Sunday, August 20, 2006

I-Fri: Match



Something a bit different tonight...

I've been thinking about how illustration is great because, to state the obvious, you can draw things that don't actually exist! I tend to draw nice little scenes, but thought I would try something a bit more conceptual this time. I figure I've populated my folio enough with cute little kids, but some more editorial-type pieces might be good too. and I must admit, I have been inspired by flossy-p and her ever-beautiful paintings and well thought out ideas.

I thought of illustrating finding a matching blood type, and out sprang these little ambulances. In my original sketch, I didn't have anything in the middle of the heart, but felt it needed something when I was finished, so overlayed the very faint a-. Not sure if that's what it needed exactly but it seemed a satisfying solution. I tried to stay quite loose with the linework this time and I am happy with it in the end. I just hope I don't ever need an ambulance to come to my rescue!!

14 comments:

MjM said...

A truly delightful design!

MjM

Michelle Lana said...

Very cute....Love your work.

the enigma said...

lovely watercolor! *intrigue*

Michelle Lana said...

My apologies...
I meant to say - Very, very cool Illo! Great take on the topic. I do love the small ambulances :)

michael dailey said...

nice concept with meaning

mike said...

Schweeeeeet

murphy girl said...

this is fantastic, very sucessful, and the a- in the center works. it's a brilliant idea, well done!

Amy Zaleski said...

So original! Lovely illustration!

himavant said...

ah ah.. but great interpretation!

Sweet Pea said...

Very clever take on the topic and you have managed to make ambulances look cute! :)

georg said...

Serious and creative and beautiful image - "I'll take my hat off for you!"

Geninne said...

So original and clever Kim! Beautiful work.

Malin H said...

That's a thoughtful illo! I also like the one for play, the little bird playing the crocodile! (hope you feel better)
/M

flossy-p said...

:D Thank-you so very kindly Kim, I'm incredibly flattered.

These little ambulances are a different style for you, but have turned out wonderfully. It looks like it belongs on the cover of a book.

I also really like the sweet sentiment in your turtle illo!

thanks again for the mention.