Saturday, November 13, 2010

Illustration Friday - Burning

I enjoy finding my two young daughters books with strong female characters.  The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch is a great example.  The eponomous princess stands up to dragons, saves the boy, and then realizes the boy is a jerk and dumps him.  I love it!

The dragon is known for burning everything in its path, including princesses.  However, not even fire breathing dragons can stop this princess.  She's got some serious moxy.  And she's a great role model for young girls.

21 comments:

Nicola Temple said...

Ha ha...is this inspired by the paperbag princess? I love that book! Nice illustration.

Sarah Pecorino said...

The texture of the green reads so nicely on the dragon. Nice work.

dthaase said...

great work

Chibi Janine said...

A excellent illustration the girl certainly looks annoyed at her roasting, I feel sorry for the Dragon.

Cinzia said...

I love it!!! very good illustration!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

hilarious! I love it. Dragon and all. Girl you are blowing up in a major way. I have seen you work in the SCBWI mag and it's all just so wonderful! Will you be going to the conference in NYC? If you do plan to come please let me know so that we meet up. I would love to hug your neck finally. All the best to you darling.
hugs
V

Ann Marie said...

She sounds like one tough cookie! And you have presented her that way in your illustration. Nicely done, Michelle!!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Fun illo!

Jane Grant Tentas said...

I love the determined look on her face!

penelopeneal said...

I love this one, made me giggle, but actually love all your work! I especially like the rejection one, I so get it... All your work is so much fun. And thank you for all your nice comments on my blog! It means so much knowing people are looking and appreciating. IF has exposed me to some amazing artists. Thank you!

Mônica said...

Great job on this illo, Michelle, everything works: the composition, the characters, I can almost smell smoke!
You are so prolific and so talented: I love how you draw children and how you're not afraid to try new topics, new characters, perspective, you name it.
You have the right attitude: keep on working and showing your art to agents, art directors and someone will snatch you up!

Sandra Noke said...

Love how the girl shows no fear. She is a great role model - tough and determined, even with a face full of smoke.

Jack Foster said...

Wow! I love everything about this Michelle! Great character design. I love the expression and determination! I always see you in the SCBWI magazine! Love your work and your style!! You ROCK!

Ray Ferguson said...

I goes to show you if you play with fire your gonna get burned. Nicely done!

Missy said...

Great illustration!

June said...

Hehe... great attitude in the body language :)
And I love the way you have zoomed right in, but we know what it is!

Juan said...

A delightful response to the topic! Excellent!

sketched out said...

Love it! Love the whole story behind it, the dragon nose, the burnt hair. Just adorable! Like Monica said, I can almost smell the smoke.

theartofpuro said...

Great post and illo!

Michelle Henninger said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments! It means a lot!

Joanna said...

I think I need to get this book for Sofia lol!! Great illustration - like the others said, the body language is fabulous!