Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Illustration Friday: Tropical

I like illustrations with flowers that are large in proportion to the characters, so I was happy about this hibiscus with my little bluebirds.

I was trying to capture the cozy feeling of being inside with hot drinks on a snowy day. I didn't really figure out how to make good snow with my colored pencils, though I think the interior has some of the feeling of snowlight, that soft white light that diffuses everything when snow covers the ground and more snow is falling.



  1. Sweet! It looks like a great way to spend a snowy day. This has a great feel, and I love the shawl :)

    1. Thank you so much. I hope you're staying warm!

  2. I want to be in this kitchen! A lovely drawing. Would love to see a book of them. Wallpaper and curtains beautiful and delicate. And your color has many layers. The perch stools are clever:-).

  3. And the red hibiscus is just what is needed to make winter seem like spring. The size is perfect and adds whimsy to the drawing.

  4. Thank you, Aunt Deanna. I love that you want to be there. That's one of the things I wanted to happen with this picture. Maybe someday there will be a book. I'm trying to get there!

  5. Beautiful. I love the pouring tea. Makes me want to stretch my own cup for a warm up!

  6. Thank you, Margie. It is a good day for a steaming hot cup!