IF: Search

The topic for Illustration Friday this week is “search”. For some reason I thought about this little boy sailing out into the middle of the ocean searching for a really big fish! My idea started out as a very quick sketch:
photo 1

I decided I wanted to try a painting this week. I haven’t painted in sooooooo long… plus my dear little brother gave me these wonderful paints as a Christmas present! I figured it was about time for me to try them out!
photo 2

Here’s a work in progress shot:

photo 3

Almost done!

photo 4

And voila! The final painting (with a tiny bit of tweaking in photoshop):nicoledunn_if-search_jan2014_webIn a way, this image represents me “searching” for time to remember how to paint. I had a lot of fun experimenting with this piece and I hope I can continue to find more time to paint in the near future. Hope you enjoyed my submission for this week!



  1. Carmen Medlin
    January 16, 2014

    I love this illustration! It has a lot of movement and great colors. I’ll bet he didn’t expect to find such a giant fish 🙂

    • Nicokat
      January 17, 2014

      Hi Carmen! Thanks so much for your kind comments! Yeah… the fish was a bit bigger than he thought it would be! 😉

  2. Diana Zipeto
    January 19, 2014

    Lovely! I love the abundance of hope and opportunity, also enjoy the square format in the progress image.


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