Illustration Friday: Missing


This is just a quick sketch painted in Painter. Can you guess what she's missing...good old summer days. My kids are dreading the start of school. They love summer.

16 comments:

  1. great work!

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  2. Lovely!! Great expression.

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  3. I hear ya! I'm a teacher and we start back tomorrow with kiddoes...over 100 degrees this week! *Sniff sniff* No subject is as worthy of tears as the loss of summer vacation! Great illustration.

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  4. Yep...you captured what both of my kids are feeling. Nice job!

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  5. ahhh...that desk! (and that hair!) takes me right back there. you did this in painter? great work, even tho you think it's a quicky...sure feels by hand to me. :))

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  6. Wow, you have such an entertaining style. I can see how you would stay busy in kid's books.

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  7. aww.... such a cutie. perfect for a childrens´ book illustration.

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  8. Love it. Great characterization. I love the look that painter gives to your work. I really need to dive into that application.

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  9. Great expression and gesture... I've felt like that at my desk at work many a time too. :)

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  10. What a sweet drawing! I would have never guessed you drew it digitally! It looks hand drawn...wow!

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  11. Nice piece! You captured her mood perfectly.

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  12. Wow this is sensational! Love it very much. And you did it in Painter! Whew that is impressive!

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  13. Nice interpretation! You did the actual sketch IN Painter... or just the color? either way, very nice!

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  14. I usually do my sketches by hand with pencil b/c it's faster. Then I scan. Also, I don't love the way painter'd pencils work as much as my own.

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