Saturday, June 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: Rain


Before it rains, there's always that smell...

20 comments:

Jana Bouc said...

Delightful...and I know exactly what you mean. Strangely, in Northern California, we don't get that scent often like I remember from living other places. The illo captures the experience of smelling that scent perfectly.

Diane Duda said...

I love this!

claudine hellmuth said...

wonderful! simple and elegant!

CATRAVEN said...

So very true!Beautiful face and there is definately rain coming by the color of that background!

Janet said...

True.....great illo!

Ramona said...

this was such a great concept. To think of that moment just before it rains, inspired!

rachel stoleru said...

great idea and lovely illo.

gudbrandsdottir said...

So great picture, I know what you mean! I also think that after a rain there is always a nice scent, fresh and nice.

Caitlin said...

Did you know there's a name for the smell? Petrichor.
http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-pet2.htm

stp-illustrations said...

It's wonderful! Love it!

stacey m said...

beautiful, we have that smell in the air right now!

lil kim said...

That's fantastic. so simply beautiful.

Sweet Pea said...

This captures perfectly - those first drops of summer rain hitting a warm pavement - lovely!

Alina Chau said...

love your interpretation of the theme!! Beautifully done!

Debra Cooper said...

The subtle colors against the pencil is just perfect. That smell is just as nice after a quick rain and the sun comes out.

arvindh said...

oh yeah - that smell! how pleasurable that is to the nostrills!

Abigail said...

It's so true!

I love the simplicity and use of color. Works great with the theme.

Factoryrat71 said...

Awesome pic! That smell reminds me of a mix of watermelon and fresh cut grass!!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

It's true!

Great use of senses in your illo.

Maddie said...

And there's always that smell after rain...