my illustration!

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