Friday, May 04, 2007


neighbour This was a fun one to do for Illustration Friday this week. Question: do these drawings work better with or without the wonky stencilled text? There are versions of both here.

chez Etsy


Blogger zime said...

OHH this is amazing!! I love it!!

4/5/07 2:45 p.m.  
Blogger Ces said...


I love your drawings and I admire how you do the background. I don't know why I am so drawn to backgrounds but there is something in the strokes that attract my attention in a most delightful manner. I think that the "wonky stenciled text" are alright if something is intended for a specific purpose, like for example Illustration Friday. I also like the English spelling of the word. Of course your illustration could mean other things too. Personally, I think it is a beautiful image of spring and you are right, we build birdhouses soon inhabited by birds who become our most desirable neighbors or neighbours just like the butterflies.

4/5/07 3:29 p.m.  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

I really enjoy the wonky words! Both ways are pretty wonderful though! The words bring it to a playful and fun level! Love it!

4/5/07 4:09 p.m.  
Blogger Debbie Egizio said...

Beautiful simplicity!

4/5/07 7:31 p.m.  
Blogger ChatRabbit said...

This is gorgeous- I don't mind the type, I like it. I guess it depends on what the use might be.

4/5/07 9:47 p.m.  
Blogger kj said...

i'd leave the lettering on this one, andrea. it is so obviously a neighborhood it is fun to know that implicitly (just my opinion)

since i love birds and birdhouses, and i love your work, this IF delights me.


4/5/07 10:19 p.m.  
Blogger Edric Hsu said...

I love your artwork and style! And the stencilled words kinda complete the picture in your unique way! Coolness!


4/5/07 10:53 p.m.  
Blogger Cream said...

What a friendly neighbourhood! Well done, Andrea!

5/5/07 1:49 a.m.  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

I like the stencilled text!
The colors you use are so soothing - deep. Great illo!

5/5/07 5:06 a.m.  
Blogger claudia said...

I love this and the stenciled words add balance and interest! Good work!

5/5/07 10:06 a.m.  
Blogger The Tart said...

Sweet .. Tweet, Tweet!

The Tart
; *

5/5/07 10:35 a.m.  
Blogger Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I love the "neighbour", lettering and meaning. Somehow it pulls me in, grabs my attention, lets look at the picture with more depth, gives it one more dimension, and I like that.
(And now please smile at how hard I am trying to say yes to the lettering. *grin*).

5/5/07 1:05 p.m.  
Blogger Carlene said...

Beautiful drawing! It looks good with the text, but I'm sure it would also look good without it. Not much help, am I?

5/5/07 3:13 p.m.  
Blogger susan said...

love the illustration... would love it more without the letters. the birds and the houses are so sweet - with the letters it distracts me a bit. but that is just me!

5/5/07 3:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Bronwyn said...

I'd like it better without the word - & is there another way to spell neighbour?

6/5/07 5:52 a.m.  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

Your drawings are all terrific but, I think I prefer them without the text so I can formulate my own thematic thoughts. On the other hand, the text doesn't detract either. I love your work.


6/5/07 9:09 a.m.  
Blogger david santos said...

Very good, thank you, have a good day

6/5/07 11:02 a.m.  
Blogger jafabrit said...

I really like the lettering, but then I seem to be into wonky letters lately. LOVELY work.

6/5/07 1:24 p.m.  
Anonymous Kim Buchheit said...

wow, your work is just beautiful! and, personally, i do like the text... i think it just adds one more nice layer of texture and meaning.

6/5/07 7:06 p.m.  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

Such a good piece! I think I'd like it either way, lettering in or out. Doesn't really need it, but it doesn't hurt it either.

7/5/07 1:26 p.m.  
Blogger Bibi said...

This would go well with the one I bought for my friend ... nice job.

7/5/07 5:36 p.m.  
Blogger arvindh said...

Like this style!

10/5/07 12:22 p.m.  
Blogger georg said...

Your images are so beautiful - both with and without txt. Great!

10/5/07 3:33 p.m.  

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