Monday, January 11, 2010

Illustration Friday - Confined or...



Alice in the House!

i can't imagine feeling any more confined than eating so much cake and cookies that you can't fit through the front door, although i have certainly tried to find out...

My 9-year-old posed for this...one of the few times she did so willingly

24 comments:

Michelle Smith said...

Nice one, Adrienne. It really does convey a feeling of confinement or claustrophobia. I've got your blog on my RSS reader and get to see your new paintings as you post them. It's great. It would be nice if there was a comment button that would show up with it so I wouldn't forget to comment. :-)

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice piece. Love your style.

jinksy said...

I think the snow is making many of us feel just as confined...

SonatasWelt said...

Your illustration is wonderful!!!
Sonata

Krista said...

Poor Alice! I really love your women's faces and hair. A very elegant style!

ellis.illus said...

this is absolutely lovely! i truly do wish i had someone at home to pose for me - no matter whether willingly or not *laugh*

Nicky Linzey said...

Love this illustration. Exactly describes confined and does make me feel slightly claustrophobic. Lucky you having a model even if it is a reluctant one!

April said...

Very nice arrangement. Great expression on her face!

Amy said...

Very lovely. I knew it was Alice even before I read the description. You definitely captured emotion with her expression-she seems melancholy.

dthaase said...

great line work and coloring - love the expression

KarenKayArtWorks said...

I love this one, but it does give me shivers. Reminds me of the time I was supposed to have an MRI. I was fine till I opened my eyes and found I couldn't even move my arms it was so tight in there. I pushed the button really quick and said no way. I heard the open MRI's are better, but I'm too chicken to find out.
Anyways, I adore your work!
Karen

k.h.whitaker said...

Lovely version of Alice, great work, I love it

Nicola said...

I love your Alice such a gorgeous painting and conveys the theme perfectly!

Pirusca said...

Very nice illustration, I love Alice!

Valerie Lorimer said...

Beautiful piece, Adrienne. It's really wonderful.

Terri Fischer said...

beautiful! i have my 10-yr-old pose for me, too. ;)

Coreopsis said...

I really like this. It's a shift from a lot of your other paintings. It feels really claustrophobic.

I still have my seventeen-year-old pose for me sometimes. He's pretty willing, especially if it involves swords or clubs.

jomcmullan said...

This portrays the subject perfectly and it is great to see how you translated the photograph into the illustration.

Susan Faye said...

I love the wistful expression in her face and eyes; very nice composition and colors...

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Wonderful. I was thinking of Alice in Wonderland also. Beautiful job.

Sally Taylor said...

I really like your artistic/illustrative style. My 14 old son is occasionally an unwilling model as well but those are always my favorite finished pieces. Great illo!

Liz Revit said...

Beautiful piece!

Eva O'Dell said...

Lovely picture.

Four Dinners said...

Maximus Spittimus has requested I advise you of the following things.

A) He likes your pictures
B) You need a bigger house
C) Thank you for visiting his blog
D) Paint cat pictures

Best Regards

Four Dinners
Aide de Camp
http://maximusspittimus.blogspot.com

ps...love your work...4D