Illustration Friday: Holiday


Here's a piece with some characterized animals in it...haven't shown those for a while. Our Holiday seemed a little like this scene at times...everything a little on the hectic side. But it was all good in the end and the spirit of it was lovely. My kids weren't greedy and loved their gifts, the food was good, and I got to see my sister and her family for a few hours (they live out of state).

24 comments:

  1. jjuee !!
    me encantó (i loved it)
    funny and beautiful
    :)

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  2. What's going to happen to the little chicks i wonder.

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  3. Your blog is amazing! Your watercolors are absolutely beautiful with so much control. Great themes all around. I can't wait to see more :)

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  4. wow, you've got a fantastic non digital watercolor style!
    Love those piggies! And all the feeling in all your illos in your blog.
    Great work!

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  5. Lovelly! Happy New Year! :-)

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  6. This is terrific...you captured perfectly the craziness of preparing for the season. Have a wonderful new year.

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  7. This is super-cute! I do love the "flying" pig! Your colors and sense of whimsy are really delightful:> Have a Happy New Year!

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  8. Really cute!

    And pigs DO fly!!!

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  9. Modroom, the chicks will scatter as they always do. And yes, Garth, the whole idea started with the flying pig.

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  10. Love the characters and the colors...just charming!

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  11. You create very beautiful and magic illustrations! And even pig seems pretty and funny :)

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  12. OH! I LOVE this!!!! I wish I could be drawn into the audience so I could enjoy it for much longer!!!! Wonderful work!!!

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  13. love the painting great work to be seen .

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  14. So lovely ...I like your lines..Lovely

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  15. Hey! This is just awesome! Hilarious but true. Love it.

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  16. This is a beautiful illustration and really heart-warming. Hope you get some rest soon!

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  17. this is so wonderful! i love everything about it!

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  18. Your illo is so lovely. It's hectic in a very beautiful way:-).

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  19. Hilarious! I love how your animals have as much expression as your people. Lovely colors, and technique. There is so much action going on, I wasn't sure where to look first. Of course the pig caught my eye first. I love pigs!

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  20. Hi there!

    I arrived on your blog by chance!! Love your work!!
    I am an illustrator too but doing collage work for editorials...
    :-) I wish I could illustrate for children books someday.
    Your style is truly great and perfect for small children!
    My boy is almost 4 year old and would love your stuff!! I will show your art
    to him tomorrow morning. These piggy are cuuuute!!!
    Best,
    Isabelle

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