Friday, March 02, 2012

Charley Harper Redux

I am having so much fun illustrating birds in a very geometric version, aka, Charley Harper. Started these as a fun little project and now I am kind of obsessed. Sand piper and Hummingbird next. ;)



11 comments:

Tina Besecker Marohn said...

These are beautiful! Wow. Are you submitting to the Puget Sound Bird Fest? I'm exploring ideas right now as well.

smazoochie said...

So beautiful!

LindaCO said...

Lovely! I especially like the feather detail on the heron.

Kim Carney said...

Thank you Blogger smazoochie, LindaCO !!!! I sort of got obsessed. I started them and couldn't stop ... I think it is because I haven't done anything in illustrator in so long. Hey Tina! I might. From their past poster I think they really prefer paintings vs computer generator illustraions, but it is like going to school for me ... it is a project for me to focus on and the need to finish it ;)

Kim Carney said...

LindaCO ... that is really a stretch for me because I hate doing gradients! My husband said, a gradient feather would look really good there ... so I practiced. I guess I do like the use of it here, but I am really not very good at them ;0

Tina Besecker Marohn said...

I say go for it. I particularly like the heron too. I figure I have a slim chance, but I like to have goals to focus on and what the heck. Right?! You just never know and for me it is more of a point to have fun with it and challenge myself. And I wish I could do the type of illustration work you do. I'll probably stick to paint though ;)

Kim Carney said...

My mantra this year is Be Brave, Take Chances ;) that is what I hear in my head every time I say, well, ahhh, maybe ... yes, Fun is the key word. and I always learn *SOMETHING* in the process so it is never wasted time ;)

Julia C said...

I was going to try to write something clever, but I'll just say that I'm so impressed.

Kim Carney said...

Thank you Julia. I just redid the dotted lines in the new adobe 5 and wow, it is just terrific. I love the updated version of adobe ;)

Maxinetoo said...

Kim ... you already know how much I love these. You need to explore doing posters as a business. xoxo

Kim Carney said...

I started a couple of more ... completely addicted to them ;) Yes, I am thinking posters!