Illustration and Design
I loved Eva’s imagination!!!
Especially because I have a daughter named Eva.
Do you know if the book has already been translated to Portuguese? I’m a language teacher (English/ Portuguese) and I’d love to it so I can read to my Eva.
Absolutely concur with this. Self expression, narrative, awareness of emotion, mindfulness, playfulness – creative arts encourage people of all ages to develop all of these, all so essential for good mental health. Shame on the politicians who effectively close off those learning experiences to less advantaged students.
I love your little bird drawings!
It’s great to see business still operating in Malcoota. 🙂
Love your work Karen and really enjoyed meeting you at the Illustrators Seminar yesterday. Thanks for all the advice, very helpful, hope our paths cross again.
Oh I see! I love your style, by the way =)
No, it is drawn with ink and watercolour, scanned and adjusted with photoshop.
I’m curious, how do you make it look like real water colours? This is digitally drawn, isn’t it?
As much as I hated my own similar stories, the good thing is the valuable lesson you learn about yourself and what you’ll accept. I think it makes you more sure of what you’ll do or not do. So, there’s that!
Drawing outside in this weather can be pretty miserable. Maybe worth trying again in warmer months. Love the pose of the artists in the Life Drawing painting.
Ah, it’s like translators getting random questions from strangers if they’d translate “this relly short easy thing, it won’t take you a minute… What, your fee? Oh well, if you’re just all about money!” – duh, it’s a PROFESSION! Why do people assume that doing creative stuff is somehow less work than doing someone’s taxes… 🙂
I couldn’t agree more Karen. I’m in just that position now, as a beginning illustrator. I accepted a very poorly paid project through a contact of a family member and after having to almost rewrite the text with this person I now have to put up with demands of how she wants the illustrations to work. I am, however enjoying the illustrating and learning lots, so all is not lost. But this will be a one off!!
This is amazing, you’ve made a treasure. Thank-you for sharing!
Thats cute…keep it coming
Great to hear from you Kim. How lovely that you’re working on a Mothers Day book when you are a new mummy. Hope that’s all going well. Are you going to the seminar on Saturday? I’m going alone, so it’ll be good to see a friendly face.
Oh wow that’s awesome Karen!!! Congrats!
Love it – that is so exciting!!
If I could be like you, a wonderful hand drawn gift card for your loved ones!
She looks seriously pissed off. 🙂
Adorable! Wonderful style. Great outfit.
Oh my. I can relate. Great illustration!
I love the owl the way he is as well. He’s got piercing eyes that look right out you. An incredible work.
I love your work. Pyjama Party is gorgeous. Writing to see if you might be interested in illustrating a children’s book?
Wonderful news Karen, congratulations, well done and just in time for Christmas too. (Susan’s Mum)
Congratulations Karen. How fabulous!!
This is lovely! Love the pose, so nicely done!
Simply beautiful! I’m very envious of painters…that water is gorgeous. The little girl is too…I still hold my nose just like that when I jump into water.
Hi Karen – I am getting back into drawing, painting after being away for a few decades… yeah, I know. A quick comment – I love your site (thank you for all of this) but a few of the links are dead. Looks like its itme to do a quick check so dead links can be revived or removed. Please keep updating your site – its an inspriation at a time when inspiration is needed!
This is wonderful! Love the way you painted the sky and water!
wOoooo, love the colors in that water!
Love the simplicity of the composition. Great stuff!
fond memories of the lake as a kid. Fun image. Brings it back.
Thisi is beautiful, love the watery colors and her cute red suit.
We were somehow in less danger. I loved my water time growing up.
oh wow what a great day! I had really really wanted to go but couldn’t make it unfortunately – I hope they do it again next year. Well done!
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After looking at Shaun Tan’s website, I have ordered a couple of books – I think his style is exactly what Max would love!
Ooh love your giraffe! he’s got serious attitude!
Oh I LOVE these!!! Hope we get to see more of them when you’re done!
