Hey Karen! I love this so much!!! Fantastic angle and layout! Your textures and colors really make this pop! Very fairy taleish! You are so fantasic with detail and the human form.... those hands are amazing!! Glad you are having more time for yourself. I can feel the contentment and relaxed creativity coming through. Hey what happened to "Immovable". Was it moveable after all? :o)
Thanks Jack, Monica and Andrea, ummmmmm, unfortunately I didn't have time for immovable unless I can speed paint and get it done tonight and tomorrow ;)...you never know. I'm trying to work on "fully fleshed pieces" right now and I find it hard to get them done in time for Illustration Friday unfortunately. I tend to rush for IF and not do my best work.
Wow! Its interesting to see the different stages. I love the composition and the movement.
Gee there I was wondering what is the pumpkin carriage doing in Alice in wonderland. Heh.This a good work Karen. I have a feeling it's one of your best. Dynamics and texture and the story icons just fit in with the flow. Superb.Good to have you 'back' on board.cheers:)PS on second looks is a very verry good work. Congrats.
This is so amazing - I love seeing the process of the artwork development. Thank you so much for sharing!
thanks Laurel and Mika, happy to share!Andrew, thanks so much for all your support and for being such a great friend. Love the play on words, he,he,he, you crack me up! I was just watching a movie that was made in Australia and it just "looked" hot! I'd probably melt there, it only reaches the low 90's here and I don't want to go outside.
Karen! Wow, where have I been? I'm so sorry for the delay -this is an amazing series of posts...I really, really like the composition and how you've added the touches that bring this piece together so splendidly. I tell you - you take risks, and this worked wonderfully..you should be very proud. I love the texture on the clock face - and you did a great job with the carriage having it sit on the face as so. Well done..and I concur..it's great to have you back working so diligently and sharing your wonderful work with us. Hope you're feeling well!
awww, thanks Ms.Shirley, I appreciate that. I am feeling sooooo much better. Still walking a little funny, but comparatively it's a minor thing.It's nice to hear from you. You always say the sweetest things.:)
Beautiful composition of all those important story elements!
It's magical, delicious fabulous and magnificent all at the same time!!!! Now how do you do that???? I love it. I love the way you see thing and the way you think. It's amazing!! great work.
Thanks Leen and Vanessa that is quite a compliment coming from you lady! Thank you, thank you!
What a relief to be able to call it a day! Btw, this was a favorite story of mine as a young girl- how about those glass slippers, huh? Looks like you had fun with this! Can't wait to see what other great things you have up your talented sleeves! :o)
This is beautiful!
This illustration is wonderful!!! I love it :)
I like the texture you chose for the background, and the mice around the pumpkin are very nice! :)
Very intriguing set-up there!
Just checking... :)
My dearest Karen, you did incredibly with Cinderella here! I am now sitting here, mimicking her *GASP* and and thinking,"My, my! I wonder how late that K.H. Whitaker must have stayed up to finish this... because I would!!!"Hehehee... Seriously, I'm serious. (^_^) oxx
Oh, I love it! You are Sooooo good!
thanks guys, ya'll are so sweet Krista, you are too kind :) Hugs!!!Andrew, dear, I am posting something new tonight, just for your viewing pleasure ;) Sorry for the delay...Amalia, I do stay up late to finish, often, mmmm, yes, pretty sure I was up till after midnight for this one, but I'm a lightweight, about 1:00 am and my eyes start crossing. :)
Thank you for poppin' by, Karen! It's awesome when you visit...thank you for your friendship and kind words! Hope you have been well and had a good labor day weekend. Did you get to enjoy some YOU time? : )
love all of the elements you've included.
I love the perspective on this Karen, the way you've tilted the clock face is great! The colors and textures are wonderful as well!
What a beautiful piece!
Great work, especially love the cute mice on the pumpkin.
Very intriguing piece! I love the way you've combined all the elements. Great composition and beautiful color! Very, very interesting and engaging!
love the finish piece, really interesting composition.... love the little white mice.
Nice piece... really like the angles, composition and textures!
Hi Karen. Well, finally the result is magnificent. I always say that I like to see an illustration process, almost more than the final result. (Anyway I like to see the finished work) but I think there is nothing like seeing the process of learning. Thank you very much.
Thank you for taking the time to comment! You are the best!!!