Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Illustration Friday {Play}



Recess "play" involved 3 vital parts when I was a kid - skipping (usually double dutch - I'm no athlete, but I was addicted to this), flying super heros and ,of course, a huge amount of make-believe.

25 comments:

Diane Duda said...

I love this!!! Oh to jump rope with a hippo and a squirrel...wouldn't that be somethin!?!

L. A. Stern said...

Just gorgeous! Is this watercolor wash or acrylic? Great colors and perspective and a very light sense of whimsy!

Loni said...

Great job! Neat take on the illo friday theme. Yes, I agree with l.a. stern, great use of perspective!

Ken Dyck said...

Great stuff! Is that RPS in the corner?

Jules said...

This is great!

bill said...

that looks like fun! great world you've created

Sandra said...

Ken - Yes, that is our very own Ruthven :) Don't you miss it? LOL

l.a. stern - this is done in watercolour wash with pen and a little bit of water colour pencil for some touch up.

Thanks all for the comments! :)

Natura said...

This is very prety, great work!

the enigma said...

great watercolor! and love the perspective..

One who sleeps akin said...

I skipped with a hippo once...hurt like hell.

Harry

pangolin said...

yep. this is GREAT.

cruststation said...

Wow, you drew that? it's fantastic!

Jeope said...

Nice work. I got sucked in by the bird icon for your link on I-F. I had no idea there'd be so much more to it.

Karolina said...

Wonderful illustration, reminds me of a novel 'Little Prince' I used to read when I was a child.

Amy Zaleski said...

What an imagination! You really have a way with watercolors. This is delightful! Thanks so much for commenting on my blog!

Naru said...

wow! I love this one. beautiful painting!!

Tammy Hanna said...

How wonderfully original. Love it.

dahlgirl said...

this is so creative and fun. great watercolor technique and perspective.

~Gina said...

This is awesome! The little red bird is cute!:)

Halloweenville said...

i am totally in love with this!!!

flossy-p said...

This is so wonderful. I adore all of the teeny details: hippo's footprint, the little red birdies, critter's hat, the great flowers, and of course that amazing soft felty ball of a world.

Are you familiar with Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeah? I'm pretty sure this outfit would be in her wardrobe. I saw her wera a hat just like this one!

Sandra said...

Flossy - I just googled the Yeah Yeah Yeahs cuz I never heard of them. So wicked! She is completely zaney - I can only imagine what the music would sound like. I would love to see her wearing that helmut hat too - sweet...
Thanks so much for your comment!

Kay said...

What a fun illustration! I love your watercolour technique. You have some really groovy ideas. I look forward to seeing more!

dex mission said...

everything on your mighty movie countdown is on my list, except "little miss sunshine" which ive never seen. you have great taste lol.

your illustration is very cool. watercolors are definately your medium. it reminds me so much of petit prince.

teri said...

i love this! your style is really fun!