Monday, 15 September 2008

Illustration Friday - Island


The lovely Carli from Carli's corner has kindly given me an award,
I am supposed to pass this on but unfortunately I have got a nasty cold and I'm not feeling very well so I'm going to bow out of this one..
Thankyou Carli!

59 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful, somber, and captivating!! and Ilike the quote by Edgar Tolson!

Bee said...

What a beautiful illustration, wonderfully atmospheric - love the delicate landscape detail. I've always been captivated by scenes of mountains that are in fact sleeping giants... this is a great original take on that theme :)

Vickie said...

Beautiful and peaceful.

joseph's art and stuff said...

very nice. great colors, concept, mood... everything

-J.Meyer said...

Love the colors!

Tom Barrett said...

Awesome idea, Kathy! Love the colors.

Kelly Medina said...

What a beautiful piece! Great job!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Beautiful! the colors you chose are fantastic... the face and eyes are very moving

Rui Sousa said...

It´s so amazing! It´s so tranquillizer!

Congratulations!

Regards

www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Dot said...

that is just beautiful. love it.

Becky said...

This is really cool - you've got great control!

sketched out said...

Wow! (there are no other words)

patthebuny said...

oh... so VERY nice!... so very peaceful..

INDIGENE said...

Kathy, just when I think you can't get any better, well, you keep blowing me away! This is so beautiful and haunting! As the kids, say...I'm LOVING it!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the poetic and expressive quality!

Shiva said...

Its just wonderful...Love your work Kathy!! :)

anna said...

Kathy, every week you exceed yourself. The colours used, her face and even her hands arte lovely. A greatv illustration for 'island' :0)

Eugenia Gina said...

wooow, nice concept.. I like it much!

Tessa said...

Superb - a truly masterful painting. This one really 'speaks' to me. Beautiful work.

krisztina maros said...

ah, it's so beautiful, Kathy! i would watching for hours...

enigma said...

wow your works are beautiful! great works all of them! do you always use pencil colors to color your art? or do you use other media too?

Gaia said...

Very nice, lovely colors!

Emily said...

Oh you have outdone yourself Kathy! This is absolutely beautiful and a bit sad... very... surreal!

Juan said...

Fantastic illo Kathy! Beautifully done. Exquisite !

Miz K said...

Wow is this an amazing piece! I've never been keen on the colored pencils, but after looking at your blog, I'm itching to dig mine out again. So much beautiful work!

daniellebarlow said...

Beautifully wistful and dreamy. I love it!

Angie said...

This is beautiful...

Vita said...

very very beautiful indeed!

Joanie said...

I love your work! This piece is very delicate and beautiful.

Lisa M Griffin said...

really emotional piece... amazing.

Vhrsti said...

Great idea, wonderful execution, Kathy!

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment,and now about your illo,it's wonderful,her expression is so sad and dreamy as the same time.love th4e colors and the atmosphere

cata said...

Kathy!!!!! Your art is magical, poetic and absolutely inspiring!!!
Bellissimo, bellissimo, bellissimo.
Cata

NANCY LEFKO said...

this piece is astounding...the idea is marvelous and the execution BRILLIANT !!! You are so immensely talented...I am in awe !!

Regina said...

incredible!!

2danimator said...

beautiful. i'm breaking out my colored pencils. you've inspired me.

lisa mertins said...

ah kathy, seems we had the same frame of moody mind on this one. lovely and melancholy...

Jess said...

Stunning Kathy! That beautiful ethereal light is breath taking. You truly are the Master of the Coloured Pencil :)

thinker said...

I like this one very much, amazing!

Christophe said...

Fantastic illustration. You have a lovely style and technique. Nice blog !

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoaaaa! This is utterly amazing! What a brilliant concept. She has such a sad and pensive expression. I just want to give her a hug and ask for her story. The reflections in the water are excellent!

kathy hare said...

Thankyou everyone for all of your kind comments they are really appreciated...

Enigma,
I enjoy using all sorts of media but I especially like using pastels, watercolour and of course coloured pencils and often use them all in one image. But I love the textures and effects I can achieve with pencils so I tend to use them the most.

Angela said...

So melancholy, but so beautiful!
I love how it's like she's been sad for so long that the landscape has grown upon her making her a solid part of the sad world.

Carli said...

Amazing illustration as always
I have an award for you on my blog
Carli

Eric Barclay said...

This is really amazing. Excellent colors and layout.

Mark Cavell said...

Just to ad my voice to the chorus…mesmerising!
A real sense of loneliness and melancholy. The tree and waterfall detail is outstanding. A joy.

Kim said...

Hi Kathy,

This is really a great illustration ...I love the message you share here. What a perfect expression. Beautiful.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. You might like the other one where we have a lot of fun talking about art, too.

I loved living in England so very much...we were in Hampshire! I would return anytime!

Thanks Again, Kathy

stangy said...

Someone earlier had the best word for your illustration: mesmerizing. I'm not so sure I can ever walk on an island the same way again! Thanks for visiting my site and the nice words, too - much appreciated.

Kay Aker said...

Beautifully pensive image!

Alicia Padrón said...

Ahhhh......

Alicia Padrón said...

ok, that was me gasping for air.... This is WONDERFUL Kathy!!!!!!!! Amazing, poetic and surrealistic. :o)

Diane Duda said...

gorgeous!!!


(feel better) :)

Barnard Cyrus said...

wow. this is amazing. very dream like feel sooooo coooool

Rick said...

I surfed over from Andrea Joseph's blog. I really, really enjoy your work. I'm going to have to bookmark your blog so that I can visit off.

Very nice stuff. Love the sky work on this one. Actually, love all of it.

kathy hare said...

thankyou.. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderfully imaginative piece this is!!!XXX

luckygala13 said...

I love your work, its so inspiring and sweet....

Eli said...

Lovely work!

Renee said...

Just me, loving everything you do.

xoxox