Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Garden"

©Kathleen Rietz
I did this one a while ago, but it fits the theme so well and that ladybug was always such a jokester! I thought I might revisit this garden today..

38 comments:

  1. Woooow, great characters, and very nice color choices. I love it.

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  2. Oh Kate this is one of my all time favorites. I just love those bugs!

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  3. OMG Kate, this is so fantastic! Their expressions are so sweet, you could just eat 'em up!! Love the flower faces too, your entire illustration is too faboo!!

    I'm so bummed about tomorrow, I just needed this weekend for the submits, then next I'd be free!! Something always comes up! Grrrrr!!

    a : )

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  4. I love this, the colors are so nice and the lettering is beautiful. It is lovely to look at!

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  5. I LOVE this one!! It's a favorite of mine. Those 2 are just having so much fun.

    I love all of your sketches in the previous posts too. I've been away from the blog world lately and was so surprised at all the posts that I've missed. Great work as always Kate!

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  6. Hi Kate,

    As usual, your illos are joyful and inspiring! I hope you are doing well and life is happy. I'm still working with my online portfolio while trying to keep up with work. Spent a week visiting my family on the east coast.

    I'm still taking a break from blogging but wanted to let you know you are not forgotten.

    be well ~Michelle

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  7. I like that ladybug!! What great curlies you have going on in this one. ;-)

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  8. Hi Kathleen....

    I love this piece...I have always had a thing for cute lady bugs and bees...and these characters are the cutest ever!!!

    Thanks for the smiles....

    Hugs
    Diana

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  9. Haha!! What a great illo Kate. Been a while since I've seen this style from you!

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  10. This is just so joyous and carefree - colour, composition, everything - that you feel cheerful just looking at it!

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  11. ooh what a wonderful happy, shining illo! different from your usual style, but i like it! no, love it!

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  12. Instead of a "secret garden" this appears to be a "telling secrets garden!" Very sweet illo, Kate!

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  13. One of my favorites! Too cute!

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  14. Sooooo cute! I just love the personality that is in all of your illustrations. So cheerful and full of life.

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  15. Oh wow, look at the details on the ladybug! This is such a happy theme. That bee will make an agelast smile.

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  16. Cute and appealing. Love the poses! And expressions!

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  17. Love the work. Feel so happy happy joy joy. Love the way colours are used. :)

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  18. Very, very cute! Sweet and joyful expressions! It feels like SPRING!

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  19. Bee-lightful! I mean delightful or ladybuglishious... Wonderful piece Kathleen!

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  20. Oh, I was hoping you'd use one of our ladybugs! I remember this one and I still love it! I've missed all your sketches... I'll be back later to check them out.

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  21. This is so cute. I love the little faces on the bugs and flowers. Very fun and whimsical!

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  22. Hehe, this is one of the first illustrations I saw of yours. The characters are always so full of emotions. This one always makes me chuckle. :)

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  23. Lovely cute scene, charming characters :)

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  24. Such cute bugs. Great as always.

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  25. Oh, this is completely precious! The colors are so warm and rich, and the whole feeling is fun and joyful!

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  26. adorable...makes me giggle too, just like Miss Ladybug.

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  27. I love the feeling of happiness and friendship you've rendered here...great colours too!

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  28. this is so great. love the idea! and the flowers with faces add to the jollyness (if that's a word!) well done!

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  29. this just makes me want to giggle.
    Love it!

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  30. adorable, as always... the bee's expression and stance is priceless.
    teri

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  31. This is really well done Kate. Great expressions and line. And of course, sense of humor.

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  32. very happy piece, lovely

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  33. Hey, Kate, great job on Garden, I like the way you link the type with the flow of the images. Cool/

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