Saturday, September 8, 2012

IF Imagination







Milly and Tilly love to twirl and twirl while imagining that they are dancing in the center of the Milky Way...  or something like that :D.

I started this for last weeks prompt, Identical and along the way it turned it into this weeks prompt Imagination mostly because I didn't get it finished in time. Well, I didn't really try to finish it. I sketched it on Thursday while I sat in the waiting room at the Center for the Visually Impaired and didn't get back to it until last night. I did try to paint them dancing on clouds, but it just wasn't working. Sparkles and stars are the next best thing though. ;)  I thought I'd post it progressively, because I haven't done that in a while. 

 I hope that you are all having a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment :)

44 comments:

  1. It's great to see the progress pics and it really comes alive in the last one with the sparkly whirl of stars. Love the perspective! Really cute!

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  2. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!! Karen!!! This illustration is so adorable. It just made me feel good all over. Such a nice and wonderful feeling early this morning. So cute!!! I love it!!!

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  3. Awwww, thanks Ces :D I'm so glad that you like it! I hope that you are doing well and not working too hard.

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  4. Karen congratulate you because you did this illustration as if you were in the zenith.
    and girls are facing you. which generates a escorzo in their bodies that is not easy to draw, even for skilled artists.
    And you have done very well. congratulations and good week for you and your family!

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    1. oh Roberto, you are very sweet. Thank you soooooo much. I really just wanted to paint tutus ;) And the idea of them looking up appealed to me...
      I hope that you have a great week with your family as well. XO

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  6. The girls are adorable, I love their smiles and that red ribbon.
    I think you did a great work with the stars and milky way too, make the girls look like little fairies :)

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    1. Thanks Ana. I love stars and swirls and tutu's of course :)

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  7. Sparkles and stars work for me. Very cute, and I like seeing things at a different angle. PS -- I left you something on my site. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Linda and thanks so much for the award!!! You are so sweet to share it. I like playing with angles, it doesn't always work, but when it does it's fun.

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  8. What a beautiful illustration! So full of magic. I so totally feel how those girls are feeling as they are dancing.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much Coreopsis. Maybe we should go find some tutus so we can feel that way again ;)

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  9. karen!! This is gorgeous..and I LOVE the perspective of these sweet-peas. I tell you, you are on a roll! I hope you're doing well and that there's been time in the day for you. I know you are one busy mom/grandma!! Thanks so much again for your support my friend!

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    1. thank you Shirley. I know your super busy too, so I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to comment. (((HUGS)))

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  10. Interesting perspective here! I like the slight A-symetrical composition and the shadows, too. Bravo!

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    1. Thank you Theo, I'm loving your drawings. The light bulb is great.

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  11. Beautiful illustration! Your artwork are truly amazing and inspirational! Great perspective! Love strolling by your blog!

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  12. Such lovely color and sweet faces! I love the process shots - I am terrible at remembering to do those.

    xo - Brandi

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    1. thanks Brandi, I work in layers, so even if I forget to save separate files I can usually go back and separate them into stages, up to a point anyway. Eventually I drop them all and just paint.

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  13. Greetings Karen :)

    Well let nme see, :) :) Lokking looking looking, you have such a fine steady hand you know, its a pleasure to see the image worked from start to finish, and looks like so much fun, exploring all the different ways yoy can work this one up. Whay a superb viewpoint - and you have worked all that tricky perspective perfectly. And the sparkles - :) Are just wondserful - they add a touch of magic. That's what we all need eh? :) I like how they add depth to the image, like you are painting the air.

    Let me count the typos in my comment ... 1 2 13 , 14 including this won :)

    see you

    Good that you are posting regularly now!

    I should take a leaf from your book!

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    1. Thanks for making me smile this morning my friend! You are so kind to take time out to comment. I love the typos, they make me laugh. I need to post more often before you take a page from my book because my regular is a little too far apart ;)

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    2. Hey! Just checking! Are you sending out two a day? Or three? Now where is my whip :)

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    3. XOXOXO, ummmmm, more like three a week. I'll do better next week, I promise :D and how is your project going???

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  14. Hi Karen, really lovely illustration, great use of perspective and i love the twinkly bits:)

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  15. NOW TALK ABOUT MAGICAL! Oh my word how simply delicious and beautiful is this wonderful illustration. You have pulled out all the stops on this. Love seeing the process as well. It's beautiful K! Really it's magnificent work.
    I am celebrating Rosh Hashanah so with that, I wish you a sweet and wonderful New year with more joy and love and expression then your heart can hold. Love you!

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    1. Oh, Happy Rosh Hashanah Vee! I hope you have a wonderful and joyous new year filled with all good things. Thank you so much for the kind words sweetie. XOXOXO!!!

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  16. SO wonderful to hear from you Karen! I hope you've been well! thanks for your super words about the spotlight in the magazine..what a thrill. And yes, wouldn't it be grand if we could all meet up at an SCBWI event sometime?!! Just need to make it international so Andrew can make it too. : ) Anyhoo..I hope all is well and you're enjoying this first fall weekend!

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    1. Have a great time at the SCBWI event!!! (((Hugs)))

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  17. i love the banner you have across the top, too! :)

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  18. How did I ever miss this beautiful and so cute illustration? I thought I commented already. I hope you had a wonderful summer. I hope you get more time to create more beautiful art!

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    1. You didn't miss it, you just gave me two kind comments. It's just been so long since I've posted anything new that you forgot you saw it :O !!! We've been swamped with school work. Physics, French and a writing test to prepare for on top of the regular classes. I hope to get something new up by the end of the week. (((((HUGSSSSSSS)))))

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  19. SENDING YOU TONS of WELL WISHES and LOTS of LOVE!!! Hugs
    Me

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    1. Right back at ya honey bunny!!!! LOVE YOU BUNCHES :D <3

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  20. OH OH OOHHHHHH!!! This is truly, spectacularly, wonderfully, magically ADORABLE! I love this soooo much. I feel like spinning around and getting lost in dizziness right with them. Love the playful innocence! And talk about play, your buggy winter wonderland is fantastic fun! It's so great to see your works again! xoxo

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  21. i dont know much about composition, perspective, etc :(( but i know that this is so lovely... they are like dancing with the stars!
    i hope you have been well, dearest Karen, i'm sorry i'm blogging less :/

    miss you ♥

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    1. oh sweetie thank you :) I have not been blogging as much either. I keep telling myself that I will today but alas, time flies by and it's been a month since I've posted anything :o
      I miss you too! We should both post something new ;)

      XOXOXO

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  22. Hi Karen! Hope you're having a super weekend so far! So to answer finally, (so sorry for my delay!), she liked my Croque Monsieur illo far more than my Chicken Licken piece. It's all great information and feedback for sure. Hope you're working on something fun for yourself in between all of the hard work you do..and hope you're having a super fall so far! We are decorating for Halloween..the kids are having a great Saturday. Take good care!!

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    1. Well, I am glad that you found it so helpful. I would have loved to have been there too. I'm working on a piece right now. Maybe I'll actually get something posted this week :O I'm loving fall and we got pumpkins at the pumpkin farm yesterday. Myles can't wait to carve them. He's super excited because we got a pumpkin family ;)

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  23. Love your work. Totally has those sweet childlike qualities to it. :)

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