Friday, July 24, 2009

Illustration Friday: Idle

He won't be idle for long! This is one of those pictures where I just started drawing on a piece of watercolor paper and adding things as I went along. I don't know the story behind this, why the cat is there, or where this mouse lives, it's just an image I had in my mind. It was fun to draw that way, very unrestrictive.

8 comments:

Roberta said...

It would really make a cute story.
I would love to turn the page and see what happens next!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

the cat is the nosey neighbor tying to get information. I really don't think he's there to eat mouse. hee he hee hee! this super cute and fun and yes this is a page tuner indeed. I would love to see what happens next!

Ginger*:) said...

I think it has the beginning of either the END or a new beginning for mouse and cat. We have a marvelous B&W piece of a cat peering through a mouse hole, a bit similar but a bit scarier that we picked up one morning when our tennis game got rained out and we went out for breakfast instead. It was at one of those HOTEL art sales, but the quality and the humor made it worth while.

Your painting has your usual imaginative wonderfulness!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Great image! I love to just draw and see what comes out. I sometimes surprise myself. This is a nice scene...and I could see a story behind this one!

Shirley said...

What a great positioning of the mouse's tail over his arm as he holds the cup o' tea, and his expression! I enjoyed reading of your process here..it sounds like you had a great experience letting those images in your mind get to your piece..and it turned out so charmingly!

storyqueen said...

That's got to be one of the coolest things about being an artist.....just to draw and see what happens.

So cute!

Shelley

Kate said...

I love it when that happens! Very cute, too.

Julie Hammond said...

What a cute mouse. and reading his little mice mail while being watched by his hopefully friendly cat neighbor. I love it!