Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Illustration Friday - Hierarchy


Anna was fascinated by the hierarchy of the ant world..

37 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

Anna is beautiful!!!!!!!!

OMG you are getting even better.. I though that was not possible Kathy, but you are :o)

Jessie Lilac said...

I love her face and the way you've done her eyes. This is a lovely original idea for the topic! I used to spend long periods of time watching ants about their business when I was young, they're fascinating aren't they?x

bee'nme said...

Simply gorgeous Kathy! I love how the character is observing the hierarchy - very creative apporach!! I absolutely love your style...soft and subtle, but powerful! Sorry I missed your entry for last week's topic, theater...it was brilliant as well! Great use of color all around!

Fotf said...

Kathy i would love to be around to observe you working, do you go back to it in stages or one session. Your work is amazing :-)

angels said...

I like her tender gaze to the ants.
Ants really have a very hierarchical social structure.
Good idea for the topic!

kathy hare said...

Kerri, my drawings usually take about two days.. often when I think I'm nearly finished, I end up working on it for many more hours because I'm not happy with the depth of colour! :)

Karen said...

I was always fascinated by the ant world as well, and by your beautiful illustration. Good work!

Sab said...

wonderful , wonderful !

Jack Foster said...

Just one word...Fantastic! OK well 2 words... Wonderful...well maybe 3... Forget the numbers.... another terrific work of art. I wanted to say what part of your illustration I liked best... but I can't ... It's all so GREAT!

Renee said...

Kathy don't feel sorry for Esme as you see she is evolving. She like many of the young ones is able to determine the truth.

xoxoxo

Thanks for letting me use her.

Shirley said...

Wow, your work is wonderful, Kathy. Beautifully illustrated and so peaceful. Thank you for you kind comments regarding my first post!
Shirley

lil kim said...

wow, this is truly amazing. great idea and wonderful illo.

joseph's art and stuff said...

your blog is full of wonderful work, love your style!

Nicola said...

Wow!! Her skin tone is amazing, and just the overall flow of the picture, it's beautiful!!! I wish I could this with coloured pencil, this is lovely and a great take on illustration Friday!!!

thedoodlegirl said...

Oh I absolutely love the softness in her hair and face! I watched my little girl do this very thing today!

tusen said...

This is so beautiful. I love her face and the way she watches the ants. I love your style and your colouring technique. And since I've missed some of the entries allow me to add that Impossibility is brilliant, and I love Talisman, with the clover in the foreground.
Your work is simply amazing, thank you so much for sharing it with us :)

Roberta said...

Each piece you create tells such a lovely story!
Wonderful Kathy!!

Loni Edwards said...

Just beautiful! I was fascinated by her hair! The color blending throughout the piece is very nice. Well done!

Katie White said...

Wonderful as always. I love your soft tones. The hair is beautifully done as well.

Lisa M Griffin said...

You have captured such a sense of wonder in her gaze... as well as just a fantastic composition.
Thanks for sharing.

Coreopsis said...

What a lovely illustration--it so captures her wonder. I love the softness of the medium--colored pencils?

Eric Barclay said...

Awesome!

Mary Hall said...

Really beautiful!

nollyposh said...

i used to spend hours doing that tOO when i was a little chickie X:-)

justdoodleit said...

The soft warm glow in all your pictures and it is quite captivating!

Mark Cavell said...

Beautiful drawing, her face is captivating.

anna said...

Just found your blog and your amazing drawings, I love them so,
I will link you on my blog
http://loverforbooks.blogspot.com/
if that's oké?

I have a translate button, it's not perfect but better then just pictures?
Have a nice weekend, Anna

twinklestarart said...

Beautiful illustration. Your work is fantastic.

I love the ant concept. I see that same gaze in my son's eyes when he's watching ants, snails or anything creepy crawly ;)

RACHAEL GARDINER said...

so lovely!! your work is so detailed i love it!

studio lolo said...

This is such a wonderful concept showing a slice of nature that most of us don't think about. The softness of your work also comes through in your delicate, sweet characters. This would also be perfect for this weeks'word, parade!
Another stunning piece, Kathy.

theartofpuro said...

It's beautiful,the feeling and her expression.I adore the colours

plastelle said...

J'aime beaucoup tes illustrations parce que ils sont tres tres delicats et tres beau
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Elwira

Carol Lawecki said...

I just found your blog and have to say your artwork is amazing.

Anna is beautiful!

Have a great weekend!

Anna said...

Xxxx

Louis said...

This would work great for this week's IF theme too - parade

Emily said...

I agree! Plus ants rock! :)
really great work Kathy!

sketched out said...

Wow, that's crazy good!