July 20, 2012

Carry

Got a busy week ahead, so I'm stretching the Illustration Friday topic, "Carry," just a bit.
This is a doodle I did a few weeks ago.  Her name is Clara. She's a chick-carrying-chick.

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  1. That sure is a snorkle (combination of snort and chortle).

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    1. Clara is so pleased to be the purveyor of said action!

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  2. Loving the two little chicks and that sassy blue bow. Cute!

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  3. Apart from the skinny legs, this could have been me - and I would have been sharing my disgust at being made to wear a pretty dress with a bow with my nesting friend. My hair was always described as a bird's nest - or rats' tails! (And I always wanted to be called Clara too!)
    Axxx

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  4. She's a chique chick-carrying-chick.

    Love the look of resignation in her face!

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    1. Hahaha! I love that. Come to think of it: she's
      a chique chick-carrying-chick and a chick. :-D

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  5. Did you know, this picture reminds me of a folk lore in Indonesia about the Prince Palasara that grew a bird on his head. lol. Very interesting!

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    1. Hi Dewi! I will have to look up the Prince Palasara story. Maybe she can be Princess Palasara? ;)

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  6. Haha, she looks exactly like a Clara. And I love the giant bow. (And she may even look a bit like Clara Bow.) The look on her face is hilarious! Love the hair and the chicks! Very adorable and fun.

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    1. Funny how the mind associates things...and often unconsciously. Hahaha. Clara Bow. That's probably exactly why that name popped into my head when I drew her. Thanks for stopping by, Cindy!

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  7. totally adore that little chick on the table! like his wondering how to get in that nesty hair.
    keep focused this week :)
    xo sandra

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    1. Thanks, Sandra! I think that little chick is my favorite, too. It's funny because I drew him as an afterthought.

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    1. ...and I love that you love my 'doodles.' Thanks, friend :)

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  9. FUN! I love her "birds nest" hair and the look of 'Do I have to!" on her face.

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    1. Thanks, Claire. Yes, she's a little exasperated over her little chick-friends ;)

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  10. By the colour of her feet she seems to have trodden on chick no.3.

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  11. Oh that is just DARLING!!! Her little chick is so precious! HI THERE ELIZABETH! I just got off of my busy week with a high school friend staying with me for the week. NOW, back to the drawing board! HAVE FUN! Anita

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    1. Thanks, Anita!! Glad you're back on the boards :)

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  12. such a cute illustration...love the look on her face :)

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  13. It is great! Love the little chick on her head -and her watching out for it! Love your drawing style!

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  14. Why do I feel like this would be an awesome drawing to go along with a Shel Silverstein poem? :-)

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  15. It's always nice to meet a new character. :) (Hullo, Clara!)

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    1. Clara, with her big bow, bows and says, "Hullo" back!

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  16. The little chick sitting down looking up....priceless!! :)

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    1. Thanks! Little chick is waiting for his turn ;)

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  17. Maybe if I start sporting a chick on my head people will stop commenting on my legs. . . worth a try.

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    1. Diversion is always a good tactic. I think I'll try it, too ;)

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  18. Super cute chicks...all three of them!!! Clara is absolutely adorable...I wonder what she's thinking about?! The little one sitting down I just want to squeeze, such a sweet puffball, and the one up top looks very , very happy...Clara's nest must be theee place to be!
    xo J~

    (It's raining again this very second! This is the craziest summer EVER!!! So glad my camp is not outside!)

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    1. Yes, little chick on top is VERY pleased! Clara's just being tolerant, and it would never occur to her to comb her hair ;)
      Re: the weather-- isn't today grand?

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  19. This made me laugh so hard!! she's a cute chick

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    1. In light of making you laugh hard--I consider this illo to be a success! Thanks so much, Naomi!

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    1. Glad you think so, josh. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  21. well I see the little chick looking up as having not been able to stay on top of the head, hence the eye roll from the girl. hahahaha.
    but I guess you've determined that he's just waiting his turn.
    expressions are simple and great.
    all around.
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    1. Yes, he's next. Poor Clara is resigned to annoying little hair-chicks.
      Thanks Richard!

