Saturday, September 19, 2009

IF: INFINITE


A mother’s love is infinite!

This week I’m posting a sketch that I hope to color, but I’m not sure if I’ll get the chance. Ever since the kids went back to school and I’ve been promoting my graphic design and illustration services, I’ve been progressively getting busy, which is great! This week, I was bombarded with stuff! Mostly graphic/web design related, and all with serious deadlines, so my playtime is really minimal at best.

Well, this sketch was inspired by the book “Runaway Bunny”, which I’m sure many of you’ve read or heard of. While on the subject of children’s books…have you ever read “Love You Forever” by Robert Musch? I always get teary eyed when I read it to my kids. It’s probably one of my favorite books as an adult. Do you have a children's book that makes you cry?

Lastly, I wanted to mention that I took my kids to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and absolutely loved the characters and the graphics. It was eye candy all the way through! Highly recommend it!

Have a fantastic weekend! and thanks for all your comments!!!

22 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

This is a beautiful sketch and I hope you do get time to give it color. There are many books that I have read to my children and grandchildren that make me laugh and cry, but there are some stories I have illustrated that made me cry as I illustrated them. One of those is When Wishes Come True by Barbara B Slater. The story is geared more to adults and wise children, and is a testament to love, friendship and caring for one another.

Roberta Baird said...

This is a nice piece Edrian.... hope you get a chance to color it..... and that book gets me every time. I'm so glad I'm not the only one!

Congrats on the work girl!

Bella Sinclair said...

Aww, this tugs at my heart. Sweet dreams, little bunny. What a wonderful drawing.

Hey, you have deadlines! Well, that's a good sort of busy. So glad to hear it. Good luck with all those projects.

I actually have never read 'I'll Love You Forever,' but it sounds like something that would definitely make me cry. But there IS a book that always gets me teary: The Giving Tree, one of my all time favorites.

Eric Barclay said...

Very cute characters! My kids are begging to see that movie- might take them tomorrow.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

okay Erian, either I'm really tried or going through the change or PMSing, but this post brought tears to my eyes I mean good tears. Happy ones. This is so sweet and so very true. It just touched my heart. I can't wait to see it all colored in. Excellent piece.

MaureenHume said...

Wow! Your work is truly beautiful. I'm so envious of your talent. I can't draw a straight line let alone draw awesome pictures. You have to finish off the bunnies they're too good not to be colored.
I'm a real cry baby when it comes to books, I remember as a child disrupting the entire class with my noisy sobs while the teacher read Charlottes Web.
Maureen Hume
www.thepizzagang.com

thedoodlegirl said...

I LOVE the book "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" so I 'm excited to hear you liked the movie. Your sketch is so precious! Love that idea.

Traci Bixby said...

The look in the mama's eyes in perfect. Just precious! Such a wonderful drawing.

Carol said...

This is such a sweet illustation and I love your use of "infinite"! Your drawing is so excellent even without color! I have so many children's books I love; one of my favorites is "Guess How Much I Love You" which also features bunnies.

Heather said...

Sweet sketch Edrian. Congrats on getting some assignments, and I hope you get some "you" time as well.
GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU is one of those books for me--also features bunnies...

Adrian Ropp said...

Thanks for the visit! You have a cute blog!

Christina said...

cute!

theartofpuro said...

Love the characters and yes ..nothing more infinite then mother's love.
Love it!

Gai said...

grat characters, brilliant piece. love to see it coloured when you get time.

INDIGENE said...

Oh my, I think of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter with this one! Happy memories...:)

Abz said...

such a warming image! childhood memories. love it!

Shirley said...

Great post! Great sketch..I'm happy for you re: the work! I love that book too. I don't have one that makes me cry, but have you seen, "Fox Makes Friends"? Love that book..

Holly said...

Awww... such a sweet picture. i think it would look good with a bit of colour. P.S i really want to see that movie.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks for sharing the name of your special book(s). I plan on checking out the ones that I did not know about. :)

michael robertson said...

very sweet... I love the way they're looking at each other.

Amy C said...

this is so cute and cozy, what sweet dreams.
I want to see that movie, also cant wait to see Where the Wild Things Are

Eric said...

wow! thanks for another great blog post!
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