Friday, January 23, 2009

Illustration Friday: climbing


Climbing to the top of one of the tallest buildings she saw the message written in the stars.

My submission for Illustration Friday's "climbing" theme is a very old painting featuring my dog Yote. She was the star of many of my older works and I loved her dearly. I am busy working on a new houscape and preparing work for an Art House project.
copyright 1988 Valerie Walsh

32 comments:

Krimo said...

"Climb" me to the moon...
Love the illo and the song, Val.

Amy C said...

oh so sweet, love your little pet doggie. I love how animals can sometimes just sit and stare like that, like they really can see something, its adorable.

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love the colors and the really tall buildings. Very nice!

Ces said...

Ah Val, this is too cute. The background music is also apropos. Love all the blue shades. I like how you made the stars.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

These building always show up in my best dreams! Honestly! I love the blues and shapes of them. Very dream like. Excellent illustration.

Mim said...

Great illustration and great song

catnapping said...

And the message?

FREE CATNIP!

I love the contrast of blue and gold...perfect, delectable.

carla said...

Pretty Kitty! I love the blues and with the glow of the light from the windows.

Flying Colors said...

This dog must be amazing... how did he climb to the top of this building? Love the abstract quality and primary colors, very vibrant.
Have a great week-end Valerie and good luck on your Art House Project :-)

John said...

love this style and the colors are fantastic!

flower girl said...

Oh I really love this sweet illustration!! what the lovely doggy is sitting up there! Perfect =)

marc said...

Hi Val,
cats are excellent climbers and mysterious animals!
I love the blue!
Have a beautiful week.

isay said...

looks like i cannot fly to the moon but i wish i can to where your dog Yote was. great image of Yote on the glass roof!

good luck to your Art House Project

yoon see said...

Wow! I really adore your good imagination on this sweet and whimsical piece.
Your cute doggy is celebrating this romantic night scene by her wishful beats, counting all the stars over and over here.
Not only you love her dearly, me too have fall in love with your cute cute dog. I also love your candid buildings, they are like presents.
Excellent!!!! Just like living in a Gem House:)

Cathy said...

Oooh! Beautiful as ever, Val. Also I've had to trawl through lots of stuff that bore no relation to the theme, so it's lovely to see one that has, and so lyrically!

Ces said...

Please come over, I have several awards for you.

Bron Smith said...

I always look forward to bumping into your zany airbrush edifices as I'm scrolling down the list.Since I've done airbrush for many years, I picture all of the time that you spend frisketing.

James said...

Nice idea, I love the colours and the retro way its drawn, Stopped a while and listend to ol blue eyes, cooky man, like right on yeh!

Michael O'Connell said...

beautiful work… love last weeks' "ducK' as well… amzing… both of them…

Brine Blank said...

I really like the rooftop effect and colors in this...this would be a great 3D item but I wonder if that would make it lose some of the charm???

Gai said...

such a great concept. love your dog sitting among the blue buildings.

Mauricio said...

Muy lindo tu trabajo, me encantó!

Tracy said...

Nice illustration, Val! It's been too long since I visited your blog (and others' as well). Thanks for sharing! :)

Faruffa said...

Oh Val this illo is so poetic and magic!!!

Roberta said...

Oh to sit and gaze at the moon with a good friend...

I have a sweet old dog that always appears in my work...Cinder. She's 14 years old and has inoperable cancer and I 'll love her to the end...

Bella Sinclair said...

I love the dreamy, optimistic feeling of this. And the whimsy-wacky buildings are just fabulous! It's almost as if that pointed roof were pointing at Yote. :)

Katie said...

Very wonderful illustration. Cats have it great don't they. If reincarnation were real I wouldn't mind coming back as a cat. One of those spoiled fat house cats.

Dot said...

this one is alot of fun... i nice change of pace from your single family homes!

Ginger*:)* said...

Wow! I LOVE these colors, and the contrasts. This is exciting and dynamic. Yote is quite the climber!

mike r. baker said...

Lovely as always. :)

Hi, Val! Thanks for your kind words on my bloggie.

bog_art said...

Aww.. the little fox remind me a song in spanish.. cute illustration!.. and well, to work with the familya has a good and a bad side.. lol..

studio lolo said...

I love the magical feeling of this. I want to be on the rooftop with him :)
Has Ratty ever been in any of your illustrations? I'm sure he was the inspiration for many of them!

This is beautiful Val.