Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cat sketch with ink and watercolor | Illustration Friday | Island

So, here it is, in color with just ink and watercolor. Not quite as loose as I had hoped for, but I think this is good for a quick, simple illustration. And I guess this is kind of my style, a little loose but not so much...

(I haven't been able to participate in Illustration Friday lately -- work and travel. But I did this small painting as an exercise, and Stacey gave me the idea of using it for this week's theme of IF. I was thinking quite literally in terms of "island", but she's right! What a great idea! This does work, doesn't it? This little one has found a little comfy island to take a nice nap.)

Então aqui está o desenho colorido, com naquim e aquarela. Não saiu tão solto como eu esperava, mas para uma ilustração rápida e simples acho que ficou bom. E acho também que este é o meu estilo, um pouco solto, mas não tanto...

(Não tem sido possivel participar do Illustration Friday ultimamente -- trabalho e viagem. Mas eu fiz essa pinturinha como exercicio e a Stacey me deu a ideia de usá-la para o tema desta semana. Eu estava pensando em "ilha" literalmente, mas ela tem razão! Que grande idéia! Funciona, não? Este gatinho encontrou uma ilhazinha confortável para tirar uma soneca.)

28 comments:

  1. 'a little loose but not so much'? haha monica! ^_^ you know i always like your lineworks, i dont know how you do it. you make it looks so easy to make those fluid brave lines and i know it's not. you already have a distinct style, i can see the confidence in there. see i'm rambling here. :) i just need to say that i LOVE your style.

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  2. I love this style Mónica. He looks like my little Java. The cat on my avatar ;)
    Big Hug
    (^v^)

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  3. So cute! I think it would actually work for this week's Illustration Friday. :)

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  4. Monica,
    Thanks for the reminder about the Dog Lover Award! I'd been meaning to post about it and with everything going on, I forgot. I'm such a bad blogfriend...I really, really appreciate the award and am off to display it proudly. Thank you so much!!!

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  5. Wonderful line work, and I love the relax attitude!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh,yes! it's perfect for this week topic!
    Your style "a little loose but not so much" is great actually :)

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  7. Its wonderful :o)) I love your illo :o)

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  8. I love this! Kitties are always an island unto themselves--what a great idea & so well done.

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  9. This has to be one of my favorites - love your style!

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  10. That is a fabulous idea!!! This is a great one...I love everything about it

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  11. Wonderful idea and illo to the topic, Mónica!

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  12. Cats lives are certainly akin to an "island lifestyle"! Nice work! I love the simplicity of it!

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  13. adorei essa ideia. great illustration!!

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  14. what a comfy island! =)
    Nice loose like style.
    And the color choices are lovely.
    J.

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  15. I certainly thought your lovely cat's island was intended! Lovely and downright therapeutic!

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  16. lovely, you did keep it nice and relaxed, he's perfectly panned out:)

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  17. Oh, So cute!!!
    Jenya

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  18. a little loose? how bout, a little perfect! wonderful simple color and line...great piece, monica!

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  19. Froggie is right, a little perfect. Why mess with perfection, eh? Your style is absolutely awesome. Of course it never hurts to play around, you never know where it might take you, but man, I just love your stuff... and this kitty island is so clever for the theme and a door bell!

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  20. Adorei...parece ser tão macio esta "ilha";-)
    Um beeeeeiiijo
    Dri

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  21. Beautiful Monica! You know I'm a fan of your line work :o)

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