Friday, February 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: Gravity


I painted Isaac Newton in this painting. See if you can find him (you will have to open it to see it better). It is an illustration from Mrs. McBloom Clean Up Your Classroom. I needed to fill up this classroom with all kinds of Mrs. McBloom's junk. She already had an apple tree, so I thought it would be fun to have Newton getting hit by a falling apple. Okay, it's an old painting, but it just seemed to fit the topic. I think I will do something else too. Enjoy

25 comments:

Suzie Petunia said...

I love coming over to visit your blog and savor the colorful and delicious eye candy here. (I visit a lot more than I comment.) I just wanted to tell you my kindergartner brought home his library book this week and YOU illustrated it! It is Santa's Kwanza. I know, kids have no sense of seasonal timing, but the book is beautiful and fun anyway!

Doug said...

YIKES! what an amazingly complex but excellent illustration! I am truely impressed...

Anonymous said...

Wow...so much detail! great great work!
-Michelle Lana
http://mitchlanaillustration.blogspot.com

Pete Foley said...

That's beautiful!
thankyou!

Carol said...

woww!..What an illustration! it is beautiful! great job!

Sherry Rogers said...

Hey I own this book. And I love it. Great illustration. . .great book!

Piotr said...

beautiful work as always!

tekentijger said...

Wow, fantastic! So much to see here, I wish I had a teacher like that when I was still in school.

studio lolo said...

Soooo much to look at! It's wonderful. I can't find Newton though :(

tusen said...

Great, great! I love such busy illustrations. I think I've discovered where Newton is but I'm not going to disclose the secret yet.

imwithsully said...

This illustration makes me want to visit your blog over and over again. Great concept!

Aurora said...

VERY good, great and big illustration!
congrats!

un saludo

carla said...

This is just so absolutely wonderful! She has quite an incredible classroom...and i did find isaac Newton on the wall with a apple poised above his head! There are so many things everywhere...I love the nest with the bluebirds. What fun! I have a big smile because of your painting:>>>>

carla said...

This is just so absolutely wonderful! She has quite an incredible classroom...and i did find isaac Newton on the wall with a apple poised above his head! There are so many things everywhere...I love the nest with the bluebirds. What fun! I have a big smile because of your painting:>>>>

Kelly said...

At first I thought this was an illustration you just whipped off for IF, and I thought "sweet fermented turnip juice, this guy is a machine!" so I'm oddly relieved that this isn't the case. The sense of atmosphere is marvelous. Is this another of your gouache works? How big is the original? I want to pelt you with several more questions rapid-fire 5-year old style about this one. (I found Newton, by the way - made me laugh when I did...)

Pati @-;-- said...

Wow! What a challenge for gravity her hairstyle is! Hahaha... I had a great time fooling around inside your illo :)

Chickengirl said...

Hahha...this is tooooo cool. Hey..I spot a chicken there!

Kristina Bustamante said...

So much going on in this picture @_@

It's really amazing how you were able to tackle coloring this seriously busy picture. I'm digging the apple tree, the sunflowers, and Mrs. McBloom's beehive hairstyle.

Ginger*:)* said...

I LOVE THIS. What a marvelous room to learn anything in.
The artwork must have taken ages to complete and I can appreciate that. This is one awesomely interesting illustration. What fun!

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

diggin the amount of detail! nicely done.

Halloweenville said...

holy moly thats freakin amazing

Alina Chau said...

He is one the poster!! AWESOME Illo!

Fossfor said...

great work! I love all the details, I spent ages looking at this

paige said...

beyond beautiful! Amazing!

Big Mamma said...

I picked this book up today at my daughter's school bookfare. I originally intended to give it to a teacher I knew whose room is as messy. But, after reading it and looking at the illustrations (for an hour), we decided to keep it and buy another for my friend. My favorite is the goat's license plate-I8ATRK!!! Your illustrations are too fun!