Thursday, November 5, 2009

IF - Skinny


Walking the Skinny Mile

85 comments:

Renee said...

Oh my God Bella, I love this. It almost feels like me sometimes. Not that I am walking above everyone, but like being on a tightrope and walking alone.

I love it. Super gorgeous.

But I love you best (now that the cat is out of the bag). har har

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Wow Bella... Wow.

xoxox

esque said...

Nice! I like the juxtaposition of red and gray and danger yet apparent surefootedness of the girl. Wonderful :)

Miss Carole said...

Lovely, nice idea :)

Rayanna said...

I love it, it is so cute.

Deborah said...

Bella, another brilliant piece. I love enlarging your work, just like Ces', and finding all the little tiny details, how each roof has different tile and the almost hidden details. Again, you try to disquise your brilliance in sweetness...but we all see it. **blows kisses** Deb

Manon Doyle said...

Love this Bella!! I feel like I'm on that tightrope at times!! I guess it's better to be on it than off....lol!

clairedulalune said...

I love it Bella, love it!

kathi said...

Hey, that's me up there! :) Love the little red flower on the straw roof! A much prettier town than Mary Poppins' too!

spindelmaker said...

This is so lovely!

dthaase said...

fantastic concept - love it

theartofpuro said...

Wonderful image!Love the perspective and the feelings!So poetic!

Patricia said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
I love it :-)

Patricia xo

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

Soooo sweet. it is a beautifuul illustration.

Eric Barclay said...

Outstanding as always. Love your use of color on this piece.

AtelierBrigitte said...

This looks so fantastic! I love the way you've played with the bright red of her coat and the 'grey' in the rest of the illo.
May I ask: is it done in watercolor, or with pencil?

Ces said...

Not only am I walking on a tightrope, I am all tangled up and hanging with the rope around my neck. I can't see all the details, I will have to look again tonight. - love this drawing, may I please purchase a print? This is so apropos for my life right now.

roberta baird said...

Fantastic work!
Lets face it you're just brilliant!

Carol Lawecki said...

Sweet!! I love the red coat and the one single red flower on the thatched roof! Very Nice Work Bella. Hope you and your girls are settled in your new home! (((Hugs)))

thewillowsnest said...

Delightful!!gorgeous work..and so exciting to find the magical extra pop of red on the flower..when enlarged!!

Emily said...

Super sweet as always Bella! I just love roof-scapes!

Renee said...

har har har har

Now dear Bella you may have opened a can of worms and our girl may climb on this skinny rope without the umbrella after hearing that you love me more than her.

Love it.

xoxoxo

Renee said...

Love is in the air...........

xooxo

Renee said...

Now I am going to grab the heating pad, my bad is fucking killing me.

xoxox

Silke said...

Bella, I can't stop staring at this gorgeous illustration! And when I enlarged it, what a delight to find that little flower on one roof and the pachyderm on another... And the little girl - I think we can all relate at times - she looks so confident. She looks like she doesn't need the tightrope at all - I bet she could fly... Love, Silke

Pepi said...

Menuda preciosidad, me encanta es toque de color rojo, es genial. Besos.

Cintia Yamane said...

that's cuuuteeeee...

kathy hare said...

so beautiful Bella...

Angela Matteson said...

Beautifully serene with a touch of danger. Somehow you know she will go on. I love the classic look to your work. :)

Lisa Graves said...

I'm definitely in love. This is brilliant.

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, thanks, y'all. Truth be told, I wasn't too thrilled with this one, but you've made me feel so much better about it. I wish I had the time to respond to each of you individually, but time is short. :(

AtelierBrigitte, it's just pencil that was digitally colored with Illustrator.

And Ces, your money is no good here.

Ces said...

I looked at this again and it made me sad. I feel like crying. It is a very sad picture, I think but I still love it.

sketched out said...

Holy cow! Now that's skinny! This is so great... but all your stuff is great.

Sonia ;) said...

Bella....

That is amazing...LOve Love Love Love the picture. I believe everyone has that feeling of either walking life's tightrope...The title of walking the line of feeling skinny and NOT..me lately...

