Friday, March 25, 2011

Illustration Friday - "Toy"

This is one of my kitties' toys. Funny, we buy them things we think they'd like, and I often wonder what they'd pick out for themselves if given the option.






This was done with colored pencils on illustration board.

Speaking of colored pencils ~ I'm not entering CPSA this year (the deadline is the 31st). I've been spending a lot of time doing things other than straight colored pencil work this past year, and don't have anything 'show worthy'. There's always next year, right? Good luck to all of you who do enter!



18 comments:

jasperandblue said...

This is beautiful. you've captured the shine of the fabric... great colours

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool. great technique with the colored pencils.
well done!

Raluca said...

This is sooo Beautiful! You used the colors in such a great way!

Patti said...

Wonder image. My cats would destroy that lovely toy in no time flat.

Sarah Melling said...

So gorgeous. I don't know how you do it, but I can just feel that brocade fabric and the little felt ears. Realistic, but still so artfully rendered.

CC said...

Very nice, as always.
My cats have many nice toys and play with
bits of torn paper and an old sock full of cat nip and tied in a knot at the opened end....and my barettes.......

Sherry Rogers said...

Just love this! I would love to have that toy too. Actually I do have a similar one that is an ornament a boss gave me many years ago. . .love it so much. Cutest illustration!!

Emila Yusof said...

cute mousie mouse. this is a good idea as a toy, i have a few lying in my box.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WOW!!! This is such a beautiful illustration.
Great work.
V

Linda Hensley said...

Nice!

Kristin G Jackson said...

Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful. I also loved your fig recipe submission for TCAD!

cathyjune said...

Oh, how sweet this is! Love the shapes, colors & textures. Beautiful!

Indigene said...

The textures are so rich and colorful!

Melissa Mackie said...

Lovely.... this is a really strong illustration.

elizabeth said...

Wow, gorgeous rendering!

Angela said...

Makes me wish I was a cat...

Giselle McMenamin said...

just precious!!!!

Cindy Paul said...

NIce shading and lovely interpretation. You have captured the 3D look and I can almost feel the fabric.