Sunday, January 10, 2010

New year, New Banner

Happy New Year! Kicking off the year by changing up my blog banner. These new colors and textures are the kind of style I'm striving for lately. Doesn't seem to match the rest of my blog right now but it feels like the right direction!

38 comments:

Doodlestreet said...

Oh COOL!! I love this a LOT! Very very very nice...elements have great placement, and the emotion is excellent. Totally inspiring...you nailed it!

(gee...ya think I liked it?) haha! :OD

Diana Evans said...

looks wonderful Jannie!!! beautiful work!!!

Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

I really like it! The colors are great and I love your style. I just recently found your blog and am looking forward to seeing your work!

nina seven said...

LOVE it! The colors are fantastic and the imagery is so enaging. I want to know what's going on with the bear and his little frozen friend!

Laura Zarrin said...

It's really beautiful! Such an atmospheric look to it. Can't wait to see more.

Eugenia Gina said...

inspiring! I love your new blog :D

sooah said...

Beautiful! I guess you've been inspired by the Michigan weather :-)

roz said...

It's wonderful. I like this direction you are going very much. =0)

J. E. Morris said...

Very nice! I agree with everyone else. The colors are great and I love how you managed to stick a chicken in there :)

donna Farrell said...

love it...look forward to seeing more!

Rachelle Anne Miller said...

I love it Jannie! The colours and composition are very well thought out - very inspiring!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

oh wow! I wasn't expecting all these comments from this post...thank you so much guys! It really helps me push into this new direction with some confidence!

Alicia Padrón said...

It's beautiful!!

Paula said...

Great banner, Jannie! Nice and winter-esque!

Zari said...

The bear is so lovely, the composition is great and the color scheme is fabulous! …what else can I say?!?! Love it! Love it!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

I'm chiming in, too - I love the colors and the composition. It makes me wonder what the story is (isn't that what we all strive for?) Very nice work!

queen of rudeness said...

it's absolutely awesome! keep it up!

Renee Kurilla said...

I love your new banner! Happy 2010!

Doug said...

I like it too! :0)

Manola said...

Lovely!!! ♥ It's great!

Loni Edwards said...

Happy 2010! Love the new banner! Nice work, Jannie! :)

Roberta said...

It terrific!! Very nice Jannie!

monicalee said...

I love the banner and I really like the post on your reflection of 2009...I agree with the "spreading yourself too thin" part! It is easy to do!

Sweet Pea said...

I love this! The colour palette is wonderful :)

Angela Matteson said...

I love your adorable bright bear against the neutral background. Just wonderful!

Best Wishes for 2010! :)

life without novacaine said...

This banner is so great. Love the textures and the super cute animals. You style still screams with this new direction! Nice job.
How did you create your textures? Did you bring your file into Photoshop? I am trying to create textures in Illustrator without much luck.
Happy 2010!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Thank you everyone!

Deborah-yes, I have to go back and forth and bring in some Photoshop. But my main file is still Illustrator. Still experimenting, trying to get a good process down.

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful. Love the added shading-- really adds to your style without taking away your unique "look." Hope 2010 is off to a great start for you.

Squirrel Girl said...

Cool!! A shiny new banner!! nice perspective... I laughed my butt off when I saw the little chicken all bundeled up hahaha! Mostly cause I have real chickens and for a split second I pictured myself carrying one around like that lol!

pilarcat said...

Love it!

Frizz said...

i love it. still bold but very cool.

Korey Scott said...

Nice Illustration! I love the colors and the characters....you have to keep us updated on this story. Will the bear take care of the chicken? How did the chicken get wrapped up in a papoose? Why is the snowman missing arms? Did the bear steal the chicken from the snowman and discard his arms? Fill us in...hahaha.

Jen R. (emeraldsunshine.org) said...

I like that banner! Great job.

Kelly Medina said...

Love the new header. Definitely a great style. :)

Shirley said...

Jannie - this is really, really nice. I mean it. Having read your "reflections of 2009" post, I can see that you are intent on getting your illustration style out there and this is so charming, and rich. I think it's a fantastic banner. Thank you for your candid, informative posts and always for your kind visits.

Lisa M Griffin said...

LOVE the new banner! Very cool.

doodlegirl said...

WOW! i love this so much! And i'm loving the texture look! That little bear is just adorable holding the chicken and keeping him warm from the cold!

Tracy said...

You just seem to have a great knack for color composition and all...this is beautiful, very different than your usual, but wonderful! Good work!