Friday, March 31, 2006

Illustration Friday - Spring!


Spring? Not here in Scotland! POURING with rain, cold and miserable. Still, I have 3 mental dogs to cheer me up today!
This illustration was originally done for The Guardian newspaper here in the UK - this is all acrylic ink, no Photoshop! It was to go with an article about fertility I think.

I am dying to get out into the garden and start getting sorted for Spring - i have loads to plant and all that. Gardening tips welcome, as I am a complete novice.

17 comments:

murphy girl said...

love this image, the flowers coming up in a drawer...it is going to be 75 today, a fluke for upstate ny in march, but no complaints here! tomorrow is back to 45 and rainy, so i feel your pain! our clocks go forward sat night, so we lose an hour, not gain it.....don't like when that happens, i need all the hours i can get. extra drinks help, too! hope the sun comes out soon!

frank h said...

Very Good!

A wonderful-wonderful illo

Teri C said...

It's perfect for 'spring' and fertility. Great job. Love those illustrations that say so much.

mace said...

Very expressive with line and color. Excellent!

A Little Hut said...

I love the colors and the strong outlines. Very expressive.

Kaya said...

Very very cool illustration, inspiring that you did that with just acrylic ink. It is smooth and professional looking, but good colours and life. Happy spring, hope the sun shines on you soon.

susan said...

i like this image. she looks good even if her sprouts don't make it!
lovely drawing...

andrea said...

Perfect! Your style is refreshing. And don't worry -- spring is almost there!

stp-illustrations said...

Well done!!

Trevor Pitt said...

Sorry to hear about your early Scottish spring. Things are so unpredictable in Ohio during spring-time. One minute it's chucking down buckets, you blink and there's frost everywhere, you go to sleep and the next day it's too hot for a jacket. Bah, can't win!

Great illo. I haven't used acrylic ink in ages. You've done a superb job with it, not too mention you've chosen a unique perspective for the design.

Lori Witzel said...

This may be the most random comment you get, but...I love her sculptural nose.

Well-drawn, well done!

cristosova said...

i know what you are going through, same spring weather here!
great illustration style!

Aravis said...

It's pouring and miserable here in New England, too. I agree, crazy dogs are perfect for perking one up. Great illustration! :0)

khya said...

Beautiful! Love the bright bold colors you've used, the little plants give the whole thing a very strong spring feeling.

Bron Smith said...

I like your bold, bright,loose, colorful style.

Christina Hankins said...

Love your illo and I definitely feel your pain. I live in the state of Minnesota and nothing is blooming here either!

the heartful blogger said...

Gorgeous! Love that red.

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