Friday, November 25, 2005

Small Bird


Small- Illustration Friday. This is a sneak preview of this year's Christmas card I'll be sending out. I took this photo of a favorite ornament and now re-creating it in pen and ink.
On the side...I saw "Rent" this evening. AWESOME MOVIE!!
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18 comments:

F L E E said...

oooo...
nice...

ValGalArt said...

very sweet and festive!

Urban Convert said...

I like this, especially the two beeries providing the only color.

Caroline said...

I love the contrast and the compostion is great - also clearly festive! Very cheerful.

Fabian said...

very nice composition

Jim said...

Bravo, nice illo!

Michelle said...

Very nicely done, great detail.

Marion said...

Recreating photo's is nice to do..nice illo!

carla said...

This is really, really beautiful! I love the lines you've created and the delicate shading. The red berries add just the right touch...it's such a pleasing composition...it will be a real treat for those folks who receive your card!

Wilnara said...

Ellen this is a wonderful illustration. I too, love the composition and the contrast you have created with just a bit of shading. The berries - they just pop off the page adding a nice festive feel. If this is the sneak preview than I cant wait to see the final unveiling! Beautiful!

benconservato said...

ohh... it is a really nice start, I love it. I would love to see the finished product, you should post it once you are done.

creative kismet said...

This is beautiful! Looks so delicate and sweet. Perfect for bringing cheer to loved ones during the holidays!

Shano said...

I want to pick up your bird and hug it. He's so sweet! This illo must have taken quite some time . . . So detailed!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave kind compliments. I appreciate the warm words :)

Best,
Shano

a said...

excellent detail. this would make a charming holiday card.

Majane said...

nice illustration!

Ellen said...

Thank you for all the wonderful compliments! They really mean a lot!!!
Yes, it has taken me a number of hours...6 total so far. I am almost done and will post when I am finished.
Thanks again!!!!

Joy Eliz said...

This is beautiful. Perfect for christmas cards. I always have a hard time picking cards out. This I would pick

the painted pear said...

I like this very much. I love the handling of the pen and ink.

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