Thursday, February 08, 2007

I-F: Sprout

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Okay so this is a bit of a stretch for "Sprout," but this is what I have been working on and I wanted to share, and I thought this almost fit. Those are little flower sprouts aren't they?

I'm working on a few things to submit to the stylefile, an australian site dedicated to children's book illustrators and their folios. Apparently publishers actually use it! I applied once before, about 2 years ago, and wasn't accepted, but in retrospect it was when I was just getting into illustration and the work I submitted was all over the place. 8 different pieces and about 8 different styles. Now that I have a more cohesive style, and a bit more experience under my belt, I am hoping I'll have more of a chance...

I think I have a bank of paintings to pull from, I just have to decide which ones! Also, it's important to choose pieces which display well on the website - the viewing area is quite small, and it is also square, so I wanted to do something that fit well into that. Hence, ms. peacock!

The deadline is March 2nd, but maybe I'll post here beforehand for some opinions once I've decided which pieces to submit. Wish me luck!

16 comments:

futuregirl said...

I just love your peacock! I can't wait to see what you decide to submit to the Style File.

Amy Zaleski said...

This is so rich looking! A beautiful illustration, top to bottom!

the enigma said...

gorgeus drawing and the colors are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

great colors and line work in this:michael dailey

katzdontbark said...

nice colors i loke the way they contrast and blend...good luck..

Valaine said...

This is wonderful! I love everything about it!

Natura said...

Beautiful! Love her soft expression.

Holly said...

This is so beautiful. I think it needs to be on a greeting card. The red is perfect. Cheers!

flossy-p said...

WOW, this really grabbed my attention when the page loaded. It's a keeper!

The colours are wonderful and I love the eye feathers the most.

mishka said...

very beautiful. I love your colors.

binny said...

Lovely!! Good luck with style guide, i am sure they will snap you up. thanks for visiting my blog too :) Binny

Monica said...

I was so happy to see a comment from you on my page. I have been a fan of your blog for some time now. I realy like your work!

Thanks for stopping by!

constance said...

how graceful, this peacock :) The colours are great too!
Good luck too in your submission!

miss piperita said...

Original sprout interpretation! Great.

Paige Keiser said...

lovely!! Very nice and colorful illo!

zime said...

Beautiful!
I love it!!