Friday, January 21, 2011

Illustration Friday - Dusty


Heidi sure got dusty on her trek up the mountain. The goats didn't mind.

I entered this piece in the SCBWI Tomie dePaola Award Competition. The assignment was to illustrate the opening couple paragraphs from the novel, Heidi. You can see the winning entries on SCBWI's website.

20 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

oh, its wonderful Kristi, I love those goats

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I love it Kristi! Beautiful work! I had a goat on mine too.. hee.. who can resist them right? :o)

Lins Artyblobs said...

This is great!

michele said...

I'm drawn into this, heading up that hill along with Heidi- Great action and composition! :o)

Juan said...

Fantastic illustration!!

Darice said...

Fabulous character! ...and what a fun competition. :)

Linda Hensley said...

Nice job. Love the goats!

rmsmi said...

I like the active perspective on this!

Heather Davulcu said...

I love the swirls of the skirts-you can feel the action-and the goats faces-cute!

IVYALLOVER said...

Oh what a wonderful piece with so much movement. Lovely ♥

Shirley said...

Wow, this is simply fantastic. Great composition and wonderfully illustrated!

Jack Foster said...

Nice work Kristi! Great action and characters. I hope it is a winner!

Ila said...

I love your work!
I see it only now... wow!
I link your blog, it's very very nice!

BRAVA!

(my english is terrible... sorry!)

Ila

Julie Hammond said...

I knew this was Heidi right away I hated that cousin of hers. awesome illo.

Isabelle said...

I love everything about it... colors, composition... style! Plus Heidi is one of my favorite character. I hope you win!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks for all the comments!
Isabelle - I didn't win, but thanks for the thought.

theartofpuro said...

Beautiful work!

psychopooch said...

lovely illo

arihoma said...

Very well done! I like your use of colours and perspective!

Phyllis Harris said...

Hey Kristi! Your perspective was so similar to the winner!! Great job!! I really love yours!! I did one, too but I'm not showing mine!! ;)