Saturday, April 28, 2007



REMEMBER
is this week's Illustration Friday theme. I recently finished this little scene of a grandmother reading aloud to her granddaughter. The grandmother is reading from an old baby book, or dance card, or perhaps it is a menu, autographed by friends at a festive dinner long ago? Her grandaughter listens with rapt attention...seeing it all in her imagination. I think most people can remember some scenes like this one from their own childhoods.

By the way, many thanks to everyone who wrote me so encouragingly about my last post! All the advice, encouragement and tips are invaluable...I am really grateful. I have not progressed technologically very much since last week...but a little. I scanned this in, a traditional ink drawing colored with prismacolor pencil, and then cleaned up the color using Photoshop. So, same as last week, but I'm a little more comfortable with the brushes and things now. Some small progress!

20 comments:

JO said...

So cute!!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

I think she's reading a love letter from an old boyfriend...the one she thought she'd end up with.

Great work!

claudia said...

Hi,
Had to stop by and thank you for stopping in at my blog! I love yoor illustration! I enjoed hearing all of my Grandmother's old stories!

Kevin Spear said...

Nice color along with a strong line. Your artwork pops.

the enigma said...

your cartoon is very cute! i like the little bench the girl sitting in, reminded me of old times.

Monica said...

Lovely scene, very sweet. I see my nephews with my parents and they have the same sort of bond you show in this illo between the girl and her grandmother. Very nicely captured.

RonniHall said...

very good!

Computerarte said...

Lovely!

mike r baker said...

I love your sweet style! This is lovely.

Paige Keiser said...

Love the expressions and colors!

Emila Yusof said...

Lovely illustration! Oh, I do remember those moments!

david santos said...

Thanks for you work, is very nice, have a good week

Sarah said...

This is lovely, real charm and it's got a lot of life - and a sense of the relationship.

imwithsully said...

I wish I could have had that relationship with my grandma. Keep working in Photoshop... I promise, it will come naturally once you have a few weeks under your belt. Nice work.

chris chua said...

awwww.very heartwarming and cute..Great poses too!

Greg Hartman said...

I like how well you've captured the Grandma and Grandaughters body language so well with minimal use of lines. Nice illo.!

arvindh said...

this is touching! shows a warm relationship

DianaDDunn said...

My daughters listen to my mother that way. Thanks for the memory !!

bookyeti said...

Lovely Nancy!
Made me think of my Nan. :)

Alina Chau said...

so warm and cute!