Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Highlight" Illustration Friday December 31, 2011

Inspired by the Illustration Friday word: "Highlight"

Mulled over this word choice all week, in between various holiday gatherings, tidyings and while working on my portfolio, getting ready for the SCBWI conferece in NYC late January (anyone else going?)

Although the highlight of the holidays was the wonderful, noisy tribe of kids tromping through the house, drawing that while my mind was on other work did not develop.

And then I noticed - the toes, leaves, branches and shoebuckles in this image, all highlighted in the moonlight. I rarely post an image not created specifically for the I.F. challenge, but I think this one took shape influenced by the challenge, eve if I was unaware of it until just now.

Happy New Year, everyone.


  1. I like the way the highlights bring out all those moonlit details, while the shoe-thief himself fades into the mist... very cleverly done!

  2. This is a wonderful illustration--tells the story with lots of atmosphere.
    Re: NYC conf- YES! I'm going!...and going nuts trying to pull everything together ;)

  3. I would have thought you created it for the challenge! I think it fits in several ways. I particularly like the way you framed the focal point (or highlighted it) with an outline.

  4. I love the mood in this piece and I agree with Elizabeth, it does tell a story. Nice job!

  5. Thanks folks for all the kind comments.

    ERS: Hope to meet in person at SCBWI

  6. I like the mood of this piece. Mystery in the moonlight. Great job!


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