Saturday, March 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: Pet Peeves


This week's topic fits well with a painting that I have been working on. Lately, I feel like my memory is just not working like it used to. Whenever I am introduced to somone, the name just flies out of my head a second later.

So I have been trying this slightly different style....something more abstract and with not as many dark colors. The realism of some of my other work gets a little tedious.

22 comments:

Vicki Smith said...

It's a very pretty illustration. I love the pattern on her skirt. It was fun for me reading through your other posts since I still work in pencil and pastel on paper. Thanks for sharing.

Gaia said...

Beautiful work! I love the skirt pattern too :)

annie said...

this is a lovely illustration - I love the soft colors and birds

Sarah said...

I love these colors and the imagery is fantastic!

Carol said...

Beautiful! I love the delicate colors and the pretty textures that go with it. The style really fits the color.

Sarah Preston-Bloor said...

This illo is beautiful. Love the colours.

Kate said...

Really nice work. You really have some wondferful textures and colors going on here and I love all of the things flying from the birdcage. I know what you mean about memory....I am sort of scaring myself lately with how little I retain!! It's like my brain is overflowing.

Pajara Pinta said...

Congratulations, I like this style better than the other one... really cute, I agree on the pattern of the skirt and the perspective... I checked your other work and I like the twins...

nice job!

come visit my children ilustration blog!

www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

J. E. Morris said...

I really like this a lot. I like the soft colors and the blue pattern behind the birds. And the subject is something I'm very familiar with. Sometimes I barely can remember my name!

Nicole said...

Very interesting work!

karen lee said...

Memory lapses and motherhood go hand-in-hand. Be glad you haven't forgetten to put Charlotte in the car seat and driven off without her (or have you?).

I love this - the palette is so fresh and the drawing is dynamic. I love the patterning too. Go girl.

Karen

Forever Young said...

marvellous, snow white or sleeping beauty all 'caged' up..ha ha

johanna said...

this is one of my faves! you're very talented

Sarah said...

Hey, I really love this style! It's beautiful.... very striking.

Bee said...

This is a really beautiful piece, my favourite of your wonderful work. Just love the colour choices and delicate detailing, also it's a great concept :)

rbaird said...

Gorgeous!
Just wonderful with it's spring like feeling!

pupu said...

This is really a nice illustration. Love the colors. :D

thedoodlegirl said...

I adore your patterns and color schemes. Very nice illo!

Isabelle said...

Beautiful, your blog is a great find! Love the tutorial too, thank you so much for sharing!

k*smith said...

Amazing work!

Kathy Weller said...

Oh, I saw this at NESCBWI. I didn't know whose it was, but it sure caught my eye.

I just discovered you're back to blogging!!

Gigi Moore said...

This is a beautiful illo! I love the different textures and patterns you used.

gigi :O)