Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Ring a Ring o' Roses

Ring a-ring o' roses,
A pocketful of posies.
a-tissue!, a-tissue!.
We all fall down.

Illustration Friday - Contagious

42 comments:

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aw, very very sweet illustration (despite the history behind that song, of course!!!)

Coreopsis said...

Lovely! Even in a drab soot-filled city, children play. They're the only color, in their magic circle.

Jessie said...

I love this Kathy! I love those buildings with their roofs and chimneys. Very atmospheric and lovely colour scheme too!x

Anonymous said...

A Wonderful and very moving way you portray this time in history!!!XXX

Sab said...

very nice !

indigene said...

Hi Kathy,

I've come to look at your work over the last several weeks and it always makes my heart full of happiness and joy! Thank you so much for your kind message and I'm hoping to be back soon contributing to I.F. But, I wanted to let you know that I've been here, even, when I don't leave a message and as usual, it's a lovely blessings!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

NOW THIS IS STELLAR!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS!!! It's so very beautiful and filled with such fun and whimsy!!! I LOVE IT! and I do mean LOVE IT!!! Awesome work Kathy!!

Mary Hall said...

Beautiful!!

Alicia Padrón said...

This is beautiful kathy!!!

Silver Knight said...

lovely work!

Caroline said...

Wonderful Kathy! Such a good idea and so beautifully rendered! I love the way you've coloured the group of children and added the flower petals. Just magical!

Loni Edwards said...

I just love your illos! They are just beautiful!

tusen said...

Very beautiful. I love the contrast between the happy, colourful children and the bleak buildings. (Btw, I love the way you've drawn the houses).

Nicola said...

Beautiful illustration! I just love that the kids are the only thing really in colour! Very well done!

Julie-ann said...

Beautiful, They are so happy and giving sunshine through the grey houses. Stunning!

Linda said...

Always, always love your work! You're one of my favorite illustrators...love the parade also.

Mark Cavell said...

Love the slightly sinister sepia buildings and the contrast with the cheery children.
As ever, wonderful work!

Lisa M Griffin said...

This is so charming. I love all the textures and fine details. Thanks for sharing.

penny said...

oh..very beautiful....your work is amazing!happy to find ur blog!!:)
what is the size of your drawings?do you draw in big paper?
penny

kathy hare said...

Thankyou for all of the kind comments! :)

Penny, I usually work at about A3 size..

Roberta said...

Ok... this is one of my faves...
The contrast in colors is amazing Kathy!

gow said...

ACHOO!!!!!

thedoodlegirl said...

Truly beautiful! I am in awe of your talent!

theartofpuro said...

Lovely illustration,everytime I ask myself how you menage to use colours this way,spectacular

Annette Q said...

Wow! Its magical!...your style of work is truly amazing:-)

Jack Foster said...

Kathy, Kathy, Kathy....You continue to enchant me with your wonderful work! Another masterpiece!! great movement and feeling!

joanne May said...

Beautiful work Kathy. Very dreamy!:)
I am now following your blog.
Jo.x

Heather said...

A very lovely rendering of a not so bright topic. I really like the way you used black and white and color to show how the song has progressed.

lil kim said...

fantastic illo, once again. your art is so inspiring to me.

Rene said...

Your illustrations are beautifully enchanting!

ValGalArt said...

i love this Kathy!

Burt said...

The color palette works very well with the illustration. Great job, Kathy!

jazzlamb said...

Wonderful! I absolutely love the context and how you executed it...
really nice! Though I somehow wish the composition was not as central and straight as this....

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is just lovely! Great texture.

Eric Barclay said...

Could you BE any more talented? This is just jaw-droppingly wonderful.

froggie said...

gorrrrrgeous, kathy! i'm with eric. my jaw hits the floor every time i visit. :)

justdoodleit said...

absolutely beautiful!

Sohini said...

Wow! Great ambience created with the colours...very inspiring.

Renee said...

I feel like i just stepped into another time, another place, a friendlier time where children were still children.

Love to you Kathy. xoxoxo

MANOULOU said...

C'est trop beau !!! Bravo !

Fabián Fucci said...

Beautiful artwork, with a very classical feel!

Lilidoll said...

Wonderful !!!
I want to take time to discover all your sketches... can i add you to my links ?