Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Snail


I was really excited to do this one. I was feeling quite autumnal, so I thought I'd put my snail in a Halloween setting. Unfortunately, I'm not happy with how it turned out: the colors are muddy, and the little bunnies are hard to see in all the muck. Very frustrating. Urgh. The picture in my mind's eye was much cuter.

4 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The snail looks happy to me. I think it's rather nicely done. Stop being so hard on yourself. There's a whole lot more great and interesting illustration to come out of your creative hands. This is one of them. I think you've done great.

Mônica said...

Oh, I really like the bunnies: the startled look on the ones riding the snail, the one in the ghost costume, what a cute idea for an illustration!

I also sometimes struggle with "the picture on my mind's eye" feeling, but I also agree with Vanessa: sometimes we're just too hard on ourselves and don't appreciate the work with do, even when it doesn't come out just like we imagine it. I think you've done great too.
:-)

Linda said...

very cute idea! love the snail's expression & the costume. adorable image--we're always our worst critic. you've done a good job with this one

Lisa M Griffin said...

Honestly, I love anything Halloween and I think this illustration has a lot of fun, spirited and imaginative traits that make it perfect for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.