Friday, January 16, 2009

Illustration Friday - Pale

{Watercolor Moleskine, 2009}
This is my first try at using a Moleskine. I bought the watercolor one, because I tend to like a pretty large sketchbook, and I figured if I was going to spend that kind of money on a sketchbook, I wanted to have some watercolor paper in it. So I have to say, I kind of get the "rage", the size is pretty cool, and the paper is supreme.
Anyways, this is supposed to represent the phrase, "by the pale moonlight"... I had a lot of fun just going for it without any planning or preliminary sketches. I flew by the seat of my pants.

26 comments:

Diana Evans said...

Hi Candace!!!

this is so lovely...what a dreamy piece...I love looking at the stars....

the weather here is so so cold...we have been couped up these last few days...no sledding till it gets a bit warmer....

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Hugs
Diana

Beatrice said...

What a lovely illustration, peaceful and delicate. Makes me want to snuggle up next to the bear!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi candace!
oh i just love this illustration!
it is wonderful! i cannot wait to see whatelse you create in your new journal.
xo
melissa

Carmen Keys said...

Candace!! This is just beautiful, I love the soft edges and the gorgeous colors and the loose watercolor-ness (I'm sure that's a word). Lovely work!!

Crayonmonster said...

Love the Pale Moonlight idea! Beautiful!
-CM

Cyn Narcisi said...

Very charming, Candace! I like it!

Kelley said...

I LOVE the onesie pj's!! The tiny feet are adorable and you've completely captured it!!

Just FYI, careful if you ever get a regular moleskine and want to watercolor...it does not like it at all!! Although I got a tip the other day from an online buddy who suggested gesso-ing the back of the page and surprise surprise, it actually helped :) It will never be like using watercolor paper, but it wasn't bad :)

mauricio salmon said...

awesome! i like the new look, nice and clean.

indigene said...

So this is what flying by the seat of your pants look like? lol! This is such a sweet and lovely illustration. I have mixed feelings about moleskine, I do love them for pen/ink, though!

froggie said...

and it turned out BEAUTIFULLY. such a lovely composition...the blues, the window cropped moon. a gorgeous piece, c! and thanks so much for the visit. :))

kathy hare said...

such a beautiful moonlit painting..

Roberta said...

You fly by the seat of your pants so well Candace... this is lovely and the colors are perfect.

I just got a moleskin too...I really like it. I don't always use it because I keep thinking I should keep it for the best sketches....

messyfish said...

this is lovely. I keep going to buy a moleskine but the price seems silly. is the paper REALLY that good? I love the way you drew with no prelim drawings. It has turned out beautifully...

NANCY LEFKO said...

awesome....I wish when I flew by the seat of my pants the results were as wonderful !! I am looking at the watercolor moleskine too...it's on my Amazon wishlist :)

erin said...

this is so precious.

by the way i love you new banner head for your blog, it's so cheerful and energetic.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Very, very lovely! Great work.

Bella Sinclair said...

Got any room on the seat of your pants for another passenger? It's obviously a very good ride!

Aww, so tender and beautiful. Love it!

Eric Barclay said...

Beautiful work-- love the blue hues.

Vanessa said...

Lovely illustration, love the soft colours, gives the feeling of soft moonlight!

John said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!

Carli said...

It turned out really good. I bought one of the moleskin sketchbooks. I love it

moverlow said...

Beautiful as always. Very nice post.

theartofpuro said...

Lovely and so delicate

marianne said...

Wow what amagical watercolor this is!
I was directed here by Diana, And I love my visit! Such happy things to see here. You are very talented!
Have a nice Sunday!

Brine Blank said...

Great illo this one...sorry I missed it during my absence...has a lot of character to it and like the color use...and congrats on the stuffed critters...the dogs do rule...

Elsa said...

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Thanks!