Monday, December 13, 2010

Hansel and Gretel WIP













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I was working on this for Will Terry's blog challenge. The theme was Hansel and Gretel. It was due, last week on the 8th. I just couldn't find the time to finish it by the deadline. Bummer, but I thought it was worth finishing and I like to finish what I start when I am able, so I'm posting it. Which will further ensure that I take the time to finish it. I am only getting to work a little here and there right now, but Christmas break starts Friday. YAY!!! I am so looking forward to some free time. Although my stove is being replaced and I still have lots of Christmas baking to do I plan to spend a good part of my free time creating. So, while Myles naps I plan to draw, draw, draw and the baking will have to happen in between while my little helper is awake ; ).  Thanks for stopping by and especially for all the kind comments on my last post. You guys are great! I really appreciate it and love reading your comments. Happy Holidays!!!

36 comments:

  1. Hiya K.H.! I hope you'll have fun drawing and baking away... Now, this image is superb. You know why? Because you did the cottage FIRST. Just about the best part out of Hansel and Gretel!! I think, anyway.

    Can't wait to see it finished! (^_^) oxox

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  2. Amalia you are so sweet, thank you!

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  3. Haha well I am getting hungry looking at the cottage. Maybe I am Hansel? I think he ate the windows, or was it a piece of the roof? Good you are finishing this one.!

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  4. This is soooo lovely and i really enjoy how you incorporated the tree in with the gingie house :) i love it!

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  5. Thank you Andrew, you are so kind. Thank you Valerie, glad you stopped by, I have missed your comments :)

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  6. Nom nom nom nom! Now see, I'd be in BIG trouble here. That can't be anything more than a sweet little old lady offering up yummies like a good hostess. Right?

    Beautiful work! Aww, too bad you missed the deadline, but you are right. Definitely worth completing! The colors on the house are wonderful, as is the shading on their faces.

    YAY for more drawing time! YAYYYYYY!

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  7. Awwww, thank you Bella. I'm usually very good at due dates it's just that my priorities have been on other due dates these days. I can't wait to finish it; I'm painting in between baking ;)
    and of course it has turned into to a bigger, more complex piece than the original idea, because it has "taken on a life of it's own". Maybe I'll be finished in say a month past the date it was supposed to be done by. LOL

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  8. Heisann, julsann!

    Wonderful illustration for Hans og Grethe ;:OD)
    Sad you didn't make the deadline!
    My Christmas greeting to you:

    http://viltogvakkert.blogspot.com/2010/12/if-mail.html

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  9. Hi Karen, Beautiful work. But today I really came to thank all of your comments during this year ♥ and wish you Happy
    Holidays!!!!!!!

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  10. Hello and I was foll0wing Roberto :)

    Oh well I am enamoured of the people in this, I can see you working your way through the image, building it up, lushifying it. The finished bits are superb. It's going to be very intersting how you tie it all in and I'm looking forward to seeing it.

    And Merry Chrissie from me too. It's been a wonderous year, eh. Here's to the next one! Holds up glass of pretend champagne.

    Salut!

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  11. Thank you guys! I'm still working on it, every time I think I'm nearly done I decide to add something else. Right now I'm busy sipping Andrews virtual champagne ;) I'm loving that word, "lushifying"

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  12. Yep, lushifying-- perfect! I love, love, love that house built into the tree!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  13. Merry Christmas Karen, Great work so far on the Hansel and Gretel illustration. I just love seeing WIP posts! Especially when it is in a medium I am still learning. I love where it's going, and can't wait to see the final! Great job! I especially like the patterns on the old ladies clothing. and the colours are great!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family and I look forward to seeing more fabulous artwork in the new year!

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  14. Ooh This is beautiful! I love it. Oh my goodness takes me back to my childhood reading!! So very colorful.
    Thanks so much for stopping by today. Wishing and praying for you and yours to have a wonderfully blessed and joyful Christmas. I send you great big hugs from NJ! Be blessed!
    Hugs
    V

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  15. WOW! Karen..this is awesome. I think you may be one of the hardest working illustrators I know. I see so much detail in your pieces and I know it takes so much time. This is fantastic. I have missed visiting you but will do better in the new year. Until then, I hope you have oodles of time to draw, bake and enjoy your grandson and family. I wish you a fantastic 2011 as well. Hugs to you!

