January 16, 2009

Pale :: Illustration Friday


Due to the frigid temps here this morning in NH (why again is it that we live here? please, remind me!?) pale is the color of everything and everyone around today. -15F is seriously cold! Pale is the IF prompt too, so I am playing along with this little ink drawing called Timmy. I often see dog owners out in this weather and just shiver! The cold cold cold has made my colors fade to black and white ... which describes the mood of the characters - pale, cold and stark, I think.
Happy weekend all - and stay warm!

12 comments:

angelandspot said...

Burr! Can I move in with you? LOL It was -27 here in Iowa this morning. I am glad to stay inside today after being outside taking care of the livestock and carefully using some heat to unfreeze the pipes. I feel pale today and don't much feel like creating art at all today as I would rather get under the blankets and hide all day. I like the pale piece you made.

Matthew Smith said...

great illo! It's so freezing here in NYC, and I can only imagine what you;re going through in NH!!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice...
from the way too hot and dry Bay Area in the upper 50's :-l

Liz said...

I love Timmy! I am sorry it is so frigid there. And uhm, you live there because, you love it (?) most of the time... Have a great weekend Susan

red-handed said...

Put some boots on that dog! Nice, S.

Kat Hannah said...

That pup needs a coat. Wonderful use of black/white - like the contrast of the asian background

we could grow up together said...

i love what you do! the dark romance gives me butterflies!

swampgirl said...

it's freakin' cold in NJ too.
LOVE this illustration. from the jaunty hat to the eye on the dog ... well done!

susan said...

:) it's still cold here, but we are snuggling down to get warm. i will consider doggie attire in my next series of frigid temp dog walking sketches!!!!
thanks for all the lovely comments.
ssusan

Marie helene said...

So expressive and nice. Bravo !

neilornstein said...

Here in Toronto, where the snow never seems to let up this year, I can sympathize.
A bit of Bonnard in your piece. Nice.

designing fairy said...

Very clever and such expressive lines. I love the drawing over text. It adds texture. But hey, that dog is priceless.