Friday, October 23, 2009

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ FAST



I completed this illustration this week for part of a series I am working on. It seems to fit the subject rather nicely. Others in the series may pop up from time to time.

For some added fun, here are some of the MANY pumpkins on display at the Keene, NH pumpkin festival.

If you want to see more of the pumpkin festival (which is HUGE) go to Youtube.com and type in Keene NH Pumpkin Festival. You will be amazed at the THOUSANDS!!! of pumpkins on display.

23 comments:

Connie said...

Fantastic rendering of the (very difficult) skiing postures! Also of the feeling of speed. Now I need a nice hot cup of tea.

Cathy said...

Hahaha! Love it, both conceptually and for its beautiful execution!

Pupu Sulaiman said...

Wooh! The elephant surely is having fun!!I love it!

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Faruffa said...

this is perfect for the topic ;o)

thedoodlegirl said...

Fabulous! I love the action and your idea of having an elephant on skis! So funny! Really fun to look at.

thewillowsnest said...

gosh this is so well done1

rmsmi said...

Really well done! Super vibrant colors match well with the action.

ValGalArt said...

Great action piece and you did an amazing job with the elephant!!!

Mônica said...

You do action scenes really well, Ginger! The perspective, the poses, they're just right!
I love the elephant (and his oufit!) And he's doing a better job skiing than I would! :-)

froggie said...

oh what a fun piece and wonderful action! and i am a PUMPKIN CARVING JUNKIE - have 15 waiting on the front porch for next week! thank for sharing that pix,, ginger! and as always, thank you SO much for the visits - they always make me really smile. :))

Caroline said...

Love your illustration - the expressions are super! Those pumpkins look wonderful like that!

Cheryl said...

Fast, indeed! Where you find the energy.....

Ginger*:) said...

Thanks for the comments. Sadly as I used to ski like the boy in this illustration, I now ski more like the elephant. Well maybe a bit better if I go cross country.

About those pumpkins... if you look closely at the enlargement (click on pic) you will see some people spelled out messages and one poor pumpkin is losing his insides. There were two huge towers of these carved beauties. Quite a sight.

Roberta said...

I know just how that elephant feels on those skis!

Those pumpkins are incredible.... and I love the Halloween look on your blog!

Serline said...

Love their expressions!

I'm having so much fun looking at all the pumpkins. Thanks for sharing the photo.

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Shirley said...

Whoooaa!! That's great, Ginger!! Love their expressions and the energy is super. Fast is right!

Also, who knew about the pumpkin festival...wow!! Thanks for sharing this.

imwithsully said...

What a great concept!

nina seven said...

fun illo, ginger! you really captured the moment!

Loni Edwards said...

Great job on showing movement and emotion Ginger! Wow! That's a TON of pumpkins! Very cool!

ratu lakhsmita indira said...

wow ive never seen such a lot of pumpkins before...

Eric Barclay said...

Love the elephant on skis!

A Writer in London said...

Excellent skiing picture Ginger. Seeing xmas trees in the shops in October doesn't make me feel Christmassy but this does.

Pencil Pocket said...

Nice work Ginger... and WOW look at all those pumpkins! I've never seen so many! :)