Thursday, February 14, 2008

Anti-Valentine Entry


The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators held a contest to create an anti-valentine illustration. I thought the idea of a little girl frustrated with the results of her "He loves me... he loves me not" petal-plucking was an endearing way to illustrate the concept.

17 comments:

Barbara said...

Jen, This illustration is so adorable! I love all the little details! Let's just say...I feel her pain! ha. ha. Great job!
Barbara

kim said...

Absolutely beautiful! Such a cute idea and cute little girl... She looks a bit familiar. :)

Stephen said...

It's not often that a picture of a sad or angry little girl could bring such a smile to my face. I really thought the concept was interesting. I especially liked her facial expression.

Art of the Rebel said...

Very nice, very very nice....I don't know...you and Barb will be tough competition. Good thing I didn't submit. Having won the competition before. HAHAHAHAHA Good Job Jen!

veronica said...

Such a sweet illustration- I hope whoever she's pining over comes to his senses!

frak said...

Awww crap! You are gonna win, what a great concept!
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Sean said...

I love the muted color tones and the old-time outfit. It has a Kate Greenaaway feel to it. Nice!

J. Wood said...

Really charming illustration Jen, good luck with the competition! I wanted to try to do this contest too but somehow the time flew by and I never got around to it....oh well....

Vince M. said...

This is great, Jen. Love the composition, the rendering, and, most importantly -the storytelling! I think it's one of the best I've seen from you so far.

Hope you had a happy Birthday.

Jen said...

Thanks Vince. Nice to have you back.

Anonymous said...

Really enjoyed this illustration- very clever narrative. Good work!

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

don't hate jen.
love.

Jen said...

Thanks for the good advice, but sometimes there's a thin line between the two.

sideache said...

Great stuff Jen - Far better than what was picked IMHO. Really nice work!

Robyn said...

I think ur wonderful!!!!!!!! YOu are beautiful =)

Gumbo said...

I very much enjoyed the cute little detail. The kitty playing with that tiny little bug on the blade of grass amused me and brought a smile to my face.

Ang said...

You are talented my friend! This illistration is charming. He loves her :)