Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Olf : Close To The Wind!





A couple of weeks ago a massive storm called Kyrill rolled over Germany. It was an extratropical cyclone with hurricane-strength winds. Not very flyable weather indeed. And a good cause to stay inside.

I did this sketch while the storm was raging outside. When I coloured it yesterday I though it would make a good editorial illustration or maybe a book cover. So I added the nonsense typo. I hope the title is a good translation to the German "Hart am Wind". And don't mind the authors name!

Cheers,

Olfie

PS: You can find the blank version here.

7 comments:

Thies said...

Tja Olf, die Zweideutigkeiten...
Abgesehen vom Namen des Autors ist ja auch die Handhaltung des Herren fragwürdig, ebenso wie der Titel "HART am Wind"...
Schöne Illu - aber immer dran denken:
Hände über der Bettdecke!

Spacelord said...

hey olf, läßt der verlagsname rückschlüsse auf irgendwelche ostfriesischen wurzeln zu?...oder einfach: zufall! ansonsten schöne illu as always...

Lars Benecke said...

Sehr schöne Licht- und Farbstimmung!
Aber irgendwie fehlt mir der Mähdrescher, der im Hintergrund nebst einiger Scheunentrümmer durch die Luft wirbelt ;-).

Richard Mitchelson said...

Hi Guys and Olf. This is the first post i have seen on this blog in a while and it does not dissapoint. The colours and shading on the cloth is really top stuff. As always great to see the Blog looking so inspired and inspiring. Thanks and keep it coming.

PS nice font... wondered if you new of the font site www.DAfont.com ? it is really cool and they are all free

UM said...

Nice one!

Florian Satzinger said...

Ui, phantastische Atmosphäre. Klasse!! Die Beschreibung Buchcover trifft's genau.

Oliver Kurth said...

Thanks for all the nice comments!

@Thies: Es heisst HART AM WIND, nicht HART IM WIND! Vielleicht spielt er ja aber auch 'ne Partie Taschenbillard ...

@Spacelord: Well observed, your're right! I was born and grew up in the beautiful East Friesland!

@Lars: Your're right, a flying combine harvester or tractor would have completed the picture! Or maybe some flying cows or sheep over the dyke?!

@Richard: Glad your're still watching and thanks for your nice comment (also on behalf of the others). Will definately have a look at that font site.

@Uli: Glad you're still watching too. Hope everything's well in the land of the MONSTER MANIACS ...

@Florian: So sieht's bei uns am Deich eben aus :-)

Cheers,

Olfie