Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Illustration Friday: Grounded

The way I stay grounded is to walk outside in all kinds of weather. But of course I like sunshine best! Today I painted this print and I think I got the effect I was trying to achieve. On bright winter days the whites, blues, browns and green pine trees are so crisp and clear. This has been a winter of very little snow and lots of gorgeous clear blue days. I'm not complaining!

I've been participating in the Mother Reader comment challenge and meeting so many great people this week! Thanks to those of you who've been visiting my blog for the first time recently. I'm working my way through your blogs also. It's fun to see new formats, read lots of book reviews, and see the wonderful art. :)

Also-- if you're an artist wanting to make a children's book dummy be sure to check out the Kid Lit Art Picture Book Dummy Challenge. I'm doing it!

While I'm linking to things, I'm sure most of you have heard of Illustration Friday. But if not- go check it out. This week's theme is Grounded hence the title of this post. There are always sooo many great illustrations to see.

18 comments:

  1. Looove this! The hill roads/trees texture is fantastic.

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  2. Lovely. It reminds me of stained glass

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  3. I like the bold lines and your subdued colours. Very nice.

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  4. Really nice! And the restrained use of color enhances the print without overpowering it.

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  5. What a lovely linocut. Makes me want to get writing.

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  6. Thanks guys! I appreciate the comments!

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  7. I'm participating in the comment challenge as well. Glad I stopped by your site. Your work is simply beautiful. Wow.

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  8. Magical--so admire your talent. Checked out the PB Dummy Challenge too. Might try to do the writing bits. Sounds like fun and very supportive.

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  9. You have a very fluid, graphic style which I really like.

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  10. Jill, this is such magic and has transported me back to such a special place. I'm going to try and find a photo I took almost exactly this time two years ago to show you what I mean and why I adore this print of yours so especially! xxx

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  11. Amazing art and a wonderful image for the word Grounded.

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  12. Thank you all so much!
    I hope you enjoy the PB dummy challenge Annie!
    Anna emailed me a gorgeous winter photo of a magical spot in France. Thank you for sharing it with me. :)

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  13. What a great illustration. I post on Illustration Friday and am doing the comment challenge too, so I was bound to run into your blog. Glad I did so!

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  14. Walking totally grounds me too.

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  15. Tromping around outside is also a way I stay grounded.

    I'm a writer. My favorite blogs are not the writing blogs (sorry, fellow writers) but illustrating blogs. I just plain love the illustration process; it fills me with wonder.

    Yours is the first printmaking blog I've come across. Fun! The samples I'm seeing here are beautiful.

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  16. This reminded me so much of a garden I know. loved it! I am a writer, but just started to interview some illustrators on my blog.

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  17. Being a picture book reader/reviewer/judge I am pretty picky about my artwork, and yours is lovely. I will be looking for your book someday, no doubt. Beautiful.

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