Monday, March 26, 2007

Illustration Friday - "I Spy"

© kathleen rietz
I spy Orion! Orion is my favorite constellation.
(Illustration dedicated to Ginger, who loves her Beagle)

35 comments:

  1. Aaawww... this is so cute! Really nice mood. (thanks for the comment too, my Dad will be stoked!)

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  2. Hey I forgot to ask... what did you do this with?

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  3. wooo i love this, the drawing and soft colors look dreamy. theres nothing like laying in the grass and gazing at the stars!

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  4. 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.

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  5. great idea. nicely illustrated and i love the puppy!

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  6. 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 !

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  7. That is lovely. :)
    I love the muted tranquil colors you worked with as well.

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  8. This is has a nice, soft mood and I love you way you used the ink for Orion :)

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  9. This is so sweet, love the dog. I'm glad honor asked your method. That's always so interesting.

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  10. 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.

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  11. What a sweet illustration. I just love that cute dog!!! Beautiful work, as always.

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  12. very nice illo,very sweet,
    i like it

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  13. this is lovely. nice subtle colours.

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  14. Awww..this is just how Emma (my dog) lies with me in bed! Adorable illo :)

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  15. Lolo- Mine, too! This illustration was definitely taken from life experience. :)

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  16. 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!

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  17. this is soo laid back and fun to look at.

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  18. Wow,this is really nice! Subtle, sweet, scientifically accurate...what more could one ask?

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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!!

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  22. This is so dreamy! It makes me feel like I'm lying there looking at the stars. What a really wonderful illustration:>

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  23. 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!

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  24. How peaceful and poignant! Love this!

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  25. My cat did this on the couch last night and I had to laugh!

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  27. The ink blots are brilliant, and I love the soft purple...cute doggy too!

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  28. 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.

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  29. 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

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  30. How peaceful and nice...I just want to go to inside of this illustration!

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  31. It's a lovely illustration, such a sweet mood to it and the subtlety of the colours is brilliant.

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  32. 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.

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  33. Orion is my favorite too... great illo..

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