Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sunday sketches and Illustration Friday - Afterwards

Hi everyone, yesterdays market was really good, although we had terrible weather yet again, it's so cold over here for this time of year, so the turn out wasn't as big as we'd hoped. I still managed to sell quite a few pieces and it was very good experience for me. I've signed up to do another one next month so I'm going to work on building up my pieces and presenting my stall alot better.

Today I just did a couple of sketches for the theme for Illustration Friday 'Afterwards'. When I thought about this word a few things came to mind. A lady on a train station platform after she's said goodbye to the love of her life.......a mother after giving birth to her baby, all calm and quiet and completely exhausted after a very long labour!

Hope you're all having a great weekend! :0)


19 comments:

Diane said...

I love these illustrations--they look like they belong in a book. I'm glad to hear that you did fairly well in spite of the weather. That's such a big factor when it comes to doing these fairs.

Brian Miller said...

nice. i can read both of those emotions in their faces...the mother after birth def has a contented tired face...nicely done.

WrightStuff said...

I feel quite emotional today - these two pieces really got me!

Julia Christie said...

Great job on these two, love the one with the baby especially - as a mother those first few moments after baby is born are so precious!

Really great news about your stall. Good for you getting out there and marketing your wonderful pieces! Inspires me!

smiles

Heather said...

oh how sweet. I love these - you captured the moment of "afterwards" so beautifully. I can only imagine how the new mommy will look in your beautiful paint style!! xxoo

Tammie said...

wonderful to see thing things you thought of with afterwards. Both are wonderful sketches.
Congratulations on your sales.

Penny said...

Well done Nic. Again I'm in awe of your ability to portray emotion so well. Having once had to say 'goodbye' to the love of my life in an airport, I can see me in your first sketch [although without the hat!]. xxx

thedoodlegirl said...

Lovely drawings. Nicely done to show the emotions of those experiences!

ShaylaF said...

Beautiful sketches. I really love the one with the mother and her child after labor. That is exactly how I felt so I can relate.

Sophia said...

Oh Oh Oh Oh Ohhhhhh. Nicola, these have to be my favourites by you. I simply LOVE these. So sweet and tender. :)

EVA said...

Wonderful sketches Nicola! And very different from anything I've seen you do!

So happy your market stall is becoming a success!

Missy said...

Nice drawings, I like how you leave a bit of a white outline around them.

Kristin Dudish said...

Wonderful interpretations of the theme... such tenderness :)

Congratulations on a successful market day!

xo
Kristin

Lenora said...

so impressive! These are so good! Glad the market went well! I will get that art photo up for you this week and a poem i promiced to someone else!

Janet said...

Great drawings and beautiful interpretations of the word.

Fair Rosamund said...

These are such lovely illustrations! And I'm so glad the market went well, congratulations! :) ~Lauren

Lenora said...

Nicola, here are the artists I mentioned whose style remind me of yours.
http://lenorita-lenoramoore.blogspot.com/2010/11/thank-you-and-2-promises.html

Jack Foster said...

Great sketches Nicloa! Your style is so cool!

Jessie said...

Great ideas for Illustration Friday! xx

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