Monday, 21 July 2008

Illustration Friday - Enough


not enough balloons...

25 comments:

NANCY LEFKO said...

awwwww...off to the moon....how cute....

Roberta said...

What an adorable pair they are. I'm always amazed at the way you bring your characters to life with a colored pencil.Just wonderful.

Jo1day said...

What a wonderful take on the subject. The little girl looks so unhappy . . . But the idea of a moon mobile is a wonderful one
--Joanna Huffaker

INDIGENE said...

Soft and beautifully done! I love the textures, too!

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Bella Sinclair said...

Aww, this breaks my heart. My girls do things like this all the time. They have such grand visions for inventions, but they're all seriously flawed. Oh, the disappointment after all that effort - sometimes it makes me want to cry. Very beautiful illo.

Vickie said...

Nice illustration. Good "enough".

Ellen said...

I love the soft quality and the lovely colors.

Christina said...

beautiful colors and textures

carli said...

I love the softness of your work. I always look forward to seeing your take on the topic.

Jess said...

Beautifully drawn, especially the girl's face and such pretty colours. I love it!

Renata Nunes said...

Wonderful illustration! Beautiful colors and lovely textures!

Juan said...

nicely executed! Good stuff

graphiquillan said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours - the muted tones with the vibrant balloons are wonderful.

:)

Shannon Melville said...

beautiful, soft, delicate, gorgeous colours and a nice gentle happy subject matter

Anonymous said...

Well The dog will just have to walk!!!Love it!!!XXX

cata said...

Oh!!! Kathy!!!
What a wonderful and delicate image.
Adorable.
Cata

anna said...

Bless her! All your illustrations always carry such a story. Beautiful as always. I agree that the use of muted colours compared to the brighness of those 'not quite enough' balloons, works really well :0) Your posts are always a such a pleasure

Edrian Thomidis said...

Your illustration is beautiful. I really like the style, the texture, softness and the emotion portrayed by the entire piece... really wonderful.
I hope she gets more balloons....

kathy hare said...

thankyou so much for all of your kind comments, they are much appreciated..

Sarah Ackerley said...

you really know how to work that colored pencil! This is great. Sad yet funny at the same time.

sketched out said...

Oh my! This is exquisitely cute! Everything about the image is wonderful, the characters, the soft colors, your expert use of color pencil... and the story it tells is heartbreakingly sweet! Love it!

nessadee said...

What a great concept! I had a similar idea at first, but ended up going with kites! Thanks for the comment!

Leanne said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful! The little girls face is amazing! Truly lovely :)

Bee said...

I love drawing balloons. This is a charming, gentle scene, Im sure a few more would do it!

sealbi said...

so lovely..