Sunday, March 14, 2010

Illustration Friday - "subterranean"


Little black ants gnaw pieces from a plum caterpillar carcass to bring back to the anthill for the queens living underground....

From my latest illustrated book "Little Black Ant on Park Street", written by Janet Halfmann and published by Soundprints, now available and shipping from Amazon.com.

13 comments:

  1. This is lovely, I really love the way you painted the dirt.

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  2. The colors of their 'dinner' just pops! I'm so glad the book is out. Yay!! I'll add it to my wish list on Amazon :)

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  3. What a beautiful picture! I love both the ants and their very colorful prize.

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  5. I like the fact that both species of insect was carefully planned out!

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  6. This is perfect for the subject. You really did an amazing job on this book. I hope it sells millllllions!
    I love the background texture you created that contrasts so beautifully with the sleek shiny ants.

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  7. Amazing how you made such a grisly scene look so cute! You got talent!

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  8. Amazing composition and color! Wow!

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  9. I love how well the highlights are picked out on the ants' bodies, really making them look shiny against the red dirt. Great illo!

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  10. Good luck to you with this and your other books Kate!
    You have amazing talent!

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  11. Very cool and admirable! I had to draw one ant for an educational publication and working on the ants structure was challenging, actually made me itch! So to create an entire book on them is a HUGE success in my book. =)

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