Friday, December 14, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Backwards"



Penguins dancing forwards and backwards and all over!

This little lamb is learning that watching incredible performers right before you're supposed to perform is a big mistake. I learned that lesson in college when my dance team went to Nationals for Latin Dancing. We watched the team that ended up winning first place go right before us even though our dance coach told us not to watch. We were all jitters after seeing their perfect performance. We ended up winning fourth place -not bad considering the jitters.

Click the image to see it larger. I'm working on this piece for my portfolio - not quite done yet.

27 comments:

thadd said...

That's a really nice piece. Good work!

Catnapping said...

hehehe. they crack me up. ice capades, ey?

i love the richness here...the shading is perfect.

a great illo.

aeneadellaluna said...

They are lovely!!

Kate said...

Hee hee...ths made me LOL! They are so cute!

I am also so impressed with how many booyou have illustrated. Awesome!

Josh (musarter) said...

Very nice illo. Great charcter gesture and color.

ValGalArt said...

Beautiful!!!

Teri C said...

This adorable and full of life!

get zapped said...

Fantastic! I can hear the music, too ;]

Rui Sousa said...

hehe! nice really nice! good work.
www.ruisousaartwork.blogspot.com

Mahmoud said...

great

NANCY LEFKO said...

how adorable and so well done !!!

ErinSherman said...

wow! this is so impressive--the lighting, the effects, the texture, and the rendering of their movements.

Barbara Hagerty said...

The light in this piece is terrific and I love the reflections and the movement!

DesigningFairy said...

Such fabulous elegant skaters. I am impressed.

The Unknown said...

Wonderful.
love

Brine Blank said...

Great color use here and detailing on the ice...great depth

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Amazing illustration! Love all the details!

marcisenders said...

adorable!

delaverobum said...

Very funny and great stile and color.

Dot said...

love it! i love the fact that the lady penguins wear dresses and the males have their penguin 'tux'.

ms. froggie said...

accck!!!! wonnnnderful, piece, kristi! your color and composition is really great - love the reflection off the ice! and their little bendy penguin forms! :)))

nina seven said...

beautiful work! I love your style.

Laurel Neustadter said...

This is adorable. I love the colors, especially the blues and purples.

Ellen Byrne said...

oh! This just AWESOME! Thaks for the smile and the laugh - plus it's gorgeous art!

sketched out said...

Hee hee, can't wipe the smile off my face. These guins are so cute! I have to forward this to my sister, she is a freak for penguins.

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Rachelle Anne Miller said...

This is beautiful!

Erin K said...

Ths is beautiful! I can't wait for Ethan my 18month old to wake up so I can show him! He adores penguins, calls them "mine-guins")