You have the neatest little “scribbles”…
I like your girl she’s got feel
I just did my first IF what fun
the gig in Melbourne feels like suspense!
– good luck with it!
I don’t think your work space looks like a muddle. It looks productive!!
Oh, as one mother to another (mine are grown, however), I can say that you’ve captured that expression PERFECTLY!
very nice illustration
Great expression and pose.
Great job capturing that attitude! Very cute.
Cute! Love her little turned up nose! 🙂
Love the illustration! It’s so perfect. And YES IT IS TOUGH BEING THE YOUNGEST!!! Thanks for acknowledging that 🙂
very cool illustration! great character!
That was very quick Susan. I’m so into this now, think I’ll have a go at some Zebras and giraffes and possibly some cows. It’s fun.
I LOVE it!!
Ooh thanks Beth! All fixed.
Love these – they’re gorgeous.
Just so you know – that link to your store doesn’t work – the .au is missing – you might be losing prospective customers!
How I loved to read that story after seeing that beautiful picture! Wish I could make it to the exhibition!
Beautiful Karen! Can’t wait to see it in person. and what an amazing story to go with it, wow!
Are you going to the opening and the seminars? Look forward to seeing you and hopefully having more of a chat than last time!! x
congrats Karen! wonderful news!
Yay, well done!!
Clearly I can’t spell platypus!
Oh Karen,platytpus are my favourite all time creatures. I just love them. We used to live on a farm where they would play in the river. More playtpus please!
I love your top watercolor ones. Of course, the graphite images are beautiful as well, but the style and color palette of the first two watercolor images is captivating.
Brilliant stuff Karen. Love to you all. xxx
They look fantastic!! Good luck to Lily for J-Rock!
no problem 😀
Thank you Mara what a lovely comment, a real boost
i love your style 😀
it’s totally amazing!!!!!!
i like the way you incorporate both pencil sketch and water colour painting
nice illo with a tough perspective! Enjoy the jim-jam day 🙂
I love this one Karen. It’s like those books of illustrations that we used to look at as kids. xx
Thank you Christine, I did have a lovely day. Really surprised you knew. Great to hear from you. Hope you’re doing well. Be in touch soon.
Happy Birthday Karen, have a lovely day!
I really love this one too – made me think of the pier at Warneet…
I love this one!!
Beautiful! Congratulations on another stunning piece.
Karen, you really are incredible. Congratulations on getting together your illustrators Australia page and etsy, they look fantastic! Since we saw each other last, you have been non stop working by the look of things. Your portrait sketches of your girls are absolutely gorgeous but my favourite of your latest works would have to be the illustrations of africa. It would be lovely to all get together for a lunch again soon. and good luck for the great long train race.
Karen, you are so so sweet. we must all catch up again soon. It feels like such a long time. I would love to know how you’ve been getting on with your own delightful illustrations and IA? oh and the Elephant Nature Park and Surin were incredible, Fran and her daughter even dropped in for a few days. xx
That’s great news Karen, hope you have lots of success!
Love it Karen!
Hey that looks familiar! And love that chicken 🙂 Going to go link you on my blog now…
priceless!i love this , great job!
Oh, this is just the sweetest.
It fits the theme so well tho. :o) Glad you posted this Karen. It is wonderful!
Oh! this is so sweet! love it!
Hi Karen, your drawing above reminded me of an artist that I love, Nathan Jurevicius. He has designed an on-line game that is beautiful. It’s made up of mad little monsters. http://www.scarygirl.com/world.php
Awww… I so relate. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of that happening after school this afternoon, except it’s usually the little sister doing all the stirring at our house.
I love your style, so slick and expressive. Great work!
Naw, I feel bad for her. Wonderful style.
it is the beginning of love. i like it! romantic and lovely.
Thats mean, she’ll get her own back with the mother of all tantrums. A beautifully expressive painting
This is GReat! Love the different mediums:)
Love the sketch of the little girl being carried away by the butterflies!
