Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Illustration Friday : Wedding


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For "W is for wedding" I knew that the usual star of a wedding is the bride, but I didn't want her to be the star of my 'story'. The little boy and the mouse were the main actors, so I placed focus on them with darker colors, while leaving the bride almost void of color and very sketchy. I had a lot of fun with this one - a welcome change from some creative struggling I've run into this week.

14 comments:

Disco Mermaids said...

As a non-illustrator, I love hearing your tidbits about why you did certain things in your illustrations.

Wonderful...once again!

- Jay

Janice said...

sometimes the side stories at weddings are more interesting than the nuptials themselves. Good Job.

janie said...

Cheeky little varment, as if the boy wasn't mortified enough!
Great expressions.

enigma said...

clever, i didn't want the bride to be the center of my story either. wonderful illo!

Angela said...

I like how you changed the focus to a story within this main event. Very cute!

Anette Heiberg said...

It's beautiful Paige! I love that you made the boy and the mouse the most important thing in the picture.

Anette Heiberg
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bee'nme said...

This is terrific - you've definitely made him the star of this mini-drama. Adorable characters as always - love it!

Eric Orchard said...

You can tell it was fun, it's really charming and wonderfully drawn and painted.

Tracy said...

Precious! I love that little mouse! Speaking of a mouse and a wedding, when the photographer at my wedding moved one of the steps leading to the altar so I could stand on it in front of all the groomsmen, there was a DEAD MOUSE underneath it! At least this mouse is alive (and cute) and not stinking up the wedding! :)

Monica said...

This is lovely, Paige! I love how you explain your creative process and how you work on getting the "story" right. Seeing your illo, it makes perfect sense and it's such a great technique.
Your characters are always so expressive and absolutely lovable!

Elizabeth said...

CUTE , and adorable as ever; a nice twist on the theme. I like reading about your 'process' when creating your pictures.

J. Sena said...

I loved the mouse and the boy!! You are good!!

The illustrations is beautiful, I liked ^^

fitziane said...

W is for Wow! I love this blog!

Happy fall!
Josianne
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http://fitziane.googlepages.com

Isabel said...

This is so sweet! i Love the little mouse!