Sunday, November 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smoke

An area in England just West of Birmingham is known as The Black Country. Charles Dickens's novel The Old Curiosity Shop, written in 1841, described how the area's local factory chimneys "Poured out their plague of smoke, obscured the light, and made foul the melancholy air". This doodle is my little homage to the area.

8 comments:

steve said...

Beautifuly done doodle. It goes very well with the descriptive text. Are they prismacolor markers?

The Furtive Wangler said...

Hi Steve, thanks. To answer your question, the doodle was done using Gimp software and a Wacom pen and tablet.

Ginger*:)* said...

Great imagery. I love Dicken's writings. Your illustraton captures the area described very well.

The Furtive Wangler said...

Hi Ginger, thanks for the comment. I love Dickens too, especially around this time of year.

studio lolo said...

Very nice Dickensian doodle!

The Furtive Wangler said...

Thanks Laurel.

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice! Expressive lines. So much energy.

The Furtive Wangler said...

Why, thank you kindly Digital Scott