Tuesday, March 11, 2008

"Let There Be COLOR!..."

Before...

After...

And... the "Secret Garden" burst into song...heralding the approach of Spring!

10 comments:

Meinhild Selbach said...

This is just WOW! Love the colors a lot.

Teri C said...

As much as I love pencil and pen....I admit to being addicted to color. I love this!

pedalpower said...

I love it both ways...but it screams "spring!" with the color.

Emma Pod said...

Wow...this is beautiful! I really like the added color. It makes the whole thing come alive. Nice work.

Sue said...

Spectacular! I love the colors.

I bet your hand was tired afterward.....

no way said...

I like it in color and black & white! It looks like it was fun to draw, and I like all the little "messages" inside it.

Great drawing!

Forever Young said...

imagine this world without colour...we are so very lucky and we don't even realise it!

Margaret Ann said...

Thanks for all your comments. I'm glad you enjoy the color. It was fun to post both versions here.

The color made my eyes pop as well. I originally drew it one day while watching House and Garden TV. Since it was in my pen and ink book the thought of coloring it scared me to death. But then...I took the leap of faith...and...have loved it even more since.

I enjoy putting little secret things into my drawings. I don't do it all the time but when I do...it tickles my heart. I am glad you enjoyed! :)

AnastasiaC said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! i love love this illustrations - both versions are just beautiful! I wish I could experiment with colour - im sometimes scared to overdo it or ruin it...

Margaret Ann said...

Anastasia...I feel the same way about overdoing it...it's scarey sometimes! Thanks for your comment and visit! :)