IF: muddy

I wasn't sure I was going to get something done for Illustration Friday this week, but then Philly got another massive snow storm (something like 73 inches of snow so far this winter, more than half of that in the last 5 days - it's completely ridiculous) and I had yesterday and today off work by virtue of just not being able to get there, so... I had some extra free time on my hands. I'm actually really happy with how it came out, so even though I'd rather let piranhas perform lasik surgery on me than deal with one more flake of snow, I'm glad I had the time to get it done.

For the record, rain > snow. Always. I'm so ready for spring.

I sometimes use those little dot eyes when I sketch kids, but more often than not when it comes to time do the final illustration I find them very creepy. Like the button eyes in Coraline.


  1. I like the final eyes (they have more life)! It is very bright and Spring-ish...now I am sure it is right around the corner.

    We had a bad snow winter last year, and this year...nothing, not a bit! I hope your rain comes. I am enjoying ours.

    ♥ Tiffany

  2. Really love your style :)

  3. Ooo, I want a yellow-polka-dot umbrella!

  4. love your fun style! good luck with all that snow!

  5. Thanks everyone!

    Tiffany - I usually like winter, but this year I'm definitely chomping at the bit for springtime. Anything to get rid of the snow!

    Michelle - Me too! And yellow rain boots. They're like little shots of sunshine on grey days.

  6. Hi Amanda! This is adorable! Love the umbrella :) Nice work!

  7. Lovely work, excellent interpretation of the week´s subject. Great!
    Congratulations and keep the good work!

    The Temporary


  8. Hello!
    Beautiful illo, you have an amazing style, I really like it :-)

  9. Nice "Singin' in the Rain" energy. The polka dots are a nice touch. Good luck with all that snow!!

  10. ^^ I was thinkin' the same thing! Great piece!

    Piranhas performing lasik surgery... LOL! Like I told my wife, at least you can get out and play in the snow, but then that's coming from someone who has had nothing but freezing cold and rain for the past couple weeks! :P But like you said, leaves more time for art (glass half full thinking!)

  11. She looks so joyous in her matching umbrella & rain boots. Stay warm!

  12. Nice cheerful colors!

  13. Aah, love the yellow dotted umbrella and the blue background is gorgeous. Wonderful colors and composition all together. Nice!


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