Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clumsy – Illustration Friday





I love to paint squirrels for some reason..my "go-to" animal, I guess. : ) And sweet little girls who try their best. I don't really think she's clumsy at all..do you?

Hope everyone's having a wonderful week! Thank you for stopping by in your busy lives. I appreciate it very much.

36 comments:

  1. Love these illustrations...fantastic!

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  2. Oh, the expression on the squirrels face in the first one is ADORABLE. These are lovely as usual Shirley! Every time I visit your blog, I always think "Oh, I could see this in a childrens book!" Your little characters are incredibly cute. Have a lovely week :-)

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  3. That squirrel stacking up supplies is looking real fine...despite the clumsy tumble :)

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  4. Very sweet Shirley, I love the squirrels expression. The glaze on the one with the little girl is beautiful. :) Love them all!

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  5. LOVE IT!!! I really like how you've drawn a series of pictures,gorgeous!! Your little squirrel is sooooo cute and I love that little girl. Lovely pieces for this week's theme!!

    Be sure to pop over to my blog as I'm having a giveaway!!! x

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  6. Love it very much! Shirley, you have the talent on using water color.

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  7. hummmm... yea, ok.
    now i believe you're waving your magic wand!
    these are m-a-g-i-c ;)))

    kisses hugs!

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  8. brilliant, shirley! i love his expressions. you give such life to your illustrations. poor fellow. this was another fabulous winner with the boy. :)

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  9. Awww, poor squirrel! Lovely work as always Shirley - love the little girl too and how you rendered the mirror.

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  10. I've always been a squirrel kind of guy myself. Now seeing your adorable little creature... He ROCKS!!!! Nice work Shirley! You never disappoint. Wonderful, as always!

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  11. fabulously done - wonderful style

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  12. Really quite touching - best not show it to my pregnant wife, she may cry!!
    Lovely pieces

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  13. Your characters are adorable and I love your style :)

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  14. Aww Shirley! You know i love your cute characters! Great work :)

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  15. What a delightful series of little pictures, Shirley! Love the poor wee squirrel, but think the little girl is my favourite!She has such a 'how did that happen?' look on her face!!

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  16. I love squirrels too, even though bunnies are my go-to animal, hee hee. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog, but I don't buy "green with envy" at all, when your stuff is over the top cute and amazing! Love your work!

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  17. My nickname is Squirrel. Yes I have a big heart for them as well. They are just wonderful characters and I think you agree LOL!!! Mr. Squirrel is wonderful. You can really capture a moment Ms. Shirley. I love him carrying that big ol' acorn and the girl, she is just a cute pie and I no she's not clumsy at all. It's that dang bar!!!! They should have put it at her height!!! LOL!!! This is just a great post all around. YOU ROCK Shirley!! Hugs

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  18. Very sweet and lovely! I once bought a squirrel feeder for my in-laws' house in the mountains-- I was almost tossed out on my ear! I think they are very cute and yes, a bit clumsy and erratic.

    And "sweet little girls who try their best"-- might you be thinking of anyone in particular? :) Wonderful!

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  19. We don't have squirrels in Brazil, so when I first moved to the US I loved to go to the park and feed them. I still do. Who can resist a cute squirrel? And yours are absolutely adorable!

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  20. You have such a gentle lovely style for kids. Your characters have a charm about them. So sweet. Nice action too! Really nice drawing style.

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  21. Sweet illos! I like your soft watercolor style

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  22. Haaaah! Shirley! Of course I love the squirrel carrying a bag of acorns. Hahahah! The poor little girl, you captured that frustration on her face so perfectly. That's amazing how those few lines could capture the emotion so well.

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  23. This is so charming, Shirley! Beautifully done.

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  24. Lovely artwork!!! I like how you painted the girl's shoes black to seem clunky in contrast to the remaining composition. I always like your squirrels, too! Well done Shirley!

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  25. I loved both the expressions...they look so cute:)

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  26. It's wonderful to love what you do so well! Poor little squirrel and the little cutie who tries her best is priceless. Thanks for stopping by, I'm working to get up some more drawings, possibly next week.

    Keep doin' it girlie! Love you!

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  27. oh i love both illos! the squirrel is adorable and the little girl is just fragile but still cute in a way.

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  28. Hi Shirley, the squirrel is adorable! I love your entry for muddy too. Very sweet.

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  29. your watercolor style is incredible. such a nice loose feel yet the characters seem to have a life of their own. great work!

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  30. Hi Shirley!

    I love the thought that a squirrel is your "go-to animal"
    everyone should have a go-to animal!

    adorable

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