Friday, March 24, 2006

Illustration Friday - FEET

When my son Hugo was born, I was in hospital enjoying that lovely time of just me and the baby for what I thought was the last time. And as you do, I was looking at each little finger and toe on this wondrous tiny little person, when I discovered that his second and third toe on one foot were webbed. It was delightful – a tiny little flaw that only served to emphasise the beauty of this baby. Twelve years on Hugo is a very confident swimmer and sailor.
You can see his blog here.


Blogger cream said...

I can hear the pitter-patter of them tiny feet!
Beautiful colours!

3/24/2006 10:46 AM  
Blogger trixi said...

Precious moment and beautiful rendering!

3/24/2006 11:10 AM  
Blogger Donna Reilly said...

What a sweet drawing! Nicely done.

3/24/2006 11:43 AM  
Blogger Lin said...

CAN YOU hear the big AHHHHHHHHH from here? Just wonderful -- soft and lovingly done!

3/24/2006 11:57 AM  
Blogger Jaimie said...

Beautiful drawing. I love the perspective

3/24/2006 12:09 PM  
Blogger Lou said...

Very nice. Very warm and loving feeling!

3/24/2006 12:33 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Beautiful and tender drawing. I'd bet you were surprised by your discovery, though!

3/24/2006 12:46 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Oh my goodness -- I just went to his blog, too -- you have a very talented son!

3/24/2006 12:47 PM  
Blogger Jorge Noujaim said...

Beautiful drawing.

3/24/2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is adorable! I love the foreshortened perspective. And Hugo is sufficiently "fig-leafed" for any grown child to feel comfortable!

3/24/2006 1:53 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

So great!

3/24/2006 3:27 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

This is really delightful. What an original composition, too.

3/24/2006 3:43 PM  
Blogger Shelly McC said...

This drawing is just so gorgeous! Excellent!

3/24/2006 10:30 PM  
Blogger Mercedes said...

I really like your style Julie, nice to meet you!

3/25/2006 7:36 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

It must be a family thing. My third an fourth toes are slightly webbed. At least we don't have Mum's toes!

3/27/2006 5:42 AM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I've just thaken my boots off (in the office) It is my second and third toes on my right foot which are slightly webbed! The guys sitting behind me are fainting from the pong!

3/27/2006 5:47 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments. It was a bit of a surprise Linda - I'll tell Hugo what you said he'll be delighted. Lindsay I can still manage to embarrass him regardless of how I draw him! Hi Mercedes nice to meet you too. Rachel, the worrying thing is that Robin's brother has webbed toes and you know his reputation!

3/27/2006 9:51 AM  

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