Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contained

On this frosty winter day Nathan was happy to see that the mugs Malcolm brought contained his mom's delicious hot cocoa.

I've been working on this as one side of my promotional postcard for the NY conference's portfolio drop off. I plan on sending them to the printer tomorrow so they'll be ready in time. I'm thinking of putting one of my traditionally painted pieces on the other side. Any critiques or suggestions are welcome as I'm still trying to figure out what images would best represent my work.

I just stumbled upon the blog of the amazing illustrator, Poly Bernatene. His work has inspired my love for children's books all over again. Check out his many amazing books here.

16 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

Really cute characters and I love your color choices.

Fadas & C.ª said...

So cute! Great work you have here! I took a look on your blog and really like it! Congratullations!

Gina Perry said...

This is a great piece - seems like a solid choice for a promo card too. Those little bunnies crack me up! Good luck at the NY conference!!!

Rui Sousa said...

excellent, really beautiful work! A really nice story! Congratulations!

ElegantSnobbery said...

Mmmm... Lucky Nathan and Malcolm! I want some hot chocolate, too! Cute!

Roberta said...

Cute... it'll make a great postcard.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is such a cute illustration. I really love the subject and the color. This is wonderful.

Bella Sinclair said...

Ok, now you've put me in the mood for hot cocoa. With lots of marshmallows. This is a fantastic image, and such a nice choice for the postcard. Adorable characters. Good luck with the conference.

And my, oh my, Poly Bernatene IS amazing!

christine grove said...

Love these colors! I hope you blog about the conference. Good luck! I love those owls at the top of your blog, too.

Twinkle Star Art said...

I don't think those mugs will be containing hot chocolate for long ;)

Beautiful illustrations. Best wishes with illustrating in the children's market. That's my dream too ;)

Angela said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments.

I'll be blogging the conference in february, so stay tuned! :)

AWells said...

Great work- I really love the colors... this is digital? Nice!

Tricky Trev said...

Coooool! I love the bunnies especially. I thought I was tripping off my tea when I saw the snowflakes from the top of the page fall down through this illo. Ha!

sketched out said...

I think this makes a wonderful card. Love the bunnies, especially!! (i'm a little prone to bunnies.)

Also, love the link to the artist's blog you posted. Thanks!

Alina Chau said...

Sooo cute!

RyanLoghry said...

Nice colors, and textures Angela.