Great photos of McClelland too, Talk soon.
Great characters. Love the splatter of colorful butterflies too.
I love the girl with the skirt and the colorful butterflies. Very beautiful.
I love all the colors and the little splatters!
I LOVE the cute whimsy of it. Pefect with the colored butterflies and the girl drawn in pencil, beautiful!
This is great! I love the paint splatters. a lot of freedom in this piece.
lovely, I love the colours and little splatters, and the joy on her face
Cutes good! There’s enough drama in life. Great illustration style!
Fantastic and fun! I love the bright colours of the butterflies!
Cute little girl, and I also like the looseness of the paint. The splatters work well here.
What a wonderful illustration truly a delight to look at
Just love how you’ve done this with the color on the butterflies only and the splatters! Nice!
This is beautiful. I love the array of colors and the flow of the composition.
I think this is really lovely. I like the loose feel of the butterflies. Whimsical!
I absolutely love butterflies! 🙂 Love this, very whimsical and pretty!! Swarm of butterflies – very creative!
Heehee. Very funny. Anyone that puts a chicken on their website banner is a friend of mine! And this illustration is awesome too!
Ah, old age. Something to look forward to. 🙂
Your drawing is darling and that look of disappointment is adorable!
Oh, dear! Hope she goes in reverse real soon…
She’s so cute! I love drawing old people too 🙂
Beautiful! There are fantastic details in this illustration. Great style and great blog.
hahahaha! Really clever idea and the illustration is fantastic!
lolol. funny illustration.. it looks like water colors. nice.. so thanks for posting this. 🙂
lol. Any chicken that can play chicken with a lawnmower has too much guts to be called “chicken.”
I love the angle! Hope Issy didn’t break a hip! 🙂
Wonderful Karen! Love your character! Great idea! I think I had the same dream :o)
Whoopsie Daisie! lol! What a great illustration
Whoops! What a great action shot 🙂
Thank you Jemima. How lovely that an old friend far away can look at my work an make a lovely comment. Now if I had an up to date postal address for you you would have received a card with this on it! I’ve seen the stunning photos on FB but don’t know where it is!
Wow Karen this is a STUNNING pic! you are so talented!
Lovely illustration. I really like your work.
beautifully done. Your illustration looks great with your falling snow on your blog rally cool.
How sweet! Very nice illustration, the Aura..Bore…
Love this post and the links!
I really like this watercolour – it’s atmospheric and mystierious
Thanks so much for your kind words! Now off to explore more of your blog 🙂
Love this! And all your work!
great piece – come and play at Whimsical Wednesday – more here:
So cute and absolutely reminds me of my god daughter 🙂
Oh my gosh, I love this, super sweet and great style (that looks like my couch)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is really sweet. Sums up perfectly the after party exhaustion. But a happy exhaustion. I really like the loose feel of this piece. Nicely done!
Very nice!! I like the subtle details you’ve put into the illustration
Nice idea. Love the pose!
I love your style and I particularly like the sketchiness of this illustration. Nice!
Black as it seems now, it’s all part of Nature’s plan. The seeds of the giant sequoias of California won’t actually germinate unless exposed to fire. You won’t recognise the place in 50 years.
I love your style!
Nice work Karen!!
awww, let him out. 🙂
Lovely illustration karen, well done!
haha, now I want to see the following scene!
How funny! My girls love doing this also! Great take on the word! and great illo!
ha ha ha! Brilliant!
Hehe, love it 🙂
I love this stuff Karen. Your illustration looks more professional every time I see it. x
this is utterly brilliant! can’t wait to see you guys xxx
Hi Karen – thanks for the print!! it arrived on Friday. I’m the proud owner 🙂 just wanted to ask you – did you make the print yourself? the quality is very nice.
Hello! Your art was featured in an article of mine about the oil spill. Thought you’d like to know. 🙂
Thank you for doing this!
