Monday, June 25, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Camouflage"

This illustration for this week's theme was inspired by the photo I posted below it. I was taking photos in my garden and nearly overlooked the daddy-long-legs chilling out on a boxwood shrub. It blended in pretty well with some of the colors in the branches. © Kathleen Rietz© Kathleen Rietz I have also been inspired lately by the beautiful illustrations of nature on biologist/botanist Joan Yoshioka's blog. You can see her blog here http://drawingonnature.blogspot.com

42 comments:

  1. Wonderful work of art. I love all the different shades of green. I hope you had a great weekend.

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  2. This is very nice. I like your photographs. I love the picture you made of your Dad, it's precious. Thanks for stopping by.
    P.S. I am not patient at all, in fact, I am quite impatient. I just love to draw details. They are fun :-)))

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  3. Wow, your level of detail is impressive! I love the way you brought out the spider even more than the photo. Great work!

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  4. beautiful work, Kathleen. The detail is impressive and your concept for the theme this week is brilliant!

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  5. Great photo and the drawing is even better! Even not-so-cute creatures can be beautiful! Thank you for your nice comments :)
    - Kelly

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  6. Oh! I know this spider!
    Is your spider!
    She still living in your garden ?..hehehe!
    Beautifull illo!

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  7. Nice choice of subjets for the illo Kathleen, you almost make a spder look cute:)

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  8. Great idea for this topic, I love the feel of it. Hope this is a great week for you! :-)

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  9. Amazing work, the detail is brilliant.

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  10. WOW!! Getting caught up here and thoroughly enjoying your posts--the sketches, phoos, and illos!!

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  11. A "Knocked Out" picture Kathleen! (That's like "KO'd" and it's good!

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  12. ... a little shiver because I'm not a spidery person, but she (or he) is beautiful. Love the shades of rich greens. My most favourite drawing on your blog is the childhood geese. They seem to have wheels. What a great idea.

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  13. Sorry to hear about your injury and hope you're feeling better! I love your photos and this entry is lovely.

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  14. it would drive me nuts to paint all those little green details...

    congrats...

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  15. Wonderful...excellent textures (I love the waxy leaves)!

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  16. Truly beautiful, Kate. I can see why you missed him at the first sight.

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  17. Great illo!! I really love it!!

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  18. What a wonderful drawing, I love the soft green shades.Very very nice.

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  19. Wow! That was my first reaction when I saw your drawing! I especially love the way you used reds and blues as well as greens. So cool.

    Mahalo Nui Loa for the wonderfully kind words Kathleen. I admire your talents so much so your mentioning my blog means a great deal to me. Thanks, you absolutely made my day!! :)

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  20. beautiful kate! Such delicacy in the spider. I go out of my way not to harm these guys! I also love your latest people sketches. Very nice!

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  21. muy excellente...your blends are wonderful, as well the composition - nature can be hard to improve on when it comes to inspiration!

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  22. lovely shade on shade work here.. and tricky too...
    Excellent job...

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  23. Wow, this is really fantastic! :)

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  24. Wow... beautiful work! Good job!! :)

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  25. ths is a beautiful piece!

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  26. Glad to see you're healing up a bit. This piece is lovely. Even prettier than the photo.

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  27. Yah, Daddy Longlegs! Beautiful depiction!

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  28. Gorgeous! Of course, I expect nothing less from you. :)

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  29. i like the texture! beautiful piece of artwork.

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  30. Ooooh! Very nice. I love the colors!

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  31. Really nice! I love nature. Endless inspiration. I recently saw a new bug, and need to track down a picture of it.

    A good bug resource is...

    htpp://www.whatsthatbug.com

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