Aaawww... this is so cute! Really nice mood. (thanks for the comment too, my Dad will be stoked!)
Hey I forgot to ask... what did you do this with?
wooo i love this, the drawing and soft colors look dreamy. theres nothing like laying in the grass and gazing at the stars!
Hi Honor! Thanks for the compliment!I try to do an illustration specifically for IF every Friday, but I am late this week. So this is just a quick sketch with pen & ink and Pantone markers (all ranges of grey tones) on ivory sketchbook paper. As simple as it is, I think working with pen & ink and neutral greys sets a nice mood. Look at my post for Gravity...I used the same method. Sometimes I like to get back to the basics.
great idea. nicely illustrated and i love the puppy!
Awww... how sweet. I love looking at the stars too. And Winston's favorite time to take a walk was just when the stars and the lightning bugs would light up the night.And much good success with your new venture. I am not a good scrapbooker and kits like yours would make a world of difference !
That is lovely. :)I love the muted tranquil colors you worked with as well.
This is has a nice, soft mood and I love you way you used the ink for Orion :)
This is so sweet, love the dog. I'm glad honor asked your method. That's always so interesting.
One of my favorite memories as a kid was lying on the grass and looking at the stars. . .or clouds. Cute illustrations. They are so adorable together. I love beagles. One of my favorite book as a kid was Barney Beagle.
What a sweet illustration. I just love that cute dog!!! Beautiful work, as always.
very nice illo,very sweet,i like it
this is lovely. nice subtle colours.
Awww..this is just how Emma (my dog) lies with me in bed! Adorable illo :)
Lolo- Mine, too! This illustration was definitely taken from life experience. :)
I'd like to be stretched out on that hill with them. A totally warm and restful feeling I get looking at this. Love the style and love the beagle; his paws, and those ears. Fine piece of work!
this is soo laid back and fun to look at.
Wow,this is really nice! Subtle, sweet, scientifically accurate...what more could one ask?
I love your colors in this. Really nice and unexpected. Orion is my favorite too!Do you have a Mac? If you have OS X, you can download the "Starry Nights" widget which gives you a quick star map for the day and time for your area. Free and totally cool. Check it out!
Very nice work!
I really like the mood of your illustration. And the dog is so cute. I also like the idea of using shades of grey.It's funny but I "discovered" Orion only this year - for the first time I was able to identify the 3 stars that make the belt and I don't really know how I could miss them before.
Digital Scott -- Yep, I have a Mac! Thanks for the tip. I so love looking at the stars and planets. Venus was very visible here last week, and it was near the moon which was just a sliver in the sky. Love it! Thanks!!
This is so dreamy! It makes me feel like I'm lying there looking at the stars. What a really wonderful illustration:>
oh, these two are sooo sweet. love their soft weightiness... their expressions... the pups soft drapey ears... the entire mood of the illo... the palette. very nice!
How peaceful and poignant! Love this!
My cat did this on the couch last night and I had to laugh!
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The ink blots are brilliant, and I love the soft purple...cute doggy too!
I wish that was me. I'm glad you shared your know how with us, I'm new to these mediums. I've always used a #2 pencil and now I'm starting to get the hang of the Prismacolor pencils and markers.Thanks for the comment.
I wish i were there,I have, been there! ... Pretty soon the weather here will be nice again and I will take a few moments to relive this experience . nice value drawing, soft feelings. Great job
How peaceful and nice...I just want to go to inside of this illustration!
It's a lovely illustration, such a sweet mood to it and the subtlety of the colours is brilliant.
Very sweet. Wish I had the time to just look at the world go by. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I appreciate them very much.
Orion is my favorite too... great illo..
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