Saturday, April 21, 2007

Polar - Illustration Friday

For POLAR, I went with the "polar opposites" concept. I don't know if this turned out particularly successful in that context, but I basically served myself with the challenge this week - - I really justneeded to do something loose and fun, and although I started out with the concept of "polar opposites" as my engine, I veered off the shoulder of the road a bit. But as long as I am productive, I'm happy. It's been a little difficult to maintain focus on one project lately, so even just completing a quick little painting without overthinking it, overworking it or over-worrying about it, felt refreshing to me.

About the medium: I used a nib dipping pen instead of my more-often-used Rapidograph technical pens, so the line is not uniform.

12 comments:

n.b. said...

This is very cute!

marcisenders said...

Sooo adorable! Their eyes are really cute!

Kathleen Rietz said...

I think you pulled it off. This is a sweet piece. I really like that the one squirrel is wearing a little acorn-looking cap! Very fun.

Diane Duda said...

love their sweet faces!

Michelle Lana said...

oh, this is so adorable!

studio lolo said...

Very cute squirrely-girlies!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I like this! It's really nice.

cameo said...

I adore it! Look at their little hats!

Halloweenville said...

i love the loose-ness of it!!! very beautiful and different!!

also - i just saw on your page that you have a book coming out!!! thats AMAZING!!!! congratulations - i cant wait to get it!! septmeber! woo!

tusen said...

It's a lovely, warm piece.
Congratulations on your first book!

esillustration said...

this is the best thing ever! i'm putting it as my background on my computer

Kim Buchheit said...

beautiful illo!

we have tasseled-eared squirrels in northern arizona that were separated by the grand canyon many many years ago, and have sinced evolved into totally different species -- today, the Abert squirrel lives on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the Kaibab squirrel lives on the North Rim! your little fellows reminded me of them.