Tuesday, May 24, 2011

sexy, sexy ocotillo.

It is no secret that i am a fan of the noble ocotillo. Ever since i drove out into the desert about a year ago with three friends and observed them in the wild, i have been a fan. Like most desert plants, much of the year they're not much to look at, a mere bundle of brown twigs sticking up out of the ground, but when they're in bloom they're something to see.
So when Girls Drawing Girls announced that the theme for our upcoming 4th volume would be plants, i was quick to claim this one for my own.


Originally i'd had an idea to use the ocotillo motif as a tattoo, which was something i'd sketched out just for funsies before the theme was announced. I tried to incorporate this idea into a layout that would look something like an add for some kind of edgy tattoo parlor, maybe a little Jamie Hewlett inspired, perhaps? But it never looked right and i wasn't feeling it so i abandoned the idea for the one above.

I also figured that the piece should incorporate the actual plant it's themed after, and ocotillo's such a tall plant, i think the final version gives you more context.

7 comments:

Megan Nicole Dong said...

Gorgeous! I love this one.

lostsailors said...

Oh man, I love both ideas, but you made the right call for the finished piece. GORGEOUS. It reminds me of some lost desert nymph or goddess!

kyle said...

Sexy! The ocotillo, I mean. The girls are pretty hot too, I guess. Awesome stuff.

Xavier Yabut said...

Awesome work!

Tony Unser said...

Hey Lissa, love all your stuff! I like the new setup. -Tony

Chelsey Holeman said...

I love how you can draw the female body without it being stereotyped or too "sexy". Very inspiring!

Chris Battle said...

VERY cool :D