Saturday, October 06, 2007

Illustration Friday : Open


It's almost Halloween! Open wide and ROAR.

Boy have I been away from the drawing table too long. Drawing is like breathing for me, when I don't draw I feel like I'm holding my breath. It was nice to finally exhale.

22 comments:

Kevin M. Scarbrough said...

While it is clear this is a watercolor, the subtle blending in the color seems to defy the medium in the most pleasant of fashions.

So much detail. Incredible.

Ellen said...

There is nothing you do I don't like. You are a talented artist!

Vhrsti said...

Cute illo! Perfect light!

Ginger*:)* said...

And you always bring a breath of fresh air! This is marvelous. I was half awake when I opened this page and wow! what funny surprise. It made me laugh to see such a sight. Great one!

Eric Orchard said...

Wonderful Paige!
The dogs expression is perfect. I can't wait for Halloween.

Kactiguy said...

that is one happy dog. Great stuff Paige.

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a fun illustration !! great work.

Monica said...

You know I love everything you do! I love how the dog is having fun and not scared at all. Beautiful colors, and I also like that the room in the back is just suggested, all the details are in the characters on the foreground.

Nancy Bea said...

This is adorable! I know what you mean about waiting to "exhale" (paint, draw etc.) Happens to me too!

tusen said...

nice and funny. I like the way the doggy is totally not afraid. And the wall is just beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

I agree, there is nothing you create that i don't like either!

This is sweet.

Regarding return to drawing, I totally agree with you. It's like a drink of cold water on a hot day :-)

Kevin Spear said...

I like how you balanced the light with the two figures. Nice job.

David said...

Great illustration. Love the colors...especially using the yellow in the kitchen. Gives me a sense of the time of day.... I'm imagining the evening after dinner. Maybe, he's practicing for the big night!! I think that's what a great illustration should do... make the viewer create (or add to) a story.

Also, makes me want to be a kid again...

Nice work!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Hi Paige. Really love your style, I check your blog a lot. I'm glad you started posting again...:o)

Love this! Love that purple background against the green of the costume. And the dogs face it's just so cute! With the little hairs standing up, he, he...

When are you posting another of those videos of yours? Love to see you paint.

ErinSherman said...

paige, i just love how that dog is uncontrollably happy at the kid (who is trying to scare him) haha!

Heather said...

What a great take on the theme. I think the boy and dog have played this game before.

puddlebee said...

your work always makes me smile... and it's always beautifully done and just first-rate!

-k.b.

bee'nme said...

So great! The special touches, like the dog's excitement despite the boy's best efforts, are priceless and make this work so well! Like Monica, I too love the suggested room in the background - that works well! This is just so fun and cute all around! Love it!

Tracy said...

Lovely illo! I love how the dog isn't a bit scared of the "scary" costume! I can never get my watercolors to do what I want...I love this! (I know, practice, practice, practice!) :) You are in complete control of your techniques. Beautiful colors...

Pickledog said...

Hooray for fun! I love your illustration!

mike r baker said...

Wonderful fun! Love the serious lad and his happy dog! :)

lil kim said...

lovely, Paige! Glad you are back to the drawing board, sorta speak :-)