Illustration Friday: “Acrobat”

Well! More playing around with that…that fun, painterly style! Like I said, I never really know exactly where it’s going to go and/or how it’s going to turn out. This one just flowed though. And I like the results. I hope you do too. : )

Please check out the other entries at Illustration Friday. Many, many good ones to make you smile and other things!

And I was playing around with some illustrated type. Here’s a sample, below:

12 Responses to Illustration Friday: “Acrobat”
  1. Ivy
    September 20, 2010 | 7:44 pm
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    Ha I love this painterly free flowing style! Your colors are wonderful oh and that type is just perfect for this style. Wonderful work.

  2. Jazz
    September 21, 2010 | 8:44 am
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    I like that! I want her skinny legs.

  3. shelby
    September 21, 2010 | 12:19 pm
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    Haha, I love her expression and all those colourful faces of the crowd.

  4. Gary Bowen
    September 21, 2010 | 4:12 pm
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    You are SO good at illustration Paula. Parents and their children must just gobble up your work!

  5. Loni Edwards
    September 21, 2010 | 4:31 pm
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    Nice work, Paula! I love how fun and bright it is! That type is cool too!

  6. Mary Jane
    September 21, 2010 | 4:41 pm
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    Hi Paula
    I think those closed eyes tell me she is either completely confident in her acrobatic abilities or she is scared silly and is closing her eyes and holding her breath before she swings out into the open space. I love it!

  7. Vincent Desjardins
    September 21, 2010 | 5:49 pm
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    I love the painterly style, the colors and all of the ‘sparkles.’ The audience is the perfect touch. Great job!

  8. paula
    September 22, 2010 | 9:00 am
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    Thanks, you guys!

    Jazz: But a big butt!
    Gary: Num num, right? Thanks!
    Mary Jane: I think you got it right the first time. She’s a confindent girl, she is!
    Vincent: Thanks! I’m glad the sparkles came through!

  9. Michelle Henninger
    September 22, 2010 | 11:10 am
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    I love it Paula! Sometimes we’re all acrobats taking flying leaps into the unknown! And we do that, it’s good to have a smile on your face! :)

  10. paula
    September 22, 2010 | 11:24 am
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    So true! Thanks, Michelle!

  11. Connie Martin
    September 22, 2010 | 1:19 pm
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    Fantastic colour and excitement. Love the script below the image,too.

  12. Ann Marie
    September 24, 2010 | 1:44 am
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    I like how you played with scale here! The color is great!! Charming piece!!! The type is as fun as the illustration, too. :)