Friday, January 29, 2010

Illustration Friday: focused


My submission for Illustration Friday's " focused" theme is a cropped portion of an illustration for the book "Return of the Matador" that I painted over the summer. Happy Friday! Have a lovely weekend ;)


2009 valerie walsh

26 comments:

studio lolo said...

Timing is everything. We posted at the same moment!

Cute story idea and illo. I want to read the book!

I owe you an email. I don't think iI responded to your last one. I'm so bad :(

XX

Anonymous said...

i see even a bull needs a good bed time story like his mustache.
michael dailey

Doodlestreet said...

oops...sorry, that was me above...
______

this is absolutely lovely...and that's no bull!
;o)

asperezas said...

Beautiful!

Loved everything especially the well detailed bull.

:-)

ddskier said...

LOVE this!!!

xoxox
--dd

andrea said...

Cool and quirky -- as usual!

String said...

feels like summer - on the Med - Spain...lovely

Pepi said...

Preciosa ilustraciĆ³n, que tierna, por cierto me ha encantado el video del tutorial, que guapa y que alegre eres, me ha encantado. Besos.

Vicki Smith said...

What an intriguing image! It makes me want to read your book.

Caroline said...

This is fun - love the quirky bed and bull listening in on the story! Tell us more!

Indigene said...

Val, the colors are so vivid and beautiful!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Beautiful illustration and I love the colors. So restful and just prefect. Great work.

Ronni said...

Love the expression, Val.

isay (Marissa) said...

everyone's focused on going to bed soon:) i like their expression.

Dot said...

love the bull! (he seems very focused!)

Susan said...

Beautiful colors Val, love that bull, he does indeed look focused! Can't wait to read this book!

Krista said...

Awesome! Love the bed-- reminds me of your houses!

thedoodlegirl said...

Valerie! This is just beautiful. I LOVE that beautiful star and the details on the bed. I also love the soft curtains framing the image. Really gorgeous. Also: I received my e-mail saying I have until the 28th to submit my design to UPrinting! I AM SO EXCITED!! Thank you again!!!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Awesome colors! Really lovely.

erin said...

This is wonderful...I always secretly root for the bull in these fights. This one is quite dashing with his pencil mustache.

Janet said...

I love the bull! He has such a sweet expression on his face.

roberta baird said...

Love it Val! It's neat to see all the details!

Thrifty Miss said...

Val great work, the bull is fantastic!

Art Fan Ako said...

Whatever she's reading, I wanna hear! Nice! :)

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val!! Love your bull! Never thought I'd be saying that to anyone :o) I'd like to see the whole image, altho you cropped it so nicely. Love that blue and the lacy curtains. Is the book out? I'd like to check it out. You are totally talented!

Kay Aker said...

I'm intrigued! Where can we get the book? Whimsical greatness!