Monday, 28 October 2013

Tara and her Seahorse


I hope you've all had a great start to the week! This illustration is part of my blogger/animal series, and it's based on the adorable Tara from The Style Rawr team! I asked Tara what her favourite animal was and she mentioned a Seahorse and a Hummingbird, both of which I love. I decided to go for a little Seahorse in the end, so I hope you like my choice. I'm really happy with how this turned out; I really loved creating an under-water background, from the coral reef to the tropical fish. I have lots of other portraits planned out and I've already thought of a cool idea for a Lily Melrose/Aerys illustration!

C xxx

24 comments:

  1. WOW. Just wow. Carly I absolutely love it, thank you SO much! It's colourful, magical and really pretty. The background is gorgeous too! You know I've been a huge fan for a while now but I mean it when I say your art keeps getting better and better. I'm also really touched that you would spend your time drawing me. It means a lot to me, you're such a talented, special person! Oh my melty heart. Mwaaaaaaah!

    Tara <3 xo

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    1. Aaw, well that makes my day! I'm so so pleased that you like it, that's the most important thing :) I'm really glad that you think so, I hope I can improve with every new illustration! Of course I would spend my time drawing you! I think you're awesome, and so lovely and kind too <3 The blogging community wouldn't be the same without you! xxx

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  2. Aww Carly you're just the best, your talent amazes me every time! And again this one makes me feel very relaxed too! xxx

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    1. Ah, thank you Marta! You are so sweet. I think I have to do one of you and Lily too! xxx

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  3. I love it! And Tara too, she's fab. I think this little series is such a cute idea (fave bloggers AND animals? Too much cuteness!) I look forward to seeing more! xxx

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    1. Thank you Josie! She's pretty awesome isn't she! I'm looking forward to doing some more too, there are so many blogger's with adorable pets. xxx

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  4. I love this! I love seahorses and anything to do with the sea, oh and I loved the Little Mermaid when I was younger! x

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    1. Thank you so much Becky! I've always loved them too, they are so cute! xxx

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  5. I love the seahorse and the underwater details! the colours are fab too! :) xx

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    1. Thank you so so much - that's really sweet of you to say. xxx

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  6. This is just adorable! I love the seahorse and the inspiration that you took from it! This series is fantastic!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! I'm really glad that you like it :) xxx

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  7. This is so amazing, The girls at style Rawr are so lovely. I love that Tara is a mermaid :-) oh can't wait to see the lily one. x

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    1. Thank you Christina :) I can't wait to get started on that one! I really hope you'll like it. xxx

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  8. OMG taraaaaaaaaaaaaaa! This is amazing Carly I'm so jealous haha!!! I wanna be riding a seahorse lol. That would make an amazing blog pic haha! You're soooooooo talented xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Gemma! Aha, me too! It would be pretty amazing. You're so lovely. I think you would have to be flying on a magpie though! xxx

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  9. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  10. I love sea horses and mermaids. The colours are beautiful. I can't even begin to explain how much I admire your work.

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    1. Thank you so much Imogen! I always enjoy hearing what you think :) xxx

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  11. You've made her hair as awesome as it looks in her photos! This is the coolest thing and I love all of the colors you chose.

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    1. Ah, you are so sweet - thank you! xxx

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  12. I love this idea for a series so much! <3 Email will be heading your way very soon! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Thank you Jennie! Okay lovely, I look forward to it :) xxx

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