Monday, August 07, 2006

I-Fri: Capture



I picked up some new brushes and a sponge recently and had LOTS of fun with this one. I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean 2 last night so I guess I was in a bit of a sea-faring mood.

Experimenting with doing the linework in different colours. I like it, though i do prefer painting the linework with ink as opposed to paint, (it's so much smoother) so I may have to get me some different coloured inks too. Another thing to add to the perpetual shopping list...

25 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Love it! I love seeing where your experiments take you! Don't we all have the perpetual shopping list?!

Malin H said...

I love this sweet wale illo! (and i also wanna see the little bird illo that you have as a thumbnail, where is it?)
/M

constanthing said...

I enjoy this piece very much, wonderful pastels and texture.

L. A. Stern said...

very cool! I like the sponge effect a lot. I'm inspired to try it!

Magpie said...

lovely!

Majeak Ann said...

oh Lil..this is very nice...it brought me back memories of Pinnochio (and is one of my favorite's children's book story.
Loved it, very much.
:*
Marjorie Ann

Zara said...

Beautiful work, I like the sponge effect.

Paige Keiser said...

Lovely!

claudine hellmuth said...

I love it!! big giant whale, little boater!! so fun.

Evelien said...

cute illustration! love the colours and the texture

Majeak Ann said...

oh Lil..this is very nice...it brought me back memories of Pinnochio (and is one of my favorite's children's book story.
Loved it, very much.
:*
Marjorie Ann

Geninne said...

Niiiiice!

Debra Cooper said...

Great one! What a cute expression on the boy inside the whale and I like the little fish skeleton floating underneath.

Cez said...

great illo...funny one!!

rottentuna.com said...

delightful

Malin H said...

Ok, but it's small, but it's there, and now I almost have to delete your comment, just to not look stupid (or blind). Ha ha... Kidding, I won't delete anything. It's a cute bird. And I love this illo.
/M

CJ said...

sailing inside of the wale! :D
Great paintings and website BTW!

Random York said...

This looks great to me. I always feel like a child again looking at your art (and that's good)!

mjc said...

I love this. Reminds me the story of Jonas and the whale :)
It's a great story that inspired the creator of Pinnochio

denise said...

I love the way you continually experiment with your work. Such a cute illustration!

letile said...

What a lovely whale!

smoen said...

Great topic, very cute illo! I love your style and rendering!

Sweet Pea said...

I always enjoy you enjoying experimenting, if that makes any sense! Very sweet illo :)

Michael O'Connell said...

your work is fun and refreshing… your expirementation is inspiring…

AnastasiaC said...

very clever!! great illo
love your style