Friday, 15 November 2013

Zoe and her Mandarin Duck


I've literally just put the finishing touches on this illustration in the form of the little heron flying away in the background. This is of course based on Zoe aka The London Lipgloss, who I have illustrated many times before because I think she's lovely. I thought she would be sailing around a pond on a mandarin duck because I see her as a fairly colourful person and these ducks are beautifully vibrant too! Please let me know what you think! 

C xxx

27 comments:

  1. Adorable Carly! What a beautiful background. I really love the reflection too. I bet Zoe will love it! :)

    Tara xo

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    1. Oh, thank you Tara! You are so sweet <3 I'm glad you like the reflection, I learnt a couple of new Photoshop tricks! xxx

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  2. This is lovely! Just flipped through your portfolio, you are very talented!

    Corinne x
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  3. This is so sweet and beautiful! I love the details of the duck and the reflection is amazing! Love your use of color especially with the trees!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  4. The details on the duck are amazing!! x

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  5. I love all the detail in this, especially the reflection! I love the colours on mandarin ducks too, so pretty xxx

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  6. I love it!! Reminds me of oriental art (:

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  7. Carly, you are SO talented- I love everything on your blog!!! I'm a new follower :) If you're interested you can follow me back...in the meantime I look forward to reading more!!

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  8. Such an inspirational post! I enjoyed reading it :) I love your blog, too!
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  9. Ohh gosh, you are SO talented! The details on the duck and the reflection in the water are so so perfect <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  10. I love the different textures! And lovely choice of colour as always :)
    xxx

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  11. Ah this is so gorgeous Carly! I love the ducks feathers, I bet Zoe loves this! It's so colourful like her personality. You did an amazing job, like ever xxx
    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

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  12. Aw lovely idea, love that there is so much to look at, zoe expression is so sweet x

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  13. so cute! love your illustrations!!

    www.fashionshores.blogspot.com

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  14. I absolutely love the colours because it's so pretty! Good job Carly your illustrators always make me smile :) xx

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  15. so cute. Ducks are so beautiful x

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  16. such gorgeous work!!! You are truly talented ! There is so much expression in the girl's face and the reflection is perfect! Your art is breathtaking <3

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  17. This is such a gorgeous illustration, your so talented! xx

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  18. The way you made the water is awesome, and I love the color tones in this piece!

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  19. This is absolutely exquisite. The colours and textures of the duck are especially impressive. Truly one of your best (I'm sure I say that all the time).

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  20. The water looks flawless Carly, so so pretty! Sorry for just commenting today, I've been so busy with school :/ xxx

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  21. What an adorable illustration! Lovely colours!

    Hope you are well and happy!
    Many kisses
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  22. Hello Carly darling, I would love to collaborate with you on our blogs. Would you interested? And which email can I send to dear? xx

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    1. Hi Gail :) You can get in touch with me at carlyvanwatts@hotmail.co.uk :) xxx

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