Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Illustration Friday - My first submission!

"We're similar, despite our many differences."

I discovered "Illustration Friday" recently. A site where artists of all skill levels participate in submitting a weekly illustration based on a 'topic' given. This week's word is "Similar". It has been quite a treat seeing each artist's interpretation so far. I decided to create a girl and mouse ... dressed in similar winter wear. :) It's called "A Winter Match". Sorry I don't have a background for it. I spent long enough trying to draw it as is. In time ... in time.
I drew the piece in pencil first, just basic general sketches in my notebook. I then traced it onto good sketch paper, where I proceeded to color it with colored pencil. I then scanned it into the computer where I found a few effects to make it look unique. I plan on participating in more of these. It will be good practice if nothing else. Oh, and also lots of fun! There's a link to the site underneath my 'archives' section. Visit soon! Amazing art is being created and posted every minute!


Bella Sinclair said...

They are absolutely delicious and gorgeous! You have a marvelous style, and the effect on this is...WOW! Would never have guessed it started with colored pencil.

Welcome to Illustration Friday! Looking forward to seeing more. :D

Jeff Ircink said...

that is excellent, katja! i love the connection your made as well.

Cheryl said...

Welcome to illustrations friday! I really enjoyed getting lost in your blog for a while.

Eva Sutter said...

This is just beautiful! Not only are you beautiful, beautiful things come out of you...sister!

Buskitten said...

Hi Katie!
Great illustration, I LOVE the mouse!

Loni Edwards said...

Welcome to Illustration Friday! This piece is adorable! Well done!