Monday, 7 July 2008

Illustration Friday - Sour

sweet & sour!

I have been given a blog award!!

This is a pleasant surprise from the lovely Nancy Lefko.

I was also very kindly nominated by Tom, Vickie and Katrice,

thankyou all so much I feel very honoured..

the 7 people I have chosen to pass it on to are
Jess , Tammie Lee , Fran , Eric Barclay , Cata , Linda and Lucia
there were several more blogs I could have chosen, it was very difficult to whittle it down to seven...

32 comments:

Tae said...

Although I'm not a children's book illustrator, I deeply admire them. I love your use of color-it reeally brings out each figure, as well as their personalities

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

Your illustrations are always beautiful...you've captured that sour expression (I remember that one on my own little girl's face at times but no too often--she's mostly a sweetie!). Good job.
Linda

Katie said...

I always love your illustrations. This one especially.

Vickie said...

A very nice illustration, as usual. I love the colors and the expressive faces.
Vickie

Kelly Medina said...

Wonderful illustration. Great expressions and I love the hair detail on both!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Wow, very impressive characters!!! Professional.

pupu said...

Oh my!! This is a great illustration. I love their hairs. so detail. Can you give me tips on using color pencils?

crystal driedger said...

Simply wonderful. A portrait with a twist. The thing I'm enjoying about this illustration is the detail and shading/lighting around the "sour" girl's eyes. Her hair is also great. Even though they are centered it's easy to see what the focus point is - great! :)

Fadas & C.ยช said...

So lovely! Great expressions!

anna said...

I love the background to this and your 'worry' illustration also. A great illo ;p

Roberta said...

Beautiful expressions! Bravo!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

perfect sourpuss !!

I have an award for you over on my blog...

Have a great day !

sketched out said...

First of all, I loooove these little faces. The sweet one couldn't be more sweet, and the sour one has just the perfect amount of sourness... and that's not even mentioning the wonderful details, color and composition!

Second, thank you so much for thinking of me as one of your choices for this award. Coming from someone who's skills I admire soooo much, it is quite an honor!

Thank you again!

cata said...

OH!!! Kathy!!!!
I love these sweet and lovely faces.
Such a wonderful surprise your award for me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
A big hug for you!!!!
Cata

Jess said...

Oh Kathy thanks so much, I'm very honoured to be picked by you! :)

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful illustration-- characters (and their expressions) are wonderful.

And thank you so much for the award-- I'm honoured!

Heather said...

What a great job you did on those faces--they look so real without being "realistic" Wonderful.

sandra said...

This is a beautiful illustration, love their faces.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwww, this is a fantastic contrast! The expressions are absolutely perfect. I love all your illustrations. You have some of the best colored pencil works!

Tracy said...

Wow, this is a stunning illustration! You did a perfect job capturing their personalities (or at least their moods!) Wonderful work :) I found your blog through Eric Barclay's blog.

Tom Barrett said...

Really nice illustration. Great expressions and colors.

Tammie Lee said...

I love your art, charming, fun and full of wonder and fantasy!

Thank you for the honor of this award!
Tis very kind of you.
I am just back from a camping trip, a pile of things to catch up on. Will make a post soon.
Hugs,
Tammie

indigene said...

Beautiful illustration! It reminds me of my daughter and her best friend. Wonderful job!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Christina said...

beautiful!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Another great piece. I just love the contrasting faces on these girls. So appropriate for the theme.

kathy hare said...

thankyou everyone! :)

RyanLoghry said...

I love all the colors you use in the skin tones, way to layer those colored pencils. Great job Kathy.

Jo1day said...

Wonderful expressions, I love the difference between the two, and I love the details

Jennifer said...

Fabulous work!

Anonymous said...

MaMa Mia!!!Excellent Expressions XXX Congratulations Mon Ami!!!XXX

Emila Yusof said...

Aww! Simply adorable! Love your illo! Congrats on the ward!

Eugenia Gina said...

kathy, I love them both, specially the technique that you use, it makes the skin look so soft.. love it!