Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Illustration Friday - Pretend


{graphite in my sketchbook}

I am not sure if I will finish the final of this in time...so I thought I would post the concept sketch. I plan to adjust some things and make the girl more detailed, and maybe a more flowing, prettier dress.

When I was younger I used to pretend that I was as small as the little animals in my back yard...the birds, the squirrels, and butterflies. I always thought it would be nice to have a squirrel as a best friend. It would be fun to fly from tree to tree and cover so much ground so quickly. Squirrels have been a favorite animal of mine for a long time! They have so much character and they look so sweet!

22 comments:

kathy hare said...

Candace, this is so gorgeous, how lovely it would be to ride upon the back of a squirrel..

-J.Meyer said...

Awesome! Go squirrel, go!
nice girl and squirrel.

Jesses Mess said...

I love it as a sketch. Beautiful drawing...

SENTA said...

So beautiful! You are one talented woman!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very nice work, and you sure did make the squirrel look sweet! But seriously, you, I and everyone else knows squirrels are evil incarnate!

;)

Roberta said...

Veyy cute, this will be gorgeous in color... it's sweet as it is too!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace ....love this piece...so much fun and I can only imagine how wonderul it will be all in colour...

oh I do hope you will participate in Daily Art Stop's Challenge Wednesday!!!

Hugs
Diana

Leona Ellsworth said...

Great ill. And the story to go along is quite touching.

Z-Kids said...

Love to see this in the sketch stage - great!
Z-Dad

INDIGENE said...

Wonderful drawing and it's great to see things in black & white!

Wonderful details and design! Very original concept, too!

http://indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

flower girl said...

Great and lovely sketch. =)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Love it! It seems like it came out of the pages of Thumbelina! Very lovely piece.

princesstomato said...

Beautiful work, Candace! :)

teri

Carli said...

this illustration is adorable and so are your ornaments. Oh and Happy Birthday.

cata said...

OH! Candance, this is so beautiful!
Bellissimo, bellissimo,bellissimo.
Cata

Loni Edwards said...

This is just fabulous! Well done!

Danyell said...

I would imagine a giant squirrel is quite fast.

froggie said...

lovely sketch, candace! :))

Buskitten said...

How incredibly beautiful Candace,
Best Wishes,
Liz

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I used to imagine that too Candace! Not in the back of a squirrel though. They were usually birds :o)

This is very cute, I love the line quality of the sketch to. Will love to see it in color !

kim said...

Very lovely pencil sketch!

Gifts of Creation said...

I just found your blog, very beautiful work!!