Monday, April 14, 2008

IF - fail

"Mia tried to look more grown-up by putting on her Mom's clothes and make-up, but failed! She still looked like a cute little girl".

This topic was a bit of a hard one for me. The idea of failure was not something I really wanted to illustrate. As an artist, I've seen my share of failure and rejection over the years, from those art school critiques (brutal!) up to today, trying to get work as a freelancer. It's part of an artist's life that isn't the fun part! So, I decided on a more light hearted, child-like approach to the theme.

10 comments:

Flying Colors said...

Usually to "FAIL" is to WIN!
...in the area of knowledge and then of acceptance and then move on.
Great that you handled this tricky topic so exquisitely, thank you.

andi butler said...

she is too sweet, big shoes and baggy dress, adorable!

a : )

Alina Chau said...

charming!

SENTA said...

What a great approach to the topic, I love it...she is so cute!

jensdesign772 said...

This is an adorable illustration. I I am in agreement with you, I was not able to look at fail as a sad word...its just not the way I see things. Love your take!

Marie-Louise said...

sweet!

rbaird said...

Cute idea for the theme!

RyanLoghry said...

Nicely done Nina, great concept.

flora said...

Haha... we've all been there. She is cute!
I know, this week's topic is a hard one; but you' did it great! : )

thefridayfrog said...

been looking up and down these new entires, nina, and you work is SINGING with your wonderful style! :)) just love it!