You are a amazing artist

xoxoxooxo

Dusik said...

Bella! this is so not diletante!
this is real real good sh.. stuff!
for real.
i love the roofs.
love the little girl who looks even smaller somehow
love the air
love it all

aimee said...

i was so surprised to read that you weren't thrilled with this piece - i think this is one of your best yet. not only are the composition and colors perfect, it's one of those drawings that can be interpreted in a thousand different ways depending on who you are or where you are in life. oh, please open an etsy shop, won't you, and make this your first print?

p.s. if i could live in a little town like this, i would risk the tightrope walk!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

That is one clever little lassie.
Love her!

Many thanks for the awards you gave me. I appreciate your friendship.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

❦TattingChic said...

That is a sweet illo. Your drawings are always so cute and clever and yet so very poignant.

Renee said...

Sven would be more than welcome, as long as he has experience in rubbing on exactly the right spot. xoxox

linda cardina said...

oh MAAAAN do i love this!!!!!!! makes my heart pound just looking at that precious little girl with the precious teeny tiny feet. i am sooooooo afraid of hieghts!! i'm glad she is carrying the umbrella...i'm sure she will land her safely if she would happen to slip. lol!

beautiful work bella!
xoxo
lin

nina seven said...

wonderful piece, bella - so richly detailed yet simple at the same time. LOVE it!

Diana Evans said...

oh wow Bella!!! this is breathtaking...what a wonderful piece ....it is so strong and so clver!!! I think we all walk on tight ropes once and a while...when we finally get to the other side we can breathe again...and are stronger than before!!!


hugs
Diana

Arija said...

Bella, this is an absolute beauty. I think most of us have done the high wire act at sometime in our lives, but only you could turn it into a poignant statement of hope. Thank you you wonder and delight.

Andrea said...

Wow Bella, it's simply gorgeous - incredible! Hope you've settled in.
Take care,
Andrea
x

caren said...

I think everyone can relate to this. Love this as always! Such cute detail.

Caroline said...

This is the best interpretation of skinny I've seen!! Clever and cute at the same time - love all the details and your use of little accents of colour.

Val said...

you are not alone on this skinny mile, bella. love the illustration. :)

justdoodleit said...

Trust the super talented Bella to come up with another awesomely cute piece. Like that elephant vane on the rooftop too ;)

Eva Prunella Grandiflora said...
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Eva Prunella Grandiflora said...

Dear Bella,
I have read all your post taken the time to check all the illustrations. I had found your blog time ago, but never had the time to check it out carefully...now that I have no posts left to read I feel sad: they are so fabulous and your illustrations so amazing that I think I'll never have enough!
Thanks for being so fabulous.
xxx

Naomi said...

Simply excellent.

encaracolada said...

so beautiful! I always wanna try this, walking over the roofs like a cat. Congrats!

Nicky Linzey said...

Beautiful illustration Bella and very poignant. The detail is truly amazing and must take you ages, well worth it for us of course having your wonderful work to look at every week!

Ann Marie said...

This is so charming! She is a brave girl!! Wonderful little details.

cindy said...

i think it's wonderful. i feel like she's strong and going to make it across. she also has another path as an option. but, her arms are close in and not extended out like she's try to balance. i agree with aimee, a shop would be very nice, indeed. enjoy your weekend!

deepazartz said...

My Bella..Thats so very Lovely!!!
What a contrast!!! What a thought!!!
Love it...You are unique! One of a kind:)
Happy sketching:)

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is a delightful illustration, Bella! Love the red against the grays.

Marie S said...

This feels so wonderful, not scary to this woman at all. She is confident and just strolling along.
I just love this.
She knows that this is no different than walking on the ground.
Thank you for showing me what this confidence looks like!
Love and hugs my Bella, have a magical weekend!!

The Original Drama Mama said...

I am a sucker for color burst pieces (blaclk/white/sepia with one focused burst of color).

I think Ms Aimee said it just right - this "doodle" captures a moment that is very open to interp. based on where the viewer is in their life.

As always,thanks for sharing your wonderfulness with us :)

thewillowsnest said...

