September 25, 2012

A Little Crooked

Illustration Friday topic: "crooked"
Had to pull this one out of the archives, so to speak. It's the best I could do given the looming deadline for the final artwork for Henny :)  Exciting times, but no time for much else.
So here are a couple of "crooked" proboscises for your consideration--a bit of a stretch for the topic, but I'm sure you will forgive ;)
All that being said, I hope to regularly re-surface soon.  Meanwhile...it's back to work!

copyright 2011, Elizabeth Rose Stanton

39 comments:

  1. Hello Elizabeth:
    Beaky Beakman, as we are sure any schoolchild would refer to him, is a finely drawn character. Tightly lipped and bow tied within an inch of his life, he does not look the sort to readily 'let himself go'. What a contrast he makes with the gloriously fluffy and golden chick who looks to be quite the party bird given half a chance!!!

    We are thinking of you as you approach the final stages of your book. We are sure that you must feel that there are not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that there is to do. However, we just know that 'Henny' will be a huge success, it certainly deserves to be after all the hard work you have obviously devoted to it. Best beak forward we say....!!!!

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    1. I can always count on you two for the best comments, ever. I have missed visiting everyone of late, so it's so good to hear from you. I'm glad you approve of Mr. Beakman and his little friend :) xo

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  2. and smelled vaguely of fried chicken...

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  3. Hello Elizabeth!
    This is just fantastic...Mr Beakman looks like a very smart person, and I just love the little creature:)

    yes! there is something very familiar, the crooked noses.:P

    Have a nice day!

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  4. Mr Beakman looks a little put out to me. Birdie's beak is so much more attractive than his own. Not only that, but his beak surely gets in the way of pecking while birdie's beak is plainly made for it. Poor Mr Beakman, in spite of looking down his beak as if he could detect a bad smell, I feel quite sorry for him.

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  5. Hello Elizabeth,

    Better late than never I always say and as one of your newest followers, I will eagerly look forward to following the adventures leading up to your book release. I am crazy for your work.

    And I found you thanks to the Hattatts, who indeed do leave the best comments ever. I often think that they express the heart of the matter better than I have myself!

    With warm wishes from Provence,
    Heather

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  6. "... the feeling that there was something vaguely familiar about it." And Mr Beakman was seldom wrong on such issues - he had a nose for them. "Noses," he often exclaimed, "are not to be sniffed at!"

    The chicken muttered, "The old (j)yokes are the best!"

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  7. Hahaha, the teeny chick with its legs all akimbo! (yeah, no idea when THAT word last came up.) Super cute! Really cool colors in the shading of this slightly odd fellow's skin. I hope the Henny project is going well!

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  8. He's looking down his beautiful nose at the poor fellow!

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  9. His open mouth - in artless thought - is what cinches it and brings the laughter out.... brilliant! =]

    xxoo

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  10. DEAREST ELIZABETH!!! Oh what a clever illustration!!! I was just drawing today for the first time in weeks. LOVELY!! Anita

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  11. That is funny. The nose is really crooked :)

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  12. Mr. Beakman looks slightly perturbed! Hope all is going well with Henny (I’ve been lending you a hand long distance, is it helping? LOL)
    (This is also a test to see if your reply comes to my e-mail. I’ll let you know. Now back to work!)

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  13. I think it must be the air of lofty disdain.

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  14. Wishing you lots of luck with the Henny project.

    Great illo.

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  15. I agree with Bikbik and Roro, that if a nose is pointing down, it communicates lofty disdain. If a nose is pointing upwards, it shows naive curiosity. Gosh...what a nose can cause...
    Ergo, noses are terribly important :-)

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    1. hihi, funny and a bit scary;-)
      I wish you a good week and don't work to hard!

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  16. Isn't it so that often when we see something familiar in somebody else - without being conscious about it - it creates a unpleasant feeling. As if we don't really like this side of ourselves, but not being conscious aware of it. Mr. Beakman's nose definitely is something. I wonder if he catches a cold more often than the rest of us do?

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  17. Thank you, Beth! Mr. Beakman and his bird look-alike got a chuckle this morning! :)

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  18. Familiar because it was his son! Nice work ERS.

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  19. Hello Elizabeth Rose

    This is a wonderful illustration. No doubt you are very busy and I wish you success.

    Looking at Mr Beakman makes me want to say to him "please lighten up"

    Thanks for the joyful post

    Helen xx

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  20. Hmmm....he has an uncanny resemblance to my old boss...Another pair of wonderful characters, Elizabeth! I've missed your IF posts, but Henny deserves your full attention! :)

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  21. hihi, funny, I like the little duck and I'm very curious after Henny. Succes with working on her :-)

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  22. that’s so funny. Good luck with finishing your project , can’t wait to see it in stores.
    x sandra

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  23. Does he have a finger for a nose?! ;-)

    Great pic! And it's nice to *finally* have you back! Was about to send out a search party for ya...

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  24. Birds of a feather! So full of personality both these beaky characters. Love it!!

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  25. The eyes and the mouth are very well done, and are my favorite.
    you're saying a lot with a little.
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  26. Oh I do love Mr Beakman! Wonderful. Good luck with Henny, with a chicken with those skills you can't go wrong!! She will be a resounding success :)))

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  27. Fantastic that Henny is going to be published. Congrats.... Love Mr Beakman and your humour!

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  28. Love, Love it. That nose and the caption; AWESOME.

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  29. Too funny! I think I nose that guy ... he was a Junior High School teacher of mine ... LOL! Great peice! Good luck with that deadline, you can do it girl!

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  30. If I had a big nose I would like being compared to a cute little chick. If I could see it over my nosebeak that is.

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  31. Just stickin' my proboscus in here and looking around. I like what I see.

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