Monday, March 01, 2010

IF - perspective



"You get a different perspective of the world, when you hang upside down."

I started this over the weekend for Illustration Friday, thinking I would do something quick, since I had other projects to work on, but of course, I spent way more time on it than I anticipated. I absolutely love how easily you can change colors in Illustrator, but it also causes me to change things a lot before I actually call something done. Originally her hair was black and the background was blue, etc. etc. I can spent hours messing around, because when you change one thing, it's a domino effect. You know what I'm talking about. Oh, yeah!

Like I said, I love it, though! And, I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out. If I could create fun things like this everyday and get paid for it, I'd be one happy gal. Maybe someday...

22 comments:

froggie said...

i love it , too. nina! made me smile! it's a wonderful piece! :))

pretty day said...

This is really sweet. I like the colors you chose.

elizabeth said...

Fantastic composition, and you've settled on a winning color combination, if I don't say so myself. I share your "someday" dream, by the way!

Jill said...

Paid for what you wanna do every day??? Sounds like the next challenge should be "IF-only" ;)

anil ks said...

..this is cute ..cool colors...

Julissa said...

Oh Nina, this is very, very sweet! I'm liking the hand lettering too. :)

And thanks for the congrats :)

Julie said...

Wonderful, Nina! Your love of color is contagious!

Sweet Harvey said...

Super cute! Love the use of subtle patterns along with the flat colors.

happychinchilla said...

Wonderful!
Such a happy illustration, it made me smile.

Joy said...

Really nice graphic style and I like the color palette a lot!

Nina Crittenden said...

Happy kid, great colors, and I love the birdie!!!

Mary Hall said...

Lovely - and great colours!

roberta baird said...

oh me too... I'm hanging in there!
Love it!

roberta baird said...

BTW... I added you to my blog list of faves. I hope that's OK!

Pencil Pocket said...

Oh gorgeous! Love all the colours and expressions! +I spend ages messing around too!! :)

justdoodleit said...

Nice 'new' colors and that change thing is indeed a domino effect!

Brad said...

very nice nina! i love the lettering!
great take on IF!

Brad said...

Nina, yes your right, I think the animal alphabet is going to take awhile. My goal to finish is May 30, I figure that is about 2 per week, for the next 12 weeks! Whew it is going to be a steep hill to climb.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This makes me so happy Nina!!!! Love it :)

Isabelle said...

Love this illo... great perspective, want to be 5 (or 7)again!!

Kelly Medina said...

Oh! This is sooo cute and I LOVE the singing bird. What fun this is.

I do know exactly what you mean with the flexibility of Illustrator.. its great but wow can I get lost in it.

Great work :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Good words to live by each and every day girly! Fabulous work once again. This is great. I am meeting with Lori on Wednesday and as soon as I get in I will email you. Have a good one.