Monday, August 17, 2009

I-F: Wrapped

There's nothing more comforting than being all wrapped up in bed when it's stormy outside. (As it was here in Melbourne this past weekend!)


Well thanks again for all your encouraging comments on my brush painting from my last two Illustration Friday submissions. As fun as it was (and as much as I want to continue!) I need to get down to the crux of my dilemma at the moment: which medium will I use for my book?

I've used watercolours for several years now, but I want to incorporate collage a lot more into my work, which is difficult to do with w/c - because it's transparent, you can't paint on top of the collage paper. So at the moment I am experimenting with gouache, hoping it will get me where I want to go....

29 comments:

Julissa Mora said...

Hi Kim, She is adorable. :)

NANCY LEFKO said...

just charming !!!

Danielle said...

I love your color palette!

Heather said...

Lovely colors. Very soothing--like being wrapped in a nice blanket...
Good luck on your media explorations. The right thing will come along.

Mônica said...

What a great illo, Kim! I really like the colors and the composition. And using gouache worked really well: it gives it such a creamy texture and feel. I look forward to seeing more of your collage/gouache paintings!

thedoodlegirl said...

Oh, what a beautiful cozy little scene! Beautiful blues.

Indigene said...

Just beautiful! Keep experimenting, you'll know it, when you have what you want, it will feel so natural! Good luck.

Roberta Baird said...

aaww... so sweet!

Kylie said...

great color choices!

Shirley said...

This is so charming and beautiful. Lovely illustration!

Amy C said...

so very very cute and cozy indeed love the composition.
We just had a thunderstorm and I felt like hiding under the blankets too.

flossy-p said...

mmmm, looks comfy.

oooh, lots of decisions to make about your book! exciting time!

Julie said...

sweet

Vhrsti said...

Thanks for comment. You know I love your blog. Your new watercolor works are admirable!

justdoodleit said...

Really lovely. The way you've composed the window and her bed against the blue patch of her room is nice :)

Binny Talib said...

Hi Kim, Thanks for visiting my revamped site, i just added you to the Aussie link list :)
Like your wrapped pic, i hope all is well, you look super busy which is great
Binny

Michael said...

Thanks for visiting!

Great piece. It looks quite comfortable!

S Vandemore said...

So glad I decided to visit your blog -- you are so talented -- so many different styles. This particular illustration is just soothing. Thank you. :)

Amy Farrier said...

Wonderful cozy, dreamy feel to this one! And I'm excited to see what new media makes it into your work (I'm working on doing more than just watercolor myself).

the enigma said...

ahh so true, cosy it is. cute!

Mighty Kwan said...

Ah it makes me long for winter time and heavy quilts!! Nice work Kim!

auralesnjak said...

So sweet!

MiKa Art said...

Lovely illo! I totally agree with being wrapped in a nice blanket!!!

linda said...

Very nice illo! I can totally relate to loving being wrapped up in bed on stormy nights (or just when I'm tired in general) :P

valgalart said...

super lovely and i think gouache could work real well with your work! This is a nice idea for wrapped as I love to be wrapped up in blankies :)

Alicia Padrón said...

So so so cute Kim!!! I love her!! :o)

I think your style is so adorable that the book will be great in any medium you choose!!

BTW, the brush stroke work from below is AMAZING!! Don't let that go. Keep working with that, you can even come up with a new different style besides your regular one. I tell you... is special!!!

xoxo
Ali

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

Gouache sounds like the perfect solution and the best of both worlds. This illo is lovely Kim! Under a big fluffy quilt with rain on a tin roof, utter bliss!

Maria Eugenia said...

Hi Kim, here in Sao Paulo is stormy and cold too!
Congratulations on your new book and studio, and Thanks!
Maria

Gina Perry said...

It's really lovely. I like how you're using gouache, and pencil AND collage. Her hair and face are just gorgeous. :)