3×3 Illustration Annual #8 -I’m In It!

I’ve been entranced with  the  3×3 Illustration Annual  since I first discovered it one Saturday in Barnes and Noble.  Naturally,  I sat with it in the B&N cafe enjoying the eye candy more than my beverage.  My book wish list is always lengthy, but I bumped book title #1 and bought the Annual.  Since then, I’ve poured over the work, and offer it to young artists to demonstrate what’s going on in contemporary illustration.

Summer 2011 I received an email from Charles Hively informing me that one of the illustrations I submitted was chosen for the 2012 Annual, and I was to send a final jpeg for print.  The email came at a tough time for my family and my attention was elsewhere.  I sent off a jpeg and later worried that I’d sent an inferior copy…(I aways have multiples and I’m not so great at labeling them-that’s gonna change).

A few days ago,  the book arrived.  And while I will never be entirely pleased with any piece I make, I am honored to be included in this publication.  I’m still not sure which copy I sent, probably not the best one, but  C’est la vie.

Thanks Charles Hively and the judges.  Right now, I’m burning to make a new piece to submit sometime in the near future.

Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. When I saw this illustration, the first words that popped into my mind were “Space Cadet”. I love your artwork! You are truly an amazing artist, and I have really enjoyed looking through your artwork today! Keep up the excellent work! 🙂

  2. Wow, that is such a fantastic thing! First, the painting is just mesmerizing. I think it’s those green eyes. Love the purple hair and that little doll with the striped stockings. Just wow. But congratulations on this, I can’t imagine how thrilling it must be. 🙂

  3. I knew this one was worth a much closer look! Wow, she is so impish and inspiring… If I had seen her as a kid, I think I would have felt so much better about being a girl! Awesome! (and best wishes for next year!)

  4. Congratulations 🙂
    I love the illustration, the movement and the colours are brilliant!

    I ❤ your work 🙂

  5. Congratulations. That must have been fun – even more so because you weren’t in place to hope or expect anything. It’s a great illustration, I just love the expression of the kid. So, yes, keep on submitting new pieces.

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