Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Peter Pan



A bit of fairy dust, a good thought, and POOF! You could fly too!

Last week I read Peter Pan as part of Jacqui Robbin's Remedial English Lit Summer Project. Here's my cocky, young Peter.

23 comments:

Jacqui said...

I love it. I can't wait to show my daughter. Michael hanging on is my favorite part.

Lisa J. Michaels said...

I love how the background makes Peter stand out, and gives the children's flight movement. Great job!

I love your blog Kristi, and I've awarded you with a 2008 Brilliant Blog Award! Come on over to my blog and see...http://ljm-illustrator.blogspot.com

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I love this one Kristi! Peter has so much character... this is one of my favorites!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks Jacqui, Lisa, and Anthony! I think this illo is one of my favorites that I've done too. I'll be using it in my chapter book/MG illustration portfolio for sure.

And Lisa - thanks for the Brilliant Blog Award.

Kate said...

Kristi! This is my new favorite illustration of yours!!! I love it! I love the characters, their placement and expressions, and the way you did the sky and city below them. Awesome! I can't get enough of this one.

mitchowl said...

Very well done. Congratulations.

Connie said...

I'm sure I say how much I love your line work each week, but that's OK, isn't it. Great.

Katie said...

Very nice illustration. I've always loved Peter Pan. It's such a wonderful story. Hopefully my illustrations and stories will fly some day. Best wishes.

INDIGENE said...

This is so lovely! I love the contrast and graphic linework!

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sketched out said...

I love me some Peter Pan! This is absolutely lovely! You're sooo good, girl!

Roberta said...

He looks like he could fly right off the page.
wonderful and mischievous!

Bella Sinclair said...

I never want to grow up either, especially if it means I can read books like this and see illustrations like yours every day!

Cookie Sunshine said...

Oh, you make me want to fly!!!
This is just so wonderful. The only thing that would have kept me grounded was my old english sheepdog, Einstein.

Just fabulous!

Cookie

Ellen said...

Awesome work!

johanna said...

i'd like some fairy dust too :-) wonderful illustration! peter pan's one of my faves

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful illustration! The characters are perfect and I love the layout-- great work.

.sm. said...

thats cute, i love your style too, gorgess :)

Kristi Valiant said...

Thank you all for your encouraging comments!

Rui Sousa said...

I like your style very much, it's truly unique!
This is so lovely!

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nessadee said...

This is one of our favorite books, and you captured Peter so well!

Thanks for the comments on my illustrations. I'm working illustrating a poem my mother-in-law wrote. Hopefully we'll get it published!

Ratlion said...

An absolutely lovely sketch! I love everything about 'cocky, young Peter'!!

lil kim said...

this is gorgeous! great characters, composition, everything...

Lisa M Griffin said...

wow this is just wonderful. I love how happy Wendy looks, like she is dancing through the foggy london night. Great job with Peter as well, his expression is priceless!