Monday, November 10, 2008

I-F: Wise

I suppose owls are the traditional 'wise' animal, but I would imagine whales to be pretty wise themselves.


There is a funny story behind this illo. A long time employee of Illustrators Australia is leaving, and the committee was asked to each do an illustration of him. The funny thing is, very few of us have actually met him, as he lives about 2 hours outside of Melbourne, so all we know of him is a booming voice on the telephone. So this is my impression of Bernard Wale. (He lives on Phillip island, where penguins also live, just in case you were wondering why the penguin!) The illo is only 50mm x 70mm.

By the way, I have extended the deadline for my children's book giveaway until next weekend! Visit this post to see what to do to enter.

28 comments:

Jane said...

Lovely illo and a great story too.
Funny how we get impressions of people as creatures. I work with loads of people that have animal nicknames....only in fun though.

Rui Sousa said...

Nice one, really great work.
congratulations

Regards

Rui Sousa

Eugenia Gina said...

very sweet! this really aspiring, for all we know the voice of a whale is absolutely beautiful- now I'm trying to imagine your friend voice.. hehe

Vita said...

whales have to be wise! once you look into their eyes you have to agree :) and a beautiful story

Teri C said...

Very sweet illo or rather, wise illo.

Congrats also.

Carli said...

very nice. i love the collage element too

Edrian Thomidis said...

Very wise and nice illo!

Loni Edwards said...

Well done Kim! I am sure Mr. Wale will love it!

Dot said...

hehe, I was thinking we'd probably have tons of owls this week, glad you decided to mix it up!

flower girl said...

Lovely work! Beautiful =)

June Pfaff Daley said...

I'm esp. in love with that sweet penguin...and the collage element.

Michelle Henninger said...

What a wonderful going away present for him! And I think it's great the play on the name Wale, and the booming voice coming from the whale. Lovely illo!!

bookbabie said...

Fun story behind your illo, lovely soft colors:)

krisztina maros said...

so sweet illo!

gJM said...

Very nice. i love the way you did them singing together.

Sabbio said...

Thanks for your kind comment about my "Bodhi". I like your little sweet world ^^

doodlestreet said...

Awww..that's completely adorable! And they can 'store up' a lot more 'wise' than most of us with those extra large bodies of theirs!

SENTA said...

OH my I love this one so much!! It is just beautiful, such a nice feeling to it...and I agree, I'm sure whales are wise!

Samantha Hughes said...

thanks for stopping by and visiting my little owlets :) I love the soft colours in this, peaceful and wise and lovely.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Kim how cute and peaceful is this. I love this illustration. Very well done. Your color choice is just fabulous and really adds to the whole illustration. Great work again.

kathy hare said...

beautiful and such a lovely little story..

nancy said...

Oh ...makes me want to be there and fall alseep to their singing...:) The colours as so soothing but vibrant. Mmm.
And funny! :D

ValGalArt said...

He is gonna love this! i do :)

enigma said...

i think whales are pretty wise animal too.. great illo!

Honor Bowden said...

Haha! Bernard would be flattered I'm sure! Great piece for the theme. :-)

Carli said...

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carli

lil kim said...

thanks for your comments everybody!

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