Monday, November 12, 2007

Illustration Friday: Scale

During this last week we've had some large scale blustery autumn winds that have blown most of the beautifully colored leaves off the trees. The view out my window was so magnificent last weekend with the grandest maple tree in a full rainbow of color. But alas, now only a few leaves are still hanging on. It makes me want to go out, and hot glue them all back up there! :)

I started this gouache painting last week for the IF hats topic, but some other work became a priority, so I racked my brain to find a way to stretch the topic to fit this week.

The colors have gone, but are not forgotten.

Speaking of trees, so many were lost in the recent California fires. American Forests Organization wants to raise money to replace the trees. To donate, call 800-545-8733, or go to www.americanforests.org, and click on "Global ReLeaf", or the Plant Trees menu button. Each $1 donation plants one tree. I like knowing what exact benefit my donation can provide.

22 comments:

JO said...

Beautiful illo

Natura said...

So pretty and lovely feeling.

Kate Cummings said...

I like your color.

Trevor Pitt said...

Interesting use of "scale." But I'll imagine that she's one of the "visitors" from the V mini-series, and she's all scales under that fleshy stuff. Nice illo as always -a.

That hot-glue had better be bio-degradable! It doesn't sound very eco-friendly. :P

Manelle said...

really nice illustration. I love the colors. It makes me want to go for a walk. The hair makes a great design for your composition.

joanavoavoa said...

Realy beautiful!
Congratulations

Joana

Alicia Padrón said...

Such a beautiful illo. Love it :o)

Angela said...

Thank you everyone!

I was thinking of making a print available over at deviantArt if there was an interest.

Nice call Trev, those V people could be anywhere! She might have scaley dry skin from the cold too. That's always scary!

ValGalArt said...

I just love your art! Really beautiful!!!

Eli said...

Cute! I like the pose and the blue/brown colors.

enigma said...

the hair is so funny, it's like they're alive.:) beautiful drawing, i like the style and the autumn colors.

Angela said...

hee, hee, enigma! Yeah I guess the strands of hair did start to take on a life of there own. :)

Kstyles said...

Sweet illo. The colors are great and I like the feel. It makes me think of a breezy fall afternoon.

imwithsully said...

very pretty lass!!!!

Coloribus said...

Beautiful blues, and very lovely autumn illustration :o)

eric said...

One of my favorites, Angela. I'm not sure if it's the use of gouache over the computer or not, but the painting has a soft, natural feel. The drawing is great, too. I really like her expression.

I could definitely see this in a popular magazine, illustrating an article on fall, or maybe independence, Mary Tyler Moore style.

Cedar said...

That is beautiful, I just love her hair! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

nina seven said...

awesome work! i love it!

sheree said...

very pretty! autumn is my favorite season --- here in NY the leaves are still hanging on by a thread --- lotsa wet leaves in the drive!

I love your "extreme" illo so cute! and the "alphabet" octopus is so cute!!! makes me smile :)

Diane Duda said...

This is great! Her hair, her outfit, the colors...everything!

I know what you mean about the autumn leaves. Not fair that we don't get to enjoy them as long as the spring/summer leaves. :(

Eric Orchard said...

Great piece! I'm so curious as to how others use gouache. It's such a versatile medium and really under used. I can't find any good how to books.

Amy Zaleski said...

Angela, I've missed so much of your work that I can hardly comment on just one piece...but I do love her hair and the color scheme. You've been doing some great work here! Thanks for still checking in with me. I forgot "M" is "your" letter. :-)