Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Illustration Friday Parade



I've had a rough drawing of this picture living within the pages of one of my old sketchbooks for several years. As soon as I saw that Illustration Friday's theme was 'Parade' this week, I thought of it.
I don't know who these characters are, but the time was right to bring them to life.
The trees are inspired by paper cut outs.

21 comments:

  1. I love it, what wonderful characters!

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  2. Lovely work. Cool blog, too.

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  3. Oh I love this.
    Those trees are wonderful!

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  4. Fantastic! Love the black and white and those curly branches on the trees.

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  5. i dont know where they are parading to, but i want to join on the end and follow them!

    leanne x

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  6. This is adorable the puppets are great

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  7. I'm so glad you brough it out to the light! I love the atmosphere and the pattern the trees make against the dark sky. It's a bit spooky too!

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  8. Love it! What wonderful creatures they are.

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  9. beautiful yet slightly sinister.. love it!

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  10. Eerie parade!
    I really like the stuff you have on show here!

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  11. Super illustration - and such great perspective.

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  12. Good job you remembered it Karen. It's delightful. I love b/w illustrations and this is wonderful work.

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  13. Great composition with lots of movement.You are so good at capturing the twinkle in the eye.

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  14. I love the trees and grass in the background. The characters are fantastic.

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  15. Wonderful illustration and characters,saw your blog loved the illos and the photos

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  16. This is fantastic. I love it to bits :)

    Kim x

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  17. Wonderful sketch. This picture brings questions to my mind such as who/what is at the end of the line and why is the rabbit holding a key when he has one in his back? Really delightful work and more mysterious for being in black and white.

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  18. Karen - I've been terribly behind on getting to blogs, but what a treat to catch up on yours! All the magical, springy, growing things, glowing shells, and of course, your beautiful art.

    Lovely, all. Thanks again for your sharing.

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  19. Hi Karen, I've just stumbled upon your blog on my travels and I love you art work - this piece is amazing, strangely emotive though I can't fathom why. Probably something from my childhood!
    Kim McB xx

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