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Monday, March 06, 2006

Insect - Illustration Friday

As long as I can remember, I have been drawing lady bugs and bumble bees as shown above. I also enjoy designing children's coloring book pages filled with simple lines and LOTS of areas to color. This way, children will be able to put in their own textures and add a bit of creativity and originality to their creations. This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday, "Insect."

Don't forget to check out my other creativity blog, just because³. Here you will find my creations for Inspire Me Thursday.


Blogger Caroline said...

Love the warmth of your colours and the cute expressions too.

Monday, March 06, 2006 1:50:00 PM

Blogger ValGalArt said...

I love this! It makes me feel so happy!

Monday, March 06, 2006 1:57:00 PM

Blogger Tulipland said...

VERY CUTE!!! I love it I love it!

Monday, March 06, 2006 2:32:00 PM

Blogger Chris Butts said...

Looks great! I sure hope your illustrating children's books, because you would be awesome at it.

Monday, March 06, 2006 5:26:00 PM

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

That 'too cute' on the cuteness scale. Very nice.

Monday, March 06, 2006 5:30:00 PM

Blogger I SHOULD be Boss of the World said...

3 Insects and 2 Lips (tulips), huh?

Monday, March 06, 2006 6:55:00 PM

Blogger Chrissie A said...

What a charming illustration! The colors are so vibrant...and I especially like the texture of the background--it suggests a soft felt. Makes you want to touch it. Lovely piece!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:32:00 AM

Blogger Marie-Dom said...

Very very lovely and I agree with Chrissie... charming!
Very bold and simple and so effective.
Thanks for visiting my blog too! :0)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 8:51:00 AM

Anonymous Teri said...

What a fun and bright illo. I can see this in a colouring book.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:52:00 AM

Blogger Holly said...

Wow! This is quite fun and vibrant. Bring on spring!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 10:25:00 AM

Blogger NPS-art said...

(^-^)very nice!and Thank you for visiting our blog :D

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 12:35:00 PM

Blogger carla said...

This is so bright and cheeful. It does have a coloring book feeling to it...great shapes and spaces.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 1:26:00 PM

Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

thanks for the great comments. your work is fun and delightful.

your parents must be very proud of you for being such a big girl who not only knows how to talk at such a young age, but has such a vocabulary AND can type! j/k commenting on the profile picture.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 9:38:00 PM

Anonymous Paula said...

Luminous and joyous. This would be great in a book for children: beautiful and instructive.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 6:37:00 AM

Blogger MAF said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your insect picture is so bright and summery .. the teapot AND the spider only one week apart! Great minds...

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:39:00 AM

Blogger wynlen said...

I love the colors in this one, and the insects are so cute!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 3:25:00 PM

Blogger Lois said...

I like how you keep children in mind for your drawing. It shows and has a great fun simple feel.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 5:32:00 PM

Blogger Twisselman said...

Not one, but three insects for the price of one. I really like their little bug eyes. Very nice texture in those warm colors... and are those stars and a moon in there?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 6:21:00 PM

Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Thanks for the comments! Twisselman...those aren't stars and moons...rather something much more simple...dots and swirls! :) You lose a lot of detail when you shrink these puppies down! :)

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 8:44:00 PM

Blogger Michelle said...

This is so bright and cheerful, beautifully done!

Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:38:00 AM

Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

So adorable! Make great stickers and paper clips.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 7:18:00 AM

Blogger matt price said...

Awesome idea. I love the white stroke that stays consistant throghout the artwork.

Good job.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 7:50:00 AM

Anonymous Rachelle said...

So adorable! :D I want to hug that bee! lol On second thought, that's probably a bad idea.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 10:22:00 AM

Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Great colors and I love the white outline you give to your illustrations to add a highlight on that item. Great job!

Thursday, March 09, 2006 11:52:00 AM

Blogger Angela said...

Awww, it's so cute!
Great colors. It has a nice overall polished finished look.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:46:00 PM

Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I love the graphic quality of this one!! I almost believe that spring is this close!

Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:49:00 PM

Blogger Collin said...

I LIKE it! Very cute and the outline really makes it pop out.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 2:25:00 PM

Blogger bee'nme said...

Super-cute Patricia! I love everything about it! Particularly the little bugs and their faces - perfect!! And the palette you chose is awesome, as are the lovely textures. You should definitely be marketing this stuff if you're not already.


Friday, March 10, 2006 9:41:00 AM

Blogger Catnapping said...

I didn't see this one a few weeks ago. I love these colours, and the feeling that the pieces were cut out. and the critters are so cute they make me all squeaky.

an EXCELLENT entry.

Saturday, March 18, 2006 12:23:00 PM

Blogger Paul said...

Great colors!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006 4:58:00 PM


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