Friday, March 26, 2010

Illustration Friday: rescue


File this under "Emotional Rescue" my submission for Illustration Friday's "rescue" theme is a colour pencil drawing I made for Babs in 1989. I am diggin deep my peep, peep, peeps :D

32 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

love your fun houses!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Ha! Don't we all have to dig deep at times, but if we come up with something as grand as this, than its worth the effort.
Have a great weekend Val!

Pepi said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!! that most beautiful city, would be happy to live in a place like that. Kisses.

Doodlestreet said...

A field full of hearts could rescue anyone from anything...and how perfect it is for your sweet mama. :O)
Just perfect for the theme this week...♡

asperezas said...

I have an huge smile watching this picture.
The snugness of the houses together and their expressions. The love flowers. The special birds. The sunset...

look at me:
:-)

kj said...

i love the sky! did you use crayons? may i move in to one of these snug little houses? will you live next door? we could have five dogs between us.

love love
kj

k.h.whitaker said...

lovely illustration, I really like how fun and colorful it is

Silver Knight said...

lovely work!

Kay Aker said...

What a treasure, well worth the dig!

Ginger*:) said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors and all the heart flowers. I also admire your technique with colored pencils. Those birds have a wonderful whimsy about them. A really FUN piece!

mystree said...

it really is fun and beautiful...

Janet said...

Ha, dig all you want...we don't mind at all!

Debbie Clandening said...

I love your work,I love color pencil work. You must have spent a lot of time on this piece.It's wonderful

Caroline said...

I'm so glad you have enough work to show something every week! This is so delightful!

Vicki Smith said...

Such rich, beautiful colors! I know that can be difficult to achieve with colored pencil. Love the lawn of hearts! I could move right in to such a cozy place.

DEB said...

Love the spring colors in this one. Kudos to you for doing the IF religiously! I can't seem to find time anymore, but love looking at everyone's art!

Ellen Byrne said...

Very clever and charming piece - I love this!

andrea said...

You may never run out of material! You must have as much fun matching a piece to an IF topic as actually creating it.

Ces said...

Hello dearest Val! Aah! Any of your material is a pleasure to the eyes. I still love your video. You are so beautiful!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Val! An oldie, but definately a GOODIE! Love zooming in on your work. Your detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing this blast from the past Val.

erin said...

love it! wouldn't it be fun instead of crocuses we had heart flowers in the spring?

Faruffa said...

Great illustration! I like the textures and colors, I need this emotional rescue!!!!!!!!!!
ciao Vitti

Gai said...

It is a joy to come and visit again. It seem a long while that I have been on the blogs and visited you. Your emotional rescue has resuscitated me. A garden full of hearts with such a curious colourful town of houses. I must not leave it so long again. Today I am motivated.
thank you.

Thrifty Miss said...

Beauitful soulful piece Val, loving it!!!

Susan said...

Hey Val I'm so glad you 'rescued' this little gem from the past! Hahaha! So charming and colorful and I always love those little hearts you sneak into your work! Hey get out those colored pencils again so Amalia and me can have another pencil sister!

Wanted you to know that I have bestowed upon you the Renee Award on my blog. You have been a wonderfully supportive new friend to me and I so appreciate it. I definitely count you in as one of my sturdy oaks - enjoy! xoxo Susan

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful colors and feel Val, just fantastic.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

These houses are great! Love the twisting shapes and the heart flowers. Thanks for sharing this "flashback" piece.

Angela Matteson said...

such a sweet town!

Isabel ÁLvarez said...

Is such a beautiful place, with so many loving hearts!

Caroline said...

This is lovely... great color! Makes me think of Dr. Seuss. :D

isay (Marissa) said...

i wonder why the shapes are like that and yet so friendly.

Brine Blank said...

Wow...that worked really well in colored pencil. It adds a really nice texture to your work. Would really like to see more in that style!