Illustration Friday - topic: spotted

>> Thursday, April 20, 2006

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This is my last minute picture for Illustration Friday, the topic was "spotted". I decided to do a sample that could be for a children's magazine such as Chirp. The idea is to "spot the dots".

In other illustration news, I'm now on a new website dedicated to a small group of children's illustrators, called illustrationforkids.com. The site was whipped up in no time by the talented Holli, I was so impressed!

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes, I had a lovely time working on my "spotted" sketch. And here's a picture of the children's stamps that came all the way from Britain. Please note that the very hungry caterpillar has managed to eat some of his own stamp. Seeing Paddington made me nostalgic, Beatrix Potter is my hero, and of course who doesn't love the fabulous Quentin Blake?

14 comments:

ValGalArt April 21, 2006  

your illustration is so clever especially that it can double as a working illustration too! Smart and talented. Not your first day...I love it!!!

Ruth Singer April 21, 2006  
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Jan April 21, 2006  

wonderful and delightful illustration :)

Ruth Singer April 21, 2006  

I grew up with the very hungry caterpillar and loved it too! I wonder if that is where I have got my fixation with making things with holes?

gkgirl April 21, 2006  

i love the illustration...
i have always been kind of dotty
for dots.
:)

and the new site looks fantastic

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) April 21, 2006  

Paddington Bear!!! Oh wow! I am truly jealous. When I was 10 a relative in England sent me a stationary kit with Paddington as the theme. I still have the ruler! Chirp would definitely be a perfect place for your illustration...just lovely.

Siri April 21, 2006  

Fun illustration.
Our 3 year old's favorite story (this week) is The Tale of Jeremy Fisher. He'd love those stamps. And he's been practicing counting with Eric Carle's holey Very Hungry Caterpiller book.

Sweet Pea April 21, 2006  

This is really sweet and lovely and perfect for a kid's magazine:)

paula April 22, 2006  

I love your 'spotted' illustration, Claire. Great portfolio piece!

And a belated happy birthday to you!

Julie April 22, 2006  

Beautiful! Thank you for showing us the stamps.
And your illustration is lovely to.
I have also wanted to be a painter since the age of four when my painting of an apple tree went into an exhibition!!

gracia April 22, 2006  

Wonderful stamps, I can't decide which row I like best. They all bring back such memories. Always lovely ducking over to see your blog, gracia

wynlen April 22, 2006  

Your illustration looks really great!
www.wynlen.no

Hanna April 23, 2006  

Happy late birthday from me too. Love your illo, so many dots! Wooii!

Tenika April 26, 2006  

those stamps are so sweet...i absolutely ADORE Maisy!

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