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.


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.


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.


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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