Hi Karen, lovely illo! It’s funny, the illustrations that really caught my eye on Ripple were australian! Nice to find you 🙂
nice work…very beautiful!
love this! hate the issue, but the illustration is wonderful.
This is really good. It is sad, and illustrates the subject very effectively.
I love your use of negative space and tonality… very well done!!!
Your work is very beautiful. Awesome use of drips, and very cool woodcuts! 🙂
Hi Karen (I’m Susan’s mum). I love your work – your illustrations really make me smile, and I love your “dribbly” watercolours. Yes it is scarey having an exhibition. No doubt Susan has told you that I am having my first exhibition in October in Wagga Wagga – it is something I had never even thought about until I was asked to have one!! Who would have thought at age 72 that I would be doing this. Nearly all my work is pastel which I love – it is so instant. Keep up your wonderful work and I will proibably catch up with you next time I am needed to look after Max, Ed and Arch. Belinda
I just happened upon your site while looking up google images of walking a dog… and i LOVE your artwork. You have a beautiful style! And for the record, I don’t think you overdo the watercolour… the one of the girl walking the dog is awesome! =) It caught my eye out of a hundred other walking the dog pics/photos/paintings/cartoons on my google search. =)
You have a gift.
what the hell is going on in that crazy head of yours???!!! Is the top one you in a few years time?? I love your work lovely sister xxx
Your work is so inspiring, I plan to put my work in the young artist section in the Derinya art and craft exhibition this year 2010!
Love your work :o)
Sweet little characters.
Ho… I did not see that last time I was on your site… hehehe adorable eyelashes!!!! Surely a future artist you have there!!
Original and so expressive!
This is lovely
This is wonderful! And so true. i find it is easier to be brave on behalf of someone else, sometimes, than just for myself!
Hahaha…. made me laugh so much!!! now I feel like I have done something wrong!! Superb!
Hi Karen, just followed your link from your comment on my site (thank you) and discovered your version of “Brave”!!! I really really love it! The expression on the children, and on the bear is sooo good!! Very sensitive technique too. Really like your style!!
hahahha! love her attitude! :O)
its fantastic. a great work of art
Lovely painting, I used to paint in oils but I lost my painting mojo:(
Oh i love him! how brilliant!
great line work and color
I love this! My daughter just captured an awesome pic of a red hen that I am now definitely going to paint!
look at him go
Very much fun! Love how you’ve done this!
Hi Karen, I love your characters! They have a lot of life and energy :0)
Love it – you’ve done a great job!
really like all these my sis, beautiful stuff. I’m v.dissillusioned with work at the mo and really want to get going with the cartoon stuff properly. any tips?
Very nice figurative work. That one finger sure is strong!
Interesting photos–thanks for posting.
Youre very talented. I like them all
Wow! Love the character, the media used, the fact that it’s the character type and reaction that relates to the theme…(as a recent mother of 4, I recognize that joyous moment – VERY special :).
Really cool! Nice work!
LOVE this, karen! what a wonderful mix and i reeally like the angle…makes it so lively! 🙂
Thankyou. This was printed watercolour paper but I’m doing alot of work in old thrift shop books at the moment. Some of those old kids annuals have fabulous quality paper.
Wow. Really nice! Do you draw it directly on the newspapers/magazine?
great image w/great color–really like the mixed media (newspaper?); very nice
We:ve just discovered Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury, and are smitten by the wonderful text, and especially, the illustrations. I:ll look for more Oxenbury illustrated books…..this book is a gem.
Nice character sketches!
Very clever! I love the befuddled expression on his face 🙂
This is so tender. Love the painterly quality.
Precious! He looks like he’s having so much fun!
I love this illo. I can almost feel the warm breeze helping this lil guy across the sand. (If only there wasn’t 8 inches of snow outside my window reminding me how very cold it is)
Can’t wait to visit again.
this is gorgeous
Lovely and well done!
