Monday, August 28, 2006

I.F. - "Run"


My version of a classic story. 1 Cor 9:24 - Run to win! I googled "tortoise" and "hare" to get some reference photos, but I ended up making them up to get them in the positions I wanted. I was trying to have the hare look like he just woke up, does that come across? I am happy with the way the tortoise is stepping out into the sunshine to cross the finish line, while the hare wakes up, aghast, in the shadows. I'll try to replace the photo with a scan tomorrow - the quality isn't what I wanted. Here is the line only version too - I almost like it just as much as the color!
Drawn with Micron black pen, Prismacolor markers, and colored pencils.

*SORRY IF I DELETED YOUR COMMENTS WHEN I WAS TRYING TO FIX THE COLOR VERSION!*

13 comments:

AnastasiaC said...

this is wonderful Paula! I love both the line drawing and the colour version! a great illustration!

Andrew Thornton said...

One of my favorite fables! Really nicely done. Both verisons look wonderful. Though, with the different hues and shades, there's more constrast and more POP! in the colored image.

lil kim said...

the coloured version looks great! nice job. thanks also for your comments on my blog :-)

cosmos said...

Nice work. Do more.

Jeannie said...

good art work Paula.

one thing....Is the "N" supposed to be backwards??

rebecca said...

Hi, I think this is my first time commenting here, but have been peaking for a while.

Love the theme and your style, and I agree with you that the line drawing is as appealing as the color version. I participated in an ATC swap that was fairy tale/fable themed and the Tortoise and the Hare was my fable!!!! Again love your style.

Amy Zaleski said...

Turned out great!

Gabriel said...

Nice! Turtles are some of the best animals around. Go Harriet, go!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a great scene, and a great choice for the topic! Well done.

the enigma said...

nice work! i like it! love the colors.

paula said...

I think this came out nicely, MommaP! Yes, the rabbit definitely looks surprised and like he's waking up from a nap. Turtle's got a little smile on his face clearly knowing he's won. Like the little details you added in the banner--the stitching and the backward 'N'. I can tell you had fun!

ellia said...

awww, it DID turn out wonderfully!!! what a great illustrator you are!

Kathy said...

WOW...you do great illustrations but this one just hits the right spot. (A friend and I are trying to organize long term and this is our "theme" - slow and steady wins the race.)
Do you publish these somewhere for sale?

Kathy