Friday, March 28, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Homage"

©Kathleen Rietz
Paying homage to childhood...
It is said that, as artists, every piece of art we create is a self portrait. I can definitely say this illustration is "me". Regardless of my age on the outside, I am still this girl dancing on my bed with my dog and making lots of noise.
I am still working out some of the details in the bed and overall proportions, but I hope to take this to color in the future.

43 comments:

  1. Never grow old! That's what I say. I love your art so much Kate. Great illustration!!

    Teresa

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  2. aren't they having so much fun !!! this is wonderful....

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  3. pardon me, i must go jump on my bed now!

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  4. Honoring your childhood keeps the child awake in you. It shows! Wonderful depictions of the young tender spirits. Sweet...

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  5. very funny, nice idea and draw.

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  6. aahh yes to be Peter Pan! i love the dogs legs and the little girl is wonderful!!!

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  7. LOL! I was just jumping on my bed the other day with Kanoe! I can just see you doing this too. I hope we never lose our childhood and enjoy seeing the world through the eyes of kids. It will keep us young. I love the motion in this drawing! So fun!

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  8. I love the flying socks and messy drawers! Just like kids of that age! Really cute!

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  9. My favorite part is the flying socks too! :D

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  10. Kate your sketches are always so perfect! How on earth do you do that?

    Love the pattern on her pj's. This is such a happy illustration. Purrrfect Woofer!

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  11. I don't know who is having more fun, the little girl, the dog or me enjoying your illos.

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  12. great composition and a lot of fun.

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  13. Fun, Kate! Your illustrations are mini stories with powerful meaning. From the heart--art. Love it!

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  14. This is so much fun! I remember when my kids were little, I loved watching them jumping on the bed, even though I know many of my friends thought it was not a good thing to do! Thanks for bringing back that wonderful memory! Your line work has wonderful energy and you've captured the feeling of that joy of jumping.

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  15. You are truly a wonderful illustrator. Such joy!

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  16. Awesome, meticulous drawing. Can't wait to see the color version.

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  17. So sweet. May I join you in jumping?

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  18. You have a wonderful illustration style. Oh the fun of jumping on your bed until your socks fly off! Great work.

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  19. Beautifully drawn, really wonderful illustration. I'll love to see it in color, but even as a sketch it is full of life and movement. I see you too had a great friend to play with as a child. :-)

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  20. Cute, fun and free... excellent work Kate!!

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  21. Hi Kate, this is truly beautiful. Your work always makes me smile which is a wonderful thing to do! Thanks.

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  22. This is such a sweet post, it makes me miss my childhood...love your homage!

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  23. Great scene. Always a fan of your wonderful drawings and characters :)

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  24. What fun!! Makes me want to go jump on the bed right now. I'm just a big kid too!

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  25. What a joyful illustration. BTW, your copyright statement is real cute, but I think you can't threaten those sneaker with Sunshine's big smile.

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  26. Wow! So vibrant scene! Great as always, Kate!

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  27. I love seeing your work in progress! And how wonderful to honor the spirit of a young child. Thank you!

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  28. very sweet and funny! wonderful characters!

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  29. cant wait to see the color version. remembers a time like that to.

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  30. this is a wonderful homage...oh how wonderful childhood was and still is...I never act my age...heheh

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  31. Such great movement, I can feel the sensation of jumping as I look at this adorable drawing. It's slamming me back to those good ole days. Sort of like when you hear a certain song or smell.

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  32. great illustration, so full of energy! It brings my childhood memories, too. We used to jump on bed with my sister :)

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  33. What a fun and lively illustration.

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  34. this is TOTALLY a portfolio piece! i lovvve this, kathy! :))

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  35. lovely homage, full of the joys of spring;)

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  36. Hey Kate, very nice drawing. You should put it into your MAGIC colors. Great line drawing that provokes the emotion in the piece

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  37. Awww Kate, you've captured the moment so beautifully! I feel like that's me jumping up and down with a dog by my side. I think everybody has this little girl or boy inside no matter the age. Wonderful!

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  38. talented dog! :)
    fun scene!
    great job.

    :)

    teri

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  39. Keep them coming-I almost like your sketch's better then the finished product!

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  40. This is a beautiful sketch. I can't wait to see the finished painting.

    gigi

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  41. A perfect moment captured....love this!

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