Monday, June 30, 2008

Trees

The very talented Alicia Padrón is holding a lovely giveaway of her book, The Wish Trees. To enter, she asked everyone to submit an illustration that demonstrates the importance of a tree, so here is mine.

I thought about how trees were homes to animals. Or cafes. Somehow it morphed into looking like a book cover. A possible book idea?!

Anyways, visit Alicia's blog and enter, the deadline is July 4th!

27 comments:

zime said...

WOW impossible to compete against your beautiful work Jan!!!
(^v^)

pati @-;-- said...

Haha... Zime, I was about to say the same thing. I bet Alicia's kids are going to fall in love with this adorable image.

So cute, Jannie!

roz said...

OMG, she is going to LOVE this when she sees it. FABULOUS!
You've just raised the bar. =o)
x0

ellencrimitrent said...

another amazing design Jannie, okay I have to know how do you get that texture and how do you get it to fit into the shape? I am trying to learn my way through this illustrator and having a hard time trying to make it look painted and not computerized! Argh!

Zari said...

I agree with Zime...this illo is a definite winner! Sure Alicia's kids will choose it...i do too! :P (I could never compete with such a cute and funny illo)

btw...i'll also appreciate the answer to ellen's comment...how do you do to fit the texture into the shape???

have a nice day Jannie!

Alicia Padrón said...

AWWW!!!!!! OMG!!!! This is wonderful Jannie!!!
Ha, ha, how cute, beautiful and creative!!
Who ever thought of a cafe on a tree, and look at the chandelier! Ha, ha.. LOVE it!

I would definitely buy up a book with this cover, for sure :o)

Oh... thank you for participating Jannie and for spreading the word too!

Chickengirl said...

Thanks, all!!!

Ellen and Zari: to get textures-I bring in textured tiff files from photoshop or use the brush settings in Illustrator. Also to have it fit in the shape, I use a clipping mask. Hope that helps you guys to get you started!

Some good resources:
-Illustrationclass.com
-vectips.com

Debbie Meyer said...

I love the little bird enjoying her morning coffee up at the top of the tree. Fabulous work, Jannie. I love it!

Tom Barrett said...

Clever! Wonderful color, composition, and detail!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Wow,this is really great!!!

La Srta Pil said...

jaja, you are so good, you know that!
I enjoy so much your illos, so creative!, big xoxo

Diana Evans said...

awesome illo Jannie...what fun!

Tracy said...

Gosh, you are so good! Now who can possibly win against your talent? :) Your work is so awesome!

Bunny B said...

Wow!!! That's really cute!! Fab!!

andi butler said...

Gah, I always miss these!! Your illustration is just the bee knees, Jannie!

a : )

TokyoBunnie said...

I love this!!!

sketched out said...

Ooooooooh! This is so awesome! What a wonderful world you created. I especially love the little bird with the coffee cup, hee hee. Alicia's kids are soooo going to love this!

costi-k said...

Your art is wonderful Jan!

sketched out said...

Congratulations Jannie! Gabriel and Alexandra made have good taste. Your entry rocked!

Tracy said...

Congrats on winning, Jannie! I knew you would! :) Your entry was my favorite, too! Everyone did a great job and there were so many wonderful pieces, it had to be difficult to choose winners. CONGRATULATION! Now if you make a book out of this, you'll have to dedicate it to Alicia and her babies!

iSew said...

I love the bird in the tree, haha. Excellent work!

Bobo's Slave said...

Congratulations Jannie, yours is my 9 year old nephew's favorite too! It's truly a great piece!

Red Fish Circle said...

Too cool, I love the bird having his morning coffee.... and those beavers.... :)

Arthur's Circus said...

This is fabulous...any chance it will become a print (or cards)? ;)

Frizz said...

OMG - I'm in love with this. I like your use of color...it's ou tof the box cool!!

mike r baker said...

Awesome! If I were a bird I'd for sure be having my coffee at the top of the tree. :)

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