Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Illustration Friday: 'Strong'

Ooo it's been a while since I've managed to do an Illustration Friday picture isn't it? Well it was difficult getting the old brain into gear again too! I thought of muscles, things holding other things up, then after sketching a stork carrying a baby, (see below) I came up with the trapeze idea!

Here's the sketch I did beforehand:

Quite often the subconcious is at work isn't it? A friend's daughter is expecting her baby any day and it must have on my mind more than I thought! Oh yes, and frogs.

25 comments:

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

this is really lovely!

tortagialla said...

Both illos are lovely! I like to see everyone's unique take on the themes!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! wonderful work!!

Rosie said...

Go on. Have them made into mugs. Beautiful clours.

Caroline said...

Interesting to see your before and after! Lovely work!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Love your first illustration so much, my favorite of yours.

Teri C said...

I love them both. So adorable.

Kelly Medina said...

Very sweet and I love her dress! Great work :)

Danielle Barlow said...

That's brilliant Jessie! I too am finally trying to get one done for this week. ( gotta use those new paints!)

narelleserline said...

I like the colors and pattern on both the stork and the girl's dress.

Linda said...

I love your style!!!

Jack Foster said...

Nice work Jessica! I love the way ideas evolve, and your"s evolved into a terrific work of art!

pretty day said...

I love the trapeze girl. She looks so free!

thedoodlegirl said...

What a fascinating idea! I truly love your beautiful colors and ideas!

Kathleen said...

Wonderful interpretation of this week's Illustration Friday =)

Green Martha said...

I just adore the final version with the beautiful dress ! Beautiful work !

Marita said...

Love love you colors!!

wendy w. lee said...

cool! i like how posted a sketch and the final showing the process and ideas. nice use of yellow and blue together!

lil kim said...

lovely - so free.....

Kathy De Wit said...

Thanks a lot Jessie for your words!
You are doing well also I see. I'm soo sorry, didn't had much 'time' to blog in the summer but I hope we will be more in touch again from now on!
Good luck also! ;) And your colourwork is briljant!

Vita said...

It is absolutely lovely! I love the first one most of all!

Jolie Dennison said...

These are absolutely darling! Love the concept and the colors.

kathy hare said...

beautiful! how many of your posts have I missed!x

ruthie said...

love, love, love the top one especially. the colour & pattern, its beautiful jessie *ruthie8

Serpent Mandalas said...

this is wonderful Jessie! :)