Saturday, May 9, 2009

Illustration Friday - Parade


URGH!! And double URRRRGHHHH!!!

I was really pleased with this sketch. Until it came time to paint it. I get so frustrated with the painting process. You know, you work and work, and get your drawing just right then the whole thing is destroyed by the application of the wrong color, and you have to start all over again. blurgh.

I just didn't feel like starting all over again. So, here is my version of parade. Please excuse the hideous use of color.

14 comments:

Miss KB said...

I think your use of color is beautiful! I really enjoy this work! I know exactly how you feel though - I am always so cautious before I color in my sketches :)

DEB said...

Which color is wrong? I like your illo!

angelic pursuits said...

I agree with the others. I like the color! And those fun looking characters.

Loni Edwards said...

I love it! A wonderful parade!

Linda said...

I like your colors & the composition is great!

Coreopsis said...

I wouldn't have said that at all--the color seems fine to me. But I sure know what you mean, though. I felt the same way about my "heirarchy" picture--and I so often felt that way about watercolors that I don't even do them anymore.

Cheryl said...

I agree with the others, Michelle. But when you're dissatisfied, then that's it. Do you scan your sketches? It makes it easier to paint another.

Rui Sousa said...

Lovely, really nice work! Excellent colours, it´s fantastic!
Regards.

Ru Sousa

Ria said...

Everybody may have a bad day once in a while....but this one is surely not make yours a bad day after all!!!
Have a nice day!

Ann Marie said...

Michelle, I am not sure what is frustrating you with this, but I think it's lovely! I like that you simplified the background so that the characters stand out.

theartofpuro said...

Don't worry, your work is always great

lil kim said...

I know what you mean Michelle, I often like my sketch much more than my finished piece. but this is great, and I'm sure you've learned a lot from it!

Maximiliano Kerszenbaum said...

Hola Michelle:

Es un blog bonito. Me gusta las imágenes. Bonito blog!

Volveré a visitar el blog.

Adiós.

Max.

gila43 said...

Hipp-hipp-hurray!
I love a parade and this one warms my heart.

Great job!!