Monday, December 04, 2006

Illustration Friday: Might




Olaf is skating against the wind and the snow with all of his might. He's on his way to Olga's house. Could tonight be the magical night he proposes to her??


It might be!!!




Acrylic, colored pencils and micron pens on Bristol paper.

49 comments:

  1. alright olaf, lol great swirls and colors and i hope ogal will be happy

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  2. makes me want to see what happens next. lovely!

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  3. What a great personification and portrayal of Olaf the polar bear. very nicely composed and wonderful use of colors. Best wishes to Olaf. Btw, my grandmother (Baba) is also named Olga.

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  4. ooo he's nice. i need some of those skates. they look comphy :-)

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  5. He looks like he's thinking Olga might have some sugar cookies for him! You have captured the feeling of ice skating!

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  6. Cold-Blooded! (I'm trying to avoid the word "cool") both our pics have snow! That's a neat illustration!

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  7. i wanna go skate with him too :(

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  8. Lovely story!! And the wind looks quite friendly, good luck Olaf!:D

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  9. awww....such a cute polar bear! I love him :) Great work!

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  10. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I like very much your paintings.

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  11. really beautiful...it's so serene.

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  12. What a warm and inviting illustration. Your love of animals shows through.

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  13. beeautiful! i love everything about this painting!

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  14. I really like this piece. The cool blues are just perfect!

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  15. I hope Olaf gets a big fat yes. He is handsome, and looks like a natural born ice skater.
    I love the wintery scene and I think Olaf has very good taste in winter wear, the sweater is-nice.
    What a fun and bright piece of work, so good!

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  16. Nice mixing of media!!! Great colors.

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  17. Great painting and style and all! Refreshing!

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  18. Thanks for the stop by...just to let you know I'm wearing a pair of those fake glasses with a plastic nose and mustache in my hyper-photo-realistic rendering you see to the right...it really attracts the ladies ;)

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  19. How fun is this? What a great bear, in a great scene! So richly colored.

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  20. Oh I hope his proposal will be accepted! What a lovely piece!

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  21. how cute!! It's like a page from a Christmas story!

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  22. beautiful! I feel like christmas already! :)

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  23. Love the bear! Your pic makes me nostalgic for winter...nice work!

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  24. oo i love it! the background is soo... wintery! and.. FUN! and pretty! its.. sorta hard to describe but its awesome! and the polar bear is super amazing

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  25. I really like the porportions of the polar bear. You really took into account an actual polar bear and not another big-footed-animal-cartoon. Which I mostly do...:) I really also like the feel of motion and color. Great job!

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  26. now thats love. sweet illo love the movement!

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  27. Will you give Olaf my greetings and say, I want the best for him? And will you tell us, if she says yes?

    Beautiful illo in all it's mights - I like the story and your style too with the wind showing with swirls and so on - there are so many fine details - great!

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  28. I can almost feel the wind blowing.
    Great illo!

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  29. very good illo, nice bear :) great work!

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  30. Olaf seems to be in a hurry. The wind should make it a little bit easier for him. Aaahh..that blush on his cheeks:)

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  31. I really like the whole feel of your picture. The bear is great and the colors are very soothing. Nice job!

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  32. wonderful use of acrylics! i love the feeling of winter in this... too bad we don't get snow here on the pacific coast :(

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  33. The sweater is a nice touch!

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  34. cool! This would make a great Christmas card.

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  35. aw, i love this. the swirls in the air and a polar bear requiring extra warmth makes it look extra chilly! terrific job!

    cheers,
    Theresa

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  36. I love the subtleness of the different tones you've used in Olaf's fur. Great work!

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  37. This too is lovely ~ I love the softness in the colours and the words ~ youre brilliant at this! Jude x

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  38. I like this one a lot! Nice work. :)

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