Saturday, October 20, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Grow"

©Kathleen Rietz

51 comments:

  1. Awesome Kate! The boy's expression is precious! What a perfect IF submission!

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  2. this is so cute, i do it with my class of 5 year olds, measuring them early and then later in the school year. they enjoy it so much.

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  3. i agree...his expression is great. so hopeful. this illustration fits the theme so perfectly.

    teri

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  4. Just wonderful !! I see we were on the same wavelength.

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  5. Love it! I had this idea as well. :) I agree, the boy's expression is perfect.

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  6. What a sweet illo! I love his expression!!!! Nicely done.

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  7. ohhh!!!!!!! lovvvve this kathleen! wonderful piece. :)))

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  8. I hope 6 and a half is his age and not his height !(unless he loves basketball)

    :)

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  9. Beautifully drawn and rendered, Kate. The child's face is adorable.

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  10. Really nice :D Argh
    I was thinkin on the same for this week IF
    Argh I have to think more!
    :D
    ciao

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  11. This is so lovely, I love his cute little expression, just perfect !

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  12. lol wonderful illo. reminds me of my son when he was young. he always wanted me to measure how tall he had grown each day. finally i told em i'd measure him and his sister every new years day. they use to bring me my tape measure when it was time, just to remind me.

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  13. Thanks everyone!

    MD - that is a really sweet memory. I remember loving to line up to be measured as a child - especially for the couple of years I was taller than my brother. : )

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  14. Awwww they are cuuute. I especially like the doggie. My parents did that for us too. It is a strange thing to grow up.

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  15. You've done a beautiful job on this! He can't wait to see how tall he is! Even poochie feels his excitement :) Great, kate!

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  16. So cute! I like how he is missing a tooth too! They just want to grow up! I was thinking the other day how I sometimes forget how old I am, but my kids always know exactly how old they are!

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  17. Adorable. I like that the years are numbered rather than the inches. So, how old is the puppy?

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  18. Oh so cute! His expression is priceless and the dog's happy face is the perfect addition.

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  19. Kids are so excited to see how much they grow! This illustration is gorgeous!

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  20. grat idea and illo - what kid didn't get excited about growing even a smidgen!

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  21. Very inspired illustration!

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  22. Absolutely Adorable. Love the palette!

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  23. This is perfect for grow. It gives me the warm fuzzies :D

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  24. Happy and Lovely, you use some beautiful flowers - Great

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  25. What a perfect concept for this topic. What a cutie pie he is! And his little doggie too!

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  26. Ha ha! This is great Kate! That little boy's expression is simply priceless!

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  27. Your illustration is adorable! I love the expressions on both the boy and his dog. Too cute!

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  28. Really beautiful, Kate...colours and composition...its a pleasure coming to your blog!

    Kisses

    Ester

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  29. it's a very nice illo. And the boy is very cute with his missing tooth!

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  30. Hey this is delightful!!! Really wonderful and expressive. Thanks for all your comments too.

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  31. This awakens a beautiful memory: When I was about thirteen, my family and I went back to a place we used to go to on vacation when I was just a baby and my siblings weren't even born yet. We looked into the window and saw that the marks my parents had made right beside the door, saying 'julia, 1 1/2 years', or '2 years' were still there. The owners had left them all those years which made me fell a little special.
    Thank you for this beautiful and touching illustration.
    (ps: the 'big hip' joke has yet to be matched. I'm thinking about it.)

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  32. That's so cute! But he's either a giant at almost 7 feet, or a pixie at almost 7 inches!

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  33. very cute illustration! :)

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  34. i like the perspective.

    Happy Halloween to you.

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  35. Just adorable. Love your art work. Best wishes to you Kate.

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  36. Hehehe.....now that is too cute... great job, kathleen!!! awesome work.

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  37. Oh what a sweet style! I love the round faces and the sweet dog. I like the feel of all of it.

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  38. This is sooo cuuuuuteeee!!!! My favorite part is his missing tooth!

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  39. Kathleen- you are first rate! Excellent work!

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  40. Nice illustration. Great hand! I like the expression on the boy's face. All-around great work!

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  41. Oh this is wonderful!!! Look at that boys expression! Love it... and love the fact that he is missing a tooth. :o)

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  42. Well that's just about the sweetest face ever!

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  43. Adorable little boy and cute dog too. Love your work.

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  44. Ohhh that is soooo cute! His little face is lite up.....just like a child when they are happy like that! Wonderful job! *HUGS*

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  45. So joyful and beautifully executed!

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