Friday, July 4, 2008

Illustration Friday: Sour

Little Lilly Lemonade loves lemons. Especially when they are sprinkled with sugar. The tart citrus is perfect for a bright summer's day, and if things don't go her way... well Lilly can just make Lemonade! This vibrant picture is sunny and sweet and perfect for a cheerful room.

Here is my contribution for Illustration Friday. I'm ahead of my game this week, as I usually don't have anything to contribute until about Thursday... and then I only have half a day before the new topic is announced! But I was able to raid Tootsie and Grace to get little Lilly, and I think this illustration is perfect for the topic of Sour. Though, she is a little more sweet than sour, isn't she?

This 8 x 8 print is of a colored pencil and permanent marker illustration on Strathmore drawing paper. The design belongs to my three year old... and illustrated by me.

Here is Gracie hard at work. I love how she smiles when she draws! The sign of a true artist, finding joy in her work as she creates!

Although, I have to tell you a little secret... moments after Gracie drew this adorable little girl, she handed it to me and said, "Here Mom. I drew a pair of scissors."

I looked down at the paper and said, "Um... Gracie, this looks like a little girl." to which Gracie replied, "No, that is a pair of scissors with a happy face."

I used my artistic license to turn this pair of scissors with a happy face into little Lilly and her lemon. Gracie didn't mind. She loves this picture!

24 comments:

Jayster said...

What a fantastic idea, to let your little girl do a line drawing and then turn it into something great, but still keep the original as visibly obvious.

I'm going to have to try that!

I will have to post up a copy of my sons "Mole Takes A Stroll", soon, which is a similar concept.

Diana Evans said...

oh what an awesome illustration....lovely lemons!!!

Diana Evans said...

and I will have to try this with our son Cole...what fun!

k*smith said...

This is great! I'm off to check out your etsy shop now...

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

What a rocking idea to take your little girl's drawings and push them further! This is very effective and enjoyable. So glad I stopped by.

studio lolo said...

I love the teamwork here! Full of love, very touching :)

reg said...

LOL, i love the cute story behind the drawing. lovely! :)

casserole said...

Duh, mom.. that is SO obviously a pair of scissors!

Cause scissors make her happy. :) She IS a crafty little one!

NANCY LEFKO said...

you and Gracie did a splendid job !!

Rosebud Collection said...

You are doing such a nice job with Gracie's work..Really adorable..

Kate said...

Gracie is adorable, and I love what you did whith her art. Beautiful joint effort!

Roberta said...

How cute is that!!!

Forever Young said...

yup looks like a pair of scissors to me, this is what i get every day with the nursery kids i teach at school...love their art!

Bella Sinclair said...

Scissors. Of course! Such a precious, precious story. And I love the photo of her drawing. Such focus and passion! :)

Denise Felton said...

*smiling at Gracie smiling at her work*

*and still snort laughing about smiling scissors*

Nicole said...

Wonderful illustration! Great little artist!

Maomis said...

Awsome idea! I love the illustration – both before and after.

Dot said...

that is a great idea! and you rendered it beautifully while maintaining that childlike innocence... i know what you mean, i'm typically not done til thursday :) but i got mine in finally today.

cheers!
dot

Whimsical Creations said...

LOVE that she said the picture was sissors with a happy face. Your daughter's pictures are adorable!

:-) melanie

sandra said...

This is great idea. Children's drawings are just the best. I love the colours that you used.

erin said...

this is so wonderful! yes at first I thought it was a girl but now all I see are scissors :) it's one of those optical illusions: old woman, young woman, old woman, young woman... little girl, scissors...

atomicvelvetsigh said...

aww this is sooo cute!! reminds me of the blogger irvine blue too bad he hasnt updated in a while. this is just simply wonderful illo collaboration!

nessadee said...

This is such a great idea! I love the illustration!

EBSpider said...

That is the cutest pair of scissors I've ever seen!

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