Friday, March 06, 2009

Illustration Friday: Intricate


My submission for Illustration Friday's "Intricate" theme is my last full colour illustration for the book I created for the Art House Sketchbook project. We like to think we are complex and intricate but deep down, everyone we know needs to feel that he is home free. Stonehenge paper and acrylic paint.


copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

42 comments:

Buskitten said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I really do love this - it reminds me of the very first college project I did, pop-up books! This is so lovely, with a really special feel to it!

Diana Evans said...

oh how cool...I love this piece...your sketchbook will be a huge hit....I had so much fun with this project too!!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Val! This is amazing!!! Just love it.

Ginger*:) said...

WOW! What a wonderful piece. You even painted the edges with gold....You have an amazing talent that manages to create joy in all that you do.

Nanda Palinckx said...

Gorgeous!! I love it. You are talented.

isay said...

really hardwork! so beautiful and finely and heartily made.

i guess many would want to have it.

andrea said...

Adorable!

Vicki Smith said...

I adore pop ups! I saved all the ones that my son had from when he was a wee lad. Very nice, Valerie!

Teri C said...

I love these kind of books. Yours is a beauty!

Anonymous said...

great lookin book and owl: michael dailey

Roberta said...

What a fun project Val... Owls are one of my favorite subjects to create!

ddskier said...

Valgal! Very cool book! Reminds me of all the cool things you used to put together when we were kids.

Thanks again for my awesome bday gift!!! Good thing that as we both age we're getting hotter & hotter, huh??

xoxox
--dd

Amy C said...

this is so cute and lovely, the owl is just adorable - I love popup books too.

Rita said...

Nice owl. I love pop ups.
Have a good day.

DEB said...

What a hoot!!!

Lost Aussie said...

This is very fun. Beautifully done.

sophie philo said...

this is amazing!!!:-)

Asja said...

wow! this is terrific! i absolutely love it.

Caroline said...

What a wonderful book - how creative!

cat said...

this is soooo clever. I love the little owl. And I LOVE popup books. excellent.

Ces said...

These pop-up books are my favorites. I like the owl inside the tree!I still buy them for myself sometimes. I recently bought one about castles.

kj said...

val, i love this little book but i love that i held it in my hand even more!

it rocks!

Faruffa said...

This is gorgeous Val!!!

soulbrush said...

not at all intricate really, stonehenge paper? what's that?

elizabeth said...

Pop-ups are cool! Nice clean design here.

Michael O'Connell said...

this project sounds like too much fun your illo is great…

Carla Burke said...

Hi Valerie,
I'm not sure if this is the right place to leave a comment, but I just wanted to thank you for popping by my blog. We absolutely know a beautiful person in common. Thanks for wishing me (us) success. I hope so too :)
Carla

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, so cool! I love, love, love pop-ups. I love trying to figure out the engineering behind them. But with this one, I think I'd just have fun staring at the cute fellow and soothing sky for hours and hours.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is just sooooooo sweet and cute and I can tell a lot of intricate work went into creating this! It's just wonderful!

steve said...

wonderful!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Beautiful! Really love it!

kj said...

val, stop by my blog when you have a chance: there's an award waiting for you.

xo

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

oh what a bueatful day!
Had a GREAT DAY TODAY!, WAS FEELING GOOD,FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME. I GOT TO SAT OUTSIDE AND EVEN TAKE A SHORT WALK OVER TO MY GARDEN SPOT with the children. Y'all know how addicted I am to spring garden and the Autumn days,my favorite seasons. Then had to come in for a rest and right back out again,
The sky was blue and sunshine about, black and yellow bumble bees buzzed about and the birds sung in the trees,only thing growing is dandelions but there heaven to me, just so glad to be outside. A neighbor has offered to till up my garden so MAYBE after I recover from surgery I can still get in a late garden.
The weather here is nice so we can open my bedroom window and I still get a bit of outside.
Just waiting for the 17th to have the surgery then I will be up and at it again.
I had not felt good in so long I had almost forgotten what I was missing.
it was such a great day I did not have to take any pain meds untill9:30 tonight.
Bubba fryed some green tomatoes off the vine,our first of the season.they look so lonely by them selves with only daddlions to keep them company,but soon I hope to have peas,corn ,squash ,watermelloms,pumpkins,lettes,raddis ,butterbeans,snape beans,cucumbers,strawberrys and any thing else I can put in.anyone know where I can get some celery seed, I also got to see the full moon last night,it was dreamie , hope y'all are alll have as wounderful day as I did, love to you all

indigene said...

I love the colors and textures!

Pierina said...

love it!!!! :)

Jim Rowland Creations said...

This is actually a fabulous idea! I'm really impressed!

fashion fucsia said...

OOOhhh! This is really different and original!!
Great job!
:)

Kstyles said...

I Love the owl! Very cute.

Flower girl said...

Amazing!very lovely :)

yoon see said...

Wow! So stunning & beautiful!
Loving this cute creature:)
Sorry to drop by a little late.

Jasmijn-Naomi Paauwe said...

very very creative. i love it!

sketched out said...

Oh wow! A pop up owl, how awesome!!! I adore this!