Friday, August 6, 2010

Illustration Friday: Caged

I painted two images for this week -- both with a bear theme (can't exactly say why that is). Happy Friday!

The bear cub awoke from his nap with a strong suspicion that something was not quite right.















Try as he might, the panda just could not keep up with the bamboo.
(The bamboo next to our house grows FREAKISHLY fast. It's actually unsettling.)



27 comments:

won tsuen said...

both awesome~
i especially like the panda one

poppylocke said...

I love both of these - clever ideas. Great work!

Leen Christens said...

Wonderful work!!!

Shishir Naik said...

Beautiful work! Love those colors.

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

Aww I love your characters! Those skunks are too cute!

Cynnie said...

I love both but the look on the Panda´s face...wow.........love your blog!
Cynthia Schelzig...a.k.a.Cynnie

Jen Appel said...

Both are beautiful - but I really do love the expression of the cub who is nose to nose with those skunks. Guess he is going to have to make some friends!

pati @-;-- said...

Oh, I like both, specially because of the way you expressed they are caged, very original.

Samantha Webb said...

i love them both esp the panda and the butterflies! really lovely well done x

AtelierBrigitte said...

Thy both are wonderful!

Jack Foster said...

I love both of them Bethanie! But the perspective and expression on the panda is fantastic!

Linda Hensley said...

I like both too, but I really like the skunks and their shadows.

Sophia said...

Both are great, but I have to say the 2nd one is my favourite. :)

sketchbooksafari said...

They are both beautiful, love your colors and your lines, jaja the first bear should get some tomatoe juice fast!

k.h.whitaker said...

they are both really nice

Sally said...

Love the bear surrounded by skunks, and the expression on the panda's face. Beautiful!

urmila said...

i love both of them! They're such sweet interpretations of caged!

nello said...

these are awesome - so colorful - and i love that they're both in natural settings.

Christina Zemelka said...

beautiful work!

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

Hi Bethanie
Just a few words to tell you that I am amazed by the beauty of your illustrations.
Congratulations for helping children to travel to wonderful worlds trough your images.

JANE MASSEY said...

I love the panda! My favourite so far this week!

anil ks said...

..i love both..awesome style!!great characters!!

IVYALLOVER said...

aww both are wonderful! What a sweet interpretation love these ♥

Bethanie Murguia said...

Thanks everyone!!

michele said...

Too hard to choose a favorite, when both are such delightful images! Great job times two! :o)

Mônica said...

These are both terrific!! What a lovely style you have!!

Piya said...

Oh that's hilarious.