Sunday, May 02, 2010

IF - cocoon

For Illustration Friday this week, with the word of the week, cocoon. I thought there would be a lot of butterflies and pods for this challenge, so I decided to go a different route and do the ultimate cocoon, a mom-to-be. I chose a soft color palette and illustrated an adult instead of kids or animals! A bit of a change from my usual stuff...

26 comments:

Mr. Spoqui said...

sweet!

Saludos,
Mr Spoqui
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bee said...

Lovely take on the subject. What a sweet illustration, she's such a happy mumma-to-be! Lovely lovely lovely work :)

Sladjana Vasic said...

This is such a wonderful idea and you are so right about this .And Mom to be is so proud and happy.I love it .

Sandra said...

I love your take on the theme. It's great and the colors are lovely. Wonderful job.

anil ks said...

..lovely piece....brilliant idea..

happychinchilla said...

Wonderful take on this week´s word and what a sweet illustration.

Ellen Byrne said...

PERFECT!

NANCY LEFKO said...

terrific...and the interview at A Muse was great !!

Roberto MarĂ­n said...

well, beautiful, simple and sweet.

Brad said...

perfect take on cocoon! great illustration!

Isabelle said...

So sweet... what a magic moment. Beautiful.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh this would make such a fabulous new baby or shower card. you are a genius with color and compostion. You really are! This is great!

Alina Chau said...

Lovely charming illo

Garth Bruner said...

Ah, very appropriate. Very nice illustration!

AtelierBrigitte said...

What a sweet illo and a great style.

Jack Foster said...

Hey Nina! Yep, we had the same (different angle) idea! Great minds think alike. I like that you went with the soft pallet. Gives it a wonderful retro look. Nice work my friend.

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful and serene. I love the colors and the pattern on the rug. This is perfect for Mother's Day!

Great tortoise and hare on Ahead. They made me smile. And wow, that mug is adorable! Off to read your interview now!

susannaporob said...

Aww... sweet as ever. It speaks so much. A darling illo. Nice work!

Joy Steuerwald said...

That's so wonderful that you really thought through your concept and made the choice to do something different. It's a great success!

cally jane studio said...

Aww Nina! Such a sweet picture! Love your characters and colours xx

Valerie Krist said...

Aww, sweet. Makes me want to be preggers again.

Shirley said...

Beautiful piece, Nina! I can see this on a card or framed in a baby's room. : )

Cheryl Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love your style.

Great illo!

Shirley said...

SO nice of you to write, Nina. Thank you for your nice words about the watercolors..sometimes I feel confident, other times, soooooo not. So thank you! It helps a great deal! : ) Have a great weekend ahead!

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Nina Crittenden said...

Perfect!