Monday, 8 June 2009

Illustration Friday - Craving

Alice could hear in the little bird's song just how much he craved his freedom...

46 comments:

Mundo Mundaca said...

Kathy..You are for the "Queen for the pencil"!

Jessie said...

Hi Kathy, this is sad but beautiful. I love pictures of birdcages but hate to see birds in them in real life! I think they're lovely objects in themselves, maybe I could get one and put a toy bird in it instead. ;)

kathy hare said...

that's funny Jess, I have a birdgage in my kitchen with a glass bird inside it! :) x

nollyposh said...

awhhh reminds me of me as a child, when i used to think the very same thing listening to my Grandmothers beautiful canary's tunes x

Nanda Palinckx said...

We have a lots of birds in our garden and I'm happy that they are free. But again a great drawing so good how you put the expression on Alice's face.

nellita said...

this is so sweet!!!:)

lil kim said...

gorgeous.... gorgeous!!

GumballGrenade said...

I love her sweet expression and the complete detail in this piece. Well done!

mariapauladufour said...

Hi!
I love this Illustration, the colour is wonderful

Tom said...

great shading - the girls face is really nicely done.

Maryam said...

It's so adorable! I love it! Great work as always Kathy! :0)

Natura said...

Gorgeous! Your work is so great!!

Sab said...

so sad but beautiful !

kslaughter said...

Such a sweet illustration! I love everything about it~~the expressions and the "song" are lovely. I love the stroking technique you used for the background, too~~

blonderland said...

This is so sad and sweet. Your illustrations are beautiful. Great style!

Loni Edwards said...

This is beautiful! I love how you illustrated the bird's song. You captured the mood well too!

Snezana said...

Very beautiful,like always!

donny* said...

wonderful! love the detail.

Cserháti Hajnalka, Ojni said...

So-so nice! :))

Bambinoboom said...

lovely draw!!!!

Rui Sousa said...

NICE ONE! REALLY GREAT JOB!It´s a well done work, and it´s a great interpretation of the subject.

Meghann said...

So sad, but striking at the same time :)
Beautiful as always!

Coreopsis said...

Oh my! This is so touching. That bird's song is blossoming out into the air. You do such a marvelous job with the medium--even the background color--the patterns making circles around the girl's head reinforces the wonder and mood of it all somehow.

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful pencils as always and the illo is so poetic,love it

sargam gupta said...

really liked your visualisation, it so turns out that even i did a similar interpreatation! nice work

Renee said...

So bittersweet Kathy.

Love you. Renee xoxo

Mònica Ràfols said...

Thanks for your lovely comment!
This one is GREAT and I'm agree with you. I'll never do that with births.I've birth's sounds in my Ipod, and when I'm sad and tired, I usually listen it!
Your drawings are perfectly cleans.
Cheers!

Dan Kent said...

So much feeling in so simple a subject. Beautifully done.

Gaia said...

So beautiful, Kathy!!!

thefridayfrog said...

stunning, kathy. the flowers, vines, her eyes...just lovely. :)

pete said...

This is a great picture and so much is conveyed through the emotion you've created! It is excellent!

Roberta said...

There's magic in those pencils of yours!
Lovely Kathy!

indigene said...

Kathy, I love the design quality of this! Another black & white winner! You're fabulous!

Bella Sinclair said...

Incredibly delicate and beautiful, Kathy! Oh, the sweetness in his song. How could she not set him free.... You are amazing!

jomcmullan said...

Lovely illustration - great shading and a lovely little bird. You must have used a lot of lead!

kathy hare said...

thankyou everyone for all of your kind words, they are much appreciated.. x

Mary Hall said...

This is beautiful Kathy...

Eric Barclay said...

Truly amazing work. Your compositions are so strong.

Shannon Melville said...

so true, lovely illustration. Nice to see all your other weekly topics, you always come up with sweet ideas. :)

Mark Cavell said...

I think a bird in the bush is worth two in the hand.
A beautiful illustration with such a melancholy feel.

Pepi said...

Tus ilustraciones son bellisimas y desprenden mucha ternura me encantan.Te seguiré la pista.Un saludito.

adrienne trafford said...

this is so lovely - i love how you drew the song coming out of his mouth...

Paulina Lombardo said...

Wow!! que lindo trabajo, tienes total dominio de tu tecnica.

Te felicito!!
Saludos, Pau

Momo Luna said...

Oh this touches me deeply. So sweet and sad at the same time. Very beautiful drawing, i love the expression on the girls face....

Tammie Lee said...

ah, so sweet and tender. Of course Alice could hear!

cassia said...

this one and the little bear character you did are my favourites- beautiful, Kathy.