burning

November 12, 2010

The Illustration Friday word for the week is “burning”. Ok, this is a bit of a stretch, but it sort of works, eh?

I’m heading to the SCBWI L.A. Illustrator’s Day tomorrow and this is what I entered for the illustration contest they are having. We were asked to illustrate something for the following sentence:

“It was night, and the rain fell; and falling, it was rain, but, having fallen, it was…”

So I thought … a flood. A flooded zoo to be exact. I know, always with the stretching I am.

Anyway, wish me luck!

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25 Responses to “burning”


  1. Yes, it is a stretch for “burning”, but is an awfully cute painting 🙂


  2. This fantastic! Have fun at Illustrator Day… I can’t wait to hear about it!

  3. marion glennon Says:

    Hey. Great stuff. Break a leg on Sat!

  4. Cyn Says:

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

  5. Judy Says:

    Well done…Brilliant!

  6. Jeff G Says:

    So much fun – nice rhino reflection!

  7. khwhitaker Says:

    good luck! it’s wonderful, I’m sure it will be a big hit:)

  8. Treeeezha Says:

    Wow Linda, that is so awesome….hey, is that a bag of popcorn in the water? lol Have fun tomorrow and good luck.


  9. Fantastic illustration!!!


  10. This is really a great illustration! I love the little meerkat! Did you ever watch the show Meerkat Manor. My kids loved it, and hence love all things meerkats now. 🙂

  11. jack foster Says:

    Good luck Linda! This is so wonderful…I can’t see you not winning the contest! Your characters and their expressions are perfect. The water is so cool! Love your lighting and contrast!

  12. Alex Says:

    Definitely works!
    These characters are amazing and I love the extra touch of saying ‘feets’ with an ‘s’ – adds a wonderful extra dimension for children. Great work!


  13. Your illos are always so much fun (and so elaborate and full of charm!) Like Michelle, I love the little meerkat!

    I hope you had a fun time at the Illustrator’s Day.

    Oh, and I love your website (both the portfolio and sketchbook illos are fantastic!!)

  14. cassie Says:

    i love this illustration!! and the idea is brilliant!!

  15. theartofpuro Says:

    I love it!Amazing illustration,great concept and colours:)

  16. isaac Says:

    That is a terrific illustration! Very solid characters and well done. How was illustrator Day? Didja win?

  17. roberto Says:

    very beautiful your illustrations, you’re a master of color and light!
    And very good artist!
    Thanks for your comment. all the moons are my wife, haha

  18. khwhitaker Says:

    Linda, thank you so much for the visits and kind comments. It really means a lot to me. Oh and I am loooooving your website! Really, really great stuff!

  19. LiLi Says:

    as i see your lion has a burning desire for a bite instead of dry feets and i think it’s a nicely done drawing however the burning itself seems to be rather washed away by the rain what i like the most here is your full moon and the umbrella bye

  20. erin Says:

    oh so fun, love it. I of course think you should win! I bet the rhino’s legs are “burning” holding everyone up.

    Good luck with the sketchbook, I caved on developing a grand plan and just started random doodles, I’m so lame, but time is fleeting. e


  21. Great illustration! I love your animals, especially the meerkat at the top! Your color palette and composition are also beautiful!

  22. Loni Edwards Says:

    I love this Linda! Really nice job! The colors you chose were perfect for this! Sets the mood fantastically.


  23. Very amusing – love it!

  24. bobo & julia Says:

    You’re always our no.1, Linda! Love them all!


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