Saturday, September 27, 2008

Illustration Friday- Packed

When I was a kid sometimes I would get mad and threaten to run away. I always got a bag packed and brought along a stuffed pal. I never made it past the end of the road though, because I was afraid I would get in trouble if I went past where I was allowed to go!
I think this illustration would look cute in color...something to think about for the future!!

graphite on paper, 2008

26 comments:

donna said...

so cute candace!

Finch said...

This makes me think of the time I ran away to this big rock, maybe 150m from our front porch... it was next to our mail box.

My sister sat on the steps crying about how I was never coming home..

and she could see me.

It is both adorable and illogical.

Fourborne said...

Cute illo. You were brave to pack. I only thought about it.

Lisa M Griffin said...

I love the well loved teddy that she is grasping on too... what a sweet illustration, and it looks great in pencil - reminds me of Chris Van Allsburg, one of my very favorite illustrators. Thanks for sharing.

INDIGENE said...

This is so wonderful...I did the same thing as a kid and even had my Dad take me to the train station, but the moment he was out of sight, I frantically jumped up and started crying...he was watching the whole time...I never thought to run away again! What a wonderful narrative piece you have, it invokes a lot of feeling...for me as well as others, I'm sure. Great narrative style!

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Tracy said...

This is beautifully illustrated! Love this!

Shiva said...

Sweet and lovely :)

Linda said...

very cute! the illustration is great as is--it says a lot

Sylvia Jenstad said...

So cute... so beautiful...

studio lolo said...

I think we've all been to the end of that road at one time or another! Sweet illo :)

artsymommachic said...

Really great! Ilove that it's in B&W, adds something to it overall!

soulbrush said...

this is marvellous, i think we all tried to 'leave home' at one time or another!

Juan said...

Very nice drawing!

Honor Bowden said...

So sweet! I remember doing this too. :-)

Roberta said...

This would be wonderful in color!! Great concept Candace... you really captured that hesitation in her decision!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is charming and I think would be fun to see a color version....I remember those days of storming off in a huff....only to be back a few minutes later :)

Bee said...

What a sweet scene, wonderful drawing and the teddy is just adorable :)

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful illustration-- works so well in black and white. Great storytelling.

Workhorse said...

I like this a lot - the composition is sweet. Bein in black and white makes it more lonely, you should keep it this way.

but then again Im a big fan of black and white

good to hear from you on my blog! I think your one of like, 4 people that look at it (another of which is probably my mom)

krisztina maros said...

so beautiful and touching illo! i think it works well in monochrom - it's full of senses...

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace....

this is a very cute illo! nice work

kathy hare said...

a beautiful illustration Candace, I also used to do this but never got beyond our front garden! :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

So cute and charming! I love it!

old toad brew/aka froggie said...

oh love this, candace! oh man...impulsive little girls with teddies. you really caugh it!

:))

Rrramone said...

The notion of just taking off is pretty tempting some days. :-)

Kelly B. said...

Love it! I definitely remember those days. I would love to see this in color as well, though I think this version is perfection!