Tuesday, February 17, 2009

illustration friday: celebrate


I once heard that each year in Sweden they have a party to celebrate the beginning of summer... This tree is meant to be a "beginning of spring-tree" and all its inhabitants are celebrating the end of winter and beginning of spring... :) 
Shouldn't we all have parties to celebrate the seasons...?

38 comments:

nessadee said...

Ooh! I love this illustration! The colors are great and its simplistic style is wonderful! The subject is very similar to mine. :)

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful lively celebration.

elizabeth said...

Oh, we definitely should. I love your color scheme here, in addition to the drawing itself.

nell said...

The more you look at this, the more you notice. Love the fish and other variety of animals!

get zapped said...

Fantastic! Full of celebration and joy. I always try to have a party for the solstice and equinox. Let's spread the word! :)

Artemis Wilde said...

Beautiful illustration. Great details and color scheme.

Emily said...

Nice work! I love the color scheme!

Tom said...

Swedes have all the best ideas! Great colours and composition!

matt dawson said...

Lovely work! Great stylisation and use of limited colour.

ps. the word verification for this is "lamphipp" :)

lauh-ren said...

i love this! i love the minimal color!


and your header too!

flower girl said...

Wonderful and sweet illo :)

- aurélie - said...

Ton illu est superbe! les animaux sont super chouettes, très marrants!
et puis, tu as raison, vive la fête!

Zari said...

wonderful piece; the concept and composition are great! love the color scheme!

Danyell said...

That's so lovely & fresh looking!

andrealynn said...

This is insanely beautiful!!! And wonderful colours! I'm in love!!!

Lara Brehm said...

thank you all so much! :) i love your comments!

xenos said...

this piece has such a nice retro feel to it, like i would find it on a vintage piece of pyrex or something...

JooJoo said...

Congratulations! Now it's time to celebrate your illustration fr being the pick of the week! :)Your work is so lovely I love the use of color for this illustration and the line work.

AtelierBrigitte said...

Congratulations from me too! With this illo you really deserve to be picture of the week!

Shannon Melville said...

This is very fun and a great idea, it reminds me of a Christmas tree :) but a different shape. I also like the colours. Congrats on being pick of the week, go and celebrate now! :)

nina seven said...

congrats on pick of the week. this is lovely.

yoon see said...

Congrats! So beautiful!!!

ValGalArt said...

very lovely! congratulations :)

Alina Chau said...

AWEsome illo!

Nicky Linzey said...

This is a wonderful illustration, I don't know how I missed it! Colours, theme, everything about it.

Suana said...

I like the decorative and graphic aspect to your work. Beautiful!
^ ^

Youngsun Kim said...

this is just so beautiful.. i can't close my mouth opened @o@ I celebrate your successful illo! Congrats!

Atsi-Batsi said...

I love the combination of blue and red :) Great work!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on pick of the week -- well-deserved and well-earned! A beautiful piece, and I agree, we should party to celebrate all of the seasons! :)

Kimberly Robello said...

I love the colors you chose as well as the design. What you wrote about it adds to it, too. Congratulations!

::Ulla Gmeiner:: said...

this is fantastic, Lara!!

nellita said...

Congratulations!!! I love your work!!;)

Karee said...

Adorable.

soulbrush said...

this is absolutley fantastic. congrats on being 'pick of the week'.well deserved.

palma tayona said...

congratulations!!!

this is simply a marvelous illo. simply beautiful

Mao Ju said...

Hi, i love your drawing!

amadmarcello™ said...

Wonderful!! i love it! pergghhh!! I'm YOURS!!!

sandymichelle said...

Oh that really does give off a feeling of celebration, well done :)