Sunday, June 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: FIERCE ... love of nature


This is my illustration for this week's topic FIERCE. I am also using this illustration to participate in Alicia's giveaway.  
The book she illustrated "The Wish Trees" is now available at Amazon, B&N and other major stores and to celebrate she is having a contest (Kudos Alicia!!!). All you have to do is create and send her an image that depicts the importance 
of a tree. She will have her children be the judges... but hurry if you want to participate, the deadline is July 4th! For details visit her blog.

This is a sketch I had originally done for this week's theme and I thought I would have time to color it, but this week is turning out to be a little more family oriented.


19 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, Edrian, this is so sweet! I love how you did the tree and the leaves. Nice colors, too! Good luck on the giveaway. I hope you win!

Nicola said...

I love it; looks like she really is moving the tree!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work. I love the little face in the tree. Perfect for the giveaway and this week's IF topic.

Tracy said...

Wow this is really precious! I love how the tree has a little smiley face, too! Great work!

Alicia Padrón said...

Gorgeous Edrian!! I love it. Thanks so much for mentioning the book and giveaway too! :o)

johanna said...

this is very lovely!

mitchowl said...

Truly a beautiful tree. I love it.

Juan said...

Beautiful!

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful illustration.

brings to mind "The Giving Tree"...

so charming.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Bella, Thank you!!
and yes, I would love one of Alicia's books.

Nicola, Glad you noticed. I didn't want to make it too obvious, but the leaves almost touch the girl too as if it was trying to hug her back.

Eric, Thank you so much!

Thank you Tracy! :)

You are quite welcome Alicia! The giveaway is a great idea!

Thank you Johanna,Mitchowl and Juan

Nancy, you are right! and what a wonderful book that is! Thank you!

Tom Barrett said...

Really nice! Great job with the colored pencils.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thank you Tom. It's funny that we both tried colored pencils this week! ha!

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Michelle Henninger said...

What a great depiction of "tree hugging"! Nicely done!

Shannon Melville said...

i love your tree hugging illustration. It is also good to see different sides of your style. So sweet :)

GRAZIELLA MATTAR said...

Gracias Edrian por teu comentario!
No es una anaconda ;) es una Sucuri!! Mui perigosa! besos
Seu blog é lindo!

Bee said...

Saw your lovely tree on Alicia's blog, great work a really warm, nicely drawn and coloured piece :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

Michelle, Thank you for your comment.

Shannon - Thank you. I'm still trying to develop my style and see how it works on different mediums. Thanks for your comment.

Graziella - Thanks.

Bee, Thanks for visiting. I'm glad you liked my work. :)

Gina Perry said...

I just saw this over at Alicia's blog - it's fantastic! Really sweet and goes so nicely with her contest.