January 2, 2012

Highlight

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Highlight."
Here is a "highlight" from my  Sketchbook Project 2012 sketchbook, which is still in the works. I  have until Jan 31 to send it in. I'm about half-way through. Think I'll make it?  My category is "things found under car seats."  There's a whole other world down there ;)

copyright 2011 Elizabeth Rose Stanton
 

46 comments:

  1. Yes! You can do it!

    Nice drawing, by the way. :)

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  2. Great illo & sketchbook theme - sending good luck your way to make the deadline!

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  3. course you will, but if this is what you find under your car seats, then I'd like to know who your passengers are?

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  4. Oh, I know you'll make it, and it'll be fabulous! I, on the other hand, enthusiastically did one page before coming to the realization that I am not a sketchbook kind of gal. Funny, the things we don't know about ourselves until we try!

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  5. I'm sure you'll make it! Happy new year! :))

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  6. Good luck and vibes to make it, Elizabeth :) Very pure and kind of oneiric beautiful sketch !
    Thanks so much for joining my blog, i've been so glad to see you had visited, many thanks for your support.

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  7. Wish you all speed to make your deadline! As for things under car seats, you're absolutely right - a whole other world!!! :)

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  8. Hello Elizabeth,

    I love this illustration, the expressions are wonderful and I love your use of colour.

    Bravo!!

    Helen xx

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  9. How long have you had to work on it? How long is it, now? (halfway is such a relative term!) Do you think you'll make it??? Should I send you coffee? Well, just as long as you're having fun.... =]

    I think I lost a son under the car seat once. I'm not sure. I thought I had four but, now, I have three and the last time I *thought* that I saw him was in the car. I don't know, maybe I'm just not good at math and there always seem to be, at least, ten boys around but I know I never had that many. I do know for certain that Lego men live down under there!

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  10. Love the little guy hanging from the tree. I think Katy and I may have the same car seat filled with villages of Lego men.

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  11. The things we can accomplish when faced with a deadline always amaze me. We are so much more than we sometimes give ourselves credit for.
    Of course, you can do it. I have faith in you!

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  12. I definitely think you'll make it! And I like Rubye's comment a lot.

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  13. This is very excellent. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Good highlight!! Your category reminded me of a dark dream cartoon by David Firth..somewhere about 5:30 he takes a trip under a car set (or in it):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWlXxoz6Gpc

    When you said there's a whole other world down there!! (if you want to stay sane..don't watch!!)

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  15. Good luck on finishing your sketchbook!! Interesting category!!

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  16. I've been rushing to get my sketchbook done too! Two more pages to go!:)

    Great illustration! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole series!

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  17. Oh wow! I'm joining The Sketchbook Project too! :) I'm not even half-way there! Good for you! :) I love your style. ;)

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  18. I'm sure you'll make it! another beautiful and funny sketch.
    In 2010 I filled 3 sketchbooks and in 2011 none... If I have a lot of stuff to do I find it hard to sketch.

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  19. you'll make it, just drawdrawdraw all day everyday ;) (and don't be too serious about it!)

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  20. You'll finish it! And it will be filled with fun illustrations like this one. :)

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  21. Oh, I know about this subject; I used to detail cars on a used car lot. I found many interesting things under the seats. Mostly I got to keep what I found, but if it was gold rings then I returned them to the original owners. I ended up with a big box of interesting items that I eventually made into a resin table top.

    Nice Highlight here.

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  22. If the interior of my car started smelling badly, I might check under the seat to see what was there. No, actually, I think I'd get my wife to check it out!

    I like the drawings - very good (as always)

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  23. I love all kind of birds.... and yours too!!!
    The category "things found under car seats"reminds me my efforts to save some tropical frogs , one lizard and one snake which I found in the pot of tropical palm I bought some years ago. I put them into the carton box and I drove to my friend , a biologist working in ZOO, but when I arrived in his house, the was no single animal.....By the way, we never found them....mystery was never solved. (but it is not unthinkable that the new car owner was not amused in case he found any of them :))

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  24. My dad used to keep his hunting rifle under there. They would certainly throw him in jail for that now. ~Mary

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  25. Fun sketchbook theme! And nice take on the prompt.

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  26. Elizabeth, I've just had a chance to view your recent posts after my leave in the blogging action. I just love your wacky birds and aquarian critters! I also enjoyed your post of 'before & after' which shows the change in your style. Your drawings from 'before' are beautiful, but your joy and imagination shines through in your new work. Keep going!

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  27. You sure have a fresh individual approach to your work. Bravo!

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  28. thank you for the comment! funny characters!

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  29. Of course you'll make it! I have the utmost confidence in you! LOL I’m with Friko, if this is what/who is under your car seats I’m curious to know who’s been in your car and also what KIND of car has room for them?

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  30. It was never going to be the easiest theme to follow, but your style & sense of humour is perfect.

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  31. Oh, just DARLING, Elizabeth!!!! I love animals on a leash, with dot eyes, and simple lines. YOU CAPTURE THE LOOK perfectly! Thank you for visiting my blue bird!!!

    Have a spectacular day my dear. Anita

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  32. Very funny, as always! I think I am not the first one, but yesterday I was given a Liebster Blog Award, which I chose to pass on to you, because you well deserve it!You are great!!!

    Elle X

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  33. Happy new year Elizabeth. LOVE your characters and can't wait to see what else is under the car seat and going in the sketch book :)

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  34. Fascinating topic for your Sketchbook! Great illo!

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  35. This is so good!
    I love it!
    Can't wait to see more things from your (work in) project :)

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  36. I love it ♥
    If I find a sketchbook like this under a car seat I would be so happy :)

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  37. I look through every post on IF which my computer will allow to open - and the highlight for me is when they make me smile as wide as this one did.

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  38. That looks like a quirky world - think I'd like to be there. I've got loads still to do on my sketchbook project. Going to try to get some done this weekend. x

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  39. Delightful! How wonderful that you chose a subject so potentially grungy & annoying & made it into such a visual treat. I eagerly anticipate more as you whiz through the rest of the book!

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  40. Your bat-rat has a long way to go before it will find some rest hanging up-side-down! Too funny.
    I also had a good laugh over your 'under the car seat worlds'. With our car in which we nibble a lot, I still am totally surprised there isn't a mouse nest under the seats. Or maybe there is! I should check this soon!
    Looking greatly forwards to your drawn worlds.
    Cheerio Elizabeth,
    Paula

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  41. I really like this image. Just the way everyone is staring almost forlornly at the upside down creature.

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