Friday, March 07, 2008

Illustration Friday: garden


Pardon me while I work, but help yourself to the garden out in back. That is how life is sometimes, to busy to enjoy the garden... My submission for Illustration Friday's "garden" is a greeting card for Marisol to be used for "Some help around the house". It was deemed to dark and was rejected but they had to pay me anyway.

41 comments:

Geninne said...

How about that! we're together again this week at the IF list viewer :)))
Lovely Val, a joy to look at as usual.
Hugs,
Geninne

Michelle Smith said...

Deemed too dark?! They're crazy. It looks great! Nice style.

rbaird said...

I can't see a dark thing in this!
I think it's great, looks like you could step right into it!

DesigningFairy said...

too dark? Why didn't they just photoshop it? This is so cozy.

Kate said...

I don't get it either...too dark? And yes, Photoshop could have fixed what they did not like. Anyway, I would have bought this card. It is lovely!

Sherry Rogers said...

Well Val they can say what they want. . .I think it's perfect. Not to dark at all. I love the bubbles!

Cathy said...

Actually this is a gorgeous piece which shows fantastic use of light!

There's no accounting for clients ...

murphy girl said...

nothing dark about it! very cheery wallpaper!

andi butler said...

What a gorgeous view to work by! Some clients sure are ding-y! This is just beautiful Val!!

a : )

Diana Evans said...

I love it...so colourful and fun...you always make me smile with your work...

Cream said...

Lovely painting, Val.
Another bubble of joy!

andrea said...

Dark as in darkly themed or darkly coloured? I love it.

JO said...

dark? with bright cheery cherries and bubbles. If you saw my illo, last week you'd see I'm partial to cherries (they were my towels from Crate N Barrel).

roz said...

Funny, I would have snapped this up at the greeting card rack. What a shame.
Great take on the theme!

isay said...

they should be wearing eyeglasses?

the bublles and the wall paper is so cool!

Faruffa said...

Pure joy!!!
... desire to go out and embrace all those meetings

kj said...

seems like everyone who looked at this questioned in unison, "too dark?!" hardly! in my housekeeping world, this says it all, including the dear garden on the other side, waiting for me.

have a good weekend, val.

:)

Anonymous said...

Yo Val: Lets get back to the garden before they put up a parking lot. Love Bad Dog

Ellen Byrne said...

I'm glad you got paid for it even though they chose not to use it - it's their loss. I love it, as I co all your work and look forward to seeing it every week!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

What a fun, playful perspective! I really like this a lot!

Rrramone said...

Val, nice illo! :-)

Ces said...

...but the sink and refrigerator and even the bucket of water with mop all look so pretty. It would be a pleasure to stay indoors. I bet she has a nice living room and probably an even cozier study. What about the bathrooms. I would clean her bathroom.

"Maggie" said...

I don't see it as dark; it's full of color and life and I love the bubbles and the tiny heart knobs!

bog_art said...

Deemed to dark?? that is ridiculous!!.. I love it.. it is one of my favorite!!..

Debbie Egizio said...

Too dark?? No way! The colors are juicy and playful. What a fun and fanciful, as are all of your works. I love it!

Dot said...

i love your perspective in this one! fun as always.

Gillian said...

Too dark? Their loss, it would seem. I love the whimsy of this - that sinkful of suds looks so inviting - I could almost enjoy washing dishes in that!

johanna said...

i like it the way it is, vibrant and pretty :)

atomicvelvetsigh said...

too dark? lol this is bright and cheery for me.. nonetheless its yet another wonderful art from you..

thanks for sharing..

princesstomato said...

val, this is a very happy and colorful piece. i can hear little birdies chirping from outside the window, and visualize a happy homemaker whistling as she works....

xoxox
teri

Kstyles said...

Great take on the theme. Love the colors.

Liz Jones said...

Too DARK!!! If my sink looked like that, my kitchen would be a lot cleaner! Great card! Glad they had to pay you anyhow...

Cecilia said...

Excelente ilustraciĆ³n! es adorable el uso de colores.
cariƱos

carla said...

Dark! It looks bright, light, and cheerful. It feels like everything is dancing!

Ursula Shaw said...

I love this! It's hard to get into spring cleaning when there is so much snow here. But this card is wonderful and cheery!

doodlestreet said...

The deemer of this darkness...by chance were they living in a cave?
I need to tack that note on my fridge and start cleaning my place...it IS like a cave in here! Nice with the time change that the light is out there longer, eh dood? Not so...dare I say it, DARK! ;o)

Lovely LIGHT and fun and colorful illo--!

xo
DOOD

Zari said...

wonderful and original composition...I love the colors used!

annax said...

All your work is soooo beautiful! Your place is one of the most magical places to visit...

Annax

thefridayfrog said...

ack! i missed this one last week! dark? where? the MOP HANDLE grain? ohman...i just don't get clients sometimes....this piece is snow-white cheery! :)) love love the wallpaper! :)

aynaku said...

hi, tnx for both your most recent comments...
this is very festive and colourful...your best illos always reminds me Alice in Wonderland, am I wrong?
:)

sketched out said...

I missed this last week while on vacation. It's great! It's so cheery and fun. Your usual magical, positive, lighthearted stuff! What the heck are they talking about, dark? Perhaps the message was too original for them and not the usual bland, homogenized, pablum you typically see.

You rock.