Wednesday, April 05, 2006

illustration friday: spring



Howdy everyone, here's my entry for Illustration Friday. Topic is Spring and I decided to do an Easter egg color kit. I don't think they design them like this anymore....though I haven't checked the stores. It's been a long time since I've colored eggs. I usually just wind up eating the chocolate ones.

Encouraged by the wonderfully talented Smook, I decided to include the very rough sketch along with the final painting. I wish the sketch looked nicer, but I just don't clean up my work sometimes. I usually work off of the rough sketch and already have in my mind what everything should look like. Don't know if that's the best method of doing things but it works for me most of the time.

Well I must get back to work. Happy Spring everyone!

Color Kit Painting - Painter, Photoshop
Rabbit Sketch - Tombow 2B

38 comments:

Alex Deligiannis said...

Eren, this is simply gorgeous and absolutely beautiful!!!!!! And NO, I don't think they design them like this anymore either, cuz if they did, I'd go dye some eggs right now!

MikeS said...

Wonderful illustration Eren! Fun colours and textures, and appealing design to the bunnies! It also brings back fond memories. If they did sell them like this still, they'd definitely be sold out (especially if the price was still 30 cents!) Great rough sketch too, I appreciate you including it.

Thanks for the plug too!

Macus Romero said...

Great style!! I just love it :).Wonderful Illo.

Unknown said...

THis is beautiful!! Love the bunnies, and the vintage style look!!

Susan Mitchell said...

This is great - love the retro feel and it makes me want to go paint some eggs!

Anonymous said...

Another quasi-vintage-but-totally-Eren winner. Packaging girl, packaging! Great stuff.

Kactiguy said...

Delightful.

Amy Zaleski said...

Ah what sweet memories of egg dyeing....great retro stuff. Delightful indeed!

Brian Growe said...

Very cute, Miss Erendida!

Justin Ridge said...

Lovely piece Eren! I wonder where rabbits like that get such enormous eggs....

donnachada said...

Really appealing Eren. So nice. Such a childhood, good feeling illustration.

Dik Pose said...

Eren.. this is AMAZING!!!! So good!!

trowbridge chronicles said...

Beautifully designed, drawn and rendered. I like your retro colors too.

Unknown said...

A very pretty painting. Those rabbits do a nice job of coloring those chicken embryo encasements.

constanthing said...

Fun ideas and such sweet colours! I always have a thing for easter eggs!

Jeremiah Alcorn said...

Wow this turned out oh so nice! Great work as always Erin and thanks for including the roughs...always nice to see the process. Lookin' forward to the next post!

Steve said...

really beautiful Eren =]

Todd DeWolf said...

ooh-I love the vintage fun of this. Very cheery and vibrant indeed. And if they did make kits like that they would be flying off the shelves in all stores. Outstanding work!

Kay Aker said...

Delightful! Reminiscent of old Golden Books!

Boris Hiestand said...

ooooow haven't been here in a while! Amazing work as usual- such warmth and charm...

Drazen said...

verrrrrrrrrry
nice!

Osgood McSonogram said...

Man, when that ostrich gets back to her nest, I hope she appreciates the murals these bunnies put on her babies. Adorable as always Eren!

Miyuki Kanno Long said...

Very inspiring...beautiful illustration! I just started this blog, and I looked all your illustration. I was very amazed. All the art works have such a great warm feeling and it touched my heart very much. Thank you for the great art :)

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Anonymous said...

so happy and cute i like your style!
I will have to link you to my blog!

Garrett Shikuma said...

Another great one Eren! You really knocked the egg out of the park with this piece....

Martin Wittig said...

Very nice illustration! Thanks for posting the rough too:)

Scott Wright said...

These are beautiful. Great colour, great technique. Makes me happy

LafeSpace said...

beautiful illustration

the doodlers said...

Yeah! It's all been said, but we like your zingy easter egg colouring thingy!

virginiavalle.blogspot.com said...

Just beautiful illo Eren,LOVE THE VINTAGE STYLE!!! always nice to back to your blog!! Love the rough :) so simple and later great illo!!Congrants!!

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