Friday, July 22, 2011

Dragons and A Daredevil...A Magical Journey From Sketch to Pops of Color

Dragons and Daredevil   Copyright 2011
This little Daredevil is ready for a magical adventure with his purple dragon hat, cape and green dragon friend! I definitely am liking the way the purple, green and orange play off of each other...nothing like bright bold colors for an energized look! Hope it brings a smile to your day or maybe a memory of make believe and play!
Here's a little mini strip of the transition from sketch to pops of color..."poof" (or is that "puff") MAGIC!
And a few of the colorful details plus the side by side comparison!
My what big eyes you all have...hehehe!
A groovy green friend!
Side by side, along for the ride!
So that's the end of this little journey, but there's still hats on the rack! So I'm off to work on the next hat trick! What do you think...Kitty? Piggy? Owl?

Shared over at Paint Party Friday where you'll find lots of amazing art so be sure to pop over and take a look! 
And if you happen to be visiting from the PPF linkup I hope you'll join me here with a follow...I'll be sure to follow back!

Designs from the Hat Trick collection can be found in my Pop Art Minis Zazzle Store!

40 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

That is the most lovable dragon ever!

KAT said...

I love your paintings Happy PPF and I will follow you because i see you are very talented and interesting and you inspire me
KAT

Joni Nickrent said...

Thanks Chocolate and Kat...so happy you popped by...making my rounds on PPF now too! Thanks for the follow too!

Kristin Dudish said...

I love the bold colors - I agree... the way the purple and orange play off of the "groovy green" friend is great! It's always so fun to see how your artwork goes from sketch to finish!

xo
Kristin

craftattack said...

I love this one, especially that dragon, he has won my heart! Hugs, Valerie

The Woodwife said...

This is so cute - love it!!

Joni Nickrent said...

awww...Thanks Kristin, Val and Woodwife! Pops of purple and a dragon seem to have a magical touch! Glad you like it!

NatashaMay said...

What a cuttie! You have such a lovely style. I say the kitty is next. :)

Catherine Denton said...

Oh I love this! Makes me wanna reach out and take that dragon. We have a new puppy at our house so it reminds me of him. :D Love your work, I'm a new follower!
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WrightStuff said...

Ooh so cute. I always love seeing what you've been up to.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

These paintings are so delightful and bring a warm smile to my face ~ Love your art work ~ stay true to your style ~ it is all your very own! thanks for coming by my blog ~ enjoy the weekend ^_^

Phoenix Peacock said...

Thanks for the sweet comment. This is just too darn cute. I love it! Hmmm... I have a thing for hats. I think a buffalo hat would be fun.

La Abela said...

What an adorable dragon and his companion! ... A pleasure to watch as it becomes the color, like life. Thanks for your monitor and greetings

Geri Centonze said...

Happy PPF!!! Your artwork makes me happy...are these pastels?

art2cee2 said...

adorable! :-)

Finding Charm said...

The dragon looking at her looks like he's thinking, I can't blow fire at her with a face like that. And then they were friends forever.

Joni Nickrent said...

oh, so love that you've popped by and love reading your wonderful comments! Thanks so much for making my day! Putting my Thinking cap on ..."Buffalo Hat, huh?!" :) Sarah...love your story line! Too cute! Geri, I use oil pastels...layers and layers of color! THANKS AGAIN ALL!

Netty said...

Happy PPF.....am so loving your beautiful artwork, loving the eyes and such a cute dragon. Great style. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your pop art minis are adorable. The artwork is superb and the little girls are so cute!

Marlene said...

This is so adorable, I also love the way the colors play together. I am sure you have been told this before, but your sketches would make a great coloring book.

Julie said...

I love this! I love dragons, gorgeous!

Faye said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous, Joni. I love your style of painting. And the orange, green and purple are so beautiful together. Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my 2nd week with PPF.

Gloria said...

Just a big eyed darling. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

Nicola said...

WOW!!!! I just love your work so much!!! It has such a lovely rich quality to it and is so unique!!! Beautiful piece, such cute characters!!! So much colour and detail I LOVE it!! :0)

Sesenarts said...

Such beautiful whimsical little drawings. I love them. You are sooo clever! Julie

Geckostone said...

This is sooooooooo delightfully MAGICAL!!!! I'm in love with the baby dragon!!! Deb

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Simply adorable! Happy PPF :)

Clare said...

what an awesome treat for a Saturday morning - to find you in blogland - yippee my Saturday is made!

Helen said...

Oh this is adorable. The colours work really well together and it has such a cute, look about it, like they are about to get up to mischief, Looking forward to seeing the next ones. Happy PPF x

Marcia said...

That is so cute! It would make a great children's book illustration. Happy PPF. Marcia at http://marciabeckett.blogspot.com

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

The ayes (eyes;)) have it- I love the composition with all the sets of eyes in this piece and your beautifully balanced palette works perfectly! Great FUN!
I'm now your newest follower- and looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!
Happy PPF (a day late ;))
Stephanie

Emily @SweetlyScrapped said...

Adorable as always! I love looking at your creations :)

SHERI C said...

Charming and wonderfully illustrated. Love your work! HAPPY PPF!

Theresa said...

Really darling and those colors are FABU!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Your art is so absolutely adorable! I love it. I agree...those colors work beautifully together. Looking forward to seeing more!! :)

Jenn said...

This makes me want a pet dragon...heehee!! I love see your progression pics!

Elisa said...

she is so cute and the dragon is adorable! Your drawings are really good and perfect as well for children illustration books!

Melisa said...

So adorable!

EVA said...

Another great one!! I vote all of the above - owl, kitty and piggy!

carlarey said...

This little guy is too adorable. Your work is just so charming.