Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Illustration Friday - Pretend

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the original drawing..


40 comments:

David R. Vallejo said...

Hey, I like your illustration for this week. Children are great predenders. Just give them a mask and costume and they're set!

Fadas & C.ª said...

So beautiful! It reminds me of a shakespeare's play...

Anna said...

Another great illustration Kathy, again with the autumn theme I love. The masks remind me of the ones tradtionally worn at the Venice Carnivals :)

Tessa said...

What a wonderfully mystical magic this illustration has. Takes my breath away....it's absolutely lovely!

linda sarah said...

beautiful work - really dreamy and poetic - wonderful!

woody said...

This is very nice! A little mysterious, a little sinister, a little innocent. Great colors!

Dada's place said...

Beautiful! Beautiful illustration! Like the atmosphere, it's so poetic! The colours are very interesting and beautiful!

Katie said...

Beautiful and creative illustration. Your work is such a light, or breath of fresh air.

Buskitten said...

Hi Kathy,
What a lovely illustration, liked seeing the first drawing too,
Best Wishes,
Liz

Carli said...

beautiful. I love the sunset

Jess said...

Oh such beautiful shades in those trees! I love the fantastic shapes of the masks and the movement in the girl. A lovely illustration Kathy and thanks for showing the drawing too. I love to see the process. :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

it reminds me of a midsummers night dream... maybe its the masks? Lovely, and fun to see the original drawing along with the finished piece.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Lisa took the words right out of my mouth with this one. Like something out of a dream! It's so dreamy and beautiful! Great job. Love it!

La Señorita Pil said...

Brilliant work!

Danielle Barlow said...

I want one of those tails! Please?
I love the subtle colour play in your works.

Michael O'Connell said...

very nice work… i like them both…

Candace Trew Camling said...

I really love the concept and the composition! The trees give it a lot of depth.

flower girl said...

Beautiful work, Lovely trees. =)

Roberta said...
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Roberta said...

what a treat to see the beginning sketch. Lovely work!

johanna said...

your illustrations are always so beautiful and inspiring!

sketched out said...

It always amazes me what you come up with! Besides the overall wonderfulness, I especially love the way you handled the hands and feet, and just looooove the way the trees blend into gold against the purple blend of the background. They positively glow!

INDIGENE said...

Kathy, I'm so glad I checked in! It's beautiful and it reminds me of the Renaissance. Beautiful color, design and idea!

http://jmeyersketches.blogspot.com/

Z-Kids said...

Wonderful!

studio lolo said...

oh oh oh. This is wonderful! I love the colors of the background, purple and pink and magical.

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment
Great illo and colours,it's magical and wonderful

I'd like to add you to my list blog

kathy hare said...

thankyou everyone, for all of your kind comments..

theartofpuro,
thankyou it would be an honour to be on your bloglist! :)

platitudinal said...

Oh, my! This is so beautiful! (happy sigh).

yoon see said...

I really love the beauticul colors here:)

Eric Barclay said...

WOW! Just beautiful. Love your 'Wise' submission as well.

Alicia Padrón said...

Wow love the movement of the characters Kathy! Really beautiful!! :o)

Rick said...

Interesting choice to leave the mask white. I think it is effective.

Please forgive me for being so bold, but my latest illustration on my blog includes a hare in it. I would be honored if you took the time to take a peek at it.

Marta Montañá said...

I think this work is very very interesting because he give a real sensacion that is possible to go up into this world

Congratulations

theartofpuro said...

Just wanted to let you know I tagged you over at my blog

sdzsmith said...

Oops! I just read the previous comment but I already tagged you over on my blog - guess you've been double teamed. Don't feel obligated if you're not into these things or you're just plain busy.

By the way, I love your character hiding behind the tree - the costume and pinned on tail.

Raluca C said...

this is simply said:amazing!!Congrats!

Emily said...

This is absolutely magical! You’ve captured so much spirit in this one Kathy! Bravo!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ooooh, this is like a beautiful opera! Fantastic costumes. They look completely and happily lost in their pretend world.

Indigene said...

Kathy, I adore your work! How long does it take to complete a small piece, let's say, 8"x11" versus a 16"x20"? Just curious. I know how work intensive color pencil can be. Once again, it was lovely visiting your sight on this cold and snowy day in Pennsylvania (USA)!

kathy hare said...

Indigene, thankyou for your lovely comment. most of my colour pencil illustrations take about two days to complete, depending on how detailed the backgrounds are. I usually build up the colours layer upon layer which is very time consuming! I actually think that the hardest part is at the beginning when I am making the initial sketches.

Its very cold here too but we haven't had any snow yet..