Thankyou for the lovely comments. I leave doing IF for weeks on end and forget how great it is to get messages from other artists I don’t know and check out their work. It’s just great.
This is wonderful! The child looks as though he/she is really moving!
Oh, this is like *Love*
What a beautiful illustration Keren, it really fits the theme perfectly!
Hello Karen, just letting you know that now and again i do check up on your progress! There is something primeval about this- which is very you.. wild and slightly bonkers!!
Oh I Love this. You’ve just captured that tired and ill face wonderfully, I’ve so been there. And the hair! Sick bed hair. Doesn’t the bucket just make you feel twice as bad though? Beautiful illustration.
love the energy of this
Wonderful expressions. May we all resolve to be happier.
Great character, the hair is great! Love the colours too.
..it is my belief that little old ladies everywhere are secretly planning something!
She does look quite mysterious. It’s a marvelous illustration…color and depth!
Thankyou Gina, it’s so lovely to have a comment from someone I know.
Karen, your work is totally fabulous! I am so impressed.
Hehe, I like the silly horns 😀
Adorable. Reminds me of those Ramona books, puts me in the Christmas spirit.
Very adorable and I like the texture you’ve created!
Firstly, how exciting to hear from you! The kids and I looked at your website and recognised some of your books, particularly ‘Kangaroo’s CanCan Cafe’. Thankyou for your comment.
Love the pout!
Hi – something seems to be up with your latest IF pic: it’s not visible. Might be good to do a quick check in case it’s not somply a blip…
Hi Karen. Someone was kind enough to drop me an email to say you’d given me a shout out in your blog. I just popped by to say thank you and how much I appreciate it. Now I’m here though, I’d also like to tell you how gorgeous your life studies are. Also, I love the facial expressions in your piece for ‘Opinions’- very well observed and hugely funny! Very best of luck with your work in 2009 and Happy Christmas. Cassia :0)
Very nice illustration. Kinda like Lord of the Flies rambunctious. Nicely painted.
Love these characters!
Oh, great sketches! Their expressions just crack me up. And that one guy picking…uh…I mean attending to some personal grooming is hysterical!
He does look quite rambunctious!
Cute character….and could not agree with you more about the lack of time this month! Too many things going on and not enough time!
i love the kids sweet expression – and the BIG balloon! 🙂
Lovely quick sketch!
Eew, wet camping! I had a summer of that, and have vowed never to camp in the rain again! ( at least, not with 3 young kids and a hairy dog)
What a sweet expression, your drawings of kids are great!
I can totally relate about the need to keep drawing… if I don’t have a project to work on its hard to maintain the rigor, so I’ve set a similar goal for myself. That kind of training is the good thing and the bad thing about being in school; when you’re not in it all the other little commitments of life seem to take higher priority than your art-making time.
this made me cry, but in the most postitive way out there. Seeing this made me think back to when i was younger and going to a local fairy festival, and how i wish i could back to those times. They were probably some of the best times of my life i had so far. The dress is just adorable in its self and adding the leggings makes it so adorable and silly and just complete it. 🙂 great work!
beautiful illustration, love their little faces ( i recognise that look) *ruthie*
Fantastic! and oh so true! Great expressions on the kids’ faces, says it all about liver doesn’t really? haha!
Hey, what’s wrong with liver and onions??
Great illustration. Wonderful expressions on their faces. 🙂
Delicious…liver and onions and your illustration.
fabulous character and feeling.
Lovely facial expressions – spreek boekdele.
This is lovely, she looks like she’s moving so delicately! 🙂
Thanks Karen! 🙂
very nice! love her hair.
This reminds me of my oldest daughter Imogen. My two year old was sitting on my lap while I was looking and she even said “Imogen”. Very sweet. I really like your work!
So many lovely comments this week. Thankyou very very much.
Absolutely beautiful! A delightful life you have 🙂 Thank you for this uplifting work.
