8/5/11

imperfect


This is a piece I did this for an issue of Today's Parent a few months back but since it fits the Illustration Friday topic nicely, I thought I'd link it up. The article provides tips for talking to your kids about their report cards. I really enjoy illustrating these articles. The art director, Nicole Chung, is such a pleasure to work with, plus I always seem to learn something along the way!

43 comments:

ROBERT BANDEL said...

Great work, love your illustrations

Doug said...

Love it! nice work!

DSM said...

That's a great texture on the not-so-hot grade.

Nina Seven said...

awesome piece! love her expression!

Ramona said...

I love how she is hiding behind it! So cute!

Axel Zapata/ Ilustración said...

She will have to study more, cute character.

neiko said...

awwww C-
she is too adorable e to get C-!

Linda Hensley said...

Nice job!

ruth said...

She's so cute! I really like your style.

Rhianna said...

What a great piece for the article! Definitely captures the vulnerability a child would have when receiving a poor grade. The look on her face says it all!

life without novacaine said...

That's a great illo! Just perfect for IF too! You have such a fun style... always love to come by and see your latest and greatest!

Patti said...

nice job.

Ray Ferguson said...

Very cute and clever!

Zepol Ilustradora said...

Esta hermosa, muy tierna, buena expresión

Sjan Weijers said...

great illustration for that subject :)

Samantha Eynon said...

fantastic work! such great character!

Tamara Henderson said...

The little girl is really cute and I love the texture of the letter.

Shirley said...

Hey Michael - it's been too long..hope you're having a good summer! This is such a fantastic piece..perfect for the prompt and gorgeous textures and contrast..and your character is a delight! No worries, little girl, a C- can be worked on, right? : )

Dana S. Whitney said...

Nice illustration. In my experience (in these days of helicopter parents), an A- is a disaster. an "A" is imperfection because it should have been an "A+."

Roger Simó said...

Wonderful girl, It seems you have done it by hand

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is perfection yes indeed! I love that little face. I know that look on her face. I use to come home with same look. It's super hard being dyslexic. This is wonderful work Man. YOU DID IT AGAIN! We are not worthy people. We are not worthy he he he he he! Best to you.
Your soul sister
V

Jerry Gonzalez said...

Poor kid...very cute.
Nice art!

Dulce said...

Que linda! me encanta! ¿no le gustan los estudios? Saludos

josh pincus is crying said...

awesome! beautiful coloring and a very cool character! nice work!

xenos said...

i bow to you...

BambinoMonkey said...

Thanks a lot! Your work is really inspiring!

Nirzara verulkar said...

amazing work:))

k.h.whitaker said...

love this :) you have such a great style

Francisco Martins said...

Muahahaha! love the look on her face... it totally reminds me of my own when I was a kid...I'm having a "deja vu!" :D

I really like the texture you used! You are so smart!!!!

Hugs!

Sarah Melling said...

Great piece...communicates the concept beautifully.

ruth said...

Yay! You're a Friday Favorite! http://hello7arts.com/blog/2011/08/friday-favorites-imperfect/

KIKOUM said...

Love your work... And thanks again for visiting my blog!

jazzlamb said...

Woah! That looks great! Loving the colors and the textures you put together :) Kudos!

anil ks said...

..wow!!I've missed a lot of great stuff from you! Fantastic job, Michael!!

Pagas said...

Delizioso!

Ciao
Paolo

Tomás Serrano said...

Cute, very cute. And with your "textures" touch that I like so much.

Jmontiel said...

Nice job!

lincoln said...

great way of capturing the anxiety of not quite being "good enough" that many kids feel!

neiko said...

i miss you and everyone already!!!!!!

Eric Barclay said...

Great, great piece!

shane oakley said...

beautiful art: fun, smart, witty, playful - i love what you do and the way you do it.
reminds me of the best kids books i grew up with in the 60's and 70's.

donny* said...

Oh, I love this one. Her expression and the hiding behind the C. Perfect!

jmanu said...

love the idea of composition and the colors chosen...great!