Wednesday, November 4, 2009

IF "Skinny"



Illustration Friday- "Skinny"

I did not do a sketch first- and that explains how messy this is- but it was fast and fun to doodle- w/ no lines. So unlike me. LIKE ME- on the other hand - is the image.

When you don't look like what is expected- BE unexpected.

I danced for 8 yrs. as a girl. I had girls tease me cause I was never SKINNY. - I just danced to my own tune- and moved on.

17 comments:

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Nice style and very cute!
I like that girl with her hat the most :)

Melinda Stanley said...

Perfect concept, Kelly! I love her confidence amongst all the other girls. Her willingness to be different is so nice! Thanks for sharing this! :)

Cyn Narcisi said...

You always did march to your own drummer, I bet. Kelly, this is wonderful!

xenos said...

this piece is so charming. i like it!

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool! great style!

coralmoon said...

very nice!

Julia Kelly said...

I like this and it is a great way to handle the theme this week- heres to those who make the world more interesting because we do march to a different drummer.

captainoz said...

Kelly, I'm pleased to see at my ballet studio that the kids are all shapes and sizes. The best high school girl in the ballet classes a few years ago was about three times as large as the rest of the girls, and she could dance circles around them. After graduating from college, she returned to the area and is now teaching jazz and ballet at the studio. One of the other really good dancers who graduated a couple of years ago was over 6 feet tall and not skinny. Very cool that not every studio is about the skinny girls.

Love your drawing!

Christine

jazzlamb said...

Really nice choice of colors and the action in the illustration is realy well projected!

Mark Cavell said...

Loving this! She reminds me of my 5 year old niece.
Wonderful style, wonderful blog.

Alicia Padrón said...

Ohhhh!! This is soo perfect Kelly! It's beautiful and organic and says so much. I think this is one of my favorite illustration of yours!

The talent is always evident on all of your work but this one has a heart behind it, you know what I mean? Make this baby a postcard and send it out there! ASAP!

Phyllis Harris said...

I love this piece, Kelly!

Sally Taylor said...

Awesome! Beautiful little illo.

cycheng said...

wow. . i can't believe you did that with no lines. . the flow is beautiful and I definitely have memories of being the chubby and unconventional kid in ballet class

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Charming. The trails and tribulations of childhood. I love your music I remember it.

Angela Matteson said...

I love these bendy ladies. So much character!
Your floor texture is awesome in the close-up.

Miss KB said...

Love it! This brings back many memories of my childhood! Thanks Kelly :)