Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Silent - Illustration Friday



She closed her eyes and dreamt of the silent sea....

30 comments:

Anne said...

So lovely, silent mermaid! <3
Beautiful lines, exquisite coloring!

Barclay said...

Beautiful work.

Purpletreebird said...

So gorgeous, so divine! This reminds me of my daughter who loves fish. I love your beautiful iridescent colour!
Jess x x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous, colour and design, hauntingly beautiful, Gay xx

Marie Alice said...

Wonderful colors ! Very soft and calm.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh...my. This just fills my eyes. How perfectly lovely. Your work is such an inspiration to me.

Leen’s said...

What a nice technique!

Sarah said...

So beautiful and magical! I love her hair. You have such great talent!! :)

Cindy D. said...

Everyone else has already said so! But it is quite beautiful. Also serene with a touch of melancholy. Loving the subdued colors and that great wave of hair. Always love your stuff!

Fotf said...

Beautiful Kathy :)

Sandra Ovono Essimengane said...

Absolutely stunning, spiritually inspiring to let us travel into our inner worlds

mady said...

your drawings have a lot of magic

Brooke Boynton Hughes said...

This is lovely! What a beautiful color palette! And congratulations on your marriage :)

Sarah June said...

This is beautiful! I am so amazed how you can make everything so flawless and flow nicely, especially when there is so much going on. Is there any tip you have for coloring a background that has a lot of stuff like the fish, bubbles and sea plant.

I am an aspiring illustrator. And while it seems that watercolor, acrylic, and/or digital is the medium of choice for most illustrators, I would much prefer to do my art in colored pencil. But I keep on running into this problem creating a flawless, flowing texture. And this not something they teach you in school, so I would much appreciate any tips or resources you could give me!

kathy hare said...

Thanks everyone.. :)

@ Sarah, I tend to work at quite a large scale which helps with a drawing as complex as this. I use watercolour pencils (but don't add water!) as I like their texture and build up colour layer upon layer, which is quite time consuming but I love the effect it gives. I have been thinking about photographing my process stage by stage in the near future which I will post on my blog so please come back to take a look..

caela said...

This is lovely :) i love all the colours and the compositions :D

Tammie Lee said...

Kathy,

this is so very beautiful and calming. I feel peace and depth as i look at it, beautiful!

Beth Anne Maresca said...

This is just so lovely!

Curious Art said...

I can just hear the hush... Lovely!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is sooooo lovely! Oh my... :)

Hannah Sommerville said...

Too beautiful for words.

Amanda Dilworth said...

Really beautiful, love the composition and the dreamy, reflective mood you have created.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh my word! How fabulous is she. She is beautiful. I love the flow of the hair. It's beautiful work. Hope that you are doing well.

Lucyna F. said...

What I can say,beautiful!

lil kim said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Bella Sinclair said...

My my MY! Absolutely gorgeous! I love the graceful and fluid motion. She has a truly beautiful face too. You always produce such exquisite work!

pretty day said...

Very nice and dreamy. Magical!

leo said...

absolutely beautiful!

buddhafulkat.com said...

this is so beautiful - love the shimmering hair - it is true, under water is where you'll find the silent sea

Lisa M Griffin said...

beautiful... it has such a lovely dreamlike quality.