Mar 12, 2008

Illustration Friday - Garden



Pen drawing, digital color. With this one I wanted to loosen up my coloring style a bit and really try to mimic that look of '60's and '70's picture books. I wish I'd thought to cue up the Partridge Family before I got going though!

29 comments:

Debra Cooper said...

She's do dainty! You did great with the style.

Ellen said...

Your work is really beautiful!

amy marie stadelmann said...

aw, so sweet! definetly feels retro, love it!

SENTA said...

This is adorable!!

Kelly Medina said...

Wonderful illustration. I love the colors. Great!

Crystal said...

Very sweet, very retro. Nice loose coloring.
:)

Kate said...

Nice color scheme!

pupu said...

she look happy! :D I like it.

Vhrsti said...

Really fabulous!!! Brilliant work! Perfect work!

Paola said...

I'm back in time with your illo, really lovely!

elizabeth said...

Love her shoes and her little dress. Nice rhythm with the flowers, too--this complements the dancing girl nicely!

KarinaCocq said...

me encantá, esta muy lindo y esa niña es muy dulce...lindos colores..

saludos

timafli said...

Nice color and character design.

nina seven said...

I love it!

nessadee said...

Very cute! I love the tippy toe pose!

mia_mi said...

So sweet!

Kristin said...

supersweet!!! great work!

Marisa and Creative Thursday said...

Yup, I have to say the same ~ so charming and sweet!! :)

Richard Cardona said...

very sweet and nice retro styling!

AnastasiaC said...

your illustrations always make me smile - love this one too!!!

RyanLoghry said...

Very nice. Very warm and happy. And I love the pose on the girl, such movement.

Natura said...

Makes me smile! Very pretty.

lil kim said...

very sweet - you've definitely got that 70's colour scheme going.

Jess said...

This is so sweet and it's got that retro feel!

Eric Orchard said...

I think this is my favorite colouring job you've done so far, I like how it works with the line as two elements working together. I like the saturation of the colour more too, it suits your style very well, bolder, less monochrome. Lovely piece.

Ron said...

Ha... the Partridge Family. Are they still airing those shows? I hate to admit this because it reveals my age, and interest at the time in their music - but I actually purchased some of those Partridge Family 45s back in the early 1970s. I've since sold some if not all of them at a yard sale a couple years ago. Remember that bus?

matt dawson said...

A lovely piece, and I like the retro treatment (have you seen the retrokid flickr group...google it for inspiration sometime)... Your colour palette and design are really strong and confident, great work. PS ta for visiting, glad you enjoyed the parrots :)

Abigail said...

Thanks :-D

And I'm not sure if they're airing reruns of the Partridge Family or not... I remember watching that on TV Land or something as a kid. I think the Partridge Family totally beat out the Brady Bunch. I mean, they had a BAND!

Diane said...

delightful.