Monday, June 10, 2013

Illustration Friday - CHILDREN

Click to enlarge....really, you need to see this one BIG!
Here is a serious BLAST FROM THE PAST! I completed this one for my senior portfolio review at Syracuse University.... 20 years ago!! *gulp!* (I considered lying about that, but you can see the year next to my signature!) When I saw this week's challenge word was CHILDREN, this piece instantly came to mind, & I knew nothing I could come up with now would be more appropriate! This is a scan of a color copy of the original piece, so the color is wonky, & it is slightly cut off on the left side. And of course, there are a great many things I could do better now. But I think the original charm holds true. Just a piece that I created in hopes of giving the viewer something really FUN to look at! Are you smiling?

19 comments:

  1. That theme made me realize I don't have any pieces with more than one child in them. I'm going to have to work on that. That would be a good but difficult addition to my portfolio. Like your blast from the past!

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  2. I love it...probably one of my favourites of yours!! It looks non digital...but its full of fun stuff going on...You gotta do some more of these!

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  3. Oh I like it! Love all the details, fun piece!

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  4. So funny! A playground that is most like a battlefield! HAHAHA!
    20 years ago? WOW! It is amazing! You already had something and that is within your style!
    Thanks for the smile! :)

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  5. I guess we were both digging into the archives for this week's challenge :) Nice piece. I like all the action and color.

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  6. Whoa what the whaaat! 20 yrs. No way! This is great! who cares if it is a blast from the past! I just love it. So much fun stuff happening! I just think it is awesome and should still be in your portfolio! :D
    OH and I now see your koala for FB badge love love it 2! :D

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  7. Ha! I just now left a comment on another blog about how time passes so much more quickly than it ought to! It ain't right, I tell ya! Terrific variety of children! I must say their clothes look a bit cleaner than expected. ;)

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  8. I"M SMILING!!! So much fun!! I love when you look at something you did years ago and still feel really proud of your work. Perfect for the theme!

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  9. lol, that is a lot of children! I love the boy squeezing the frog and the boy eating the sand. I love that you can search the images for lots of different little stories and details. :)

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  10. They're so funny. This picture show a natural of children!

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  11. wow, this is wonderful! reminds me of a childhood book that i loved that was in my school library. can't remember the name, but it was my favorite! :)

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  12. I can't get it to zoom, Mit! But from the looks of it, I am SO impressed! Your work always makes me smile..and I do appreciate your kind visit today too. Trying to take a stab at posting more and showing more sketchwork - so your kind comment definitely encourages me to keep going! I just added the B sketch to my post..have a look again if you have some time. : ) These are based on my daughter and I's challenge each morning to pair an animal with a food starting with a letter of the alphabet..two things we love..animals and food. : )

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  13. Wow this one is truly something just wonderful all the activity

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  14. You are one brave soul, Mit. I can't bear to look at stuff I did in college, let alone post it for the world to see! Granted, if my college stuff looked like this, I might be more inclined. Great piece.

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  15. Fantastic illustration and yes I'm smiling :) I'm so glad your illustration doesn't have sound though... could you imagine the noise?

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  16. I had to wait to look more closely until after I finished my IF this week -- this is great! Your style has stayed consistent, it's really YOU! I love the kids eating sand and worms, and the sand grouping in the upper left. Awesome.

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  17. YES indeed I am smiling - so much to look at!

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  18. Yes...the original charm holds true! Lively, colorful and fun!

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