Monday, January 19, 2009

Illustration Friday | Pale

A white kitten ponders a large, pale full moon.

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post about redoing old illustrations.  I find myself feeling a bit divided: on the one hand, I like the opportunity to revisit an illustration and improve some of the things I don't think came out as best they could -- in the case of the illustration below, for instance, the containers.  On the other hand, I sometimes find when I try to fix something I end up losing something else that came out right!  Lesson of the day: stop being a perfectionist!

Uma lua grande, cheia, pálida e um gatinho branco.
Obrigada a todos que deixaram comentários no meu post anterior. Eu perguntava quanto a re-trabalhar ilustrações antigas, e eu me sinto dividida: por um lado gosto de ter a oportunidade de revistar uma ilustração e melhorar aspectos que não saíram tão bem como eu queria (no caso abaixo, por exemplo, os vasos), mas por outro lado, eu as vezes descubro que ao consertar algo eu acabo perdendo outras coisas que tinham saído certo! Lição do dia: deixar de ser uma perfeccionista! :-)

29 comments:

  1. Well, it's very lovely! I do know what you mean by perfectionist...:) I think all artist suffer from it! :)

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  2. So cute, Monica! Love the simplicity!

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  3. Your lesson of the day is a great one. My father is an amazing artist. Sadly, I think his perfectionism has taken over. He rarely completes a painting and hasn't painted for years now. My father's well intended criticism impacted my work and feelings of needing to be perfect too. This made art feel like a burden to me. Since I realised art is not meant to be perfect, I ceased being paralyzed from perfectionism and haven't looked back ;)

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  4. Your illustration is so cute! Sorry I did have that written in my comment above but somehow I managed to delete it ;P

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  5. I really love what you do with your night skies. this is really nice

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  6. Hola Monica, thanks for your visit and nice comment in my blog,

    Just love your illo, the little tiny white cat looking at the pale moon.

    Yes, we had similar idea for Pale, so nice!!

    Suerte!!
    Ale.

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  7. Lovely composition and paintstrokes.

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  8. Oh, gorgeous! I could definitely see this in a little storybook.

    Last week, I didn't have an old drawing that really, really bothered me. This week, I do. It's like an itch begging to be scratched. But I probably won't revisit it, just because I'm pretty darn lazy.

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  9. Lovely and so beautiful, I really love the cats tail,perfect work Monica! =)

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  10. darling moon and cat. Yes stop being a perfectionistic and just keep doing. (Now I need to post that up on MY mirror too! :)

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  11. Holy cow, do I ever know what you mean about the perfectionist thing. That said, it's hard to believe you do that, because your work always looks fresh and spontaneous. You're certainly doing something right!

    Love this wee kitteh! It's just about as cute as it gets!!!

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  12. Wonderful illo and the little cat is so cute
    Perfect for the topic

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  13. Very nice illo! Fits the topic perfect.

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  14. Cute kitty!

    And you're right about redoing stuff. Even just retracing an drawing onto my watercolor paper causes some loss in the originals charm.

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  15. Great illustration!

    Congratulations for the last weeks illustrations too! They are always so beautiful, so it's a great pleasure to discover them each week! ;-)

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  16. this is wonderful; love the idea and the composition is simple yet very strong! LOVE IT!

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  17. too cute, monica! i love the cat's tail and how he dissapear in thoughts.

    and yes, sometimes it's a torture being a perfectionist, i do understand... :)

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  18. Novamente adoro esta tua ilustração!
    As cores, a simplicidade da composição...! Humm...

    A melhor maneira que descobri para lutar contra o prefeccionismo é: "concentrar em FAZER, fazer sem parar..., sem pensar como vai ficar".

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  19. Reminds me of Kevin Henkes "Kitten's First Full Moon" which won the Caldecott! I think you're deserving of one as well.

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  20. Monica,
    I LOVE this illustration! It's peaceful,sweet and I am overwhelmed by its lovely simplicity.
    Reet

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  21. I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool!
    天空之城裡看馬達加斯加激動之餘與女友做愛徵信社隨意自拍此時跟徵信社人員在聊天室裡討論情色內容的正妹牆如何變成AV女優可是徵信社將我們色情照片放在成人圖片區的這部落格隨意的舉動被徵信社翻拍成a片異界裡的部落格徵信社人員做徵信社經營的ut聊天室人氣爆增的人氣部落格有空來參觀
    Thanks!

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