Friday, December 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Soar"


This little boy's trying to soar out of bed and downstairs without anyone but a mouse noticing. Some Dads are quicker than that though!

This illustration is a rework of an illustration in which I had Santa sneaking upstairs (instead of Dad standing there). I like this Dad illustration much better.

21 comments:

Rrramone said...

Very cute!

Diana Evans said...

sweet illustration...

Happy New Year!!!

Cheers,
Diana

Sherry Rogers said...

Kristi I am not sure why but I like this version better too! You did a beautiful job!

Rui Sousa said...

Excellent illustration.
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

murphy girl said...

love those pj's!

rbaird said...

You've really captured both of their expressions well. Cute illustration!

studio lolo said...

OMG my husband had slippers just like those. He called them his monkey men. Please don't tell anyone!

Kate said...

Very cute idea! I'd love to see the Santa illustration for comparison, though. I love Dad's pose.

Ginger*:)* said...

I remember this from an early critique. It is still wonderful and I love that the little boy is trying to shussh the mouse. You have really made it work!

thefridayfrog said...

MONKEY SLIPPERS! ahhhhh!!!! the way your brain thinks...this is lovely, k! happiest of 2008! :))

Valaine said...

Wow! Lots of detail! This is awesome! I love the colors in the house and the dad's slippers :)

Faruffa said...

Oh lovely illo, I like so muche the child expression
happy 2008!!!

The Unknown said...

Cute. Great illustration.
love

Tami said...

Too sweet. I like the dad's smirky grin. It's like he wants to be stern but is also amused by his boy's attempt to sneak out of bed. :-) Happy new years!

Elé said...

Very beautiful work. Good and sweet idea.

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks for your comments everyone! By request, here's a link to the Santa illustration I referred to as being the original illustration before I started over to create this one: http://kristivaliant.blogspot.com/2006/11/quiet-in-color.html

Heather said...

I love the expressions and the sense of something about to happen. Thanks for your comments.

Honor Bowden said...

Thanks Kristi, this is very sweet and I LOVE your dancing penguins! ;-)

Manelle said...

Cute characters and nice colors.

Paola said...

Both illos are lovely!
Those slippers are the perfect touch! Wonderful :)

mauricio salmon said...

wow! wonderfl work you have here, i'll make sure to come back for more. happy new years!