Thursday, April 06, 2006

Illustration Friday - SPRING


Happy Spring!

Watercolors, marker (outlines), Uniball pen (Microns don't like to write on watercolor paper!) and colored pencil on Arches paper.

25 comments:

sh3shboona said...

i like the umbrella .. very spring-like :)

carla said...

Wow! That's great rain! I love the patterns on the umbrella - I think I need one just like it:> The border makes it look like a postage stamp...how pretty would that be? Happy Spring!

Lou said...

Very nice! I like the colors you used, very spring and easter-y. Great job on this!

Elia said...

Wonderful Spring Illustration. I love the detail on the umbrella and the illustration as a whole. I didn't have a chance to view your previous illustrations for feet and monster. Wow! they are owesome! Great artwork and story for the monster. I find the reflexology theme very interesting! You made an excellent creative choice for feet. Good Job!

Michele said...

Beautiful illustration. The unbrella reminds me of a quilt.

Cindy said...

I like the way you incorporated the April Showers and Romance into one very springtimey picture.

TXArtcGal said...

This is fantastic! I love the coloring...and, it is perfect for springtime!! Hmmm...I wonder what they're doing underneath the umbrella? LOL!

isay said...

i like everything about it esp. the idea of having to share an umbrella with somebody. you have done a great job with the rain.

it has been raining here also for days now and your illustration makes my heart glad and reminished some young puppy love of mine experience.

Jaimie said...

Charming! This is the first spring rain illo I've seen. How perfect. Our April has been rainy so far.
Love your style. And I missed your monster somehow last week. I adore it! Now that I have the new firefox I can keep track of bloggers new posts with RSS feed. yay!

Nekbat said...

Love the umbrella.

kg said...

i'm diggin' the detail of all of the different patterns... plus i love that you drew a wing-tipped shoe! de-lovely!

AnastasiaC said...

That is lovely! very nostalgic

Бистра said...

Wonderful work.

Alina Chau said...

THis is lovely!! BEautiful style, soo sweet ... you capture the mood and emotion of a fresh spring raining day!

ValGalArt said...

This reminds me of Alice in Wonderland on a walk with her secret admirer, a very dapper dude by the way! Wonderful with an air of spring mystery!

aoisart said...

This illustration is so sweet! I've missed this sweet subject!

The Tart said...

Amy, this is so romantic. Sigh, you know me. I hear a sweet song playing here... something from Sound of Music.

Lovely!

Smooch,
The Tart

AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful! It really gives that Springtime feeling. Also, always love when elements are hidden - either by breaking the picture plane or by having an umbrella cover it up- it allows the viewer more participation in the piece.
Thanks for your comment on the Curlychicken/pigeon.

Trevor Pitt said...

Fantastic illo Amy. You have a wonderful sense of design. I love the retro appeal to this piece. The colors are quite fitting to the spring subject matter as well....

I'm going to stop typing now because I'm starting to sound like a stuffy newspaper art critic. Awesome job, keep it up!

albina said...

Amy! What a wonderful illo! Love the feet and the feeling of romance. Glad I got to see it.

steve said...

Excellent job here. I really like the patterns and angle of the umbrella here--you just gave me a great idea for my art students! I find this to be sort of romantic too, in a very innocent way. Great work!

Marie-Dom said...

I love it! Romantic and intimate!
MD

tiffinix said...

Oh I missed this one! It is gorgeous - I wish you made cards or postcards. It would be perfect! Gorgeous - the patterns on the umbrella! YUM!

Roz Foster said...

Romantic! A precious illustration. I missed this last time around. Yes, like Carla, the border made me think of what a gorgeous postage stamp this would make.

Native Canadian said...

This is a great illustration. The colour and movement are lovely. Great job!