Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Night, n. - the quality or state of being dark

Here it is! I've had this great idea since Saturday, but haven't had a chance to get to it until tonight. (Has that ever happened to you?) I was chomping at the bit trying to clear time so that I could put it to paper.
Anyway, here it is. (I'm not too happy with the animals, but I figure I can always rework them.) Two little girls are having a little fun playing with shadows while they're out camping. Little do they know that they have an audience!

18 comments:

  1. I think this is adorable! You've done an excellent job creating the shadows and the light from within, and I really do like the animals. I know what you mean abotu clearing time to get the idea onto paper:> Well, I'm glad you found the time; this is great!

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  2. very cute, and a great idea. i love the animals watching the show. you do a great job using colors (something very important to me). i wouldn't rework the animals they work very well with the style you are using. "perfecting" them could cause them to stand out in an unusual way. you knew what you were doing even if you didn't realize it.

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  3. Very warm and lovely illustration. The animal are very cute. Good colors and idea.

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  4. lol..this is delightful. like going to the drive-in movies, ey?

    the creatures watching the show are very cute.

    a great illustration.

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  5. Soooo cute!! Great idea !! charming illo

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  6. Hi there! I came to visit and say thank you for your words.
    I found your idea really sweet, and besides this I like when different people around the world get to do illustrations with similar imagery.Yours reminds me one illustration of my best friend geraldo valério.
    I will leave you the link,if you'll go there and click the shadow of a fire you should see the 3rd image of a boy reading to animals at night.I am shure you'll like it:-).
    This is the site

    www.geraldovalerio.com

    best,Carla

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  7. hehe sweet story sweet illustration!!

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  8. Wonderful illo. Great story idea. Cheers!

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  9. wonderful illo!! It makes me wonder what the kids are talking about! I love the animals!

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  10. I like the animals. This picture reminds me of the cartoon "Little Bear" Very nice.

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  11. I think this is a really cute idea. I especially like the coloration of your night sky. Last night I was admiring our night sky and decided that it's one of my favorite colors, precisely because it's never the same, but it's always beautiful.

    The other thing I really like about this illustration is your use of light emanating from the tent and the flashlight inside. Great job!

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  12. great work! your light is great and the idea is sweet and funny, the characters are great, super job.

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  13. I totally love the idea of this. Animals are great.

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  14. This was a really fun idea for night, and so well done. Is it a memory? It seems that the little girls are having so much fun!

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  15. I love this new piece. The idea is SO clever. The silouettes are very cool. You make me want to work harder!!

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  16. Thanks so much everyone for your kind words. I tried very hard to get the colors and the lighting "just right." Everytime I thought I was finished, I noticed something else! It was fun though, and believe it or not I actually wanted to start over! I'm glad I didn't.

    -Carla, I did check out your friend's picture; it's fantastic! Thanks for the reference. I also enjoy seeing various interpretations of similar ideas. (this probably explains why I have so many copies of "Alice in Wonderland")
    -LD, it's not a memory but was invoked from my enjoyment of camping and the great night skies we have out here.
    -Frizz, you flatter me so! I can say that you also cause me to constantly make sure I am bringing my "A" game to everything I do. Your Illos are so fresh and fun!Thanks again.

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  17. Dee-
    I am jealous - you Texans!! Have fun! Look me up if you ever happen to be in Michigan!! Are you meeting Heather at a conference or is it a casual sit down??? She's a TV star now, you should get her autograph (ha ha)!!

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