1.10.12

Girl with book, illustration Friday

My very first drawing for Illustration Friday.
The topic was 'book'.
Now I LOVE books.  I have countless books ( literally - I tried to count them once, and gave up after 1579...)
We have 9 bookshelves (not counting the kids rooms)
They are all FULL
And I mostly know (mostly) where a given book can be located.
Want a book on ancient history? Try the 2nd from bottom shelf, right hand side in the family room.
Maybe Australian historical fiction? Bottom shelf closest to the dining table.
(The kids did a 'Where is...?" test on me - I won!)

So back to Illustration Friday.  
So, there I am, with one of my all time favourite topics, and I am stuck on what to draw!  
 then...
I imagined  a girl, casually reading... fields of daisies, and blue skies....

Book Lovin.  5 x 7" Watercolour & pen.  Listed in my etsy shop

As a quick sketch ( using a fine artist pitt pen), with a watercolour wash.
I like her relaxed pose, day dreamy far off stare...
I wonder what she is reading?

p.s. love your comments! :-)

15 comments:

  1. definitely a sweet looking illustration ^^

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  2. Lovely! A very nice perspective and very peaceful scene. I'm thinking it's Jane Eyre. Or maybe the Mists of Avalon. :)

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    1. Hi CIndy - thanks so much! Oh yes - Jane Eyre!

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  3. She is fantastic! She has such a fun loving summer-in-the-park feeling to her!

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    1. Hi Carolyn, Thanks for your lovely feedback! 'summer-in-the-park' feel - yes exactly - couldn't put it better :-)
      Cheers,
      Linda

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  4. ooh, I love books too! And your illustration is just perfect. Sends me right back to my childhood. I think she is reading "Little Women" :-)

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    1. Hi Viv! Welcome - Love to chat with book lovers! Little women - that's a great book choice for her :-)
      Cheers!
      Linda

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for dropping by, and glad you liked it! :-)

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  7. From one book obsessed, arty soul to another...............She is gorgeous, such a happy illustration. Definitely 'Anne of Green Gables'. :)

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    1. Hi Clare - thanks! Oooh yes, Anne of GG is a fab choice!! :-)
      Cheers,
      Linda

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  8. Her smile has won me. Now my DH can't say I have too many books. I love books too. Great illustration. You captured a mind enjoying a book. Wonderful.

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  9. Hi Salem, never too many books! :-) thanks!! Linda

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