Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Red Coat: Colored Pencil Drawing

The Red Coat: Colored pencil drawing by Lani Mathis here on GreenSpaceGoodsThe Red Coat is my entry for Illustration Friday's "blanket" theme since it is covered in a thick blanket of snow. This one has been framed and is now on display at a little boutique in Augusta, GA. I have a large collection of children's books and am always looking for new ones with amazing illustrations. I've tried once or twice to write one myself, but if I write one, I would of course have to illustrate it. I have a small problem with that. I get bored....way too bored, way too fast. By the time I finish one panel, I'm ready to move on to a different story! That is what happened with this little girl. I was thinking of this layout for the book cover, but the book hasn't been written! Ultimately, that's ok. She was a joy to draw, and hopefully she will brighten someone else's home soon.

Stay warm everyone :)

16 comments:

LadyK said...

That is a very cute illustration. It would be perfect in a childrens book. Love it.

oddist said...

What a fantastic illustration!you can tell she's ready for some adventure.

artsyclay said...

What fun! I want to be with her, making footprints in the snow.

Regal Beads said...

you can TELL that it was a joy for you to create!

DAMdesigns said...

Wow I love it!

Bejeweled said...

Hi there! Visiting from your link on the etsy forums :) What a fantastic blog you have!! This illustration is just beautiful! I have a weakness for fabulous illustrated children's books too :) Maybe you could find a partner to illustrate the stories you tell? A collaborative effort?

I liked the post below about Foster's too. During the long school break, our household has also been at that website to design friends :)

Chucka Stone Designs said...

She is adorable :)

Titania Blossoms said...

She's beautiful. Just beautiful!

Ribbon Wand Maker said...

Really beautiful, reminds me of that little girl in Schindler's List.

Diane Duda said...

Really beautiful!

Emila Yusof said...

Wow! Great illo!

murphy girl said...

it's lovely!

Richard Cardona said...

Very wonderful.

ChatRabbit said...

I am a little sick of snow, but this happy picture makes me want to go play in it! Nicely done!

Faruffa said...

Tender and beautiful atmosphere!!!

Tiddly Inks said...

Very sweet picture. I feel like I am in it.

 

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