Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I-Fri: Clean



Clean plate! Well, with a little help.

I was talking to a friend recently about how I was scarred as a child and will never ever ever in my life be able to eat brussel sprouts. Everything else I eschewed as a child I have slowly been able to find a taste for... broccoli... spinach (which I now love)... cabbage.... but brussel sprouts still make me gag like a five year old. I wish I had had a dog to feed them to! My cat didn't like them either.

Still playing around with different line qualities and techniques. this time I tried breaking up the black line a bit and only putting it where it is necessary, to make it feel a bit lighter...

30 comments:

Diane Duda said...

Me, I like brussel sprouts and I love this illo. So cute.

ratlion said...

Cute! Like the technique too...

Amy Zaleski said...

Some things will never taste good. I'm with you on the brussels sprouts. This is fun and she looks so pleased with herself. Let's hope her pet finds the sprouts less disgusting!

Sherry ROgers said...

Just love this! Her expression is priceless. . .she might be sorry later when the dog gets. . .well. . .gas. . .

Naru said...

lovely!!! I love her express. what a cute:)

C. Bennett said...

very cute

irisz said...

haha! i really like it! excellent and the idea is too!

Loca said...

great face on the kid, love your illo.
:))

carla said...

I like the effect of breaking up the black line. It not only makes the painting lighter; it also gives it a nice sketchy look. I love the colors and that delighted, proud look on her face. It's so cute. Don't worry about the brussels sprouts. Now that you're all grown up, you don't even have to put them on your plate!

ValGalArt said...

this is so darling! i love the painterly quality, the looseness in the background too!

Darice said...

My grandmother always makes a big deal out of the 'Clean Plate Club' when you eat at her house...no matter your age. Grandmas are good for that! :) I love the color, expression, line quality - everything...this is a real treat!

Rrramone said...

I'll let you in on a secret: dogs hate them too. They were never meant to be eaten. :-)

Cute illo!

michael dailey said...

lol brussle sprouts YUK!!! when i was small ii thought they were lil cabbages. i stuck one in my mouth and it came out faster then it went in and nvr has another passed my lips. i can sure feel for this lil kid. great idea as usual

claudine hellmuth said...

your illo is wonderful! I totally hate brussel sprouts so I can relate!

murphy girl said...

this is great, i love the dog's teeth and her expression. and i love spinach so much, i put it in everything i eat!

AnastasiaC said...

this is great illo!! i love brussel sprouts!

Linda said...

I love brussel sprouts, I gave my peas to my dog. now I love peas good thing cause i have a cat and she'll only eat cat food. wonderful illo, soooo cute!

constance said...

How cute and sweet! She's even piled up some books on top of the chair to sit on!

Geninne said...

I looooooove brussel sprouts and I looooove this illo :-)

futuregirl said...

The broken lines totally make the image lighter. It's quite a dramatic difference. If you hadn't pointed out the line work, I would have 'felt' the difference, but I wouldn't have known what the difference was. In other news, I aquired a taste for broccoli, spinach, and brussel sprouts since my childhood, but cabbage - blech. :)

denise said...

Your technique worked well. What a brilliant solution. It's one of those "I wish I had thought of that" illustrations. I love it!

Sweet Pea said...

The handy dandy doggy sucker upper - I need one of those for under my son's chair - really fun illustration :)

Gabrielle said...

It's easy to like anything as long as you have a dog under the table. I like brussels sprouts, as long as they have a had a frost on them because that's what makes them sweet.

Cute illustration!

Sam said...

very nice ! i like her big smile !

Angela said...

I like how she's sitting on a stack of books. Your technique is working nicely!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Well done, Kim. :)

wynlen said...

What a fun idea, and I love the green colors!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Paige Keiser said...

Oooooh, love your work! I'll link you. :0) This piece has such a whimsical feel too it, very sweet!

Majeak Ann said...

hehehe..i remember doing that when little..this is wonderful Lil!
:*
Marjorie

Majeak Ann said...

hehehe..i remember doing that when little..this is wonderful Lil!
:*
Marjorie