Friday, May 23, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Worry"






These top four sketches are from my sketchbook this week. I'd like to add a "Sketches" section to my website portfolio. Which ones do you think I should use? I have lots more sketches to choose from too; these were just the ones that I felt went with the Illustration Friday topic, "Worry."

I sketched these two, cute brothers in the subway station in New York. The smaller one kept trying to pull his older brother away from the yellow line that he's not supposed to touch while waiting for the subway. He was sooo worried that his brother would fall in. I think I captured the older brother's attitude pretty well here.

25 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

Like all the sketches, esp the little boy in water wings, and the two brothers from the subway! Just like an older brother to torment the younger sibling. My son like to do that to his younger sister! :P

Connie M said...

Very nice gestures and expressive line.

Kate said...

Hi Kristi!

I love your sketches! Actually, I woud include all of them on your site. They all show great expression and gesture.

It was great talking with you yesterday! You made my day.

Have a great holiday weekend.

Kate

Connie said...

These have to be the most engaging of all the images I have seen! Wonderful drawing. (From another Connie)

J. E. Morris said...

I really like the little guy with the water wings. And I esp. like the flow of the girl balancing on the stick

indigene said...

They're great! I love the little one with the water wings, best!

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Anthony VanArsdale said...

I love them all! the two brothers remind me of my little brothers... when the older one finds something that aggravates the other, he keeps at it :)

and the little guy at the pool... I love the sticky out britches

Great Sketches!!!

rbaird said...

They're all so well done, how to choose just one! My favorite is the little guy with the water wings.

Tif said...

These are so expressive. I love the little one with the water floaties. He is wonderful! Love your work.

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

Your drawings are very good & you have a good sense of how a child moves--I'm always surprised that so many children's illustrators do not! I like all of your sketches. Nice observation.

NANCY LEFKO said...

these are excellent sketches...the first two show worry so diffferently, on a face and with a body...very well done...you have really captured that emotion.

Rrramone said...

Hey Kristi, you over achiever. Nice work. :-)

Mike said...

great sketches, well done.

Jacqui said...

I have to second the vote for the little one in the water wings. I love the very first headshot as well, though.

Lovely!

Dale P. said...

Your ability to capture the emotion of a child or situation with a few simple strokes of the pencil is a rare talent that I envy. Your drawing are inspiring!

Vhrsti said...

Fantastic doodles! You are brilliant artist!

Ellen Byrne said...

Very beautiful work!

Cheryl said...

Put them all!

neil said...

Great work! it would have to be the emotion in the eyes of the little boy in the first drawing that gets my vote, excellent.

Kristi Valiant said...

Thank you all for your comments! The water wing boy got the most votes so far and he is my personal favorite too! I'll probably put most of these in the soon-to-exist "Sketches" section of my website. Poor penguins didn't get any votes, so I'll waddle them out of the way.

princesstomato said...

these are all wonderful. my favorite it the little guy with the water floaties, too.
oh, the penguins are great too,,,but they ARE up against some tough comptetion. LOL :)

teri

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I like them all Kristi!! I really think you should include them all.

They all show you can handle different things.. wonderful job :o)

Ratlion said...

Lovely sketches! The first three look like they would be perfect for your website.
(Lovely colouring and perspective on the 'wide' illustration too!)
:)

donna said...

love, love, love the little guy in swimmies!

Julie Olson said...

Love them all. I would use the balance beam walker for a portfolio sketch.