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  16. ya'll are all so wonderful, thank you, Merry Christmas!

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  17. Merry, merry Christmas, Karen! Here's to a table loaded with delicious goodies and the aroma of things baking, pretty piles of presents, laughter, love, and blessings. And here's to more creative time in the new year!

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  18. Oh, Bella you make me smile; thank you and to you too.

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  19. wooooow excellent work!!!
    Merry Christams to you, Karen :o)

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  20. Wow amazing work!!! I love it!!!
    Merry Christmas, Karen, and a wonderful 2011!

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  21. Oh Merry Christmas dear! This came out so beautifully!!! I adore your colours, the costumes and the whole kit and kaboodle :)

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  22. ..great work!! merry christmas and happy 2011!!

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  23. To my very sweet, talented and supportive friend, I wish you all the very best in the year to come. I hope that you will find more expression that you have ever known and the peace that causes your heart to rest in the fact that you are special and beautiful and that you are gifted and talented to do what it is that you do and share. I send you such love and hugs on today an everyday.
    Smile big Girly!
    Happy New Year!

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  24. Vanessa, you are simply the best; right back at ya woman!!! I love you!

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  25. Wow, this is sooooo fantastic!!!! Love it!

    Hope 2011 is the best year ever for you, Karen. Thanks so much for always being so supportive and sweet!

    Happy New Year to you!!!!!

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  26. Happy 2 0 1 1, Karen!! What? It's already the second decade? How did that happen?!! Anyhooo - I wish you a wonderful new year ahead - full of great projects and mostly I wish for you TIME. Time to enjoy your family, and time for yourself to enjoy your art and your projects. I know it's there for you this year, I just know it. Thank you for your friendship in 2010..it's been awesome getting to know such a genuinely wonderful person as you.

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  27. oh, Shirley, you made me teary eyed. Thank you!

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  28. Looking great Karen! Just stopped by to see what you were up to and to wish you a Happy and Blessed New Year! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us along with your wit and wisdom in 2010. Looking forward to 2011 with great anticipation for myself as well as for what’s in store for you. God bless you and your family!

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  29. wow, thank you Jack and the same to you and yours!

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  30. Happy New Year Karen! Thank you so much for all your visits and sharing your wonderful art with us!! Guess what--I got Painter 11 for Christmas! I have only tried it out briefly, but it looks like loads of fun. I hope I can catch on!

    Best wishes for an amazing 2011!

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  31. Hi Karen..sorry for my delay! I wanted to wish your daughter a Happy Belated Birthday - you are so kind to make her the Tirimisu!! And wow, she's so smart...I can't even imagine all that she knows about the language and I'm sure she knows more about the culture than I do! : )
    Anyway, hope you are well and enjoying the start of the new year already! Looking forward to seeing your new illos this year!

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  32. Hey Beautiful! Hope that you New Year was good for you and to you he he he he! So glad you liked Mr. Kitty cause you are going to see a whole lot of him soon. He had a story to tell. Anyway, Happiest and Blessed New Year to you and your family. Praying that you will have the expression that you desire in 2011and that you will be inspired to do what is in your heart to do. Go for it woman!
    Love ya,
    V

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  33. Karen, really lovely piece! I especially love the pretty colors in the patterns of the clothing, as well as the attention to detail you put into the scrumptious looking icing and candies! Looking great! Happy New Year! :)

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  34. Hey Beautiful,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me those kind and sweet words. Words that touched my heart. I so appreciate it. Thanks so much. Pray girl, we got a ton of snow coming. Heard that y'all got an ice storm. hope that you are okay. Take care and stay warm.
    V

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  35. oh yes, we've been house bound for the last 3 days. My daughter is here from Virginia and I am not even getting to see her because she is snowed in at my mother-in-laws.

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