Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Illustration Friday - Routine


A welcome interruption to the everyday routine...
I made this image for the contact page for my website and thought I could submit it for Illustration Friday too... :)

23 comments:

SaiSai said...

Oooh, very nice, I especially like the way you've done her hair, soft and shiny!

Vickie said...

It's very nice. I like the way you layer your colors. And, she must be a happy girl, she has a mug full of color pencils.

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful, beautiful! You do amazing stuff with colored pencils, Kathy! Love the softness and all the colors and the steam gently rising from your cup. I wish I got all my mail that way. :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

What a lovely illustration! So soft and innocent! Really wonderful!

Emily said...

Hihi... my mailman is not quite this cute and fluffy...
Lovely lighting! Beautiful work Kathy!

Roberta said...

Fantastic! And what a sweet way to get your mail.

MiKa Art said...

What a beautiful work! Gorgeous colours!!

Shiva said...

Gorgeous!!! So nice , I love your pencil colouring :)

Juan said...

Excellent work Kathy!

cata said...

Adorable portrait!
I love the way you draw the hair.
Cata

sketched out said...

So soooo gorgeous! Although it may be even slower than sail mail, I wouldn't mind signing up for bird mail.

graphiquillan said...

Absolutely beautiful - very serene and calming when viewing. You've got an amazing technique, too!

:)

Tom Barrett said...

Love it!

anna said...

I really like this illustration Kathy and think it looks great as you contact details backdrop on your website. The use of colours, her hair and the tiny details such as the pencils in pots and the pencil shavings in the littlest pot are what make the illustration so charming. Well done, as always
:0)

benjatoon studio said...

nice blog

Marie-Dom said...

Such beautiful work. Lovely use of colour and the subjects are so gorgeous.

Lisa M Griffin said...

beautiful composition. i love all the highlights in her hair, the steam coming from the decorative mug and that cute little bird delivering her mail... shes like a modern-day, Rapunzel/artist.
Lovely share!

Tammie Lee said...

Such a wonderful enchanting piece! Your mixed colors are gorgeous. Then there is the mail delivery by a little bird and the steaming drink, ah!

kathy hare said...

thanks for all the comments.. :)

Loni Edwards said...

This is just lovely!

Anonymous said...

This is really lovely very witty and rather clever!!!!Very well doneXXXX

Bee said...

What a wonderful image, your use of colour and light and dark are always superb. (Love the amazing detail here too, each pencil! I wonder how large the original is?) :)

kathy hare said...

Thanks Bee, the original image was drawn on A3 paper, I've been working on a slightly larger scale just lately..