Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Intention

Chip's intention to guide his friend Rocky Rhino is animated, yes!  
But it is delivered kindly...exactly how Rocky likes it.

40 comments:

  1. Ugh, something is won with my keyboard. It keeps jumping. I lost many comments already not just here. Anyway, I was saying that I LOVE your illustration. Oh a white rhino. Once when we were in Austin, a rhino farted in the pool and we heard the water bubble!!!

    Your chick is so cuuuuute. You always manage to make your animals so adorable. I cannot help recall the day I beheaded a chick, of course by accident. My sister did too. I was in high school and she was in college. We were all home for the summer and doing our gardening chores. It was a family event and so were were all out there. I was in charge of tilling the plot with a hoe. We had chickens and ducks. They loved to scratch the dirt and pick the worms. Our parents told us to be careful. Just as I hit the dirt with the hoe blade, a little chick ran towards the plot. OH BOY! My father got very mad at me. So mad. Then ut happened to my sister too. Father was so mad. He reprimanded us and I argued and yelled at him but my sister, she is very gentle and respectful, she cried and she said she was sorry. Still my father kept talking angrily at how reckless we were. My mother told him that it was an accident. Everyone got mad at me for yelling at my father but my sister she cried and she packed up and returned to her nursing college dorm. I remember her walking towards the jeep. Oh I can see the volcano in the background and the mountain range. Then when she got to her dorm, she phoned home and cried on the phone to my mother. Oh boy.

    That happened a long time ago. It is a sweet memory now. I learned to be more respectful and I loved my father very much but overtime I see a chick, I remember that incident.

    Chirp! Tweet!

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    1. I mean something is WRONG with my keyboard. :)

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    2. oh something has been wong with my keyboard for ages :) ces

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  2. Shirley hello!!! :)
    Thought of poping over and say hi and how lovely your new illustration is...whatever animal you illustrate it turns out simply adorable and very 'Shirley' cute :)Love Rhino's rosy cheeks!
    Have a great week1 xox

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  3. Wonderful! The sweetness, lighting and detail is just incredible...as usual!

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  4. This is so lovely,Shirley!! ^____^ And,it is what the little art director do!!

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  5. Wow so cute! What a comfortable, happy little scene. It's a feel-good kinda thing. Lovely painting as always.

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  6. Lovely work. The rhino looks like he's very focused on his teacher and lesson. Too cute.

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  7. Ahhh Shirley there is so much tenderness in that scene. My daughter as a little girl loved Rhinos but shop made cards were often quite fierce with them on....this sweet image would have worked so well. He is such a sweet chick too. This has put a smile on my face for the day ahead. Have a lovely week,
    Jane x

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  8. Awww Shirley, what a sweetie! This is wonderful :)

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  9. He's not only the littlest art director, he's also the cutest :)

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  10. Sweet illustration. I love the rhino's expression :)

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  11. Somehow I've never thought of art directors as quite that cute before. Very cute!

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  12. I love it!And the characters are so cute:)

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  13. very sweet, I love the Rhino Shirley.

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  14. Oh my gosh! That is the cutest scene! LOVE it!

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  15. what a cutie =) haha
    <3 it!!!
    ur drawings are amazing!

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  16. Absolutely precious!! Wonderful characters! Love your style!

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  17. So sweet...we all need encouragement sometimes. Such a delightful piece!!! :)

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  18. Oh my goodness! Shirley! This is one of the most wonderfullest things I have ever laid my eyes on! Great (adorably sweet) characters. Wonderful perspective and amazingly done!

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  19. I love rhinos!!! They are adorable and you've given this one such a cute personality!

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  20. AWWWWWW!!!! Wee wittle rhino! How I adore thee! Please, can Chip be my art director? I need him!!!! xoxo

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  21. What a fabulous pair of characters, Shirley! Is this part of a whole story that you're working on? It should be!

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  22. hihi thats cute, Sweet-Shirley! ^__^

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  23. glad to hear that you and the faeries are well ♥

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  24. Sometimes I wonder... someone who could paint such sweet adorable creatures like these must be sweet and adorable in person too! Hehehe... OXX

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  25. This is so very cute...different from your bear drawings...loved this one! It's so very adorable! fresh and light :)

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  26. That is the sweetest looking Rhino I've seen in a while. And, that little Chip is so cute... can I borrow him to art direct some of my projects?! Such a lovely illustration. :)

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  27. your work is so sweet! i love the combination of your line and watercolor!

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  28. (I thought I already left a comment... but I can't find it...)
    Another darling piece!

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  29. You never cease to amaze me with your art/illustrations. TOTALLY inspires me to push myself harder! :) Love your rhino.

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  30. Sweet picture, they look perfect together!!

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  31. Shirley, can I say I just want to bring Rocky and Chip home with me! Oh my, are they adorable! The perfect partners in crime and little Chip looks like a formidable director! Another winner, lady! :)

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  32. Haha Shirley, only you could make a rhino art director so believably tremddously vociferously cute. Only you! It's a wonderful touch the bird on the shoulder, the way the bird is excited and looking at the drawing, and the rhino looking so happy - in short, how the interact with each other :) Gee, I feel all clucky now!

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