Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustration Friday: Acrobat


























I did two images because it's such a fun prompt this week! I remember having levitation dreams as a kid. They were AMAZING. Being on a trampoline is the closest I've come in real life. In fact, I had the chance to do some trampolining with a bungee harness (I'm sure there's a technical term for this?) a few weeks ago and that was super cool.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently finished my first picture book. I am considering doing weekly blog entries about the whole process. Is that something folks would like to read? If so, please let me know in the comments. Happy weekend everyone!

29 comments:

Erin Sherman said...

oh would i ever love to read the blog's about the process of your book!!!!!!!
thank you for the comment on my daughter's I.F. It's great to find you! :) Love finding other children's book writer's/illustrators especially who are also moms.

Erin Sherman said...

oh! and I like these illustrations. excellent control of your medium with a great drawing style.

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

Hi Bethanie.
Thanks for your nice comments about my cartoon. Your two "acrobat" illustration are beautiful,specially the one with the bird on the wire. :)

Adam said...

I love them!

Jane said...

Such fun! I love the trampolining girl, that really made me smile. My daughter (now 24) used to trampoline at school and this so reminded me of those times!She would have the same joyful expression as she launched herself into the air whilst I watched terrified-LOL!
Happy Saturday, Jane x

Jane said...

PS I would L*O*V*E you to blog about the creation of your book! Jx

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

These are both so lovely

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC!! I adore your style and color palette! Your work is amazing! This certainly was a treat for me today.

JooJoo said...

Gorgeous and sweet illustrations! Your work is fantastic! :)

Leen Christens said...

They look amazing! Lovely work and beautiful soft tones!

Jenny Crouch said...

Fantastic work. You've got such a great style and such cute characters too!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Both are just perfect...great job!

Linda Hensley said...

Lovely! I especially like the bird carrying her egg.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh wow, beautiful watercolors! The little birdie with her egg is so adorable. :D

Bethanie Murguia said...

Erin, thank you! Your art camp for kids looks like so much fun. I enjoyed looking over your blog.

Jane, I managed to break my ankle trampolining at age 25 ... so I suppose your terror was somewhat justified :)

Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Jennifer Bower said...

Ditto to all the comments above. I too would love to read your blog about the book to completion process.

Yet another stellar set of illos that makes me say "man, I wish I could create like her." I love your style.

AtelierBrigitte said...

Wonderful illo's!!

k.h.whitaker said...

very cute, I really love the second one!

nello said...

as always, super cute, joyous and thoughtful!

Anne Curthoys said...

These are lovely, the colours are wonderful.

Doris Kr├╝ger said...

I really enjoy looking at this illustrations, compliments!

Brooke Boynton said...

I love how you use watercolors! Congratulations on your first picture book!! I would LOVE to hear about the process. :)

Jack Foster said...

These are so COOL Bethanie. Love 'em both! A process blog would be great! Go for it!

lyndalepress said...

Bethanie, I'm dropping in from you introductory email to [Kidlitosphere]. I'm a new member to the list serve to and am so glad you spoke up. I've scanned your blog a bit and I love your work!

lyndalepress said...

Wow, something went wrong with the comment posting, and typos abound. What a first impression, haha. Anyway, so glad to have found your blog.

psychopooch said...

Awwww. Too cute! Lovely set of illos for the topic.

Amanda Dilworth said...

Both great illustrations:)

Shravani.Arts said...

both the illustrations are so lovely

Philip Morgan said...

Two beautiful images, you have a very lovely style.