Sunday, 23 May 2010

EARLY- Illustration Friday


Here's my offering for this week's Illustration Friday topic, EARLY.
I've spent many years working through the night only to be serenaded in the wee housrs by the 'dawn chorus' of little birdies (or tweets, as they are affectionately known in our house). It's a beautiful time of day...... the sky is just lightening and the air is cool and fresh and the only sound is that of the first birdsong of the day! Enjoy!!!

Have a great week! Jen

12 comments:

  1. I loved it! Very nice this bird in the morning!
    Congratulations!

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  2. hi jenny how are you? i love this illustration, it reminded me of a wood cut when i first saw it. I love to hear the dawn chorus x

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  3. Great work! I also thought u used the wood cut technique here, or is it linocut, or something else?? At the second look I think its a pencil drawing.

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  4. A gorgeous painting for IF! I love that time of day too (if I'm not too tired!) It's quite magical! :) x

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  5. Nice work Jenny. Very cool coloring and contrasts.

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  6. Hi! Thanks for the lovely comments! I did the original as a tonal pencil drawing. Then scanned it into Photoshop where I heightened the levels then printed it off and coloured with soft colour pencils.It does have qualities of woodcut/linocut which I really like.... :-}

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  7. A beautiful illustration - can almost hear it.

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  8. Great work on here...really like the style you have...nice splashes of color and 'sketchy' yet graphic...

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  9. Very nice technique! like the way you colored it.

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  10. That bird makes my heart sing.

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  11. A very charming piece. I like it!

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