Friday, February 12, 2010

Adrift


So, I pushed myself a bit this time. Believe it or not, as far as backgrounds go, this was one I spent time on. Usually I like to just focus on the characters. I'm going to try and do more backgrounds in my illustrations from now on. Thanks for any comments!

31 comments:

Barry said...

This is a great one! There is a ton of story in this image. Good job.

Celeste said...

I agree with Barry, there's an entire picture book in this one image! Great job!

Momo said...

The background is so well done. Love the colors and details.

Valerie Krist said...

Love it!

INDIGENE said...

This just tickled me so! Wonderful picture book setting!

b i n a g a r r y said...

love the details and tree. so much fun

dandeliondog said...

Adorable little illo! Love love love your color palette. And the texture is really nice too :) And thanks so much for the comments! Also, I must say your Etsy store is super cute :)

Angela said...

It's so cute! Great piece!

Ben said...

Wonderful picture, I love the little dog, great stuff!

Leif Peng said...

Really charming, in that classic '50s children's book sort of way. Reminds me of Seiden, Miller, and Blair. Great job - and yes, definitely do those gorgeous backgrounds! :^)

Valerie Lorimer said...

Oh, so charming! Brings back childhood memories.

calamity afoot said...

aw, so cute!

eyecontact said...

So cute!

k.h.whitaker said...

very sweet

Hannah M said...

Gorgeous illustration. Love the background, in particular the sky and the cherry blossom tree.

Zlatica said...

Sooo lovely!

ReneeRivas said...

Wonderful piece! Love everything about it! :-)

rachel stoleru said...

Love this illo, great colors, composition and idea. Backgrounds are indeed boring...

E. Thompson said...

Do continue the backgrounds. Lovely composition and colors. I love the innocence of it.

Jennifer said...

This is adorable!

happy chinchilla said...

Fantastic illustration, the details are so wonderful!. The background looks great, a little bit of texture goes a long way.

BigEyes World said...

I just can say LOVE IT!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful storytelling. Hope they get their boat back.

Amalia K said...

This is oh-so-lovely, Joy! (^_^)

Sophie said...

aww, their raincoats are so sweet! :)
I hope the doggy doesn't get too muddy this time~!

dznQ said...

another great illo! I love your work.

Susan said...

Beatiful work - your characters are so sweet and the background came out wonderfully! I find backgrounds quite fun to work on - I also love that cherry tree, nice touch!

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

Beautiful illustration and love the detail and the colour :)

Loni Edwards said...

Just lovely! The colors you chose are so calming. Nice work!

annpil said...

Wonderful style! I love it! Great illustration... :D

Julia said...

such a sweet setting, i dunno, this one versus the monster one is my absolute favorite. The kids look so cute and i really really love the coloration!