Sunday, November 30, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Balloons"

I am busy working on the illustrations for a children's book this weekend, but I had this idea in my head and I wanted to see what it might look like on paper...

©Kathleen Rietz

61 comments:

  1. what a beautiful image! it captures that essence of childhood we struggle to define so well.. great sketch!

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  2. Oh, this is fabulous! I want to see this one in colour!

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  3. Oh, I love this ~ so sweet!

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  4. i love this! it's adorable.

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  5. :O !!
    So cute idea!..love it

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  6. What a great idea... and it looks good on paper too!

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  7. Jú Fuscaldi Rebouças11/30/2008 7:05 AM

    What an amazing work!
    Fantastic idea!

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  8. he he he he he he!!! This is a SCREAM!!! I love it!!! Look at her little face. She's going to be a clown on day I can tell! I am waiting to see how you are going to color this. It's just fabulous! I will be back to see! Thanks so much cause you really made me laugh!

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  9. oh that made me giggle!... great illustration!!!

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  10. just brilliant. I love the whole composition, the expression on the characters face and the sense of movement. Looks fantastic :)

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  11. beautiful draw!!! and great idea

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  12. this will be a terrif illio, kate! loveee the idea! :))

    AND YOU HAVE ALWAYS FREELANCED? right outta school? seriously? WOW.

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  13. This is simply fabulous! OOh we just love it!. What imagination! This is wonderful.

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  14. Great illustration! It has wonderful motion, and the balloon dogs is such a creative idea! Really nicely done!

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  15. Kate this is wonderful!!! Love the idea, the girl and the movement. LOVE IT!!!

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog. This post is so well done!! In fact, your whole blog is just lovely. Great style and colors!

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  17. Love your blog and illustrations!!! Thanks for stopping by.
    Tara

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  18. Fantastic concept Kate! It'll be super in color too. This little girl has winning cuteness! I love her concerned "I hope they don't get away" look :)

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  19. I LOVE it! Great idea - I'm looking forward to seeing it in color.

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  20. very cool idea! and very nicely executed!

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  21. OMG, this is so creative, it knocked my socks off!!! Fabulous!!

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  22. very creative perspective and your characters are always wonderful!

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  23. WOW Kathleen...This is such a clever idea and it turned out just perfect!!! I really love your work...it is always so warm and fun...

    Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  24. lov the expression on her face and i think her dog team is getting the best of her. great idea. very creative

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  25. This is a riot! So wonderfully done and the energy is tremendous!

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  26. AHHHH mazing! All she needs is a sled and an Parka and she could run for office.

    This is darling and I am so glad you took the time to let the idea have its own life outside your head.

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  27. Awww....soo creative and fun!!

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  28. Awesome idea, great execution! Very cute!

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  29. what a super-cute idea. It looks great in black and white but I can't wait to see it in color

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  30. I love it! I think it's one of my all-time faves! So glad you treated us all and put it on paper! :-)

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  31. Really cute - I love it!

    Hope you're doing well.

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  32. Oh, I've been buried this week, and missed many of your posts. Love this piece - how clever!

    Also enjoyed your stamp and the various incarnations of it. It's been years since I've been involved in stamp design. That's a fun venue. (You have fingers in many pies!)

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  33. Super duper cute! And the idea is fantastic!

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  34. That is so awesome...I really love to see a good pencil sketch...and this certainly qualifies...

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  35. I can't wait to view this with color thrown in! How did you ever come up with the idea- it's so orgianal!

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  36. Wonderful illo and great sketch,love your style

    I tagged you on my blog

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  37. Awwwww! I love it! So imaginative! Great movement too!

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  38. This is so original & creative Kate!
    Take care in midst of business:)

    There is a giveaway challenge just on from 1/12/08 to 8/12/08. Please drop by when you are free!

    http://yoonsee.blogspot.com/2008/12/1st-giveaway-challenge.html

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  39. Oh this is such a nice drawing. I love the movement and expression of the little girl. The take on balloon is so unique and clever. Love it!

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  40. Oh my gosh, I so, so, sooooo love this! The whimsy is fantastic!!!

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  41. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    Barbara

    http://www.ipodepot.info

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  42. Loveky kate!! its so sweet! =)

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  43. What a wonderful idea! And I love the expression on her face.

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  44. Really fun idea and illustration. Very creative thinking going on inside of you. Keep it up. Congrats on your book deal.

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  45. love the idea, Kate! also love your moleskin journal - beautiful work!

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  46. Excellent idea and stuff!!

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  47. Perfect sketch! I love the movement in the piece, and her cute hair.

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  48. wonderful - her expression is so sweet!

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  49. great idea!! Who would think to have a girl walk dog balloons?? not me but you!! fantastic!

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  50. Brilliant take on the theme, Kate! This is a powerful and darling piece. I can only imagine it in color.

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  51. beautiful Kate, what an original take on the theme..

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  52. what a hilarious idea! love it!

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  53. Fantastic!!! I agree, would love to see it in color! I think this is the most clever concept by far for IF's word of the week. *sigh* To be a professional. :P It shows! ;)

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  54. What a terrific idea! And so beautifully done: dog balloons! Great perspective and movement too!

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  55. Holy cow! This is too cute for words... except for maybe... Holy Cow!

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