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  22. Hi, thank you for popping by my blog. I love your illustrations, they really made me smile. Love birds nest hair on chick girl. :)

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    1. Hey Catherine! I'm so glad they made you smile :)

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  23. Fun and Adorable illustration!Love the expression and the chicks!

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  24. Dang, look at those skinny legs. Clara could give Olive Oyl a run for her money.

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    1. Olive Oyl is her mom. Her name is Clara Oyl.

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  25. Ah yes, the trials of motherhood... She's not a family member of the chap who had the birds' nests in his beard, is she? I love her stoic expression!

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    1. Yes...he is her dad ;) (See Ted's comment and reply above, for full parentage)
      ;)

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  26. very cool Elizabeth... very chick!

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  27. Hahaha! Très chic, las tres chicas! What I want to know is whether the hen actually brooded on her head... that doesn't sound too comfy... unless of course it was very cold out.

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    1. As you know, anything can happen in the world of illustration ;)
      Maybe I will redraw it with a hen on the table instead of the little chick!

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  28. Cool Chicks!
    I love the contrast between Clara's elegant dress and that messy hair (it looks like a nest!!).
    I think her mom dress her up but she's more of a tomboy who enjoys playing outside instead of staying at home and play with her dolls.
    The good thing is that she has found new friends :)

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    1. You are quite right, Ana. Clara is not too fond of her party dress and gigantic bow. She's already kicked off her shoes ;)
      Thanks for stopping by !

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  29. "A chick carrying chick! genius, I love it!
    Di
    xxxx

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  30. Very funny and cute!! I love it!

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  31. Love her hair and giant sash bow!!

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    1. The chick just couldn't resist the hair. As for the sash bow--I think Clara is a little fashion challenged ;)

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  32. Oh wowy love this chicky! Your art is just great, I am looking forward to see more.

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  33. ah, those little tiny duckies :-)

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  34. Hee hee, may all our burdens be so delightful! :o)

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  35. Hello Elizabeth!
    This is fantastic, I must confess that i absolutely love all your characters!:D

    Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Marisa, you are so kind to say so! Thanks!!!

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  36. Elizabeth my dear! THANK YOU for coming over on this lovely summer day! I am back on my feet and hoping to post again by tomorrow night. I so hope you are enjoying HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME; what a perfect season we are having this year!!! Anita

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    1. Hi Anita! I'm always happy when you stop by :)
      I'm so glad you are having a good summer!

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  37. Love it!And the two little chicks are adorable:)

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  38. Hysterical! This is what happens when you don't brush your hair everyday - must show this to my kids... :D

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    1. Haha! I'm glad Clara can be an example for hygiene :-D

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  39. Ha ha ha!!! I often refer to my hair as a bale of hay, or nest, but thankfully nobody has roosted there....yet!!! Thanks for the smile!!!

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    1. Yes...beware of little opportunistic chicks! Thanks for stopping by, Mit!!

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  40. pretty cool chick this Clara! Who cares how her hair looks. She does not look to bothered. It actually looks alot like my daughters hair on a daily basis! ha ha. YES I do love those little chicks too! :D

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    1. "Who cares how her hair looks."
      Love it!

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  41. I just smiled so big when I see HENNY'S sweet little face pop up on my comments! Thank you dear artist and friend for your visit today. I spend several hours in my workshop trying to illustrate for a new tag set....the ideas are in my head but to bring them out in an illustration???? FRUSTRATING sometimes!

    Enjoy your day my dear. Looking forward to a new drawing! Anita

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    1. Anita! I can't wait to see what you create for the tags. I have no doubt it will be as enchanting as the rest! Thanks, as ever, for the wonderful comment :)

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  42. The chick sitting on the counter is so adorable I want to reach into the illo and hug it! The girl's expression, too, is priceless. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! I think, in spite of the nesting, Clara is really fond of those little chicks :)
      Glad you stopped by !!

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  43. How lovely! I just love the little chicks :)

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    1. Clara and her chicks are so pleased that you stopped by :)
      Thanks!!

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