Saturday, November 24, 2007

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ ZOO



From an interior spread for the book I just illustrated and now available from Stagger Lee Books "Song For A Giraffe"
It took almost a year to complete the illustrations for this book and this image is actually much larger as the giraffe and the text for this spread aren't included here. The research was one of the best parts of the whole experience. I learned so much!
©Ginger Nielson2007
PS... if you want to hear what the animals are singing, just go to my PROFILE section on this blog and play the Audio Clip.

24 comments:

shawn said...

That is such a sweet image of the giraffe looking adoringly at that teeny little bird!

manuela said...

CIao :D
This is really bright and color :D
I like it a lot :D

ciao
~Manuela

imwithsully said...

Such a sweet illustration! You always have a great piece!

ValGalArt said...

Is it just me but i can't see the picture? I will be back Ginger.

isay said...

this is fun and were they all singing together with the birds?

studio lolo said...

The picture didn't come up for me :( I'll have to come back later.

NANCY LEFKO said...

beautiful as always....so rich in color and emotion. A happy place for the animals...better than behind bars....

david morris said...

Beautiful work Ginger.
I can almost hear them singing 'Lion sleeps tonight'...!

Monica said...

Beautiful, and so full of joy! You really captured a wonderful moment in the jungle. I love the colors too and their happy faces.
BTW, your Portuguese is flawless! :-)

Craig Lamberton said...

fantastic, happy illustration.. this is full of life and character

Heather said...

Beautiful. I love the way the animals seem to be laughing at a private joke.

Paige Keiser said...

Wonderful! You really captured a moment and feeling here Ginger!

sketched out said...

Hee, I agree with everyone above, especially the person who heard them singing "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." That's exactly what I heard. Great work!

Ginger*:)* said...

Actually, if you go to the profile section on this blog, the Audio clip is exactly that, "The Lion Sleeps tonight" I love that song!

Lesley Withrow said...

Wonderful illustration. They look so adorable singing. You really captured the body language well. Also, I tagged you to write 5 random things about yourself. Hope you don't mind. Go to my blog to see what it means, incase you haven't seen this yet.

rbaird said...

A chorus of animals! I love this.

get zapped said...

Fantastic! Speak freely!

Wilnara said...

A smile immediately crept on my face. Such a sweet illustration!

Mary said...

Amazing detail and such character captured in the animals faces. Very beautiful.

Kstyles said...

Wonderful illo!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Oh they are so cute...all singing. They look so happy too.

dolci said...

Ginger, Your work is always an inspiration. The details and expressions are delightful.

Michelle Lana said...

lovely work ginger!

RyanLoghry said...

Very cool, I love your color choices.