Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monsieur Olivet is focused...


so intently on his new book, that he doesn't hear the bit of tromping coming from up the path.

I hope all of you have been well! I'm most delayed at posting this week..but I wanted to bring Monsieur back for a visit. If you kind people have not already visited and left a comment in the previous post, please do so if you'd like.. : ) Have a wonderful rest of the week everyone!
Shirley

35 comments:

  1. I really like your style,very loose and a great point of view.

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  2. Wonderful little mouse. Beautiful use of color! :D

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  3. Ooooo... might this have something to do with the plan that was being hatched weeks ago? I'm so excited!! (Love the swoosh of the trail!)

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  4. Great flow to this one and love the perspective!! I'm really loving your backgrounds, great work!!!

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  5. Beautiful washes. Sweet picture.

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  6. It is always a pleasure to see Monsieur Olivet! :-)

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  7. Beautiful work as always I love the landscape.

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  8. Lovely work, Shirley! I wonder which authors Monsieur Olivet enjoys?? :)

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  9. Love your style! Not to mention those adorably pleasant characters!

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  10. mmm, loving your style - as always! :D and the perspective, too!

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  11. Hehe Monsieur Olivet will get a fright! So sweet and wonderful :) x

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  12. Dearest Shirley, thank you for bringing my monsieur back because i kinda need him to be JUST focused on meeeeeh!!!!
    :D
    :D
    :D

    xxoo

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  13. I envy Monsieur his focus! I've been so unfocused lately. Beautiful work Shirley... Your illustrations never fail to delight. Wonderful perspective and colors on this.

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  14. Such a beautiful little painting...

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  15. I really like the loose, dynamic feel to your work! Another great illustration!

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  16. You have many nice illustrations. Your looseness and use of washes are very nice. Thanks for commenting on my site. I will be visiting you in the future.

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  17. at the risk of being redundant and using lots of exclamation points, i'll have to say, 'ooh ooh ooh! brilliant!' ... excellent illustration, as usual!

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  18. This is such a sweet illo! I know that kind of focus - I'm an avid read.

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  19. Monsieur Olivet is clearly my favorite character. He is just so distinguished, even while sitting and reading a book. You really hit the nail on the head with this one, Ms. Shirley. Brilliant layout and I love the point of view.

    So much fun to come here.

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  20. Oh so great to see the Monsieur back again! He is so distinguished and handsome. Wonder what he's reading? I too wish I had that kind of focus, I get distracted by everything. What an adorable piece Shirley, all your work is so fun!

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  21. This is beautiful Shirley. You strokes are so gentle and thoughtful.

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  22. ohh.. he is sooo.ooo precious!
    I love the soft. dreamy washes!!!
    Delightful Shirley!

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  23. Shirley! You are an amzing talent! This is so wonderful. Love the way the trees are lined up and leaning as they escort the trompers down the path. Monsieur Olivet certainly is focused. Great pose! He's so adorable!

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  24. Oh I love Monsieur Olivet! He is so lovely!
    XXX

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  25. I love Monsieur! He should have his own cartoon series like Pooh. This is awesome Shirley! So very sweet and comforting me. I really love your style. It's something so, incredible about it. You will be working in children's books for a very, very long time. Your characters are always warm and inviting and we all love Monsieur Olivet! He is WONDERFUL!!!
    Happy Weekend! Hugs always
    Nessa

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  26. He is great (again)! I love to see Mr. Olivet in a new illo.

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  27. You have a gentle style that works well. I like this piece!

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  28. Sweet painting...Love ur character..colours and ur style.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  29. oh Shirley... you're too much... you know i always LOVE your beautiful works, they are just adorable...

    Wishing you a wonderful day ok!

    kisses-hugs.

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  30. Dear sister Shirley,
    Thank you for your gem gifts, they are so so beautiful!
    I will post them up shortly.
    Miss your recent few posts, I really love your illustrations. So happy and your positiveness encouraged me a lot. Thank you and thank you!

    You too have a restful week Shirley:)

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  31. Bon jour, Monsieur Olivet! Comment allez vous? You are as adorable as ever. And so well read!

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