Sunday, October 18, 2009

Illustration Friday - Frozen


When I started working on this piece I wasn't sure where it was going to take me. But my Bampi (grandad) seemed to appear in my work yet again. When I thought of frozen I thought of a snowman and whilst I was drawing him I realised that Bampi and I needed to be in the picture too, one of my many fond memories of my Bampi was when we built a snowman out in his front garden. We were so proud of ourselves and I remember being very sad when he melted and disappeared.......the snowman that is, not Bampi ;0)


I used watercolours, coloured pencil and ink for this one. Water colour seems to give my work a softer feel than those very bright vibrant acrylics. But I think for this piece soft was best.

15 comments:

Val Zdero said...

What a lovely warm memory you have of your gramps and such a lovely artwork too - well done :D

Linda Kay said...

lovely painted memory!

Quilt Works said...

We are about to go into snowy season, I am not quite ready for it!
You illustration does bring good thoughts - the fun part of snow, not the scarping and the digging out.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Beautiful Nicola! What a nice way to incorporate a sweet memory with IF!
Darla♥

Sophia said...

I totally love your illustrations. You're inspiring. I am working on my own and hope to become good just like you.

Happy Sunday!

Oh...and there is still a party going on over at the Manor... ;)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Happy halloween Nicola!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

loving your art, it is so much fun! Beautiful smiles!

Foggy Friday said...

hi nicola,
thanks for stopping by. I'm a mom too and need to connect.

Julie said...

What a sweet memory..this is a beautiful painting!

ValGalArt said...

It is wonderful to capture a moment or memory! That is one of my favourite things to do with my art is capture the feelings from the past. Very lovely image :)

Penny said...

This is a great piece. It looks sooooo cold and yet it makes me wish for winter again! xxx

Shirley said...

YES! The watercolor works so well for the "warmth" of this frosty illustration. You speak so lovingly of your time with Bampi!! It's wonderful when you can illustrate feelings of warmth from the past. You and Bampi look so happy out there. Wonderful work, Nicola! : )

NatashaMay said...

Great piece! I sure feel frozen today. :)

thedoodlegirl said...

This is so much fun! What a wonderful memory, too! What a great Bampi to do that with you!

pinkglitterfae said...

this is gorgeous, it really illustrates the word 'frozen' beautifully!

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