- Gay McKinnon
- Hello, and welcome to my art blog from Tasmania, Australia. I've spent time as a plant geneticist, teacher's assistant, painter, glass artist and book illustrator. I'm usually in the studio, the classroom or the lab. If you'd like to see more, please try the links to my folio page or email me at email@example.com. Thank you!
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Did you ever create something that just got out of hand? No matter what you did, it never seemed finished, it never seemed quite right, and everybody gave you the benefit of their opinion.
This is an illustration for a great story named "Dad's Sculpture" by my friends, authors Julie Hunt and Sue Moss. The family and neighbours just don't know what they're in for when Dad goes to a welding class and begins work on his piece-de-resistance. And Dad certainly doesn't realise that his creation is about to take over his life ...
While doodling for this illustration, I also accidentally drew this giant metal teddybear. A disturbing emergence from the subconscious. Some things were never meant to be big!