2/20/10

green kids


Here's an illustration I just did for the April issue of Today's Parent magazine. The article is about elementary school kids going green and becoming more environmentally aware.

48 comments:

nina seven said...

it's really adorable! i love the way you draw kids!

elizabeth said...

I love it! Great message, great concept, great execution.

Jack Foster said...

Michael! Hey! This is terrific! Love the layout... and your kids are amazing! Love it.... You ROCK my friend!

Abz said...

very nice! why is the image a bit blurry?

I so love each and every character though!!!

rachel stoleru said...

Lovely illo, I really admire your style!

Karen said...

Terrific!

Gurihiru said...

Great work, I love it!

Gavin Goo said...

Beautiful characters! Overall the scene is really lively! :D

ginger bred said...

Its beautiful!! Love all the characters, they are so busy! :)

lisa perrett said...

super fab! love the composition with that slinky sidewalk :)

Jmontiel said...

Very cool illustration!!!

Tomás Serrano said...

Beautiful illustration, Michael. I like how the track articules the children.

lincoln said...

Wow! I love it— you've got a great signature way of seeing the world. I enjoy how you were able to weave all of the elements and shapes into the image without it becoming cuterred or confusing! You're in Cleveland? We should get coffee— I live in Akron and for a long time lived in C-Heights. I'd love to talk shop in person some time!

ValGalArt said...

i sure do love your art ;)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

FANTASTIC!!!! each one has a personality and it's so very beautiful. Your work is stellar and now I have to go and find me a copy of this wonderful magazine so I can ripe out this picture for my inspiration board he he he he. YOU ROCK!

Hans_77 said...

Great illustration, your work is amazing!

Brad said...

it is fabulous in every way. great design, color and i love how it is not too cluttered.

jmanu said...

so adorable!

Nearchos said...

Wonderful illo Michael. Love the textures...

Francisco Martins said...

Hey Michael,
You did it again!! :D Another amazing piece, with so many great characters with awesome expressions, beautiful color palette, very well done composition. Love every part of it!
And the theme is very pertinent. Everyone should go green! :D

Cheers my friend, have a great week!

k.h.whitaker said...

wonderful, love the colors and the personalities, very nice illustration

Desiree Cassidy said...

Woo! I planted trees when I was younger and it was great fun! Lots of kids should go green :)
Great illustration!

R.Dress said...

Oh Wow I love these kids. They should come to my neighborhood. Strange I was thinking about sending tree seeds to a friend of mine this morning and now I end my day with this illustrations.

Wayne B. Medina said...

hahaha love the illustration michael! go green!

Alina Chau said...

soo cute!! Wonderful illo!! GREEN ROCKS!

salli s. swindell said...

love the styling of the hair-do's! and their postures are all so well done.

Dante Terzigni said...

this one is GREAT, there are soo many subtleties i didnt notice the first time i saw it.

Jason Curtis said...

This is great Michael. I really like the composition...the way the path leads the viewer's eye through the scene.

Nice work!

Pencil Pocket said...

wow michael... genius!

Sarah Ackerley said...

Cool! I really like your work. The banner is awesome.

Roberta said...

This is great.... you've captured the sense of team work and still kept it fun!!

justdoodleit said...

Wonderful! So much of action, variety and positive vibes in this illo!

Roger Simó said...

Beautiful, I love this one.

Steven said...

great illustration! I like your style.

jazzlamb said...

This looks wonderful. I love how there's so much room to keep looking at the drawing and finding newer stuff. The colors look good.
*a big thumbs up!

donny* said...

this is really wonderful, michael! and it's completely great that you got to illustrate for such a great topic. as always, you rock.

Amanda said...

This is great! I found your blog through IF and I really like your style.

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Guau... Beatifull...

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jefferson costa said...

organizar bem os elementos da imagem geral é algo fundamental na minha modesta opinião...e voce
faz isso muito bem.

Joy said...

Great execution on the topic. All the characters are just wonderful and I really like your style!

Shirley said...

Michael - What an awesome piece! Congrats that it will shine in that magazine..how cool! The flow is lovely - you have a way with composition! And agreeing with everyone else, all of the details (their hairstyles, faces, coo-ool kid clothes) set this apart from the rest. I am most impressed with your ability to show so many ethnicities in a way that keeps a cohesive illustration style, yet is apparent enough, but doesn't knock the person over with exagerrations... how'd you do that so well?!

And thanks for the answer today! Great to know a bit of your process. Always a treat to see your work!

Amy C said...

totally cool and cute, makes me wish it was spring already!

Jason Dove said...

Michael, Great Stuff! I love the style!

Andrew Ross said...

This is good.

Sidney Meireles said...

Muito bom...

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Love this one and the IF "Muddy" illo. such fun action, color and design. Your stuffs is so damn charming.

Art Fan Ako said...

I love their smile!

Jason Curtis said...

The other night my wife and I were reading in bed. She was flipping through the latest issue of Today's Parent. I happened to look over at one point, and there it was...this illustration!

I was so excited that I grabbed the magazine from her hands. It was great to see your work in print Michael.