Friday, March 12, 2010

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ Subterranean

You may need to click on this image to view the whole thing. It is from the book I illustrated for Shamwari Publishing of South Africa. "My African Bedtime Rhymes." A terrified mouse hides in his underground home as a defeated owl realizes he has lost not only his dinner but his dignity.

26 comments:

Lins Artyblobs said...

it's gorgeous

Kathleen Rietz said...

I love this illustration, Ginger. It really has great color, contrast and mood....telling a story even without words.

Roberta said...

I love the body language and composition of this. What a beautiful piece of art!

INDIGENE said...

Oh Ginger, this is gorgeous in every way! The colors are mesmorizing.

NANCY LEFKO said...

wonderful !!! I love this book and so does a little friend of mine :)

Krista said...

Love the mossy color! Creates great atmosphere-- feels almost damp!

Jack Foster said...

Great one Ginger! It's a story in itself. Love the way you positioned the mouse. Your owl ROCKS!

Cathy said...

This is beautiful, as well as charming!

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful and charming illo!Love the details and the colours are fantastic:)

ValGalArt said...

i love this so much!

ValGalArt said...

so, so beautiful!

Amy C said...

so sweet and cozy and cute

Vincent Desjardins said...

This is really wonderful. Beautiful style, sense of atmosphere and great use of color.

Ellen Byrne said...

Absolutely fabulous painting.

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is so beautiful!

Sascratch said...

wow this is amazing! Great work :D

Faruffa said...

this is gorgeous, love it!!!!!!

Hans_77 said...

this is a really lovely story. love it

krisztina maros said...

it's a storyteller illo... love the owl's character!

Paige Keiser said...

Simply gorgeous, one of your best, Ginger! Look at that dynamic forest!

auralesnjak said...

I especially like the woods in the background and the bright yellow leaf that sets off the little gray mouse. Great illo!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

very lush! :-)

Diane said...

this is gorgeous! I adore your blog heading painting too.

aleciagoodman said...

Beautiful lighting, texture... nice work!

Andrew Finnie said...

Well you've been busy! Love this one, the long format and the wonderful sense of safety it evokes. Something we all need.

cheeeers

Sherry Rogers said...

Love this Ginger. The owl is so cute. I love his eyes they look so real. You did a wonderful job on the mouses positioning and the colors are spectacular!