Saturday, July 26, 2008

thumbelina cringed

i bet this was thumbelina's expression when she learned she had to marry the ugly, old rat.

ok sorry i didnt read the topic carefully! i read it in glimpse and thought, "oh, its about Thumbelina!" i apologize if this is off-topic....oh well, it still has Thumbelina in it isnt it.. :)

12 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is so very charming and sweet. The work is just beautiful and filled with such detail. You have set up a wonderful scene for the eye. fantastic work on this one!
V

LEEZY said...

It doesn't matter if you're slightly off topic, this is still a great illustration and I can def. see it in a children's book. If you have time, why not do the other illustration … you have such a lovely style and I think it'd be really cool to see another scene and how you carry T's character over with the bird. I am really digging the texture of the burrow. Creepy rat, too. Nice work!

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

This is a good illustration! We needed a different take on it & you did it well. I like her expression--ick! Poor Thumbelina--she's so kind & doesn't stick up for herself very well at first.
Linda

linda sarah said...

I'm so glad you made a different scene - and I like how the weekly prompts can let us travel off on our own journeys, loosely linked by a beautiful theme each week:-) your illustration is enchanting! really beautiful colors and storytelling - and wonderful details like the wilted flowers and the stove - just beautiful!

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a great scene you have created here... and that pompous rat too! Great illustration.

Mônica said...

Oh, we can relate to poor Thumbelina, you captured her expression perfectly, and Mr. Rat does seem a bit like the wrong sort of fellow! I always like the atmosphere of your illos, the backgrounds, the shadows, it's so very well done!

krisztina maros said...

your illustration absolutely blots out with us that the topic sentence was something else... it's so beautiful illo with excellent characters, expressions and composition! really fitting to a children's book!

Michelle Henninger said...

I really like the way you do your backgrounds. How do you get that speckled look? Do you use a sponge? Well whatever it is you do, you do it wonderfully! Great illo.

enigma said...

michelle, i used the old technique which never gets old--a toothbrush! cover the part you want to preserve, then speckle, speckle, speckle.

angelic pursuits said...

I need to learn, as you have, how to use light in my work. I like how it pulls our attention to the most important part. I also like your composition with the piece.

angelic pursuits said...

Oh, and, I think all of the little details are wonderful!

Lyon said...

I love how Thumbelina is sticking her tongue out as if she tastes something bad.