Monday, August 06, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Missing"

"M"is for "missing". And....monsters.©Kathleen Rietz
I'm not going to claim I created this illustration for Illustration Friday, nor s-t-r-e-t-c-h my explanation to try and make it fit the topic. I honestly do not have time for IF again this week. But I just finished this illustration for an SCBWI Illustrators Network Gallery Show which will run all of October 2007 in Chesterton, IN. This is a show which will exhibit children's book illustrations. I have 2 pieces in the show ("Morning Visit" & "Symphony In The Pond"), in addition to this illustrated letter "M", which I created for a silent auction. The entire alphabet will be illustrated by various children's book illustrators.

38 comments:

  1. Ohhh how wonderfully creative. I love it!
    *HUGS*

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  2. Very cute. You are an inspiration.

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  3. Oh my, what a deliciously fun illustration - so very cute!! This gave me an occasion to look through other posts on your site - WOW, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work!! Glad I came across your site - I will be back!!

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  4. Aww..thanks y'all! You brightened my day! : )

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  5. Oh, this is gorgeous, what a delightful letter "M" illusration! Very creative and fun, I love those cuddly monsters!

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  6. Wow, it's fabulous K and just fine for the topic!

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  7. Marvelous!
    Magnificent!
    Magical!
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  8. Lovely like always... but do you have one for the letter R by chance? ;)

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  9. oooh beautifully done! if you could just do a lovely "E" to go with this (surrounded by, um.... earthworms? emus? elevators?) we'd have my initials :)

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  10. This is absolutely wonderful, Kate! Your creatures are so adorable!

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  11. your work is WONDERFUL kathleen! :))

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  12. Aw Kathleen! You know I love monsters and it is such a pleasure to see you drawing them. You have such a great style. This would look awesome in a book. xo

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  13. Your illustrated letter is fabulous! I LOVE IT!!!! Hope you are doing well my friend. Take care,
    Deb

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  14. It's excellent Kathleen! Your work is fun, inspiring,uplifting and cool!

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  15. I really need to get to more SCBWI seminars. This is fabulous! I'm a sucker for shy, cuddly monsters :)

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  16. The characters in this illustration are awesome. I love all the subtle textures you were able to get also.

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  17. Sweet Kate, thanks for the birthday song!! You're the first one to "sing it" to me this year :)

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  18. very cool your stuff is in an SCBWI show.

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  19. It is wonderful, Kathleen, and shows so much imagination and delightful fun.

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  20. I'm so glad you shared this with us! It's wonderful! I wish the monsters that I used to imagine as a child looked as cute as these... I probably would have looked forward to my nightmares! Thanks for visiting me in my new "home." :> carla

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  21. AUGH!
    This is great! I love this....
    ABC books are great. I once did one as a project. it was not this nice! Wonderful, everything...

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  22. wonderfully zanieness

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  23. Way to go with the show Kate!! No need for explaination here--glad you submitted this. Looks like I'm missing out on a great time (makes me wish I was a little monster).

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  24. Beautiful , thanks for sharing, you are indeed an inspiration !

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  25. Cutest monsters I've ever seen! I love your work!

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  26. This is so fun and cute!

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  27. it's fun, beautiful and colorful. i like the texture, too.

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  28. Kate, I really wish I could come the exhibit. I would really love to see your work in person!

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  29. beautiful illustration, very creative! :)

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  30. I'll forgive you that your rationale is missing something because the work is so great! I'm a sucker for alphabet illustrations, and your monsters are awesome! Good work K to the R. Sounds like your fans are demanding an entire alphabet!

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  31. great characters in this.. it made me smile.. nice piece of work!

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  32. wow awesome work, your illustrations are so nice. i'll be back soon. :D

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  33. M is for Mega Monster Mayhem! Beautiful colors and fun illustration Kathleen! Glad you submitted this. Wish we could see your others (BIG HINT)! :)

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  34. Thanks, Joan. But the letter "M" was the only one I had to illustrate. I do think it would be fun to some day illustrate the entire alphabet...I LOVE illustrated alphas!

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  35. This looks great. I love it and I love that it includes your signature Bee!!

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  36. I'm slow to see this, but wanted to chime in and let you know that I think ist's just so perfect!

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