Friday, December 24, 2010

Illustration Friday | Winter

This illustration was an assignment I did for a children's book illustration class I took a few years ago -- a black and white spread illustrating a poem.  We had several poems to choose from, but this one by Oliver Herford (1863-1935) was my favorite.  As some of you already know, I don't enjoy winter.  The short days and cold weather are hard to take for a Brazilian like me.  But this poem is so simple and so full of hope, I fell in love with it.  Click on the image to enlarge it.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Este trabalho foi feito há alguns anos atrás para uma aula de ilustração infantil -- ilustrar em preto e branco um poema em duas páginas.  Haviam vários poemas para serem escolhidos, mas este escrito por Oliver Herford (1863-1935) foi meu favorito.  Como alguns de vocês sabem, eu não gosto de inverno.  Os dias curtos e o tempo frio são difíceis de suportar para uma brasileira como eu.  Mas este poema é tão simples e tão cheio de esperança, eu me apaixonei por ele.  Clique na imagem para aumentá-la.


Feliz Natal a todos!

14 comments:

  1. Great illustration Monica!!

    Merry Christmas, my best wishes for you and all your family :)

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  2. What a beautiful thought and one I will take to heart. Your illustration is the perfect match for this lovely poem. Best wishes for a glorious Holiday season and a Most Happy New Year.

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  3. Just love your illustrations, Monica. Great poem. I'm with you on hating winter though we've been lucky so far in NE. Spring couldn't come soon enough!

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  4. Such lovely lines. And it fits the poem so well.

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  5. Now that really is lovely - both poem and illustration!

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  6. So wonderful! Hope you're enjoying all the new snow that came your way. Have a wonderful New Year. You continue to inspire me every day, thank you.

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  7. Wonderful poem!
    I'm not a fan of winter either, so I like this poem (and the illustration of course).

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  8. Fantastic!! So simple, clean and adorable as all get out! Which is how all your work is.

    Hope you had a great holiday and Happy happy New Year to you, Monica!

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  9. Olá Mônica! feliz natal e novo ano, meus melhores desejos de felicidade para ti. beijinhos

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  10. I have always enjoyed that poem! :) And what an adorable illo to go along with it. :)

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