Friday, May 29, 2009

Illustration Friday: adapt

My submission for Illustration Friday's "adapt" theme is a colour study (prismacolor on Arches) called "Cat House". This is a piece I made in 1989 and a guy that collected my art had to have it so this is a scan of a 35 milimeter slide and this accounts for the quality of the image...
We all need to embrace our differences and adapt to our surroundings.

copyright 1989 Valerie Walsh

30 comments:

isay said...

looks like the sun, the green grass and the big blue sea is balancing everything....good company great weather and beautiful surroundings makes the difference....
'just open the computer and saw your name under IF's prompt. it makes me glad looking at your illo.......

i love the shadows valerie and great message!

Emila Yusof said...

beautiful color pencil work!!

Tom Barrett said...

awesome job with the light and shadows.

asperezas said...

:D

absolutely a cat house

and what a great song!

;-)

Julia Kelly said...

love the houses- kind of think it would be fun to hang out there!!

Cathy said...

Magnificent, Val - love it to bits!

froggie said...

wow, vallie! a gorrrgeous piece! you wield those prismas on that paper like a wizard! soooo pretty and i love the business cat! :)

erin said...

wonderful, I love that the house matches the shape of the cat's head. (hee, hee cat house, me-ow!)

Tif said...

Wonderful drawing!

Roberta said...

It's a joy to visit your blog Val!!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

How clever! I love the idea and how well you executed it!

Faruffa said...

OMG what a wonderful light, love these "miao" house!!!

Asja said...

wonderful bright colors and light! fantastic work!

marc said...

Hi Val,
Very beautiful house cats ... my cats are there surely enjoy!
Have a nice week!

Marc

lil kim said...

hehe, cute!

Ginger*:) said...

This is wonderful on so many levels! I love the cats too!

Lisa M Griffin said...

So cool Val. I love the warmth of this illo and it still carries you fun signature style. Thanks for sharing.

Angela said...

Ooooo, I want to live in the cat house by the water! I love the colors in this piece. :)

Janet said...

The colors are wonderful!! NEATO!!!

kj said...

val, i'm just finishing up a doctoral program in adaptation and i've earned an A for the course. ha!

this painting is 20 years old?
wow.

Tracy said...

This is adorable! I love that little house! :)

yoon see said...

So cool, sexy and beautiful!
Ha...Ha...
Bye from Malaysia:)

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent! Really like the colors of this piece.

Kay Aker said...

I never can get enough of all your clever permutations on the house theme! Such fun!

sketched out said...

Ok, that's it, that's the kind of house I want! A cat house. Ok, I mean a "cat shaped" house... whew! Sorry. Really nice job with the prismas!

bog_art said...

I wanna a house like this one!.. it is so magical!.. and well, California inspired in many ways.. =)

fashion fucsia said...

This "Cat House" is really original!! Ha ha.. I imagine the kitchen, bedroom... I really want to enter!!!
^_^

gaffergirls.com said...

Hi Val...
found you again... lost you..
it won't happen again..
you will have your own spot on our blog... :)
have you opened your heart for a new pet yet ?...
mona & the girls

Anonymous said...

so is that the shape of homes to come lol very apt for a cat's home. michael dailey

Eugenia Gina said...

val, I love it, love the house shape of cat and dog.. this would make a comfy house!