Saturday, June 13, 2009

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ UNFOLD

As the events of the day began to UNFOLD, Mrs. McInnes realized her dreams of becoming a brain surgeon were limited. Of course, had she chosen to be a rocket scientist instead, she might have more options where immediate travel plans were involved.

I made this Illo Friday theme stretch a bit, since I had been working on it all week. The earlier sketches were posted a few days ago. The piece began to grow and may yet still evolve. I had such fun doing this one. I really got to KNOW each child and feel like they belong to me as much as they belong to Mrs. McInnes. If I were to pick the one most like me... it would be the girl with her boot propped up against the door frame.

So, which one are you?

12 comments:

ValGalArt said...

Poor dear Mrs. McInnes, she has her hands full! Could you imagine? I love this image and I know what you mean about the children coming to life and getting to know each one intimately. That is one of the best parts of what we do :)

Sherry Rogers said...

This is so fun Ginger! Really let's you feel what a Grammar school teacher might experience every once in a while. . .

I too start to feel the realness of my characters, even sometimes feel their pain. . .

I bet she really could use a break. . .

My Mom was one of eight children. . .my Dad one of ten.

Jack Foster said...

I'm the guy climbing on the bookshelf. I was a monkee in my early years :O) What a wonderful illustration. Love the detail you took for each character. Excellent work Ginger. Thanks for the smile this evening.

soulbrush said...

totally fun and fantastic. i'm the one on the bookcase...this is what i have in my nursrey class at school sometimes....

Ginger*:) said...

Thanks for sharing. I love hearing WHO you are!
I already picked out my brother and my sister, but I'm not telling.

M├┤nica said...

I think I'd be the one hiding behind Mrs. McInnes. I get overwhelmed by chaos! :-)

Really great work, Ginger, there's always so much detail and stories in each of your illustrations!

Cheryl said...

I couldn't choose which one I am. I've been them all at one point or another. Way cool work on this.

Heather said...

Great job with so many individual children. I'm the one in front crying dramatically. (My son is the one on the bookcase...)

Edrian Thomidis said...

OMG! This is great! There's so much going on here! It's very comical. Where you inspired by the octo-mom? Either way, I love how the mom doesn't seem to be faced by any of it. I would be screaming like the girl in the front!

Indigene said...

Ginger, I love this! It brings new meaning to the old lady in the shoe, who had so many children, she didn't know what to do! Great illustration!

Julia Kelly said...

Yes- have had those kind of days "infold"!!

froggie said...

i'm the climber, and i was right in the middle of 8 kids. which is why i'm so weird, i guess. boy, i sure hope you hid cookies up there!

wonderful piece, ginger! :))