Friday, January 11, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Stitch"

This is a portion of a painting I did for a giftware company when I was freelancing on a weekly basis for them back in 1992. That was back when P.O.P. was designed and painted by hand, and work was hand delivered to the client. I miss that "human" touch from time to time. Now everything is done electonically.

49 comments:

  1. Precious and so darn colorful! I love buttons ;) I know I hope these old ways never disappear!

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  2. Lovely! cute details, colors and light

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  3. love your work! such detail and bright fun colors. neat, neat.

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  4. aaah the good ol' days! i love this, it's beautiful!

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  5. Love the colors Kate! This drawing has such a warm, cozy feeling to it ... I think because of the wooden spool and country feel that is so familiar to me. Really beautiful.

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  6. That must be one soft boiled egg if you can stick a pin in it. ;-) Very nice! And I miss the human touch too.

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  7. So sweet! I love your artwork!!

    Teresa
    xo

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  8. Kate this is just adorable. The colors are great and the detail is truly wonderful!

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  9. quite lovely....the buttons are great and I love the colors....

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  10. Hey- that's really pretty Kate! It has the beautiful warm colors I associate with Easter and Spring...Wow!

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  11. It's really pretty Kate...full of the glow and the colors I associate with Easter and early Spring... Wow!

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  12. So pretty and perfect in more ways than one.

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  13. wonderful piece, kate! i love all the homey cheery details and i absolutely agree with you. it's so nice to see the old schoolie stuff. :))

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  14. Hi Kathleen....lovely work and the colour and texture is divine...

    I will be working on my IF sketch on Saturday....we were out all night enjoying food and family....

    I have a simple Yummy Sketch today as I do some research on a special request ....

    Have a wonderful day!
    Cheers,
    Diana

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  15. So fun, colorful and warm. I love it!!

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  16. Beautiful Kate! I have no idea what I'd do with an offer to do illustrations if they required computer knowledge. They'd have to settle for "by-hand" from me.That's all I know how to do :)

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  17. Great job, Kate! I love the colours and those buttons are so cute!

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  18. Really Lovely!!! Great use of color pencils

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  19. Very sweet! Hey, I have an illustrator friend whose agent makes it a point to tell clients my friend does not do digital...the actual pieces get fed-exed to their offices. The clients are always besides themselves with disbelief! I think you have to be pretty high up on the illo food chain to do things that way anymore though.

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  20. Very pretty! You can always tell when something has your touch...no matter what. :)

    di

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  21. Wow, kate. This has what I called "happy colors". Good choice!

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  22. beautiful kathleen!!
    a : )

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  23. lovely artwork, kathleen!
    yeah.. those were the days.. i had a classmate in photoshop class who paints soo good by hand and he insists that not knowing any technology won't make him sell his work nowadays. even how hard i try to convince him, being twice my age he says otherwise.

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  24. REAlly beautiful and colorful!

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  25. I remember when I used to recreate illustrations over and over again to fit the medium. Oh, I wish those days would come back. We always made so much more money that way, right? Your style is still very recognizeable and bright after all these years.

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  26. Very clever idea. Love the colors.

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  27. beautiful colours! excellent painting :)

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  28. This works perfect Kate!

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  29. Hi Kathleen...

    hope you had a wonderful weekend...
    to start off the week I have finished your warm cup of tea with a nice plate of petite fours...you asked for a small plate but I made enough for the both of us...lol

    Have a great day!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  30. The human touch certainly shines through in this piece. It is gorgeous!

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  31. This is lovely! The colors look really wonderful to me as I watch the snow fall - so vibant and cheerful. I also love your illustration for 100%... I think I'll make a cup of tea! Happy new year!

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  32. So beautiful Kate :o) Your work is always so delicate, love it!

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  33. beautiful and precious color!

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  34. Gorgeous! Whimsical and vibrant yet still manages to be so delicate.

    I sort of miss those days too. I remember doing marker comps, drawing lines to indicate text and cutting ruby. It was an art and it was fun. But I have to admit, it's so much easier to make changes now, with digital design.

    Great submission for "stitch".

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  35. Hi Kathleen...hope your Monday is going well...

    Have a great day!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  36. very sweet! love the colours.

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  37. OH!!! I love this bright and lovely colors.
    Bellissimo!
    Cata

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  38. Loving all the Beautiful bright colors!
    Sandra Evertson

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  39. Hi Kathleen...

    I have an award waiting for you on my blog and a big yummy steak...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  40. wow you are a busy bee! and happy belated 40th.....ahhh to be 40 again hahahaha let me tell you the 40's are fantastic and now I'm 50 it only gets better. Great work young lady and I've become a fan! Myself I just signed a contract for 5 coloring books and two picture books yay!!! I can't wait to see your next installment!

    John

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  41. Lovely piece, there is something to be missed about paper and paint!

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  42. Nice work. It seems a couple of your latest entries have been a little looser and /or less finished than usual. I really like the unpolished look of these newer entries.

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  43. I like this illustration - color and style very harmony. Great work.

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  44. Hello Kate - I know you're very busy, but if you get a spare moment I wondered if you would do me a favor...I am in the process of creating an online portfolio to get a new graphic design position and want to include a piece or two from IF. If any piece stands out for you, please let me know. I want something very professional and creative, as my work at my job hasn't given me the opportunity to "shine". Your artistic eye I trust, but if you don't have time, I fully understand.

    Peace and joy ~Michelle

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  45. Kate, I thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly and sharing your eye and expertise. Your feedback is valuable and I will keep you posted on my progress.

    Good luck on your artful journey!

    ~Michelle

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