17 June 2008

Giftune

A birthday card for my old mate Leon Hale. "Giftune" means something like "a fit bird" in Polish, although that's an English phoneticism.
Watercolour 16.5cm x 9cm. Click to enlarge. Sold.

10 comments:

Steve said...

Actually, I think you'll find it's pronounced Gift-Tune (like iTune, but a gift, being a birthday and all).

Well that's how I pronounce it, so it must be pronounced like that, no?

Phonemic hegemony is surely the most insiduous of them all, wouldn't ya say?

Word verification: emkhyeb (a fat, smelly bird). Pronunciation: "I'm a cabbage"

ElizT said...

Or perhaps 'enutfig' ['e'silent] as in figment.
Whatever, it is a treat.

Curious Art said...

What a privilege to be an old mate of yours... pronunciation issues notwithstanding.

Steve said...

You need a favicon on here mate. Not boasting or anyfink.

Steve said...

Good to see you back (commenting). Would appreciate some new stuff on ENS too, motherfucker.

Ta.

(You must be the only person in this day and age who is able to go away and actually STAY away -from the blogosphere- where do you go when you go, a nunnery?)

Happy to see ya back.

Juan said...

Fantastic! Unique!

neilornstein said...

a delightful piece

Kristyna litten said...

I really like your use of line create texture, looks ammazing

seeknowbrown said...

Very cool.

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

What a sweet illustration! I particularly love the dome to accommodate his tall hat.