So sweet!! Your style is so lovely =)
You have such a lovely loose style. You make it look so easy, but I know it’s a sign of real talent. This is a beautiful picture.
I really love this. The lines are so delicately handled. It’s very sweet & peaceful.
she is beautiful! : )
Looks like my daughter this past Halloween! 🙂
Great job on this!
What a lovely sketch, so airy and loose! I love those stripped leggings and shoes! 🙂
nice job on these. I agree, the last one came out best. keep up the good work!
Thankyou Tom. You didn’t miss the point.
Remember that you will always be your own worst critic. Use this to your advantage and work as hard as time will allow to bring yourself to a point where you criticize it less. I started on my goal of professional illustration back in January, and along the way have seen my art improve with each sketch. That improvement carries me to the next step in reaching my goal.
Not sure what you are not liking about your art, as the stuff you have here is really good!
Maybe I missed the point of your post…
Hi Karen, that’s a beautiful portrait, you must be thrilled! I’ve tagged you! See my blog :)x
I like this unusual take on the Cinderella story! Great dresses 🙂
Lovely bright and bold image!
Wow – what a vibrant painting! Perfect capture of clutter.
Beautiful and bold! Fabulous image!
Wonderful strength in line and color. I would love to have this painting hanging on my wall!
nice work! i love those bright colors.
Bella said what I was thinking…Schoolhouse Rock! 🙂 Loving those big ol’ feet! Great illo…
This is lovely! Nice work!
Love those pants! What a great illo. It definitely feels Schoolhouse Rockish to me.
🙂 Very nice work!
sweet and lovely memories! beautiful work!
This is so great! Love the 70’s fell it has!
oh yes! i do remember something similar from my 70’s… 🙂 great illo!
This has such a strong design to it, it’s lovely! I do like the birds you’ve been painting too. 🙂
awww! my baby is starting next year. It’s bittersweet isn’t it. it’s so exciting to see their personalities emerging but so sad to see thier babyhood slipping away.
wonderful illustration and really fits the topic well….
I am sending not one, but two to HS this year and I can’t believe it. They have no trouble “detaching”….but I think I always will 🙂 At least I still have one in elementary school….
do I see Manky in the backpack ???
Thankyou for all your lovely comments this week.
that’s one big big girl backpak! she’s all set! wonderful illio, karen! i ADORE her hat! 🙂
Usually we have more trouble ‘detaching’ than they do! I love her expression too. Nice job!
How hard it is to let go. My oldest started middle school this year, where does the time go? Love the illustration. You captured her smallness and her excitement about starting school.
Oh, cute, cute, cute! She sounds like my second child — tiny, but packed with a punch. The detachment process is harder for mom, I think. 🙂
Beautiful illustration! Wonderful contrast between the enormous book bag and the red hat. It emphasizes her physical smallness and the magnitude of “her persona”. Brilliant work!
I love this!
Great drawing and fun characters! This looks like the preferred mode of transport at the moment in Scotland.
I agree with indigene, never too cute! Very creative and fun. Love the perspective. Great painting. I’m in the south, so I could use some cooler weather.
Nothing is ever too cute! Quite whimsical and lovely colors, too!
Viva the cuteness! This one looks great. I love the wombat with the inner tube/life preserver around his waist
Cute! Nice watercolour.
Oooh, very nice watercolor. Does that rat have a peg leg? That’s hysterical! Wonderful job.
Aargh hate when that happens, did he burn his toast too? man he’s having a bad day:)
This is great and so original in style! I feel his frustration!
Lovely work on those onions! I think you’re a bit like me – you do the serious watercolours but also the light-hearted characters etc 🙂
I like your chocolate pills – very striking piece.
Hi, I like your style 🙂 I was inspired by your blog so I nominated you for the Brillante Blog award (You can see it on my blog).
Love this, love the look on her face. I totally understand the sour look that they give to children.
