Saturday, March 07, 2009

Illustration Friday - Intricate


Okay, I keep feeling like I should Get Out More, at least put my work out there more...even if I don't get very far from my studio for very long.....very often.
So this is the first time I am participating in Illustration Friday...something I've been meaning to do forever. This week's topic was "Intricate", and for me, this was as easy as falling off a log so I finally jumped in.
I hardly just whipped this up specifically for this though. The original watercolor is about 14 X 15 and took me about 2 weeks to paint.
It's entitled Naptime and is well, obviously, really intricate. If you look closely at the bedside lamp you can see that the horse has a horn made out of bubblegum.....I guess the horse wanted to fit in with all the rhinoceri and Ceratopsidae. (If you click on it you can see it larger)
I plan to make this, if not a regular habit, at least a frequent one.

Speaking of getting out more.....I will be doing a 2 hour art demo/talk on March 21 (Happy Spring!) at a local art supply store, Oil & Water and a booksigning in early May. Some artists are great at these things, me, I'm a bit nervous. More on these events in another post, soon.

13 comments:

Duncan said...

Fantastic detail, love all the the little dinos and the reflection in the mirror. Good luck with your demo.

Paulo J. Mendes said...

This is really amazing... Love your artwork. Congratulations!

Caroline said...

Fabulous detail - I can well see why this took 2 weeks!

DEB said...

Whoa! You have talent!! Just beautiful...Thanks for joining IF and sharing your art...This one reminds me of The VA Safari Park I referenced in my IF post this week...You drive through the park, and big animals - not rhinos, but antelope, bison, elk, ostrich, etc. poke their heads right into your car to get food!

Nathanael Lark said...

This is really beautiful. It's clear that you care very much for your craft and the results are just gorgeous. Great job!

Nanda Palinckx said...

wow, really fantastic. What a details and hope we will see you more on IF.

kslaughter said...

Wow, this is amazing! The colors and detail are a visual feast---I love the mirror there in the corner. Absolutely brillant! Welcome to IF---So glad you're here ; )

Linda said...

Wow! I could stare at this over and over again & I bet I'd find something interesting every time! Great work!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Wow! The detail is amazing!

Cyn Narcisi said...

Absolutely stunning!

Coreopsis said...

Way way way cool illustration--perfectly captures the mess and imagination of this child, who is obviously NOT napping.

The details are fabulous--but they don't overwhelm the whole composition.

Absolutely wonderful!

Cock Yer Doodle said...

holy snappin' this is intricate! I admire your detail work.

Danyell said...

Wow. I think you win! Ha ha.