Saturday, July 09, 2011

Illustration Friday: Stay (Prehistoric Surprise)

This little guy has gone to stay in friend's nursery. Their theme is, unsurprisingly, dinosaurs. He was supposed to be smiling at whoever was in the cave, but he ended up looking more surprised than happy. Our friends were very happy to receive him as a baby shower present.

This may be a loose interpretation of this week's theme, but it is a rare occurrence for me to post finished, full-colored art.

I originally planned to crop this much tighter, but when I was at the frame store, I ended up liking the look of the panoramic matte rather than the standard 8.5x11. Luckily, I gave myself plenty of bleed area to try out different framing options.

I feel I've sufficiently mastered the dark-medium-light variant of basic composition. Next composition must be different, so I can study all 6 basic variations of foreground-middle ground-background lighting arrangements.

10 comments:

Reflections said...

What a stunning image... I love it! Fabulous work!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Great image! Well done :)

k.h.whitaker said...

love this, cute character, and the background and foreground are wonderful!!!

Kayleen West - Children's Book Illustrator said...

They will love this. A very special thoughtful gift.

Linda Hensley said...

Very nice!

Missy said...

This is soooo adorable, great illo, love it!

Hannah Sommerville said...

Love the character, background and foreground. This piece comes together so well.

Patti said...

very sweet!

Faruffa said...

this is adorable!!!

laurie said...

wow,, this beautiful,, I'm your newest follower!