Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Confined...


Never wanting her friend to feel too confined in it's stuffy ol' fish bowl, Sally, thanks to her kind–and indulgent–parents, takes her monthly trek to visit the ocean.
This was a quick one as I know I'm very, very belated with my contribution to IF this week...AND, I really messed up poor Sally's feet! Sheesh! But, I hope to post more of what I've been working on. I am almost finished with a "portfolio piece" and am also gratefully working on my work-work. I hope all of you are well! Thank you for stopping by - and I look forward to seeing what all of you have been up to!

35 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Really nice work you have here!
    Congratulations!

    It´s with a great pleasure that i invite you to visit my art work on my new website:

    www.ruisousaartworks.com

    Regards and thank you!

    Rui Sousa

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  2. Aw, it's gorgeous. I wouldn't have noticed the feet if you hadn't said! This is a super idea for the topic. I love that they're right near the sea. Gorgeous Shirley!

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  3. The feet look fine!! Really cute illo :)

    I cant wait to see your portfolio piece! Thanks so much for the super kind comments.. it really keeps me inspired!

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  4. Beautiful, Shirley...and such a wonderful concept!

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  5. very sweet, I like it and agree, the feet are fine

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  6. lovely!! great concept and soo cute! like the colors also,and what mess up!? it's not noticeable! :)

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  7. always such beautiful colors. quick one or not, its a wonderful illustration, shirley.

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  8. cute! I love this! I even loved it as a little thumbnail on my preview page! Nice colors, great characters!

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  9. Shirley this looks great! You communicate so much with her body pose and facial expression. The mood is somber but hopeful as well! Great job!!

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  10. Hi, Shirley!
    Your words and drawings are just friendly and lovely!

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  11. Sweet! Your characters have big hearts! (Gotta love work-work!!)

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  12. Awww, what great parents! It's great and I don't think I would've noticed the feet either!

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  13. Your art is like candy... so sweet and leaves me wanting more!!! Excellent work Shirley!

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  14. Roberta couldn't have said it better! Can't wait to see your portfolio piece.

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  15. I find this illo adorable and so sweet!Love your watercolours!

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  16. This is so lovely!
    I love your soft style in watercolors.

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  17. Sally is a thoughtful and lovely girl! Very warm illo!

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  18. this is such a lovely piece Shirley!! Love the concept and the little girl is so cute. I think her feet are fine, and i love that fish!! Can't wait to see what else you ahve been working on!! Take care x

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  19. Love stopping by your place on a cold winter's day. Your work always makes me feel warm a fuzzy inside. Great work Shirley. Love it!!! hey thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Ssshh - you shouldn't have said about the feet, no one would have noticed - I didn't. A beautiful cheerful illustration just what I needed to see in the middle of all this cold weather!

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  21. you heard them Shirley :))
    nothing wrong with the feet!
    ah, even if belated, you still did a gorgeous work.
    Have a lovely weekend ok!

    xxoo

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  22. Aww she's so cute Shirley! One of your cutest creations yet! Have a lovely weekend! x

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  23. This is just honey graham cracker sweet! I just love it! You know you can really create a mood Shirley! I love it!! Hugs
    me

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  24. My, my, my! Adorable indeed! I wouldn't have even noticed her feet if you hadn't mentioned it. This is a beautiful illustration and you are a brilliant artist! Remember that!

    Love and kisses!

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  25. Hello Shirley, I am glad you bring us through another IF.
    Lovely inspirational piece to cheer us and get us going!
    Happy weekend and Happy creating yeah!

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  26. Oh, so sweet of her! Such a lovely illustration - (didn't see the feet either till you mentioned them!!).

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  27. Another amazing illustration. I love your take on the theme. She's so very sweet to bring her fish to the ocean!

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  28. Awww, this is sweeeeeet! I've been away too long! So many fabulous goodies you have here. It's like being given an entire new box of chocolates and drooling over every single piece. I love the exchange of expressions, and I never would have noticed the feet had you not pointed it out!

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  29. Lovely! Such a sweet illo...
    wonderful thought:)

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  30. how sweet - definitely makes me smile just thinking about their release :-) Hugs, antonella :-)

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  31. She is so precious..and I know just how she feels! Love your art!

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  32. Loving all the illustrations on your blog! This picture is so endearing.

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  33. I just had a little girl 8 months ago.. this illustration makes me very willing to indulge her little pursuits in the near future. ;) I know you weren't happy with the feet, but it's etsy-worthy!

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