Oct 15, 2008

IF - Strings



"Strings of Mice"

This was extra special because the students in my Tuesday night class helped me along with it. They're a cartooning class and really got into how this illustration should turn out. So I don't get 100% for this. The chef hat was one of their ideas...and I wasn't going to do the balloons but they wanted the balloons. Also it was their idea for the primary colors in the balloons and complementary colors for the outfits. Wait, I take that back, they wanted them to be secondary colors. Oh well...

Played a lot more with textures in this one. Let me know if I went over board. :P

18 comments:

Fadas & C.ยช said...

So sweet! Love the mice's clothes! Great details!

Dawn Obrecht said...

Too cute!!! I adore all the textures!!!

DK said...

I think your students' ideas helped to enhance your illustration!

Julien said...

Very nice illustration; your mice are really well done! I'd love to get rid of my flat mice this way...

Carli said...

I love the textures. it looks great

Candace Trew Camling said...

very cute! I really love this, and its so funny that your students helped you! Wonderful!

Meridth Gimbel said...

I adore this!

kathy hare said...

gorgeous..

Brian said...

I like how can tell that each mouse has different personalities. The middle one's my favorite, he's like, "um guys?... has anyone else noticed we're getting pretty far off the ground??"

Very good work...They'd be great characters in a book or movie :)

parisa mahmoudi said...

So cute,lovely!

thedoodlegirl said...

Too fun! I hope they have a wonderful adventure!

in with the misfits said...

What a lovely piece!

:)

E du Plessis said...

Beautiful use of line.

Danielle Barlow said...

Love their socks!

cassy said...

adorable. love the composition and colors.

Faith said...

Oh, I think this is wonderful! So cute! I love the balloons, their cute little clothes-awesome :) I think your students had some good suggestions!

ArtSparker said...

Beautiful composition and nice collaborative effort.

Ian T. said...

This picture has a classic look, like something out of the finest Victorian illustrated children's books. The composition is really strong, and I love the facial expressions, but the colour choices and tones really take this to another level!