Friday, September 01, 2006

Illustration Friday - Safe



This week I get to join the ranks of the overachieving IF participants who post the very day the week's theme is announced! (Any rancor in my "voice" is purely envy and admiration for you all).

These two baby hummingbirds, safe in their nest, are from a piece I worked on a few years ago and then got distracted by life and never finished. I found the piece again recently and with fresh eyes saw enough value in it to inspire me to complete it, finally. But first I wanted to post the almost finished version here for this week's theme. These hummers hatched and grew up right outside my cousins' cabin and we all enjoyed the treat of seeing these tiny birds develop.




All of the illustrations in this blog are copyrighted, so don't be a jerk and use them for your own selfish purposes. Thanks.

17 comments:

ValGalArt said...

i love this! you did a beautiful job!!!

BGOZ said...

Really great job, and congrats on pulling a friday on friday.

:)=

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Love these hummers. (I also like the "tone" in your copyright announcement. Was nevertheless tempted to snag a copy. Guess I'll settle for a bookmark. :-)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

lovely pencil sketch

Madamebogg said...

Hey! I drew a bird for "safe" too. Funny huh? Yours are more realistic though. Very cute.

Teri C said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

Geninne said...

WOW, stunning drawing. Beautiful!

steve said...

Absolutely gorgeous image and drawing. A pleasue to view and read about--keep it up!

murphy girl said...

fantastic work, i'm really drawn (no pun intended!) to these beautiful creatures you've created! precious!

Tony LaRocca said...

Now, if you REALLY want to be cool, you have to be one of the ones who put it up the minute it's announced in a bid to be #1. Cool illo, btw- great detail.

Jana Bouc said...

Gorgeous drawing! You're so lucky to have seen them in real life. What a treat. They do look so cozy in their little nest.

ilustricia said...

I agree: Ur illo is BEAUTIFUL!

Love it :)

the enigma said...

wonderful pencil work..well done.

michael dailey said...

this ia an absolutly stunning illo wonderfully done ink drwg

troglodyte mignon said...

who can hate hummingbirds? good job

dahlgirl said...

love the different textures in this pencil drawing. makes me want to live in a tiny nest...or at least do some birdwatching.

Gabrielle said...

The detail in this drawing is amazing, the textures are lovely!