Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Illustration Friday {Dance}

This is my first submission to Illustration Friday and I'm really excited to have found this community to share my weekend doodles.




The topic "dance" immediately brought me back to my childhood and my love for anything ballet. When I was really young I chose a ballerina wallpaper to decorate my bedroom. It was a repeated pattern of pastel rendered dancers in yellow and blue tutus - the type of design that came to life if you stared at it long enough and would eventually morph into some other abstract image. I always dreamed that these dancers were in another dimension where everything was soft and bubbly and all my toy animals would come to life there - just like in the nutcracker. I'm also going to share a secret with you…my favourite teddy polar bear, which I named Snowball, played the cello when no one was watching. He'd serenade the ballerinas and all the little toy critters came out of my closet to watch them. It is a comforting and happy image for me to draw and makes me realize how much I miss my loyal friend, Snowball.

17 comments:

Diane Duda said...

A delightful gathering of characters! Very nice!

Hubby Hubberson said...

That is a fantastic illustration. Seriously...although I have serious reservations about the name Snowball for your polar bear. Might as well have named the damn thing "Bear with White Fur" (chortle). By the way, have I ever told you that you are my favourite artist? No? Hmmmm....

scribblesk said...

Great story about your wallpaper and the image is imbued with such live and spriteliness!

JO said...

Lovely, and equally lovely story.

Madamebogg said...

Ah very nice piccie. I once had a white fluffy toy cat called Snowy. Ha ha. He wasn't as talented as your snowball though. He couldn't play an instrument.

Halloweenville said...

I can't wait to see more of your stuff I really enjoy your art..

claudine hellmuth said...

I love the polar bear playing the violin! wonderful!

Marion said...

Nice! The little mouses are my favourite and the bear.

Amy Zaleski said...

Very endearing and sweet illustration. It belongs in a book. The bear and mice violin combo are my favorite!

anne said...

I love you're illustration, it has a wonderful warmth and feeling to it. Thank you for sharing!

Da Ghost Prod said...

Simply beautiful ! i love your composition and style :)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

what a lovely story and illustration. Welcome to Illustration Friday!

Raz said...

Dill, you are FREAKING BRILLIANT. And despite this, I still love you.

Raz

Mia (a.k.a."The Great Blogbina") said...

Nice work!

lil kim said...

lovely, I especially like your colours choices. Welcome to I-F! Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Christine Lim Simpson said...

excellent execution. Congrats on your first entry.

Emily said...

Oh, that is beautiful! I love the owls...Very charming!

Btw, thank you for leaving a comment for my I.F. on "dance". I'm adding you to my blog roll; hope you can do the same! :)