Saturday, April 3, 2010

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ DIP

The first dip is always the hardest.  Our ocean water can stay very cold in the northeast.




below is the original sketch from the drawing board

17 comments:

Teri C said...

Such a sweet composition and oh so true.niewes

Roberta said...

Cute Ginger... and kids are always the bravest! They'll stay in until their teeth chatter!

k.h.whitaker said...

so cute

Krista said...

Oooo... I got a chill! Such wonderful expressions!

isay (Marissa) said...

i like this a lot ginger and it really has the feel of the cold. Gosh, I envy you, you are so good!

Ann Pilicer said...

Wonderful Ginger! great expression and use of the word. Great job! :D

Heather said...

oh, I know that feeling, it sure can be cold, I usually wait until August to go in...ha ha ha...I liked seeing the sketch too!

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is so cute. I thought of the same theme (with a different image of course)about a kid testing the temperature with his toe before taking a dip in the pool.

Your colors are beautiful and I like your blog.

Have a great evening.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Ginger! Happy Easter! I've always been such a wimp when it came to getting in the water. This is absolutely wonderful! You really have a knack for water and sky! ... and character and color and composition and.... everything :o) Another great work my friend!

Faruffa said...

so true and so well represented, I can feel the wind on my skin and the water on my feet!!!
Happy Easter Ginger :o)

froggie said...

you know what i like, ginger? i like the sketch. there's something really immediate and sweet about how the lil guy is leaning on her...the look on his face. wonderful work! :)

happy hoppy day!

Susan said...

Oooo, you really feel the chill, and the breeze blowing those clouds!

ValGalArt said...

i adore this Ginger,love the pointed toe and the whole first dip idea, so lovely!

Amalia K said...

Oooo, I really love the colors on this, Ginger! And the clouds! So cool and transparent...Just wonderful! (^_^)

Ellen Byrne said...

Fun! I can feel the cold in my toes!

theartofpuro said...

Great illo!Love the colours so bright,the sky is perfect and...maybe it's too cold for the moment but soon summer will arrive:)

Andrew Finnie said...

Lovely faces and body language. I watch people quite often stick their toe in before they dive. I think, why bother? You KNOW it's going to be cold :)