Thursday, February 07, 2008

My Little Mermaid

©Kathleen Rietz
A new illustration inspired by the Illustration Friday prompt "Tales & Legends" (scroll down to see the preliminary sketch).

20 comments:

  1. Oh, she's so beautiful Kate! I love the colors and the flow of the piece! The background really adds to the movement. It is definitely worth checking out the larger version. Such a wonderful feast for the eyes! I'm going back to stare some more. :) Just absolutely gorgeous!

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  2. I agree....absolutely beautiful, Kate!! I love the greens and blues in the background. The design and colour overall is pure delight.

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  3. What a wonderful illustration! I love the composition and concept. It's such a beautifully rendered piece - the colors are perfect! You are so inspirational!

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  4. Wow! Beautiful color!! Great job!

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  5. This illustration makes me want to ditch work for the day and go diving! The colors are amazing and I really like the way her hands(appropriate for a mermaid) look a bit like little starfish. And yes, like Joan said, the movement throughout this piece is captivating. Not only does this piece make me want to go diving, it makes me want to drop what I'm doing, rush home and borrow my son's colored pencils and markers......... and play!

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  6. Wow! She's adorable! I can't get enough.

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  7. Oh, Kate...absolutely beautiful. Three cheers !!!

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  8. Hi Kathleen...

    SHE is so lovely...I love the composition and colours ...you are so talented...the details and texture are amazing...

    I love mermaids...and can't wait till my niece comes over...she will flip out when I show her your blog....

    I laughed at your comment last night about my outfits getting smaller and smaller...lol...I am back to a valentine's day dress...hehehe

    Have a great night...and can't wait to see more...

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  9. Absolutely, extraordinarily beautiful! Bravo!

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  10. Yep she turned out perfect! I knew she would. Love those eyelashes!

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  11. Hi Kate: I really like this illustration. Very vivid colors and solid composition. Thanks for your encouragement and warmth comments. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Sheepers, I loved the pencil sketch, and now this! It's just beautiful. I especially love the way the little green fishes are swimming through her lovely red hair.

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  13. Didn't I mention I have a thing for mermaids?? ;-) Very cute.

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  14. ooh this is very lovely. What a happy illustration. I wish I can do something like that. I have a hard time drawing little children.

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  15. Wow kate, this turned out so beautiful. You did a wonderful job with these colors. I love this piece :o)
    And thanks for thinking of me.... You are SO sweet!
    I wish we could meet in one of these conferences one day.

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  16. wow! the wonderful sketch turned out into a beautiful piece. i enjoyed seeing your student's work too, they're amazing.

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  17. Absolutely beatiful colors, Kate!
    Your style is always poetic!
    Besos,
    Cata

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