Monday, December 05, 2005

Blue, adj.- of the color blue; low in spirits

So this week's topic is the exact kind I have a hard time being able to produce anything for. I was a little annoyed when I first saw it, honestly. But then I said to myself, "What if this were a job from a publishing house? Would you be annoyed then? Of course not! You would do your best to accomplish something worthwhile!" (You talk to yourself, too. Admit it!)

To work I went. Honestly, I'm not like some people who can transform the first thing that pops into their head into a great illustration. I have to get all of the "obvious" ideas out of the way, then something fun and original will turn up. I have to dig for a while.

The first things out of the gate were a girl walking in a winter forest; a granny (blue-hair), blue moon, and several things flying "into the blue." (I even toyed with the idea of using a Texas favorite, Blue Bell Ice Cream. I may still do something with it, but not for this post.)

Anyway, we happened to be eating a lot of different pies and cobblers this past holiday, including blueberry. I was in heaven, and needless to say, I made a pig out of myself! I decided to doodle some pictures of my favorite porker, and here we go!

Here we see Pig enjoying the beginning of what looks to be a feast of blueberry pies. Later on we see Pig feeling rather blue, due to his overindulgance. (Please note the blueberry stains covering Pig's clothes. Bad Pig!)


22 comments:

  1. love this! adorable.

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  2. lovely cute pigglet! great work!

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  3. haha, love that piggy. :)

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  4. Love the pigs!
    and that would be me I love blueberry pie

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  5. Thank you for the nice comment you left on my blog. I love your adorable illustration! Do you illustrate children books? Delightfully done!

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  6. Oh, Dee, this is wonderful. And just now during the holiday season I can just FEEL for this sweet little guy!

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  7. These are wonderful! I love the pig's stubby body and his little hooves, and that wonderful piggy expression on his face as he devours the pies (I adore blueberry pie:>). The second illo really captures the feeling that he ate a bit too much... Lovely watercolor technique!

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  8. This is adorable. I love your watercolor style and your unique take on the topic Blue.

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  9. LOL. That's how I felt last night after having too much pizza. Great way to use the word and tell a story.

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  10. Oh poor piggy. He is going to have to sleep those off. Great work. Cheers!

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  11. Too cute! I love it!

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  12. Looks great! You forgot to mention he's wearing blue jeans...

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  13. Naughty pig got sick? :-) I like it it is sweet, blue-sweet...

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  14. Love it - looks like it belongs in a book! Your pigs are my fav. It's crazy to hear about your weather. Mother Nature must want you to have a white Xmas! ha ha ha

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  15. This is so charming! Great storytelling with the blue theme. I love how you've drawn this pudgy pig, and the colors are perfect.

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  16. Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, guys! I'm glad so many of you like my illustration.
    Alexa, I don't illustrate children's books, but it's my dream! I'm hoping to start small with magazines and other publications first. :) Jules, you're so right! I can't believe I forgot that!
    Tricia, I don't know that Christmas will be white, but I think it will definitely be COLD.

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  17. I'm a children's book illustrator, and I think you could do it for sure. Keep at it! I love your illustration for blue and your banner is marvelous too.

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  18. What a funny, cute, great illustration!

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  19. lilpony987:44 PM

    Bad piggy! hee hee makes me laugh!

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  20. I just found your blog! What a darling piggy! Great take on blue.

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