Friday, July 27, 2007

IF : Moon Mother


Trying to come up with a different take on 'moon', I started writing my ideas down; moonglow, moonflower, moon heart and moon doggie (remember him?!) And then I thought of arctic moon and began to draw a seal lit by the moonlight. But then...my idea evolved into this thought and the whole picture changed. Well, at least the moon did.


The young seal asks his mother, "But what if you leave me too soon?"

To which his mother replies, "You'll see me in the moon, little one. You'll see me in the moon."


acrylic on paper, touch of colored pencils, not what I'd hoped for.

67 comments:

  1. This is great, I really love this one!

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  2. Yeah really personal style and subject. Looks like classic children's book art.

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  3. A very novel take on "The Seal in the Moon", Laurel. A sweet, shortest of stories to go with it, too! :)

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  4. Another genuine heart-warmer from the studio of lolo! :)

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  5. Just beautiful! Love the picture and the story...

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  6. Excellent job. I love the shooting star. Well done.

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  7. ohhh lolo! LOVE this one. wonderful color and her sweet face and his whiskers. sigh! i just so love your stuff. :))

    moon snail? really? I GOTTA see that! :)

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  8. OH this paint is so sweet!!!

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  9. great illo! I love the colors!

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  10. Thanks for having come to visit my blog, I could discover your creations, your paintings are so soft, so pure… by reading your profile, I understood this love for the animals ;)

    ++

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  11. Wonderful concept; wonderful rendition, too.

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  12. Right on! Great picture, and thank you for your suggestion on my blog, I was wandering if someone would catch my 'mistake'. :) I give myself more leeway to warp reality when doing cartoons, maybe I shouldn't? Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Laurel, great dog owners... or owners of great dogs... do think alike! The little seal is so cute and innocent. I just want to turn him around and see that little face.

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  14. hello lauren:
    very nice illo,great idea ,and very sweet

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  15. Ooh very imaginative, cool idea:)

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  16. Really fine work- and your "Poem" work was excellent!

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  17. Beautiful painting and idea! I got my peace fix here again- ahhh.
    Also, now I have that, 'I'll Be Seeing You' song in my head- the one that has in it, I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you."

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  18. wow what a way to relax.. this is a wonderful piece! and btw, did you know that lolo in my country means "grandfather"?

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  19. I wish I lived an hour from Santa Cruz! And I've never been there. Just thought the poster was so cool and Tyler Stout illos are awesome! Maybe one day I can come visit!!!!!! :)

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  20. such a beautiful painting and I just adore the story behind it. Lve it!!

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  21. Love the folklore feel you've created here.

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  22. Absolutely lovely; but sad - which is why I like it so much

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  23. You mention the arctic moon, but I think I can almost make out the lights of Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey there in the distance.

    Beautiful calm and wonderful peace in this.

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  24. This is delightful!
    Laurel, it's always such a pleasure to see your art and to read your comments on my blog!

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  25. Awww... that's so sweet, Laurel! Beautiful blue and magical image :D

    cabanadigital.com

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  26. Yeah- a beautiful song Laurel- and always interesting how the mind works.
    So sorry about your mother.
    Peace.
    (and thanks for talking to the janitor)

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  27. Wow! How do you get so many comments! I guess if you give you shall receive. Good for you. Great concept, color and just the right amount of details.

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  28. One of your very very best!!! You should make prints of this one to sell in your gallery for sure ~ or ~ turn it into the next childrens book. It's too beautiful not to let more of the public see!!

    ~Jolon~

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  29. Laurel, Meeting you today was super cool! Your work is so much more amazing in person, I always love your stories and pieces on the blog, but dang, seeing the real thing in full scale and color was really special... You are so cute and full of positive energy ;) next time I'll join you for a glass of wine and paint with you. Until next time...

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  30. As always, your work is breathtakingly beautiful...and very deep. But this one is just a wee bit sad.

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  31. Beautiful hardly describes it - just magical! What a great idea and you illustrated it so well!

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  32. Laurel, another touching piece from you. This reminds me of the sadness I get (since childhood) when I think about losing my mother. We can embrace the now and carry it with us when we need to recall the fondness of our bond. The moon is soothing, isn't it? Thank you.

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  33. Cool. It looks like an arch. I like the color tone. BTW, thanks for your comments

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  34. Aahh as always. :) I love your style.

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  35. I hit tab and return too quickly!

    I always like the texture you create in your pieces.


    ps...great catch on the "elderly" toenail! that's EXACTLY what i was going for. the old foot in the sky!

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  36. nice picture.
    I guess my taste in music is dating me.

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  37. Very touching image :) beautiful :)

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  38. beautiful coloring. i love the moody feel with the moon and water

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  39. Fantastic imagery! I really enjoyed visiting your blog today, all of it!

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  40. i like it, great orginality and nicely done

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  41. Very cool, and such an original idea! I love it.

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  42. Absolutely beautiful, Laurel! The caption touches my heart.

    p/s I've received your beautiful postcard! Thank you Laurel from the bottom of my heart.

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  43. Wow, what a beautiful concept and what a beautiful illustration. A beautiful story in a beautiful picture.

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  44. Very sweet, Laurel. Every week I look forward to seeing what you'll come up with. Just beautiful!

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  45. amazing children's book, this would be.

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  46. Ohhhh marvelous! Great take on the theme!

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  47. Love your work! As always! The seal is so so cute. I don't think you can get much cuter than a seal - well kitties are very much up there. Lol. :-D

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  48. Gosh, this is so sweet. What a great idea for a story, I agree this would be a wonderful book. I really like your perspective on this one, the seal from the back looking at the moon, very well done.

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  49. I am glad that you settled with this idea. Very creative, great work.

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  50. Wow, how original and well done!

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  51. vv nice. blue is my favourite. thanx for stopping by my blog also..

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  52. it may not be what you planned, but it's the beauty of evolution...nicely carried off and the story's awesome, too!

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  53. Absolutely Adorable!
    "You'll see me in the moon...."
    Sweet and fantastic words!
    Bellissimo.
    Cata

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  54. great concept and execution...love it!

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  55. Very cool moon piece. :-)

    And just for YOU, I waited and wasn't first on IF this week. Aren't you glad??

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  56. Hola, gracias por tu comentario.
    Me gusta mucho tu ilustración, esta cargada de una increíble ternura.

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  57. Beautiful. So sad and sweet at the same time.

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  58. Ohhh. So sad! I hope you include this one in your "Best of IF" show.

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  59. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!! IT IS THE BACKGROUND ON MY COMPUTER NOW!

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