Clouds change shape as the wind howls around
Lightning crackles as rain lashes the ground
Darks and lights swirl all through the sky
Anger is visible within the storm’s eye
A clap of thunder
A strong gust of wind
A sense of freshness
Yet fear is within
Strong and wild is the storm, as it moves inland
With turbulent waters and energised sand
Waves crash on rocks as trees bear the brunt
All is not calm with this weather front
However one part is calm,
The eye of the storm is almost here…
This week’s Illustration Friday theme is Storm, and I went with an obvious choice: the eye of the storm. But then, I wanted to do something a little different with it, and wanted to make the eye more of an actual eye.
I tried to make the blue appear to be some kind of angry bird flying into land, yet still blending in with the swirling greys around it. I wanted the eye to stand out slightly from the rest of the image, and then thought that a storms eye should be red. And lizard like.
I had a dream once where I was in the eye of a storm, and it was nothing like this image. It was very warm, and calm, and very peaceful – however, on the horizon the swirling clouds could be seen moving ever closer. And even though it was a dream, I can still remember the feeling of the very warm winds to this day.
Here’s hoping that we don’t experience any storms this year; or if we do, they are over soon after they begin. After clearing the air that is. Storms are good for that!