I was a check-out girl once! But I still like this picture 🙂
Thanks for the inspiration Karen, I’m going to buy myself a copy of that How to Grow as an Illustrator book!
If you’d like to visit my blog, you’ll see I’ve given you an award!x
Nice, really nice!
i like your watercolor texture, really nice!
I absolutely love your blog, and all your beautiful pictures. I think we share similar tastes, and we have some favourite illustrators in common. You are much better at drawing children than I am though! I love your loose use of watercolour; it gives such energy and life. You’re very versatile too. Lovely stuff.
Hmmm, why so sour? 🙂 Wonderful watercolors. I really like your sketches!
Great sketches, it looks like you had fun. Are you going to do ‘sour’ this week? Sorry to hear there was no snow, Global warning or just a bad year?
What a lovely evening you must have had! All those still models to draw. It reminds me of the Bloomsbury artists whose subject matter was very similar.
Thanks Karen for the link to Jill Barton. It’s particularly inspiring for me, because I too came to illustration late, and she lives in my area! Her illustrations are gorgeous aren’t they?
For it being just a quick piece, its a job well done! I like the effect too. Great idea for this week’s theme!
Lovely drawing; I like this style. Go check my sit to see if this is the same poor girl; she may need therapy soon!
Great illustration–very funny! I remember how intimidating that was.
I remember this! You were NAUGHTY!.. and I don’t imagine for a minute you have learnt your lesson. Infact as an adult you wouldn’t be so sneaky, you’d lean in and take a massive bite out of a chocolate bar I was about to eat myself! This is the main reason why I won’t come and live in Australia! That and the fact the chocolate there is rubbish!
The pictures are soooo good Karen. They make me cry you bumhole. xxxxx
very well done !!!
Looks like someone got caught red or chocolate handed!
very nice!!! good illo!
Oops, recently changed blog name. Sorry for the double post.
I think your illustration is more than great. Post more.
Haha! My older sister is exactly the same 🙂 She too is the more ‘intelligent’ one as well! I really like the sketchy feel you created, I’m too much of a perfectionist to do this type of technique
Wonderful characters and a great style.
I love the animals, they’re so full of character.
I just got myself a digital camera, my first ever. A Nikon Coolpix L18. I’m trying to get into photography – not very good at it but I love taking pictures. Love capturing moments.
And that picture of the trees?
AH-Mazing! I love it.
Fun charming piece!
ha ha but your drawing is definitely not rubbish!
Brilliant – I love it!
Cute illustration 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog Karen – to be put in the same sentence as Wee Wonderfuls is very humbling indeed 🙂 Gosh your paintings are beautiful – I am especially smitten with the current work in progress.
Great expressions! I can see her exasperation. (Uh oh I think I’ve had clothes in the dryer for two days!)
Oh this is lovely! The way she’s holding him, it looks so cuddly!
This is wonderful! I dog-sat a sweet tempered Jack Russell for a few months once…the most adorable dog! I hear they can be quite feisty but the one I took care of was a sweetheart.
Wonderful illustration! I love your line work and washes, very natural and loose, and so fresh!
Wow, great illustration. I love your washes, very nice.
Awww! Panda is adorable! You showed the love so well here. A very nice job!
So lovely!!! 🙂
Aw, look at his little feet! I’ve never owned a Jack Russell, but I’ve heard they are hyper! That’s neat that your dog was so mild tempered. He’s a cutie!
this is sooooo lovely, karen! i want i want i want her t-strap mary janes! :)))
great job! do you remember trying to put booties on your cat too? what a mess. I love your style 🙂
Nice job! I agree, I did a piece similar to this for “Safe”. The ice was really tricky and had a lot more color than I anticipated!
This is really adorable! Great illustration!
You’re right, you’ve just got to remember what the most important things are and remember why you’re doing it. This is a lovely sketch that you’ll find in a few years time and see how more beautiful it gets with time. (That’s what happened to me when I drew my own children!) 🙂
Also just looked through some of your other stuff, it’s all great!!
