Illustration Friday: “Space”

Sometimes we just need a little space to ourselves. : )

The original version of this was not cropped. What do you think? Do you like this better..? Just curious. I couldn’t make up my mind.

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9 Responses to Illustration Friday: “Space”
  1. Bron Smith
    June 23, 2012 | 10:26 am

    It’s a tough call, but I lean slightly toward the uncropped version. It’s amazing how realistic Painter washes are. Nice art, as usual.

  2. ken
    June 24, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    I think non-cropped gives it more breathing room, or space if you will. 🙂

  3. Mary Uhles
    June 25, 2012 | 12:53 am

    Nice! I actually think I like the cropped version… but then i’m a close-up kind of gal as my own post says this week LOL

  4. paula
    June 25, 2012 | 1:29 pm

    Bron: Thanks for your compliment & input. That seems to be the popular choice and I get it. Yes, the brushes are my favorite!

    Ken: Yup! I felt that myself but couldn’t articulate why. Thanks for leaving a comment!

    Mary: Thanks! Yes, to be fair, I should have made them exactly the same size. I thought about that too. Now to go check out your post! Thanks for commenting here, btw! I appreciate them all!

  5. Cindy D.
    June 26, 2012 | 8:14 pm

    Haha, I see your dilemma. My inclination is the one that is not cropped, but then I change my mind! Very funny and cute dog! Must be a great book.

  6. Kent Culotta
    June 26, 2012 | 8:27 pm

    Sweet! Love the sentiment.

  7. paula
    June 28, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Cindy: I’m with you. They both work, but then… : ) Thanks for your input!
    Kent: Merci!

  8. nancydrewit
    July 19, 2012 | 7:45 am

    Hi Paula! I’ve been traveling so I missed this one–I’m a dog lover, so of course I love your astrodog (and your potato shaped planet!). Although it is a rough call, I think the cropped version captures the tail wag better (my favorite detail). I love visiting your blog, and I really admire how your digital work always looks so fresh.

  9. Paula
    July 25, 2012 | 10:26 am

    Thanks, Nancy! I appreciate your letting me know your thoughts on this piece–to go cropped or not? Yes, there are strengths in both ways to go so I hear you. Thanks for sharing that you like the tail-wag! I’ll have to go look at that again! And thanks for letting me know you like my work. As you know, it’s always good to hear that once in a while. : ) I enjoy your work, too! It looks effortless and fun!