Saturday, August 25, 2012

More drawings in process

First of all...yes...it's 2:30 in the morning.  DH is away this week and for some reason I can't sleep well.  Last week on vacation, I did nothing but sleep, snooze, nap, and sleep some more. I napped while reading, and when my head hit the pillow at night I was out like a light.  This week, I'm up all night. I nap for an hour, and then wake up.  So I decided to make the most of my midnight wakefulness, and continued work on the Water Lily Girl adventures.  These are works-in-process - in varying stages.  I now have about 16 drawings...and it might be time to actually work on a story of sorts, I'll have to think about that.

The kayak pic - I think finished. 


From another angle


Asking the frog for a ride across that stone wall



Actually getting the fide across the stone - which you have seen before, but now the frog has spots. 



With another WLG - waving goodbye to the frog ride. 


Giving a stick to a beaver, but I think this one has to be redone, as the beaver is too small.  





Hitching a ride back to the original pond, with a dragonfly. 


A partially colored pic of a dragonfly ride - wheeeee



Bye bye dragonfly - 


Day is over, jumping into the pond to go home for the night 


Home is where the upside down boat is. 



Hope you're enjoying this series.

12 comments:

kj said...

i speechlessly say fantastic! the story is emerging itself!

the softness of your water colors, the coloring of the rocks. these little adventurers, their frog and dragon fly companions: mim: this is so charming. i can see why you would be up at midnight doing these. very exciting.

and now their underwater home. you go, girl. magic is happening.

love
kj

Lynn Cohen said...

I have no doubt my grandkids and I would enjoy reading this book once it is done!

I finally see the legs and shoes in the kyack (top drawing) which I thought for some reason were the shadows of two people and didn't quite "get" before. Now I do!

Paintings and drawings are all delightful! So well done! Bravo!

Angela Recada said...

I love your drawings and the story, Mim! They are truly wonderful!
xoxoxo

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can't wait for the next installment.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

You have Talent Girl!!! :)) This is going to be a great book. Look forward to more.

Katiejane said...

These are just too cute, Mim. Make up a good story to go with them. This would make such a great children's book.

Robin said...

Mim...I was smitten with the *WLG*s* from your very first sketch..their world - above and beneath the water is so enchanting..... between your Ms. Em series and this one....yo are really *on* to something rare and wonderful!!!!!

I love the finished Kayak drawing too....

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

soulbrush said...

I can't wait to get this book too for my grands. LOVE that first one with just her feet showing. It is an absolute joy and pleasure to see these creations Mim. Maybe you slept too much last week haha.

PAK ART said...

I never sleep well when my husband is gone either. Seems like lack of sleep is good for you, gets your muse in a happy place. I love your water lilly people - can't wait to see what story comes with the pics.

carla bianca said...

I so love your drawings. Its fir for the kids. They'll definitely like it and wish to draw one too.
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Annie said...

Mim, These are all so wonderful! Keep it up and you have a book!
xoxo

marianne said...

Oh Wow Mim this will be a fabulous book!
Love the dragonfly ride and those pebbles!!!
Well love them all and the whole concept!
So much fun to see the work in progress :)
have a wonderful weekend ♥