Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My 500th POST *:) ~ Illustration Friday - IDLE

One might say this pair is IDLE spending time under the stars and keeping each other warm. Since it is my 500th blog post, I would say that I, on the other hand, have not been IDLE.



For my 500th Post I wanted to show something I really loved from my most current work. This is an illustration from a story I have completed in dummy form and have sent out for one publisher to consider. "The Star Giver" is a legend of the far, far, far north, in which a mother bear supposedly explains where the stars come from.

I chose this image because I love the softness of the piece and the colors. Just as little bear falls asleep, his mother tells him the story of the Star Giver. Ursa Major and Ursa Minor appear in the sky above by the story's end.
©Ginger Nielson 2009

23 comments:

Di said...

500 Posts! WOW! Love the bears, sounds like a lovely bedtime PB. Wish you submission success with it!

NANCY LEFKO said...

Beautiful, beautiful image...I love the softness and texture of the fur.

Congrats on your 500th post !!!!!

Michelle Henninger said...

Congratulations Ginger on your 500th post! Wow! That's something to be proud of! I think "The Star Giver" is sure to be picked up, because it's wonderful!

Nothinglikeit said...

lovely illustration, I love the soft, relaxing feeling.

Robin (Nothinglikeit)

eyecontact said...

Beautiful and sweet. I like it a lot.

Caroline said...

Simply beautiful! Wow! 500 posts!!

kathy hare said...

such a beautiful illustration.. I love the mother bears face, the textures you have created are wonderful..

ElizHunt said...

Beautiful, i love the texture, i really just want to touch their soft fur. A very dreamy look to this piece.

Kate said...

Congrats! This illustration is beautiful! Best to you with the story!

ArtSparker said...

Beautiful Work

Lins Artyblobs said...

soft & cuddly, really nice illo

Dream Painter said...

Wow, 500 posts! Congratulations!

Sweet and warm illo!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You my talented friend have NOT been idle at all! 500 YIPPPPPPPY and congrats to you!!!! How wonderful is this??? Great illustration as well. I have been visiting your blog for about a year and you are simply amazing! You are super talented and I am always inspired! Keep doing the great work that you are doing!!!

krisztina maros said...

congrats to your 500th post! it's great!! and I really love this beautiful illo, it's very touching and so soft!

wish you all the best for next 500 :)

Amarettogirl said...

This came from a dummy!! WOW!!! the strokes are beautiful and yes very texturally soft - Good luck with the publisher and the future of your story!!

tlc illustration said...

Congrats on your 500th, and the story sounds lovely. I hope you quickly get a taker for it.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Yours look very comprehensive as well!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Congrats on your 500th post! and what a great illustration to celebrate it with! Love the soft textures!

Sherry Rogers said...

Beautiful illustration Ginger! Love the depth and emotion of this. You are so great at getting just the right amount of drama and feeling into each and every painting.

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

I just want to lay down next to them! This is wonderful!

ValGalArt said...

500!!! Congrats my friend! Exquisite image Ginger, i truly love it :)

Jack Foster said...

Great post for your 500th Ginger. Wow! thats a lots of posts! Congrats and I love your idle bears..they look soft enough to pet and cuddle up with. Nice!!!

ArtSnark said...

beautifully done! Love your lines & color

Shirley said...

Beautifully illustrated! The texture and softness of your piece is amazing! Love your work.