Monday, June 20, 2011

IF … Launch

©2011 Mardi Speth All Rights Reserved • Watercolour & Ink

Boys will be boys. 
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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

21 comments:

  1. ha ha - they sure will, and this is just too cute. I love the mood you have going with the colors, too!

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  2. your characters are so incredibly cute! Nice job on these guys!

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  3. I love the sense of intrepidation, and the very long fuse :o)

    But... where is Mouse?
    Maybe it is too noisy and scary for Mouse.

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  4. Thank you, friends! Night scenes are a challenge, but I'm enjoying the wonders of black gouache. Mouse is home under the covers with a pillow over her head. Kabooms are way too big and scary for her little ears.

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  5. They're so cute and cuddly! Loving the big firework too!

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  6. Well.
    That Black gouache is perfect for the mood... dark, but not murky; I like how the bushes in the back fuzz out into the night.
    You've achieved a nice sense of depth with the black and other contrasts, and both the characters and environment massage each other into coziness; we've got it all here: detail≈vagueness, fear≈humor, cuteness≈seriousness...
    Makes one want to stop whatever your doing and join in the fun!
    ~unless you're a mouse I guess...
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  7. wow, this is really great! love the concept (ha!) and the way you've rendered the night in those wonderful blues... darling bunny boys, too!

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  8. Mardi, wonderful staging and storytelling! The use of the foreground pulls me into the piece...if fact I feel as if I'm hiding in the bushes watching all this unfold.

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  9. How the oldest one is apprehensively lighting the fuse and the middle one is unknowingly smiling up at him. He doesn't even look at his hand. I think that could exactly happen like that. (Says a mother of three little boys who wishes it will never happen like that).
    Well made!!
    Pia

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  10. ha love this... I really enjoy your work..... all of it.

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  11. how cute...love it...your art is awesome!

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  12. Oh, dear., let the bunny-boys step back!
    Paula

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  13. Excellent! It tells such a story. Love the composition.

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  14. I'm catching up on a couple of week's worth of IF entries, and these are two of my faves, but then I always look forward to visiting your work. You always have such a wonderful, magical quality to your pieces. The light against the night sky, the bottle rocket in the foreground...Beautiful!

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  15. Wow, lovely whimiscal illos!

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