Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Burning - Illustration Friday


35 comments:

Stefanie Hess said...

This is absolutely amazing! Her (his?) expression, the dragon, the flames, the details...! And I like it black and white!

Jack Foster said...

Wow Kathy! You are amazing! It is so hard to render fire... but you did it and you did it perfectly! I love the glow from the flames. That dragon is splendid! I like the angle you chose. Great character design! Another perfect illustration for the theme this week. You are on fire! :o)

Forrest Illustrations said...

This is really nice. Love the pencil effect on the shading your have. Nice work.

mustavcoffee said...

WOW, fabulous, the light is reflected in the child's eyes and what a brilliant expression, one of wonder, bit like mine now! LOL
The detail of the dragon and it's flames is amazing:0) xx

Gise said...

Hi Kathy, this illo so beautiful and expressive and I also love the softness of your technique.

Michelle Henninger said...

This is beautiful! You have such a lovely style. It's soft and warm. I love the way the light is reflected. Very nice!

Tammie said...

Oh Kathy,
This is superb! I love the expression of both of them. And the light on his face is so soft and alive. It is such a talent to express so much with pencil and paper, no color!

Amalia K said...

Good God, Kathy! Is there anything you can't draw?? This is without a doubt my new favorite of yours! Such a contrast between the burning and the tender soft expression...

Heather said...

WOW, how utterly enchanting. xo

momo-tomo said...

How amazing! I respect you.

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

Seriously stunning Kathy! Your work blows me away!

Sab said...

Wonderful ! I like your new way of drawing the eyes of your characters !^_^

Mr. Spoqui said...

this is one of the best illustrations I've seen this week about "burning", AMAZING!

Missy said...

Such a beautiful and magical illustration!

Linda Hensley said...

Sweetly done. Very nice!

theartofpuro said...

Wow!It's amazing!Love the characters!

Danielle said...

Beautifully rendered!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Gorgeous!!! LOVE the expression, love the imagination. THanks for sharing.

June said...

The softness of this piece, the expression, the flames are all done with such skill.
Beautifully done :o)

panda no ko said...

oh deer.. your art is amazing, I'm almost speechless :O so soft and detailed and beautiful...

Vincent Desjardins said...

Your work is beautiful! I love it! This piece reminds me of the work of Adrienne S├ęgur, who illustrated a number of children's books in the early 1960s.

Fotf said...

Outstanding :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh, but this is just breath taking Kathy! My goodness! It never ever stops with you does it??? Every piece is always, ALWAYS excellent and filled with wonderment. You leave us speech and in awe of the wonderful gift that you have been given and that you share with us all. I am consistently blown away by your awesome work. It is always timely, and beautiful and full of life. You are an amazing illustrator and it is my pleasure and joy to know you are out in the world creating beautiful visions like this. I am so blessed to see your magic with my own eyes. I am thankful for your very special gift of creative goodness. I wish you and yours a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I am thankful for you Kathy! Keep on doing your thing cause it's beautiful!
Sincerely,
VBn

Jon Davis said...

Really really nice.
Lovely image.
It's a great technique you've got there too.
I'm impressed by how well you've done the hair, especially :)

Coreopsis said...

Lovely illustration! This was one, though, that I really wish were in color. I can just imagine the colors! But it's so beautiful--the gentleness and wonder on the child's face, and the little dragon born in fire.

Hannah Sommerville said...

I am so flattered that you commented on my blog since your work is so amazing! The girls face in this one is so soft and beautiful, I could stare at her all day.

dthaase said...

wow - incredible...do come and play at WHimsical Wednesday: http://dthaase.blogspot.com

aintshakespeare said...

Fantastic.

lucrezia said...

This is a lovely piece of work!

Owl Eng said...

absolutely marvelous!!

Juan said...

Fantastic piece Kathy!!

Mighty Kwan said...

WOW!!!! Gorgeous! You rock my socks!!!

Andrew Finnie said...

Hah, I came the other day and thought I commented, well oh dear this is .... like.... err made me speechless. Whcih is unusual. I think its the delicacy, the glow of the light in the texture that does it - apart form everything elze that is. Softness and dreams eh? What else do we want in life? Hmm a baby dragon err dwagon :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Actually I think uyou are high on my list of best illustartors - you know rather than fix typos it's easier to type them again :)

Tracy said...

This is simply amazing...wonderful work!