Friday, September 28, 2007

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ THE BLUES

©Ginger Nielson2007
A variation on an illustration from the new book I illustrated. "Song For A Giraffe" by Michael LaLumiere and Kim Messinger should be out sometime this winter or early spring.

26 comments:

Teri C said...

Oh, the eyes, the eyes!! So expressive!!!!!

About Me said...

This is charming, it has realy nice light and atmosphere, like your other stuff as well, happy painting.

NANCY LEFKO said...

Oh, Ginger !! What soulful eyes, and the colors set the mood so perfectly. You never disappoint me !!

md said...

never have seen such a depressed lion. wonderful epression and colors as always

Katherine S said...

oooh.. poor one, look at those eyes!!! i can feel the sadness so much in his face/mood!

great colors too!

Sherry Rogers said...

Ginger she is so beautiful! It is going to be a fabulous book! Can't wait!

studio lolo said...

Oh Ginger, such a magical, moody piece. It's stunning! Can't wait to see the book :) (and buy it, of course!)

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Oh, she looks like she is so sad, like she is in mourning. Beautiful work, and congratulations on your next book!

Monica said...

So luminous and expressive! Her eyes, the light from the moon, it's so beautiful. You just can't stop looking at her...

claudine hellmuth said...

wonbderful! I agree with the other, amazing expression in his eyes!

isay said...

i agree there's something with the eyes! so beautiful!

Amy C. Moreno said...

Ginger,
What a beautiful image..so perfect for the topic too!

rbaird said...

Poor kitty! Nicely done.

Liz Jones said...

Aw-- poor pud! Great expression-- very soft!

carla said...

Oh... he looks so sad! I'm sure there's a story behind his expression, but anyone can certainly read the longing in his eyes. Beautiful work, Ginger!

zari.ZHM said...

this is amazing! what a great expression! her eyes are full of feeling! love it!

Emila Yusof said...

Ginger, this is so beautiful! I agree with everyone, great expression!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very powerful and expressive! A really strong image.

Alicia Padr├│n said...

What a wondefurl expression...really. Makes me sad just by looking at it. Great work!

Mary said...

That's beautiful, I just want to give him a big hug and make him smile again.
I like your illustrations, very envious of the fact that you have made a full time career from them. I'm studying children's illustration at the moment but making a living from them doesn't seem easy. How do you do it?

eugenia gina said...

cool details! btw. congrats for your new books! I cannot wait to see your story about the making of.. :D!

bee'nme said...

You've captured the topic very well - the expression is so mournful, and the rich coloration adds to the mood. Beautiful!

Nicole said...

Ginger -- this is beyond blue -- this is sorrowful! I love it!
N.

ValGalArt said...

He has the most soulful face! Like a blues player... Love this Ginger and i perused your sight and I love your late night drawing season it is soft and dreamy, also congrats on your impending book! One year is a long time to work on a singular project, I have done this myself and it is a true journey! Wonderful, wonderful works!

Random York said...

What a sad visage! Beautiful illustration!

Chio_Garu said...

The colours that you've used are just beautiful and the sadness in the poor kitty's eyes fills me with the urge to jump through the monitor and give it a hug.