Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Why Gnot Gnomes?


If you are familiar with my work you have probably noticed that it is somewhat devoid of male images. I don't know why women are so beautiful and the muses of artists throughout history. I'm not the first to be guilty. But occasionally I think, "Well, maybe I should draw a male."

So where to go for inspiration is the next question. I don't know about you, but I feel like I have been several different people at this point of my life. A much younger me was more into fantasy than I am now. One of my favorites were gnomes, and I have to admit still is. And yes, I've loved lots of classic kitsch: mushrooms, ladybugs, frogs (ladybugs and frogs are kitschy too right??). But gnomes. . . Hey! those are male!

So, if you were wondering, "Why gnomes?" I say, "Why gnot gnomes?!" ;)

8 comments:

SonatasWelt said...

Hi Amy,
great male illustration!!! I love this gnome :)
Sonata

______________[pstrange] said...

yesss!
Why gnot??
I love it!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you so much Sonata! :D

Amy Perrotti said...

Hi pstrange! he he he Thanks! :)

lorenabr said...

just cute :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you lorenabr! :)

My Owl Barn said...

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Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you My Owl Barn! :)