Sunday, December 6, 2009

Illustration Friday-Crunchy


Well yesterday morning while I was at swimming lessons with my 6 year old I was thinking to myself 'what shall i do for this weeks illustration Friday?'..... I had a few ideas running through my head but on our way back to the car Rhys was stomping his way through some gum trees and he turned to me and said with a big beaming smile 'Mummy, I LOVE the way this sounds when I stomp on it, it's a great crunchy sound'....well how could I not put that on paper?
There are loads of different types of gum trees but this particular lot that Rhys was stomping under, I think, are called 'stringy barks' they have long bits of bark that just fall off the tree leaving behind different coloured bark underneath. I've always really loved them as they leave such lovely patterns that remind me of jigsaw puzzles. So this was my attempt at bring that to life!!

14 comments:

Annette Q said...

What a lovely smiling face, LOVE his expression!

. justin segal said...

Hi Nicola! Glad u found my blog thru my son's art blog -- our boys are almost the same age. Awesome to see u chasing your art dreams! Love it! ... and thanks for sharing the story behind your crunchy drawing -- awesome! Looking forward toward seeing more ...

maxsegal said...

i like your drawing!!! COOL!!!

Diana Evans said...

wonderful painting Nicola!!! I love it....

Sophia said...

I really love this artwork of yours. Nicola, I so wish my life was more settled down and I knew (somewhat) what to expect from day to day. Right now, I don't and it makes it difficult often to keep my focus on my art on a regular basis. Keep painting. Even if I am not right now, you're continuing to plant seeds in my heart that is healing...

Cartoon Me said...

Wow, what a great blog -- the art is wonderful and your messages very inspiring! Keep up the great work!

cathyjune said...

Cute illustration and I love the story of your inspiration! We can't have too many tree lovers :) Thanks for the kind words on my blog too.

Deedra said...

He's so great, Nicola!! I love the warmth of your blog! So great, Nicola!!!

Pease Porridge said...

Nicola,

Thank you so much for the award. I am just now catching up on blogs. I was reading a few of your past posts and I see that you are from Wales. My all time favorite Christmas movie is "A Child's Christmas in Wales". I would love to go there some day.

Jennifer

Jessie said...

How lovely! That's brilliant that you used real life to inspire this!x

Penny said...

Aaawww....look at those cute little knobbly knees! Wish I'd been there to see him enjoying the leaves - great energy in the illustration Nic!
xxx

A Dancing Mango said...

Nicola,
This is a wonderful painting and so uniquely yours.
You are invited to my blog for a chance to win a FREE PRINT.. I am having a Christmas give a way.. come see!
You blog is looking very pretty.. hugs, Darlene

adrienne trafford said...

i just got back from vacation and saw my wonderful award - thank you so much - you are very sweet and i enjoy your work so much! when i get through all my emails i'll be sure to post it on my blog - thanks much again!

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