From the blog, “Illustration Friday is a weekly art challenge that is super fun and inspiring!” Every Friday the blog, Illustration Friday, posts a new topic. Illustrators and anyone with a knack or a need to draw submit an illustrated piece based on the topic. This week’s topic is ‘Nest’. Instead of a literal translation of bird’s nest –
- a structure or place made or chosen by a bird for laying eggs and sheltering its young
I decided to use the other definition of nest.
- a set of similar objects of graduated sizes, made so that each smaller one fits into the next in size for storage.
The nested bowls are a symbolic nest for eggs collected from the chicken coop by the farmer. The chicken on the bowl is a symbol of a chicken attending to her nest and a decorative element like those painted on vintage and contemporary nested bowls. I painted this piece on my iPad Pro with the Procreate app and the Apple Pencil.
Below, my submission for the topic ‘Nest’.