Looks great! The shading and detail are really good!
I just read my comment back, I meant to say “engrossed”!!
Ha! In the winter we often have our lights on all day!!
I love this drawing, she loks so engroosed in what she’s doing, it’s lovely! 🙂
Fun illustration. I love the detail of the quilt!
I did that a lot in my first apartment. There was one night where the electricity had gone out and mine was the only apartment still lit. A neighbor came knocking to find out how and showed me the neighborhood was out. It was kind of cool to see how I managed to be the only one not to notice.
Adorable illustration – love the expression of intent in her eyes
Your drawings are really lovely! I like the blanket on the old man and both illo’s are so full of life and fun!
wow..love the subtleties.. cute i must say.. ohhh i like cabbage too..hehe..
very sweet….and boy do you have that right about siblings….
So very cute!! Your technique is great and really fits the subject!
Sweet take on the cabbage patch legend!
Yes.. but that’s love!
nice work ….this makes me want to start my vegetable garden!
Love this! Cute and adorable! Love the colors as well!
woow a lot of passion in the eyes !!
it’s a great drawing, realy touch me
The images are great! Nice Job!
Looks good for a rushed piece! 🙂 I am going to assume that is spaghetti, and not worms! 😛
this i sooooo cute!
That is just how they are at our house, too! Great idea and well done!
But it’s really adorable and would be accurate for my house too!
😀 i used to eat like that. lovely.
Sandra, thankyou for your comment. I have an Olympus SP-500UZ. It’s two years old now but works like a dream and I’ve taken thousands of pictures and carry it around everywhere. I had a look at your blog and realised you are the same person who commented on my painting post. Good luck to your amazing daughter.
These are beautiful. What kind of camera do you have?
Beautiful illustration and great idea!
great take on the subject. Love your illo. I sure hate to be in her spot. Hope she learns from it. hihi.. 🙂
Very true sentiment – wonderful illustration
Scary. I don’t want anything happening like that. Its dangerous.
I love your illustration! 😀 Wonderful idea.
excellent…I love the perspective and the softness of the image.
LOL! Most of the time it is the later for me. Great illustration.
Gotcha! Wonderful illustration.
It looks wonderful. I have a daughter in Sudan at the moment doing NGO work.
Wow! This is really great. Love the illustration.
It’s great the way the little girl is on tipee-toe and stretching upwards! You can really imagine how she feels.
I love the little girl’s pose.
Very nice! Love the watercolor and the character of the girl is well done!
yay…Bindi power!! It’s nice that your daughter has a hero. The dog will have to find another fantasy to chase. (Like most of us!)
hihi,, this is cute, I love the technique too!
Good for the lizard!!! Good sense of action, love the technique.
Adorable!! Yay for your sweet daughter!
Karen, you made my day by mentioning me – thankyou! We go to Kingswear near Dartmouth, which part of Devon are you from? 🙂
It’s a great web-site isn’t it? We’re inundated with Quentin Blake greetings cards in all the shops here at the moment, but I don’t care, I love it! 🙂
I love this! I’ve just discovered your blog through IF and your artwork is wonderful. I look forward to more of your lovely drawings!x
Thankyou for all your lovely comments.
I love this quick sketchy illustration. I can completely relate to this. My biggest headache is always having to look for something and I can never find it.
I find myself doing this all the time! Very nice illo.
i think this is a clever illo. bravo! happy easter!
Yah me too. I nearly missed it. Same as me didnt know the meaning. I asked my boyfriend for the meaning heheaha. As for me.. i can’t find my car keys and it make me stress looking for them. I can’t remember where i put it. *LOL* I love your quick painting. It really nice. 😉
i can totally relate to this piece…wonderful!
You’ve captured the mood of the word, “heavy” and I love the colors and expression on her poor face! Great work!
Oh yeah, wet & heavy! Not a good place to be, but I think you portrayed it well!
Nice work 🙂