8.15.2006

Illustration Friday: Play

It's been awhile since I've played with watercolors. This didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted it too, but I can't expect much when I've only begun experimenting. The subject matter was probably influenced by Mark Ryden mixed with a little bit of Japanese animation. I've been on an animation kick lately, which is sparking all kinds of ideas, and motivations. You can view the original sketch on my sketchbook blog.

18 comments:

mitchlana.com said...

HI Michelle!
Very cool drawing :)
Love the hair...

-Michelle

rachel stoleru said...

that's very pretty. the dog is great. how come the girl stays on the ground?

Sandra said...

So cute! I love the idea with the balloons - especially since they are blackn Well done!

Ester said...

I've also been on an anime kick lately. Here's my fav by far:

http://www.samuraichamploodvd.com/

(I totally know what you mean about growing plants with short life spans.) Good luck with all your green friends :)

Evelien said...

i love it! nice style and colouring

susan said...

very very dute!
love the hair

Rrramone said...

Wacky and out there. :-)

chocolat said...

a great illustration (and mark ryden is just perfect)!

constance said...

I love mark ryden but I could never afford his prints or books
:( Your illo is rather special. I like it :) especially the black coloured baloons tied to strands of hair.

Gerald said...

what a great illo. I like how the hair is lifted by the balloons. Clever.

Jess said...

This is great. I love the hair and the poor little dog.

Thanks for sharing.

Q45 said...

very nice illo miji :D
i love the colors, keep up the good work

Aslan said...

It's been a while since i played around with watercolors too...sniff! I was never any good at it but i miss them...sniff! jajajajaja

buep said...

This is really nice! I love the colors of her hair :)

Holly said...

Nicely done. It is also very cool that you became reunited with a long lost friend through IF. Cheers!

MiJa said...

Thanks everyone for such great comments! It's keeping me motivated to do more with watercolors and keep up with this style!

I actually had a sketch of a detached body flying that I was going to use, but decided to go with the original instead! hhhmmm... maybe there'll be a series?!!

Loni said...

Big fan of anime here, and I can definately see the influence. You do a great job with watercolors! I like the background blends. Very nice!

tiffinix said...

Oh my gosh. . .ummm this ROCKS! Wow - I love this - that hair, the colors, the dog with a muzzle. . .that dress! I could on and on. Anyway - I LOVE IT!