Friday, October 21, 2011

Illustration Friday - Fuel


I took a much needed day off today. I had THE perfect day. I slept in until 12:30. Then my husband and I took the dogs to Red Bud Isle dog park, where I sketched and sketched as dogs played around me. Then we went to a fruit stand and I ate mangoes till my belly was distended. Then I took a 2-hour nap. Then I did a 30 minute workout video, then had a big dinner of pasta, caramelized onion, pesto, and kale shreds. Then I painted this for Illustration Friday. Food is a body's fuel!! Anyway, I feel awesome.

I know my painting is a big kerplosion of color. Is it cheesy in the way Rainbow Brite is cheesy?? (I loved Rainbow Brite as a kid. I think she's cool.)  Maybe it is... I hadn't touched my watercolor paints in so long I wanted to use every color!

Have a nice day.
Tiff

24 comments:

Mauricio said...

Sounds like you had a GREAT day! And great watercolor sketch as well :)

Indigene said...

Wow! That was a great day, mangoes, sketching, dogs and color...that's a heavenly day! I love all the colors!

Your blog post answered perfectly my blog question...:)

Annie Patterson said...

cute little rainbow kid! That does sound like a really really good day!
sleep, mangos, exercise, sleep, dogs, PAINT!
:-)

Evan said...

its not cheesy in any form....its absolutely beatiful! i love the winter wollens!!!! love it!

atlanticmo said...

Love the rainbowbrite colors.

Nic Lawson said...

so cute!! loving the colours :)

Cindy D. said...

Well, if it's cheesy, then cheesy is awesome! Wow, unbelievably cute.

Hannah Sommerville said...

This is so adorable. I LOVE all the colours.

Ray Ferguson said...

This is sooooo adorable!

caela said...

Great Illustration :) I love the character design :D

John said...

charming and beautifully painted

Marie Alice said...

Lovely colors ! Extremely cute (but not cheesy :)

Deb Johnson said...

I love all of the colors! So glad you had a wonderful day, too! This illustration makes me HAPPY!

Linda Hensley said...

I love the colors, and I'm pretty sure I need a hat like that :) Very cute!

Alison said...

I love all the colors and the little kid's expression.

wren said...

Take it from someone who over does intense colors all the time. Its not cheesy. You shift back into a more muted pallet for a while, then take out your older, intense work and you realize its the way to paint.

Funaek said...

I like the many bright colors you used in this. I LOVE your blog! It has such a great mix of watercolors, sketches, and cartoons depicting your past and current life. Keep it up - I'm definitely adding you to my blog reader!

Nessa Dee said...

Very sweet! I love the colors.

Ted Blackman said...

I think I'd look good in a hat like that.

Sarah Melling said...

Not the least bit cheesy...it's wonderful!

tiffannysketchbook said...

thanks everyone for the comments! :D Thanks thanks thanks!

diana said...

very cute! and I love the colours, she pulls them off perfectly :))!

Bonbon said...

I'm glad you took a much needed vacation day :) Love the painting!

John Voss said...

Rainbow Brite, eh? Nice! I used to watch that... and Punky Brewster... and the Care Bea—You know what? I've probably said too much. Great work though. Colors are fantastic!