Saturday, 30 May 2009

The Peacock

This is a piece I have done for another good friend's birthday. I was thinking of it as being a sort of companion piece for the illustration of Yggdrasil below.

I think peacocks are fascinating creatures... How they adapted such extreme plumage is one of those curious wonders of nature.

Despite how amazing they are, I developed a bit of a hatred of peacocks whilst my wife and I were looking for a place to get married. We looked at a place in Bigglewade where there was a beautiful ornamental garden that had a license. The gardens had a few resident peacocks and the weird calling noise they produce rang out all around in an other-worldly sort of way - I remember ground mist that day, but that could have been added in my mind for effect. There was path that you were supposed to follow around the gardens, but along the way, one of the peacocks took a bit of a dislike to us and hissed and rattled it's tail. We turned and fled (literally) and decided it was perhaps better to get married elsewhere!

We must attract them, as this is not the only time we've been accosted in a public garden by a strange old bird.


the enigma said...

amazing work!

thefridayfrog said...

HOLEY MONKEYS! that's really good draftsmanship, kev! fantastic! :)

qualia said...

i LOVE him! thank you so much. it was such a shock but enormous delight to have an original work by you. kevino's scribblings will be on the wall asap.

confirmation word: 'alist' which ix exactly how i felt getting such lovely pressies, x

Graeme Neil Reid said...

Top notch Kev, love the peacock feathers.