Friday, July 2, 2010

Illustration Friday - Giant


I am breaking my self imposed rule about always doing something new for IF. This is an old piece that has been on my website for a long time. But, maybe it's true that rules are meant to be broken - especially self imposed rules. I won't be able to produce new art for IF for a few weeks because of work and family obligations. So, at least I can participate with this 'not brand new' piece.

This is an illustration inspired by the manuscript of a close friend, Diane Mayr. You can learn about Diane and her books here. I highly recommend checking out her other blogs such as Random Noodling.
Ah well, this illustration may be old to me, but new to some of you.
And the other good thing --- for once, I'm not posting at (or even after) the last possible minute!

22 comments:

Christina Zemelka said...

what a funny idea and so well done!

Jack Foster said...

It IS so perfect for the theme this week! Love the concept and your style. Great one Marion!

ellistrationfriday said...

just the perfect illustration for the topic *chapeau*

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Ms. Amy said...

this is really, really, really, really gorgeous. So beautiful!

Kathy said...

absolutely wonderful! I love your style.

Lucie Billingsley said...

What a beautiful illustration, I love the colour.

Alison Edgson said...

That's beautiful Marion, such lovely colours and it's funny too!

Ana said...

hhehe...cool way to light a pipe.

Diane Mayr said...

I've ALWAYS liked this illustration! Nice to see him again. (And thanks for the plug!)

Michelle Henninger said...

Gorgeous giant! Perfect fit for this week's theme!

Karen Lee said...

This is such a clever idea and well done! Beautiful piece!

k.h.whitaker said...

I love this one Marion. I think it is one of my favorites of yours.I have the same rule for myself and have had to break it a few times also. Lately, I'm lucky if I get anything posted.

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you all for so many lovely, encouraging comments! Much appreciated to be sure!

The idea, of course, comes from Diane's terrific story. Diane is such a wonderful writer. Her picturebook manuscripts are so generous to illustrators and really spark the imagination! Very visual stories! True picturebooks!

Jane Grant Tentas said...

That's a new twist on the relationship between giant and dragon...beautifully illustrated!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you, Jane!

Annie Napolean said...

Ooo Wowy, love the giant who uses a dragon to light his pipe!

Joy Steuerwald said...

Great illustration and yes, what a clever, fabulous touch having the dragon light his pipe!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you Annie and Joy! And thanks for stopping by.

rmsmi said...

This is such a great piece. That dragon looks much obliged to give him a light.

Susan Rundle-Hughes said...

Wow, what a great idea and wonderful illustration! Such good imagination :)

Marion Eldridge said...

Thank you so much rsmi and Susan! This was a fun piece to do.
Thank you everyone!