Friday, December 14, 2007

Illustration Friday: backwards

Some folks like the bright lights, big city. nightclubs and swanky eateries. Call me backwards, but I love a small town any day. My submission for Illustration Friday's "backwards" prompt.

My Scribbleguild group is sending out a winter mailer and this is the image I made for the project. Acrylic on Canson Airbrush paper. Please click on image to view it larger*

38 comments:

Kate said...

What a lovely little, cozy town! Very sweet Val-Gal!

buep said...

Very sweet indeed! These houses look like cookies :) I love it!

Josh (musarter) said...

I whole heartedly agree. Nice illo, as always, too.

Teri C said...

Is there a 'for sale' sign here. I want to move there. and there is a bookstore! so adorable Val.

Kate said...

By the way, check out my "Puff The Magic Dragon" post on my blog if you have a moment...I woud love to hear your answers since we are not all that far apart in age. It's been a lot of fun reading everyone's contributions.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. It reminds me of that movie 'Peeing In The Snow' or was it'Singing Down The Drain'? Happy Holidays Val Gal. You are the best. Bad Dog

isay said...

Spending hours walking in a place like this is really fun for me. I try to do that once every week.

I like the colors and the different kinds of brick in your illustration.

Rui Sousa said...

nice really nice! congratolations!nice colors!
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Catnapping said...

mee too. i like narrow streets, old buildings...and no traffic lights...

i like telephone polls with wires swinging from building to building like garlands...

Catnapping said...

mee too. i like narrow streets, old buildings...and no traffic lights...

i like telephone polls with wires swinging from building to building like garlands...

catboxartstudio said...

How cute is this? Love it!

Cream said...

I love the bright lights, big city nightclubs and swanky eateries.
Call me backwards, then?
Nah...
Call me a party animal!
Great illustration, Val...

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a sweet illustration...and yes, small town living is great !! I love the colors you chose here.

Janet said...

Me, too!...lovely illo, Val.

ErinSherman said...

So cute and warm and well-detailed!
Looks like a place I'd love to go because I feel that way too.

rbaird said...

What more could a person need! It's wonderful.

tusen said...

lovely houses

Julie Hammond said...

I like small towns too! How did you ever come up with the movement of the buildings? It really enhances the effect of a small town full of charm and coziness.

frank h. said...

beautiful illo ... I am a 'province' guy also - cannot feel well in non-human dimensions.

bog_art said...

The first toy house looks like is alive.. and it is the same with the coffee one.. wonderful piece!!

imwithsully said...

This looks like Brown County, Indiana. And since it is snowing here today, I bet it matches even more. I swear you must have been here before...

studio lolo said...

Oh I am SO with you on this Val! Consider me there :)

DesigningFairy said...

Love the sweet home town feeling you captured.

Liz Jones said...

Oh, me too. And this looks so cozy!

Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful and sweet buildings, Valerie! Wish to be there!

www.aynaku.net said...

excellent and humorous as usual...what is the average size of your works?...(I like small towns as well)

Faruffa said...

I live in a big city and the magic of your illustration is for me very poignant (sorry for online translation)

Amy Zaleski said...

I agree here, too. I live in a small town with a quaint Main Street like this. We even have a bookstore! And a toy store! In megastore times, this is refreshing. Happy Holidays to you as well, Val! :-)

marcisenders said...

Beautiful!

delaverobum said...

Lovely!

Gillian said...

Another very satisfying painting. I'd love to live in a world like this. xxx

RyanLoghry said...

Awesome work as usual Val. Long live the small town. Said the man living in a very, very small town indeed.

Ellen Byrne said...

Small town living is new again - that's why I live in one! Thanks for the reminder on the pleasures!

sketched out said...

The rain is almost making the San Fernando Valley seem cozy...almost!

What a warm, fuzzy place you've created. I want to be there right now.

Beautiful job!

ms. froggie said...

cooozzzzzzzzyyy bedford falls for me, ANY DAY! this is super, val! the light, as always, just draw me right in...my feet and hands already feel warmer!

happiest of holidays to you and yours, val! :))

princesstomato said...

cozy indeed! and of course, your little kitty is THE coziest, peeking out from her window atop the book store. :)

xoxox

Debbie Egizio said...

Love this wonderful wintery scene. I agree with you on the small town thing and so I must be backwards too.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

the town appears to be swaying to the music i think

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