Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Illustration Friday - Drifting

{Watercolor in Sketchbook, 2009}
I wanted to participate in Illustration Friday this week, so I started my work day off with this little warm up in my Moleskine watercolor sketchbook. This little mouse is drifting away from the shore! He's got all of his belongings packed though, so I think he's waving goodbye and ready to find a new destination.
It has been SO hot in Iowa the past few days. I've been staying in doors during the day where there is air conditioning! That is probably a good thing though because I'm trying to get all my the projects on my art desk cleared before I head back to Michigan for the 4th of July holiday.

14 comments:

Ginger*:) said...

Candace, this is so lovely. It seems the mouse is still longing for his old home on land, or perhaps he is waving goodbye. At any rate, it is a gem!

Philip Morgan said...

This illustration's full of subtle emotion, you've got a lovely style.

Sab said...

this is lovely !

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi candace!
i love it! great job!

artsymommachic said...

This is absolutely charming!

I love cute mice in clothes! LOVE the glasses!!

Indigene said...

Wonderful style, always!

erin said...

I have the same moleskin but my watercolours never turn out this nice, I guess it's not the tools after all, drat!

Carli said...

adorable. you are so talented

Roberta Baird said...

This is too cute Candace!!!

... and I so love mice!

Christina said...

cute and beautiful style!

Dream Painter said...

Very nice piece! I love your style, so soft and sweet.

Squirrel Girl said...

how cuuute!!!!! He has all of his little belongings! Hey, I have a contest going on at my blog that you might be interested in!

NANCY LEFKO said...

how absolutely precious...what a little adventurer.

Squirrel Girl said...

Candace!! You won the "Who Am I" contest! Bearuh!! WOOHOO!!! I know we traded before but I no longer have your address. Send it to squirrelgirlillustrates(at)gmail(dot)com and I will send you the original artwork for your prize!