Friday, September 12, 2008

Illustration Friday "Island"


This is a color comp I'm working on for one of my own picture book manuscripts, and it fits the Illustration Friday theme since little brother discovers big sister's island of vegetation in her bedroom.

This, of course, is just a messy color comp, not the finished painting, but I've been getting frustrated over it trying to get the colors and composition to work together. I was hoping to have the painting finished before the SCBWI conference I'm going to next week, but I doubt that's going to happen with all my other illustration work right now and with my main computer in the shop. But perhaps this illustration will end up falling into place... I do like some areas of color in this.

Check back after next weekend for my notes from the conference.

20 comments:

Jacqui said...

Kristi, it's gorgeous. I am fascinated by watching your process.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I just want to jump into this illustration. You've created a whole wonderful world to explore in this piece. Very well done. Excellent!

studio lolo said...

Wouldn't it be great if all we had to do to escape to a retreat is to go to our rooms? Wonderful!

jama said...

Love this, Kristi! It definitely has a very dreamy quality about it. The fairy with the watering can is wonderful.

Diana Evans said...

wow! nice work ...love all the wonderful details...

Kate said...

Beautiful, Kristi! This is going to be a wonderful illustration. Love the balance of colors and the boy's positioning....his body language speaks loudly.

Have a great time and learn a lot at the conference. Maybe I'll get there next year.

Neus said...

wow! Wonderful composition. really magic

kathy hare said...

this is really beautiful, can't wait to see the finished version..

Juan said...

Wonderful illo!

Ginger*:)* said...

Nice Idea Kristi. If you have little ones of your own in the future, you may find this could be more true than fantasy. I like the painting, and hope you will share more of it in the weeks to come. I love the little boy!

INDIGENE said...

Well, this is lovely! If this is a comp; continue to comp! :)

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NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful painting !

Eric Orchard said...

Just stunningly beautiful Kristi! You've got an amazing talent for transporting people to places through pictures.

Katie said...

Sometimes the art work is so important and we are just way to critical of ourselves. Put it down for a day or two if you have time and then come back and look at it with a new perspective. I love it though...I think it is wonderful.

Dot said...

i adore the pitcher plants in the foreground, I don't know why! really nice piece..

Nancy Bea Miller said...

This is wonderful! You are so amazingly talented.

bonaska said...

Very beautiful your work. Sweet and dreamin' place! Children are sure happy watching this drawing!

bonaska

Anthony VanArsdale said...

ooo! these colors are great... can't wait to see the final piece!

lil kim said...

lovely! Even though it's not finished it has a great sense of light and the composition is wonderful. Look forward to seeing the progression.

Eric Barclay said...

This is just magical! Wonderful colors and layout.