Monday, November 17, 2008

IF - pretend


my little brother used to have an imaginary friend when he was small...a sheep. hah, too funny. and now he's about to get married. well, congrats little but-not-so-little brother!

note to self: never use this paper again....terrrible for watercolor.

17 comments:

Emila Yusof said...

very cute! hehe, cute iamginary friend too!

Anish Daolagupu said...

i've never had an imaginary friend... although i was quite convinced that there was a dragon living inside the lake in front of our house... and now, i actually have dreams about giant squids living in the lake... :)

nice illustration... hope your brother has a happy marriage... :)

Katie said...

That's adorable. It also looks like you worked with the paper well even though you didn't like it.

enigma said...

katie, i used photoshop to correct the mistakes... :-p

Fadas & C.ª said...

Your brother didn't get angry with you to reveal he's little secret?! I hate when my old sister tells "funny" stories about when I was little!...

enigma said...

fadas: heheh, he never read this blog anyway....:)

Jess said...

A lovely illustration of a personal memory! The paper looks fine from here, but I do know what you mean, the paper quality's an important part of the enjoyment isn't it?x

Loni Edwards said...

Haha! I like the little question mark above the girl's head. I like the tone of the paper, but I can relate with you on it. I hate a paper that doesn't do my work justice. It can be so frustrating!

tusen said...

sweet scene. The characters are lovely and their poses are great. I can almost feel how soft the little imaginary sheep is :)

Carli said...

very cute

The Green Telephone said...

Beautiful illustration! Very cute and expressive.

Mônica said...

You always get the body poses and expressions right, Ella! And I really like the lack of color on this one, how you managed to get all the light and shadow with just one color.

I've never had an imaginary friend either, though I used to love to imagine myself playing movie characters! :-) Congratulations to your brother!

INDIGENE said...

My son used to have an imaginary friend. It took us a while to adapt to it, but after awhile it was second nature! It was magical watching this dynamic. Great post and lovely illustration!

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Francisco Martins said...

Lovely illustrations...they're very beautiful!

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Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

He not pretending anymore. Congrats to your brother. This is such a wonderful post. I'm sure you made him smile. I always am taken by your illustration. They just pull me in. Great work again my friend.

Siukwan said...

Hi Enigma, love the way you described your memories in the picture using black and white, clever used! And your little brother and you are so cute!

theartofpuro said...

Adorable and great idea,imaginary friend is the best you can have when youare a children

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