Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sketchbook Project: some little sketches that popped up last night


"A little dip in the water"


"The Discussion"

I think I'm veering off of my "Day in the Life" topic, but I'm going for it. : )
Hope everyone's having a great week!

28 comments:

  1. These are so sweet and wonderful.

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  2. These are WONDERFUL Shirley! I just love them. They aren't even colored in yet and they are so delightful and full of life. It's fabulous! Oh honey bunny Thanks so much for you wonderful loving and kind words. They mean the world to me. I am so blessed to have you and Bella and Ces and Eric and a whole host off others in my life. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes! I need everyone I can get he he he he! There have been a ton and I am very blessed and happy he he he he he he! Love you the so much and appreciate you too. Hugs
    V

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  3. They are fabulous, Shirley! So whimsical and happy. :) Keep it up!!!! I love them! Theresa

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  4. These are so great! You draw the best little animals!!! Very cool to see some of your sketches, WONDERFUL!!!!!

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  5. Shirley, these are so delightful, I love how they are formed and come to life. Their little personalities all of there own.

    I am having a wonderful week, hope your week is as well....xxx

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  6. Awwww Shirley, I absolutely adore these sketches. I love how your drawings are so free and full of life...so carefree. I need more of that in my life. Hugs! :)

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  7. tey lok soo cute and soft even not colored... your hands are magical!

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  8. Oh Shirley your characters are so classic and cute! I love the little bird bath illustration :)

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  9. Your characters are just adorable. I like seeing your pencil sketches!
    xxoo

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  10. lovely!! i like them so much :)

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  11. There is such a vibrant and wonderful quality to your sketching. It look so much like you painting technique that I can almost see it with the color you will one day add.

    They are truly huggable. I hope you are well!

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  12. Too cute Shirley!! I love how loose and carefree your sketches are, you can really tell these little characters just ooze out of your fingertips, straight from your brain...ok that sounded kinda wierd ;) but what I mean is you capture the essence of your inmagination in just a few great strokes of the pencil! Just magic! You have a knack for showing such a fantastic range of expressions and feelings too. Cant wait to see them painted :)

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  13. Super cute! According to the Project you can veer all you want! :) I'm on my way to find you over there...in the meantime, I left you a little love for all your cuteness at my blog!

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  14. Ahh these are so delicate and totally charming Shirley. I love the ducks. When I was young we used to buy cards which were illustrated by a lady called Mary Hamilton they were just signed Mary and they were my all time favourites. In fact when my daughter was born 24 years ago my husband managed to find one that celebrated her birth and I still treasure it. Those little ducks take me right back to then....thanks for sharing.
    Jane x

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  15. your sweet little ducks and bear and raccoon are so beautiful. The expressions pull at your heart! Wonderful illo's! :D

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  16. I LOVE the little ducks!!!! Very adorable indeed :o)

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  17. cute, cute, cute! Your mind is obviously full of charming little images. I love the one with the ducks. Too sweet!

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  18. SSSSHHHHHHH! Quiet, everyone! Ssssshhhhhhhhh! I'm trying.....to listen....and if y'all just pipe down, I think I can almost hear what they're discussing. It's something about....Shirley....and talented....and adorable.....

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  19. There is much warmth and huggable-ness in these characters!!!

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  20. Shirley, You work is great! The story telling in you illustrations are incredable. I'll be checking in now and then to see what your working on.

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  21. Hi everyone! I am so thankful for your kind visits..I am stopping by this weekend for proper visits to all of you but I just wanted to say thanks again- it means a lot that you take the time to write. Have a lovely weekend ahead!

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  22. Hey Darling Lady!
    Thanks so much for stopping by with your spirit of cheer!! he he he he!!! It's always a pleasure to have you stop by cause I know how busy you are. Thanks Shirley for coming to visit I so appreciate. The Spider is a very good driver and keeps all his hands on the wheel so if you would like a ride with Loredan just let us know we will come by and get you he he he he he!! Love you so much
    V

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  23. Oh Shirley, I always get so inspired by your art!! this is so gorgeous! I love to see them like this, just sketch with no colour. I love your colours as well, I can't tell which style I love the most, I just know that I love them all! You are a genius, LOVE YOUR ART

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  24. Can't wait to see your sketchbook!

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  25. Shirley these are such cute sketches. Mama bird bathing her little baby bird is so cute! :)

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  26. imagine hearing the biggest "AWWWWW!" ever- so cute! ♥

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  27. Wonderful sketches-- the characters' expressions and personalities really come through. Have enjoyed catching up on all of your work; have missed some really great posts from you. Cheers, E.

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