Friday, April 04, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Save"

©Kathleen Rietz
Grandma is saving those calories for fresh apple pie tonite. Her workout buddies will then become her dessert buddies!
This week's illustration is dedicated to fellow blogger Roberta Baird, whose suggestions made this illustration even bettter!
Another sketchbook entry this week. I would love to start taking my illustrations to color again. But it is nice to have a lot of paying jobs right now. I'll find time for color again. It's just nice to be able to squeeze in some sketching time (even if it is in the middle of the night!).

38 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work! I'm going to check up tons to see all ur
    gr8t works of art!

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  2. Interesting that all the really good illustrations are done by dog lovers!
    Connie (=granny with rescue dog)

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  3. Oh thanks so much Kate! I'm honored. And yes... you've got it just right. Exercise it best when done with friends!

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  4. just wonderful...and I love how the little doggie is helping.

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  5. great! love the concept!

    www.caracarmina.blogspot.com

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  6. Kate - I love this! The little doggie reminds me of my Paco; he is always jumping on my back like that. :) Adorable!! I love your sketches!

    Teresa
    xo

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  7. Hee, hee, hee... wonderful Kate!! Love the Chiguagua! You have the pose just right! Too too too cute :o)

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  8. I want to say thank you for inspiring me through you wonderful article "The Art of Networking: Why I Blog". I have spent most of my afternoon since reading your article, browsing your blog and illustrations, as well as following many of your links.
    I am excited about setting up my own blog and networking. You are correct that while technology is great in expanding an artists reach, it does lack the personal connections.

    PS I love your mermaid and baby brother illustrations, my top faves... just beautiful!

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  9. i love all the "helpers!"
    nice work.
    your new website is definitely shaping up nicely too! :)

    teri

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  10. So cute! And I thought doing those exercises worked before eating pie :)

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  11. Princess Tomato took the words out of my mouth about the adorable little helpers. I do love the way you draw that chihuahua! (My little one had a seizure tonight)
    This is a wonderful drawing, everyone cheering on Grandma!

    Thanks for your comments about the bowerbird. I'be be a Mrs. Bower too if I were a bird! And those darn spammer guys keep showing up on my posts as soon as I post it. Ugh! I may have to do these letter things. So annoying, those folks.

    have a great weekend!

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  12. Kate, you continue to be my inspiration! These characters are adorable, especially that little boy! And of course, little Bo-Bo.

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  13. oh Kate, it's adorable!! i save my calories too, and trade them, for cake! exercise is more fun with friends!!

    nice work, and good for you with the assignments! i owe you an email! i'm so behind!!

    a : )

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  14. Love it, think I'll go do a few sit-ups myself right now:)

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  15. You Go Granny! Great illustration, Kate.

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  16. I truly love your sketches !

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  17. I love this beautiful family picture where everyone involved with passion and affection to help grandmother.

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  18. This is such a darling illustration. I like its progression from the previous below.

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  19. Love the addition of the doggie in the back. That really is the part that draws you into the story. Awesome linework.

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  20. Grandma and her buddies are just too cute! I love the happy little helpful pets too.

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  21. the little dog helping is the cutest part! very cool illo :)

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  22. Such a cute idea! beautiful illustration!

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  23. Such a cute idea! Lovely illustration!

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  24. Fresh apple pie sounds pretty wonderful -- after that workout, grandma may be tempted not to share! This is really cute.

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  25. This is wonderful, and it totally reminds me of my dogs when I exercise...They get so excited and interested, they really want to know what I am up to :) Love it!

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  26. You're Great Kate! I always find comfort for my eyes in your sketches!

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  27. Kate this is too cute! Your website looks great!

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  28. This is so delightful. The words "apple pie" have my mouth watering!

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  29. I have always been a fan of your kids. . .but this Grandma is just adorable. Good for her to save those calories!

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  30. Lovely illustration! The chihuahua helping out is such a nice touch!

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  31. I know what you mean about getting your sketching in late at night. Your sketches are so gorgeous on their own. They almost don't need color... but then when you do, oh wow!

    Cute idea, Roberta is right, exercise is best done with friends. Seems a little less like work... and then there is dessert!

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  32. Could she save some calories for me too?
    Lovely drawing.

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  33. How I love your drawings!

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  34. Wonderful illustration! Nice expressions and a great 'family' feel. It reminds me of the Family Circle cartoons where the humor was situational and pertaining to family life.

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