Sunday, October 02, 2005

Illustration Friday: Float

This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Float". I had several ideas ranging from Noah's Ark to a float in a parade, but I settled on a mouse, floating down to the ground using a fall leaf as a parachute. I guess I've been inspired of late by the changing of the season. I love fall - always have. I guess my little friend here is jumping into fall feet first - I think I'll join him!

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree" Emily Bronte

29 comments:

  1. Hey hey, this is neat!
    I love the cutout effect! :)
    Fall's my fave season too,
    although we don't get much of that in Singapore...
    Maybe that's why! LOL
    Edric

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  2. When I was in jr high, I wrote a series of children's books about a mouse. Mary Mouse. LOL!

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  3. i wonder how you will make noah's ark because i like that story a lot, anyway this looks so much fun!

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  4. reminds me of a dutch children's song...
    lovely illo!

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  5. I love it, very cute and nice

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  6. Very cute--nice cut out effect.

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  7. Anonymous9:00 AM

    I just have to comment on this one...I love fall, too. We had big oak trees in the yard (many of which are now gone), and as a kid, I would try to catch the leaves as they fluttered to the ground. I pretended they were money, and if I could just catch enough, I'd have enough money to go wherever I wanted. Silly kid games.
    I love this little mouse, barefoot and grinnin'...

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  8. This is super nice! You have a great imagination

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  9. This is precious! He looks so happy and cute! I love the collage effect you create with your white outlines...it's a very "signature" style for you! My BF was cleaning up his motorcycle to sell (whew!) and found that a little mouse had made its home in the storage compartment under the seat. He said the poor thing was trembling all over and his little eyes were bugged out. Then it just up and dashed away... I hope he had as good a landing as your little guy!

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  10. Great! Reminds me of the Children's Book, "If you give a mouse a cookie." http://www.jcls.org/pics/lnbbwinner.jpg

    -Piotr

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  11. Very fun and joyful.

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  12. Becky this is adorable. I love the fall myself and can hardly wait for the leaves to change.
    Your idea is great!

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  13. Anonymous4:31 AM

    This looks great - and very cute.
    wynlen

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  14. Oh, I like how you added your take of Fall! Your illos have great expression and color!

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  15. This is a wonderful image. Very MICE!

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  16. The layered effect is very nice, it adds another dimension to the theme 'float'.

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  17. This is just beautiful. I love your use of color and the layers really give it wonderful dimension!

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  18. What Fun!!! I love it ^_^ I think that this has a perfect balance to it and it makes me smile!

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  19. Great illustration!! Happy mouse!!

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  20. I love this Becky! It's one of my favs! What a sweet looking mouse.

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  21. Love this cheery little mouse, so fun.

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  22. Lovely as always, Becky. Your site is a delight to visit every week!

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  23. Me, too!
    I LOVE it!!!

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  24. Wow, we're both into floating mice this week! This is a lovely image and I think your white outlining works especially well here, accentuating the layered look that's perfect for this floating theme

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  25. Very cute and fun. I like the outline too nice effect!
    cheers.

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  26. As always, you have such a sweet nature about you and all that you draw. I love it so much and it makes me think of childhood and make-believe and wondering if there were little people on this earth who would float in those leaves down the rain-filled gutters to safety. Happy the little mouse is making it to safety as well.

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  27. I'm so honoured to be on your sight seeing list but I've changed my url [yet again] it's www.artbynaomi.com/journal.htm

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