Monday, June 12, 2006

I-Fri: Jungle



I've wanted to try adding some more detail/texture to my illos with black line, but wasn't quite sure how to do it - UNTIL I was inspired by some painting/graffiti in an alleyway in downtown melbourne this weekend, after my children's book illustration class. I'm pretty happy with this experiment. I hope you like it!

39 comments:

Christy Beckwith said...

Oh those monkeys are so cute. I like your color choices as well.

michael dailey said...

love ur cute monkies and the line quality. nice colors

Diane Duda said...

Like it? I love it!

Courtney said...

great work. love the lines.

Sweet Pea said...

Love the colours, the way the illustration breaks out of the border, and the line work - well done!

saul said...

real nice...love it

arvindh said...

they seem to be having a lot of fun!ermpeib

JO said...

The monkeys are so cute, love the jungle as well.

rachel stoleru said...

i think it's very good, i like all the lines you added and the colors. i also like the big red flower in the corner.

claudine hellmuth said...

this is wonderful! I love the line quality with the black line.

ValGalArt said...

Kim this is so wonderful!!! I love the monkey in the fore, he seems to be saying "Are you talking to me?" ove this!!!

Geninne said...

WOW Kim, this is just awesome! I think it's my favorite illo of yours...I think you should stick with it...this style is amazing.

carla said...

These are such cute little monkeys! I really, really like the patterns of the leaves. This makes the jungle look like a fun place to be:>

The Teepe Family said...

The monkeys are great...but I really love the background.

Very nice illustration...Bravo!

Amy Zaleski said...

Inspiration lurks around every corner! I love what you've done here, the lines and colors work so well together. Great job!

Arioch said...

Beautiful artworks! I like your style! :)

Momma Pajama said...

I love the black lines - like stitches around the monkeys' faces! Very charming illustration!

Natura said...

This is soooo good, the linework and composition are great, love the monkeys :)

Majeak Ann said...

This is fantastic Kim, a very playful piece, the bright green...the outlines,really..loved it!

-Marjorie

marcisenders said...

So Cute!

boogerballs said...

I really like your style. It's GREAT!

Roz Foster said...

That's adorable--and beautifully composed. Lovely lines and framing effect. Nice work!

rottentuna.com said...

oh sweet are you little monkeys!!!! well done

Caitlin said...

Wonderful use of line and colour - a gorgeous piece! How big is it?

Alina Chau said...

what a cute lovely piece!! pretty!

Judy Scott said...

Hi lil kim, thankyou for your lovely comments, your work is just brilliant, but its good to know that I can help, also check out nancys work here http://nancybaumillersblog.blogspot.com
her collages are fabulous. All the very best to you Judy x

AnastasiaC said...

fabulous piece!! gorgeous monkies

lil kim said...

Thanks everyone!!! I can't tell you how encouraging it is for this lil kim to get all your lovely comments. I've had a spring in my step all day from this. :-)

Caitlin: It is about 8in x 6.5in (including tail) or 20cm x 16cm if you're more metric. I was wishing I had drawn it a bit bigger because some of those lines were hard to paint! Had to resort to inking some in the end...

irisz said...

ooo, I paint one of your monkeys friends... but your ones more happy and colorfull than mine :))
i like it very much, and thanks for your nice comments!

have a nice day!

Stacia said...

I love that elements are leaving the framed area! Nice job on the detailing too. I really like this piece!

Michael O'Connell said...

lil kim, your illo is wonderful… i do love your line work… and subject matter…

thanks for visitin my site…

Holly said...

This is fantastic. Great work. Cheers!

Jules said...

The detail is great. I love the monkeys!

wynlen said...

This looks really great! I like the colors and the textures/patterns.

Anette
www.wynlen.no

matt said...

Really great. I especially like the frame (and the breaking of the frame).

Joyce said...

the black lines really added to the detail on your illo.
Really awesome drawing.

Mike Thompson said...

Terrific piece!

futuregirl said...

Very cute monkeys and wonderful hibiscus. :)

Donna Leong said...

I love it !