Friday, June 12, 2009

Illustration Friday | Unfold

And where exactly ARE the folds, you might ask? Look closely at the long scarf! :-)
I did the sketch for this little illustration a while back, as an idea for a Christmas card. I came across it the other day and finally finished it for this week's theme. The colors didn't translate very well, though -- sometimes I have a really hard time with my scanner. It's hit or miss!

Last weekend I attended the Illustrator's Day 2009 Conference, sponsored by the SCBWI-PA. It was a great experience, and I got to meet Carli Moua in person! I met a lot of really good illustrators with different styles and techniques, and got some good feedback on my work. I'm planning on attending more of these events this year, they are a great way to learn and network.

25 comments:

  1. Very charming and they look like buddies too!

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  2. Awww! That kitty found a good spot!

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  3. really lovely illo:)you're welcome to visit my blog as well:)cheers!
    Kasia

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  4. What a great illustration - I have "a fight" with my scanner sometimes as well. The colors just don't seem to get right in the scan. Didn't find the solution yet.

    I can imagine it was a great experience to attend such a Illustrator's Day - too bad there is nothing like that here.

    Will you share your results (illustrations) of that day with us?

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  5. This poor pup is doomed to have this kitty take over this scarf. My cat does this to everything I have so I can relate. poor pup hee hee hee hee! What a great illustration. You always know who to create and capture a moment. YOU ROCK!!!

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  6. love the kitty's face he he...
    congrats to godd feedbacks! you absolutely deserve them! keep up your lovely style :)

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  7. I love it... Somehow I think Miss Kitty will want to stay all cozy on that soft scarf. Her canine friend may have trouble unfolding it all. Beautifully painted.

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  8. Awww! That would make a great holiday card.

    I'm glad you had a good time at the conference. =)

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  9. so envious of you..! i wish we have those kind of illustrator gatherings here in my country.

    i think the drawing's color is lovely, monica, despite the scanner problem. (my guess is, the BG is more colorful, like bright yellow, i supopose?)

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  10. hehehehe..
    Muito bonito.. me faz lembrar do meu cachorro hehehe
    Parabens

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  11. Looks adorable - despite scanner issues, I can't tell! :P Love your water coloring and illos, very inspiring. I hope I can learn and grow as well!

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  12. I love your characters. And the scanner thing is a constant struggle. Wouldn't know these aren't true, though.

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  13. Very cute. (Scanners! the necessary evil...)

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  14. this is terrific. The colors are fabulous. What a cute illo

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  15. This really made me smile!! Love it, love it!

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  16. A very sweet illustration of two darling friends!

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  17. This is so adorable and cute! I love the scarf!

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  18. I love it,they are so cute
    Love the colours

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  19. Very cute and well expressed:)

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