Feb 12, 2006

Illustration Friday: simple

Watercolor and ink on paper.
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Ellen said...

Simply yummy!

Anonymous said...

Simply delicious and love how the suggestion of party goers/birthday person are painted :)

Manuela said...

UH don't know
I like so much the watercolor
and the people in the back still they are on a dark side :D
but Not sure about the cake!
And today is my birthday D::D:D
SO I'm going to get a cake :D:D:

Ives said...

Nice one! I love the combination of the sketchy cake and those shadowy people in the background...

Regina said...

love the cake! very cool silhouettes in the background.

Aravis said...

I like the ghostly quality of the people, making the cake central and most important. As it should be. *G*

Nina Khashchina aka Apple-Pine said...


have a piece :)

thanks - I am glad that you liked the party on the background - I felt that it might be something you in particular would catch and enjoy - not all people who actually saw this noticed people :)

Happy B-Day!
I think that people are from the dark side - they might be not from this world - yes, long gone - yes, may be even never existing - but I don't think that they are mean and dark :)

I was thinking about making the cake more detailed at first but I think it would not work with the background-group idea - too much difference...

Creative Kismet;

thanks for your comment. I thought of a cake being a "thing of the moment" on B-Day. It's a silence of the moment just before all candles are blown - when cake really gets all attention :)

carla said...

I defintely see this as the opposite of simple. A "Happy Birthday" often leads us to ponder our mortality...the shades in the background make me think of people who are gone... the slice of cake is like a slice of life. I'm probably reading too much into this... Anyway, I love the watercolor technique!

Nina Khashchina aka Apple-Pine said...

I have to aadmit that I am scared to admit to which degree you are right about this piece - but I still think that this is a very simple thing :)