Tuesday, October 28, 2008

When do you STOP?



These illustrations are for the children's yoga book I am illustrating, "The ABC's of Yoga for Kids" by author Teresa Anne Power. The book is meant to be instructional, so the focus needs to be on the poses in each case. But...since the book is for little children (ages 4 - 8 mainly), I want to make it cute and appealing. I felt this illustration needed a little something more, but I did not want to compromise the main focus, which is the child imitating the frog's stance. So I brought a few elements into the scene that would add interest and color without taking the focus off of the characters.

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for visiting!

    Fantastic work on this blog, as well as your moleskine blog. You have great control of watercolor.

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  2. HI Kathleen...this look fab!!! I love it and the cute frog...the attention remains on the pose...and the colors are just perfect...

    Hugs
    Diana

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  3. ... and it's perfect! I love the dragonflies they make it so playful Kate. Kids will love this! :o)

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  4. The dragonflies are a perfect touch! Good call!

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  5. Not too much, just enough...Perfect additions!

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  6. looks great Kate, I don't think the dragonflies detract at all. Loooove the swan pose too. What a fun book to illustrate for!

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  7. Excellent as usual, Kate! The publisher and book author are lucky you are the artist. Your interpretations are brilliant. Definitely appealing to children-- and adults. ;-D

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  8. These yoga illustrations are turning out really nice. I agree, I did not notice the changes at first; sometimes the small details really make a piece great.

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  9. i think they are both good, but I really love the little dragonflies! And a warm sunshine! Sweet.

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  10. I think the dragonflies are the perfect addition. It adds to the composition without losing the focus on the pose. very nicely done. I can't wait till it is in print

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  11. That's perfect. The sun ties them in and the dragonflies add just a hint of movement! Shu-weet!

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  12. I think your additions turned out perfect! I love it!

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  13. Hi Kathleen,

    I have visited your website often in the past and absolutely LOVE your work. Very inspiring. So glad to find that you have a blog! I'll visit often. :o) Love the yoga frog illustration. :o) Amy

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  14. It is hard to know when to stop. I think the elements you added did the job. You do nice work.

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