Monday, August 23, 2010

The Sketchbook Project 2011: Berry and Monsieur Olivet




Hi everyone - I've had some time to sketch these past few nights and here are the first two spreads - only 35+ spreads to go! : ) I chose the theme "A Day in the Life," and so here are a few days in the life of Monsieur Olivet, and a little "Berry" girl bear, which I had the fun help of my daughter Noëlle. She art directed and told me what "Berry" should do in her day.

Hope everyone's well! I am working on some promotional mailers now, and am looking forward to updating all of you on that when it comes to life. Thanks everyone for your kind visits..I really love them and appreciate your having taken the time to do so. ~ Shirley

25 comments:

  1. Hey Shirley, so much movement and the body language so well captured. You have a superb art director. She in her turn has a wonderful artist to work with. What a team :)

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  2. I'm working on mailers too. Love the sketches, looks like your daughter is a good art director. Thanks for the input on my star gazer illo. I appreciate it so much.

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  3. way to go, shirley! they look fab!

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  4. They are marvelous, Shirley!! :) I see you're doing the Sketchbook project as well. So am I! I've started a wonderful community (yesterday) of bloggers who are doing the project.

    http://www.sbdoodleheads.blogspot.com

    I would be honoured if you'd come over and click on the follow button to join us. I can also email you a personal invite to write posts about anything to do with the project. What a great way for new exposure for your art and to meet new people.

    Hugs to you!! :)

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  5. lovely drawings!! i choose that subject on sketchbook project too!! it's cool see thw differences between artists!

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  6. Great start Shirley on your sketchbook!! And your so lucky to have your daughter as a personal coach! It makes the sketchbook even more special!

    Keep up the lovely work!

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  7. :) These are great! I love things that are designed to make people smile, looking forward to seeing more!

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  8. Hello, Shirley. Thank you very much for your beautiful words about my work, it's an honor coming from someone with such talent. And forgive my English, I do not practice too much, -Chet can assure you! :) -. A hug, and congratulations on your beautiful drawings.

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  9. shirley,
    how cute! Good luck with the sketchbook project.
    xo
    Heather

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  10. Wonderful! What a treasure this will be! Don't know how I missed your Stargazing-- it's over-the-top awesome!

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  11. Great start Shirley!
    Looks like you've got quite a good little art director there:)
    I love how well you capture expressions, and emotions in just a few pencil strokes- Amazing...you are a master! You do come up with the best, most scrumptious names for your characters too! It always makes me giggle!

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  12. These are great Shirley! You're so ahead of me :P

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  13. I heard about the Sketchbook Project. How wonderful that you are participating. The sketches you've created so far about so lovely! Hope you've been well! :) Theresa

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  14. Great sketches Shirley, these are awesome. The Sketchbook project looks like a great idea :D

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  15. Charming!!! Love all the sketches, but one of my fave's is of her riding the bicycle. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. These are so sweet, Shirley. i love Berry girl :-)

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  17. :D I have not heard of this before but i'm certainly interested now. Seems like a great idea. Oh and yes the girls name is Mie.

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  18. Wonderful work!Love your sketches:)Good luck with your promotional mailers:)

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  19. I love seeing your sketches (nice work from the budding art director : )
    Everything you do is so endearing!!

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  20. Shirley, your website looks fantastic!!!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your sketches - they look so wonderful. And your art director has great ideas.

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  22. love love love!! I just adore your characters - they are too cute for words!!

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