Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Illustration Friday: Night

I don't think I'll get around to painting something this week for the topic, but I do have some paintings that would fit. These illustrations are for a book I just recently finished painting called "Dance by the Light of the Moon" by Joanne Ryder and published by Hyperion Books for Children. The whole thing takes place at night, so it should be appropriate. It's a fun little book based on the song "Buffalo Gals" originally published in 1844. The book will be coming out sometime in 2006. I'll keep you posted. Until then, enjoy a little preview.


21 comments:

Dennis West said...

So, what exactly is a Buffalo Gal? and what is it about dancing by the light of the moon that they find so appealing?

Thanks for the great preview. As always, your work is truly inspiring! Maybe I should go back to school.

Dennis West said...

And for some reason, seeing the dancing picture made me think of a Bill Murray line in Ghostbusters -- "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!"

Alina Chau said...

THese are beautiful!! Lovely!!

hollyhatam said...

your illustrations are wonderful.

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Doug said...

great looking illos!

So... do you like your cat tacos with mild or HOT sauce?

Holly said...

Really great. This looks like another great book for my collection. Cheers!

carla said...

These are really special! I so love the work you do...what else can I say except...wow...great stuff:>

Paige Keiser said...

Nice work! I love the "honk" license plate LOL! What did you do these in?

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Catnapping said...

I love that you portray interspecies relationships here. excellent work. and a wonderful message of oneness with all, and tolerance for others, for our young.

You've used some great colours and depth here. bravo mr. Francis.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

These are great. You set a high bar.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely wonderful! :)

Eren said...

Wow these are great! Thanks for the preview...the book sounds cute. And now I have that buffalo gals song in my head...=)

Mark McDonnell said...

Great sketches. Wonderful lighting, nice character moments, and nice compositions.

MAC

Anonymous said...

Great illustrations with lovely colors. I like that the whole book takes place at night.
wynlen

Newsquirt said...

Guy, I love the character designs and the color is really great. I admire your work.

~jason

becks said...

these pitures look really great and funny! I can't wait till the book comes out next year. I'm sure it's great!

Jaimie said...

beautiful illustrations. really well drawn and charming. I'll look for the book!

Toni said...

Wonderful, Fantastic i could go on and on.
Will look for the book next year

kay susan said...

These are terrific!

Drazen said...

all great but
I especially like the last one