Thursday, November 5, 2009

IF - Skinny

This week, the word to illustrate for Illustration Friday was "skinny." I created a tiny gouache painting of a piping plover, an endangered shore bird, that has a plump body and skinny little legs.

Read more about piping plovers and what you can do to protect them here.

14 comments:

dthaase said...

great illustration

Decap said...

AWESSOOOMMEEEEE!!! this is really cool

Zelda Zap said...

What a sweet illustration! Beautiful! I like the sared colors and textures of the egga and the plover. And the darling way she's looking at her eggs! Well done!

nina seven said...

yay indeed for birdies! this is so sweet!

Patty said...

LOVE this :o)
Miss you.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, what an adorable bird. And such a cute name to go along with it. Piping Plover. It's fun to say. That's reason alone to protect them.

FOUND MARBLES said...

Ann Marie, I love this. We were just looking for piping plovers a few weeks ago at Plum Island. I would love a print of this should you ever reproduce it!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments! Jen - I want to talk to you about finding piping plovers on Plum Island! I'd be happy to make a print for you.

fashion fucsia said...

Nice work! This little bird is full of sentiment!
^_^

Jane Grant Tentas said...

I'd love to see more of these! I agree with Jenn, this would make a lovely print.

life without novacaine said...

This is so awesome. The composition is lovely as well as your color palette. I'm sorry I missed this last week.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Thanks everyone!

Amy C said...

this is so cute, what an adorable little birdie

Kay Aker said...

Lovely painting!