Friday, October 10, 2008

Illustration Friday: Strings


This week I'm submitting a quick black and white sketch with gouache for illustration Friday. I have been on the road a lot and away from my studio, so I've only had time for sketches or graphite work. I miss my paints, but I really enjoy pencils.

This little girl was inspired by my oldest daughter. 

31 comments:

Auki said...

Darling! Great work.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Beautiful sketches!! That kitty is super cute -- great movement!

Roberta said...

These are both adorable. Really wonderful sketches.

travelandsing.com said...

These are lovely - really beautiful drawings! and I love the cat's expression:-)

Gaia said...

They are both very sweet, I have soft spot for kitties, but the girl's profile is adorable!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Really cute Edrian, my favorite is the kitty! Sooo cute!

Kris-Tea said...

Aaw really nice!

SENTA said...

Wonderful work, as usual!

Bella Sinclair said...

Love these!!! Oh, what a happy kitty. Super cute. And I adore the black & white. But your daughter's picture -- oh wow! That's really beautiful work!

Tracy said...

Too cute! I did a kitty with string this week, too!

Bobo said...

Oh! I love your playful kitty! Glad to see him having fun with the strings!

Tiddly Inks said...

Both of them are very cute! :D I love black and whites...! :D

enigma said...

those are very sweet, love them.

Diana Evans said...

HI Edrian....

this is such a great take on the theme....lovely work as always....I love the cute kitty cat...and the little girl feeding the birds is ever so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Hugs
Diana

Gai said...

i love your work in black and white you capture movement and bring alive an emotion of what is happening in the picture.

Josh (musarter) said...

Such cute drawings done well. Both are really great.

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful drawings! Wonderful details and shading.

Carli said...

they are both really cute.

Michael O'Connell said...

fab work… very nice the both of them…

Heather said...

Great sketches. That kitty is having so much fun and the composition reflects that.

nina seven said...

edrian - great minds think alike! i did a kitty and string, too. i love yours. so playful! thanks so much for your nice comment on my custom holiday card, i really appreciate it!

studio lolo said...

I went back to pencils myself these past two weeks. Sometimes a pencil feels so good to hold again!
Wonderful job with both of these illos :)

Kate said...

What wonderful drawings! Actually, B&W pieces are great to add to a portfolio.

I am having a little "trade" at my blog that you might be interesrted in participating in. Check it out!

yoon see said...

Beautiful heartfelt illo!
Love the cute kitty in action...

theartofpuro said...

lovely illustrations

life without novacaine said...

Love that cute tangled up cat! You have a very fun and energetic style! Thanks for the comment on my blog!

As for NYC, you will have a GREAT time! I tried to go to the SCBWI NY office but they only had a PO Box address so I didn't get to go. I was meeting Jannie Ho, who is as spectacular in person as on the web, and another illustrator/author I met at SCBWI conference in LA. I highly recommend emailing Jannie to maybe meet her. She is so nice. My sister's sister-in-law is a literary agent who gave me some agent names in the children's book industry. She also gave me some great advice about submitting. That is about all I did while on my trip to NYC that had to do with children's books. I don't know who to show your portfolio to, maybe contact the SCBWI office in NY to see if they can help you out. If you need some suggestions for restaurants, I'd be happy to help! Hope you have a great trip!

Shani said...

Hihihi...love the cat and the string! So well done!!! Do you know the vet told me one should never let a cat play with string?! Supposedly, the polyester in strings and yarns doesn't digest and can plug them up, to the point of being life threatening. Tsk, tsk...now to tell cats that.

Chickengirl said...

I love seeing black and white work..these are great.

Hope to see you in Nov!

sdzsmith said...

Both are very sweet pictures. I happen to LOVE pencil - I think it's my most comfortable medium. I was only able to get something out in black and white this time as well, so I'm itchin' to play with some paint.

lil kim said...

oh both of them are so sweet! it's great to work in B&W sometimes isn't it?

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments, the laughs and all of the supporting words! It all means a lot to me!