Monday, May 03, 2010

Nighttime Ladybugs





















I started this illustration for a secret project (coming soon!) and thought I'd make it into a little nighttime scene. I'm loving working with textures - I created this one by collaging some magazine articles and painting over it with watercolor, then scanning it in. Then I got to play with it in Photoshop - one of my favorite things to do.

14 comments:

Diana Evans said...

This is awesome!! what a cool piece and I love the texture of the print articles and the watercolour on top...what a neat piece...and I love ladybugs!!!

Loni Edwards said...

Oh Lynn, this is gorgeous! Love the lighting in this. And what sweet ladybugs! Great job!

Diandra Mae said...

Oho! I'm still developing mine. I will say that the subject of my piece will definitely be able to "shed some light" on the situation. :)

I like the hidden text you used for texture, and the off-center composition. Is this meant to be a nighttime scene? If so, I recommend adding a moon or such for a light source. Otherwise, the entire background seems kind of dark.

Looks great so far!

Ginny Baker said...

LOVE this Lynn! Love the rich, vibrant colors you used. I especially like how you used the text beneath the color on the leaves. And the ladybugs are absolutely adorable!

Christine said...

I love your ladybug collage piece! I am a ladybug fan. Great job, beautifully done piece! :)

Kelley Pounds said...

I love this! I love ladybugs and books, and this is just adorable.

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Thanks for all the love! I need to post my new illos I've been working on for the 12 week challenge!

Heather Powers said...

the texture on the leaves is lovely!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OKAY!!!! OKAY!!!! Now you got all of us wondering what the heck you have up that sleeve of yours??? This is so fantastic!! I love it!!! Oh this is a story to be told for sure. I love all the fantastic detail in there. This is going to be awesome!!!!! I can feel it. Great illustration!

Scyllliane said...

I would love to hear the lady bug's tale !!! Sounds like when I was a child and mom read me aloud

magic remembrance

k.h.whitaker said...

this is wonderful Lynn, the colors are so rich, it's really lovely

Nicole said...

I just love this illustration. You did such a great job, and The colors are so deep and vibrant.

I love this so much! Thanks for sharing - awesome.

D. Lindsey said...

Really lovely! I especially love the way you've done the ladybugs!

The Royal Family said...

I found you from they draw and cook and you have a gift! I love this ladybug print, you should decorate and draw stuff for my daughters room. Do you sell your art!

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