Hi , there thanks so much for your kind words.. I just had to pop back and look again at my favourite illo from last week..like many others I beg you!!! Please open an etsy shop...umm i really need to buy a print of this.. just stick only this one in.. you have already sold so many here in these comments!!!!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh goodness. Helen, aimee, Ces... you flatter me to no end. I'd love to get a shop up and running someday, but my butt seems to be glued to the couch. Hmmm. One day. Thank you!

Thank you for all your warm and encouraging comments!

Diana Evans said...

You are so so sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet Bella!!! I always chuckle with your cute comments...

Hugsssssss
Diana

laughingwolf said...

skinny brolly should get her down safely ;)

kj said...

Bella,
she is not going to fall. That'swhat I see.

This could be my favorite of all your illustratio
s, even the counting sheep and the bunny map.

And speaking of bunnies...

Xoxo

Pepi said...

Muchas gracias por tu visita y tus hermosas palabras. Besos.

Faruffa said...

I'm ecstatic with this small and precious artwork!!!

Barbara said...

This is my first visit....I am enchanted! I enlarged your work to catch all the fine details. Such talent and your little lady is walking along as though everything is fine. Not always the case with the rest of us. The little red flower on the roof would have been missed without enlargement and also the little elephant (?).

Renee said...

I seriously cannot look at this drawing without swooning.

Have a good weekend. I forgot to ask you, how is the house, are you totally settled in?

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

I don't want you to get to excited but I am the 69th comment. Remember when 69 meant something.

Love Renee xoxo

studio lolo said...

That Renee!! (blush)

This is wonderful Bella. I wonder if she's you ;)

I'm glad to see you're creating for yourself and your fans again.

hugs,
Lolo

Amy C said...

this is so powerful and so beautiful and the stunning use of color is just amazing, WOW.

thedoodlegirl said...

Bella: you are totally amazing. Your art is superb!!! I LOVE your talent! This "skinny" piece is fabulous. But I must tell you: the most recent one sure made me cry! I'm so so sorry for your loss. It is such a gorgeous illustration. xoxo

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I just got back in town to find this beautiful post for skinny! How absolutely magnificent Bella! It really speaks volumes to me. That's a pretty skinny mile if you ask me! I wonder how she does it! It's so wonderful! I just adore your imagination! It's deliciously outrageous indeed he he he! Great work my precious friend. I have to check out your other post and I have my Kleenex ready. Love you pudd!

Renee said...

xoxoxoo

Love you.

fashion fucsia said...

Gorgeous scene! Bella this is a great idea for the theme and your composition is so beautiful... I have no words, I love it!
^_^

MONICA said...

¡Hi Bella! I like the juxtaposition of red and gray. Great work with all the little tiny details, how each roof has different tile and the almost hidden details.

Kind regards. Hugs

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Bella I came and sat and looked at your post for hubby's birthday and I cried! Happy tears though. You have found wonderful ways to work through this journey that you and the girls are on. I found it both moving and amazing. You captured all that you couldn't share or say. My heart felt like it was coming out of chest when I saw it. How touching and powerful and refreshing and cleansing. Tears are often liquid pray. Know that you and your family are in mine. I love you so much girly! I really do!

wendy w. lee said...

absolutely great! I love her red coat.

kj said...

bella, i'd like to be sure you got my email a couple of days ago regarding renee....

xo

voz said...

Wowee. That's so beautiful. I love the calmness of it. There's sadness and determination and poise there too. Simply amazing!

Stel.la said...

ooh!, keep balanced little girl!
Love this illustration!

hanna-happenings said...

Beautiful!

Shugar said...

Oh i love the rooftops! Really pretty piece Bella! :)
How have you been? Its been a long time since I got the chance and time to sit down in front of my com.
I never knew little people took up so much time till now! :P

Christy Croll (tiddly inks) said...

Bella, I haven't been by in a while, but I have to say...I am so impressed. I always love your doodles, but they have moved onto something else...The evolution is lovely and touching. I have enjoyed spending some time catching up. Thanks for sharing your lovely talent.
Christy

Emily, said...

Simply charming! I am a big fan!