Friday, April 17, 2009

Illustration Friday - Impossibility


This is a quick color study for my own picture book dummy that I'm working on. If you both write and illustrate picture books, you can create sketches for your whole manuscript and submit those along with your story to publishers - it's called a dummy.

28 comments:

Heather Dixon said...

I want a pet like that. Bad.

Diana Evans said...

great work Kristi!!! I am working on a dummy right now...

Fadas & C.ª said...

So cute! And good luck with your dummy! ;-)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I'm getting in line for one of these right now before someone snaps them all up! WOW!!! How wonderfully sweet and whimsical??? It's great! I just adore your imagination! YOU ROCK!!!

Richard Cardona said...

very nice moment.

Connie said...

Just by being hugged by Granny!

Ginger*:) said...

Very cute Kristi, the post I entered today is also from a dummy I have been working on.

This is one sweet hippo!

Kelly H-Y said...

Adorable! Now I want to know the story that goes with it! :-)

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ValGalArt said...

i love this!

Jack Foster said...

Great work Kristi and great advice as well. Love your style.

twinklestarart said...

I love your style and this super cute illustration. Good luck with your childrens book :)

Penny said...

You're work is just beautiful- It makes me want a hug!

Cheryl said...

Yes, I'm jealous of those kids. Your gesture is always right on.

justdoodleit said...

Smothering cuteness!

Kristen C said...

What a lovable, huggable hippo. :)
I love how your pencil line work creates movement in your illustrations. I love your style.

kathy hare said...

love it!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Kristi,
Thanks so much for very kind words today! I so appreciate them. I know how busy you are and that you would take the time to come and visit and leave a comment means so very much to me. thanks so much!!!
V

Silver Knight said...

lovely work!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks so much for the comments everyone!
Kelly H-Y: The story that I wrote that goes along with this illustration is about dancing penguins. This is the hippo's only scene.

froggie said...

a lovely color/dummy study, kristi! i really like how she's pratically dissapearing in that hug!

thedoodlegirl said...

So fantastic! I love this little moment! Can't wait to see the book!

christine grove said...

So cute! Love the movement. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog:)

MamaDrama77 said...

What a lovely "teaser" for the full-fledged story!

Incidentally, thanks so much for taking the time to respond to your curious readers. I loved reading about your process...and I'm now salivating over the Wacom tablet! I'm planning to dust off the ol' piggy bank and start saving for one. In the meantime, it's back to my trusty pencils!

Holly Main said...

Very cute illustration!
Great Work :)

Carmen Saldaña said...

Ohhhhh, I love this cute hippo!
Beautiful and sweet.
Thank for your comment in my blog!
Actually, I didn´t realize that you said about the feet....and it´s true!!!It is a mistake, I have to change it, XDDDD. Thank you very much :-)

Meka said...

adorable!

Paige Keiser said...

Love this, Kristi!