Wednesday is Art Day (Illustration Friday – Climbing)

[28 Jan 2009 | By | 0 Comment(s) | 3,809 views ]

A valentine’s themed watercolor for this week’s IF word of “Climbing”. I drug out the real watercolors for this one – not the photoshop ones. And I remembered why I both love and hate watercolors. I’m not sure exactly the story behind this one. Surrealism, robots, hearts, and even a robotic cupid [included since Diane’s Daily Art Stop challenge is Angels and Cupids :) ]

PS – Don’t forget to enter the Anti-Valentines Contest! I’m sure some of my ultra talented art friends can come up with a cool illo — maybe an anti-vday card!?

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  • moverlow [] :

    Validation, nothing! This is one of the best pieces entered this week. Absolutely fabulous!

  • Vanessa Brantley Newton [] :

    Oh Dot, you have stolen my heart with this. I love it. I like the way you colored this one. The paper has a lot of texture to it. Great job you did!

  • Lemongrass Studio [] :

    Your talent is too much to take for all of us regular people…

  • Peter Breese [] :

    Oh wow Dot! Really like this one! Great colors and layout.

  • Matthew Smith [] :

    awesome illo! great originality!! kudos.

  • Amy C [] :

    great piece, I am totally with you on the watercolors – I love them and hate them. Your piece is so lovely it makes me want to get them out again.

  • joseph's art and stuff [] :

    Too cool! love this, you work well with watercolors, they intimidate me… Thanks for the visit and comment:)

  • Artemis Wilde [] :

    Wow, this is lovely. I am so jealous of your watercolor skills.

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    Oh my gosh, how utterly awesome and cool! Your watercolor work is fantastic. Such a cool design.

    Anti-Valentines! Oooh, I’d love to play!

  • Honor Bowden [] :

    LOVE IT! Please break out the watercolors more often, you’ve done an amazing job.

  • Laura [] :

    Unique idea!

  • UIRU [] :

    Great vitality to your colours and a quirky illustration that put a smile on my face.

  • nessadee [] :

    Awesome concept and colors!

  • Roberta [] :

    This is great… the colors are so vibrant and your technique is wonderful!

  • Sara [] :

    This is awesome! It’s really creative and fun to look at!

  • ValGalArt [] :

    you should feel really good about this one! i love it Dottie :)

  • Fadas & C.ª [] :

    So Lovely! Full of great and curious details… Well done!

  • Tomás Serrano [] :

    Dot, I like this watercolor. All in it: colors, robots, the stuff…

  • messyfish [] :

    this is a great idea. i love the robots. the colours so vivid. nice one!

  • theartofpuro [] :

    Wonderful illo,full of imagination
    Love the colours and the concept

  • Richard Cardona [] :

    This is wondrous, and beautiful work. Very very nice!

  • Reg [] :

    Stunning! I love the colors and the texture! Great job!

  • Dot [] :

    Thanks everyone! wow, I guess you guys have inspired me to do more watercolors :)


  • Shano [] :

    This is so durn cute and charming! Very clever.

  • Heather Sitarzewski [] :

    So sweet! In a poor-broken-hearted way! =) That heart is awesome and these are some of your best robot creations yet. Plus, you did a great job with the real watercolors too! I can’t stop smiling! I love it.

  • Diana Evans [] :

    what a wonderful piece…I am so thrilled you participated…my computer blew up yesterday so I am so lost ,….will catch up once I am fully up and running again….

  • Michael O'Connell [] :

    what a fab illustration! amazing and fun… and now i am going to have to go and look for my real watercolors…

  • Loni Edwards [] :

    Well done Dot! Your watercolor technique is awesome! I love the heart especially.