21 day creative exercise-day 10

July 3, 2008

I did a preliminary sketch for my entry in Alicia Padrón’s book giveway. The theme is the importance of trees in celebration of the publication of the gorgeous book she illustrated, “The Wish Trees.” Her children will be the judges and chose the winner of the giveaway. Should be a pretty good test of how well one’s art is recieved by children, eh?

So, before I enter this drawing, I plan on adding color. But for now I’m going to try to get a little mileage out of my little tree dude.

*Click to enlarge sketch*


12 Responses to “21 day creative exercise-day 10”

  1. aaronp Says:

    Beautiful. Her kids’ll really dig this. Can’t wait to see the coloured image. Well done!!!

  2. Vickie Says:

    Very nice. I like the little snail.

  3. artseafartsea Says:

    That is a great theme. The kid looks sooo happy. And the tree looks pretty happy too. Love it.

  4. Vicki Says:

    I love this. I like the little bunches of flowers at the base of the tree. The tree looks friendly. The animals look friendly. The little girl looks full of glee. With the colors you add, I know it will look inviting and refreshing.
    I’m thinking the kids will like it as much as we all do!

    Once again, well done!

  5. Jannie Ho Says:

    This is so wonderful and magical!!!!

  6. studio lolo Says:

    Okay, you’ve melted me with this one. It’s amazing in all areas: cuteness, happiness, animal love, and support and respect for trees. I wish I were that kid! You’re gonna win 😉

  7. Eric Barclay Says:

    Love it as-is. Perfect composition and characters.

  8. Weeee…..!!!! I LOVE it Linda!!
    Super cute and happy. I particularly love the tree. Thanks for being a part of the giveaway my friend :o)

  9. Mary Says:

    I love this and it’s even better in color! So many smiles in one picture and filled with happiness and childhood.

  10. gina Says:

    hey your bunny is in there too, I saw the entry, it’s nice to look at all of it, so sad I couldn’t manage to participate.. :’)

  11. Tracy Says:

    I love this illustration! The tree is so sweet and happy looking! Love it!

  12. Monica Says:

    I had tried to leave you a message earlier, but it didn’t seem to register…
    Anyway, I said how much I loved this illustration, both in black and white and the final piece in color. I love how the tree is gently pushing the girl on the swing, the little bunny peeking from behind the tree, the squirrel, the tiny snail, the look of sheer joy on the girl’s face, it’s all perfect. You have a great style, great characters, and total control of your lines and perspective.

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