Friday, July 23, 2010

Illustration Friday: Breakfast

Atelier acrylic & Acryla Gouache on 6" x 6" wood board

Hey! Come back here with my breakfast!

This illustration idea started out in my sketchbook as a tug of war between 2 bunnies, but they weren't going to play nice in my square format, so one bunny then picked up the donut, and before I knew it he took off running! Perhaps he realized how little time I had to complete this. It wasn't until I was working on the colorstudy that I saw that this hearkens back to my 2010 running rabbit theme.

My years of Illustration Friday training helped push me to go from sketch to final painting in just under a week. Thanks to the entire Illustration Friday community for being so supportive and encouraging!

This piece will be in the Too Yummy! group show from July 30 - August 1, 2010. Too Yummy! is the second installment of this fun-filled food-themed event, which will raise funds for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

I needed new business cards for the SCBWI LA Conference next week, so I worked this into the design which I now need to rush over to the printer.



Special thanks to illustrators, Tracy Bishop, Laura Zarrin, Andi Butler for helping me critique my business card tonight. Just when I needed a kidlit critique group in the late evening hours the universe found these wonderous gals who helped me out despite my bad timing of coinciding with kidlitart chat! Multi-tasking all the way!

Carrot Donut Thief print available here.

16 comments:

Hitomi Komori said...

adorable ^^

Kristyna litten said...

your work is beautiful

MJC *-* said...

O, it's really cute. Good luck with the groupshow.
Funny... i also worked on new visitcards yesterday and the day before. I thought...i will fix this in a couple of hours...but instead it took me a LONG time!!! Of course i want everything perfect and every line has to be parallel with the others. But is the bunny now your businesscard? And did you put your contactinfo on the back now?

amba said...

so lovely and so delicious! :D

Draw For Joy said...

What a healthy breakfast! I love this rabbit!

Allison said...

haha, that's hilarious!

Ann Pilicer said...

That looks so yummy! Wonderful idea to use it as your business card! and have a great conference! Great job! love it! :)

Angela Matteson said...

thanks so much for your sweet comments on this very last minute IF entry. :)

Marjolein- The design part ends up always taking more adjusting than we plan for even if I plan ahead during the whole painting process. And yes, this will be my new business card, and the back is my 'logo' with my contact info.

I'd love to see your card!

k.h.whitaker said...

now that is cute, I love the carrot shaped sprinkles, what a great touch

fripouille said...

So cute!

Candace Trew Camling said...

I love how your card turned out! Lovely illustration!!!

cassia said...

it's brilliant! Hilarious and beautifully done!

Leen Christens said...

Great work, the business card looks amazing.

Kristi Valiant said...

Angela, this is perfect! This little guy is so full of energy. I love the styling and the colors. It's beautiful against the green on the card too. Warm wishes on the conference!

Goomie said...

Too cute! Looks great on the business card. Have fun at the conference!

Joan Y said...

LOL I just LOVE this illo!