Saturday, March 01, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Leap"

©Kathleen Rietz
I am sort of on this little sketching kick lately...sketching boys and their dogs. If you have ever had a new puppy, you know how ready they are to leap up and nip your nose at any moment.
See the color version HERE and let me know which you like better..

33 comments:

  1. wonderfully beautiful illustration

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  2. I love this picture, especially the sepia-type colour.

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  3. This is so charming! The soft shading really helps to convey the loving mood, and the expression of the puppy is perfect.

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  4. Oh gosh, Kate, this is beautiful!!!
    I LOVE his hair.

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  5. Very sweet Kate! They are both adorable!! :)

    Teresa

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  6. Kate, that is adorable! You should color this one. Or, submitting it as black and white is fine too. It looks finalized for your portfolio as is. Love the little heart spots on the puppy's back and wonderful hair on the boy.

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  7. what a sweet pair...and look at the little heart shaped spots on the puppy....awwwww....

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  8. Oh, this is adorably precious (is that even a word???) I love those heart shaped spots on the little puppy! Great illo!

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  9. Oh My Gosh Kate! See!!! This is what I'm saying.. your stuff is great!

    I looooooovvveee this.. Look at this boy's tender face! And the puppy with the heart shaped spots!!!

    I really think you should try to have a portfolio only with B&W pieces.. they are so incredible soft and sweet. And there is something very charming about the grey tones and the sepias you always use. I'm sure ADs would love to wee a whole portfolio of these illustrations!

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  10. Oh look at his little heart spots!! This is adorable Kate. And don't forget how wonderful puppy breath is! You've surely captured bliss in this illustration :-)

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  11. I love the shading on this, Kate, really exquisite!

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  12. How adorable! Love them both, Kate!

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  13. The tenderness in all of your drawings is so evident, especially in this one. Both the boy and his little pup are adorable! I also love that your drawings illustrate the wonderful diversity of our world! It is a quality that always draws me to your work. :)

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  14. The look of love just leaps between that cute boy and adorable dog.

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  15. awww! love this soft little illo and the CUTE puppy!

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  16. They are both so huggable!
    Really cute.

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  17. :D, lovely lovely puppy. I like how you draw the boy's hair too.

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  18. Kate, he's just lovely...This soft style of yours is so endearing!!
    Take care!

    a : )

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  19. Hello Kate,love your work & thankyou for your encouraging remarks.Especially like your dogs & I have never seen Honor climb a tree in my entire life but she"s a good kid nonetheless.

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  20. Awww i like the sketching!Really lovely and its.. i don't know what to say the shading is nice. pretty. :) I just wish i can do that.

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  21. gorgeous, just gorgeous !

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  22. So sweet Kate. There's a real warmth and softness in your sketches. I could see a whole series of these--you're on to something I think!

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  23. they are so sweet, the way they look at each other... I love the boys eyes and hair.

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  24. I'm usually going to vote for the non-color pieces just because there is something great about a solid work that pulls off without it...but I have to say I really like the pop of the colored one!

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  25. What an amazing sketch... the richness of your shading and delicate detail. Such strong work.

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  26. I really love this -- it reminds me of my two dogs (I got them as pups), and one of them was lost and found again recently. Great work.

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  27. ohh i luv both!! simply beautiful!

    i also did a bw illo for this topic but the colors were not exactly done by hand.. hehe..

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  28. This is beautiful Kathleen - so soft and warm. I must admit though I like the colour one better. you've kept the tones soft and yet it really jumps out at you. just beautiful!

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