February 24, 2013

Whisper

Illustration Friday...
...a little sketch for "Whisper"

watercolor & pencil sketch
These little guys have a cameo in the new book I'm working on  :)

81 comments:

  1. Gossip, particularly the juicy kind, makes a girl’s heart beat faster.
    Will these ladies tell us what they are whispering to each other?

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  2. Oh precious. Why are mice so dang cute but such a screaming meme in the real?

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  3. I love them!!! Can't wait to see their story.

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  4. The cat was spotted kissing the DOG!!

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  5. YIPEEEEE! THE SECRET'S OUT YOUR LITTLE MICE! I am so thrilled. You are really an artist and have worked hard for years for this, Elizabeth. BRAVO! Anita

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    1. As always, Anita, I'm thrilled when you stop by :) Thank you!

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  6. I need to get over here more often...your illustrations always bring a smile to my face!

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    1. Thank you, Becca! I always love your visits :)

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  7. How cool to get a sneak peep. I can't decide if I love the tails of the ears more.

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    1. Glad you like, S. :) Let's hear it for the pink parts ;)

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  8. Pssss pss pssss psss pssss. DANG, I wish I were a mouse. I want to know what they're saying!

    Hehehe, they are adorable! I especially love the plump one on the right. :)

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    1. Thanks, Bella! I think that little plump guy is trying to figure out what's going on--or maybe he's just a little hard of hearing ;)

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  9. "Four Blind Mice"? ;-)

    Here's looking forward to your newest bit of work. Can't tell you how much I admire your stuff!

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    1. E., You are too kind! "Four Blind Mice" = Naaa... it's still Three Blind Mice, and #4 is telling them what's going on ;-)

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  10. They are ADORABLE!!! I love their little toes!

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  11. Oh, what secrets are they hiding? I want to know! Adorable!

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    1. They're spreading malicious gossip. Bad mice. ;)

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  12. They're so cute!!! Don't you think they deserve their own place on gossip TV?

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    1. Efi-- they most certainly DO! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Little Mouse says, "Hey guys, I need help getting this big piece of juicy cheese. It's stuck in a metal and wood contraption with a spring on it. I kid you not! I saw it on the back porch!"





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  14. The farmer's wife dropped the cheese and now it's wedged under the screen door. What did you think I meant??

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  15. Adorable--They look just like our pet rat "Mr. Whiskers" He was the best! Love the illo~

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    1. Hmmmm....maybe they ARE rats ;)
      Thanks for stopping by, Mary Lou!

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  16. mice are funny animals, but not in my pentry (or in a collection of beetles) :(

    Did I tell you, as a little kid, I collected beetles and one day my whole collection was eaten my mice? (only elytra left over.....)

    But these guys look quite innocent...

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  17. This is hysterical - just priceless - the look on their faces!!!

    Either I was sleeping and I've missed a step or you are a mistress of suspense! ???!!

    The mice have the cameo but... [all I can hear are whispers].... who's the star? I haven't quite figured it out! So, thinking that I MUST have missed a post, I've been reading back and, now, I'm wanting to comment on everything AGAIN! Lord have mercy! =P

    I'm going to go swish through your old posts to see what I can see but if you're holding out... all I can say is.... CRUEL! ;)

    =]

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    1. Katy-- you GO girl! I know you have figured it out. You are so sweet to even wonder about it!

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  18. They are so cute, I love them!! To me, they look like they have just seen something or someone new, and they're not sure what to do, so they are discussing it!

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  19. They are totally gorgeous Elizabeth!!

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  20. Great to see this cameo appearance!! And they're a great gang.

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  21. Oh my goodness, adorable teeny mouse family with their teeny feet and teeny pink ears!

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    1. Yes! Somehow mice are really good at "teeny." :) Thanks, Cindy!

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  22. So cute! Love the softness of this one! (And I just love little rodes!!!)

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    1. Thanks, Mit. Yes, I agree...I don't quite know why we all like mice so much. Maybe because they are little... and like to whisper ;)

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  23. So expressive -- and adorable!

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  24. They must be whispering about your new book! Can't wait to hear (& SEE) more!

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    1. Maybe they are :) Thanks, Leah! I will be sure and keep you posted!

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  25. Aw, really cute. These are the type of critters that children fall in love with in a book and remember forever.

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  26. I love your mice! Thank you for posting on my blog, too! See you in April at the conference?

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    1. Thanks, Laurie. I'm glad you like them. I LOVE your whispering sheep! Yes...I will see you at the conf :)

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  27. These mice are really adorable! I like the light aesthetic in your watercolors, Elizabeth. Cheers :)

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    1. Thank you, Alexiev! I appreciate your stopping by :)

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  29. Hello :) it’s so fabulouos to read your blog, such wonderful things happening to you:) congratulation for the book!
    i’m still- also- incredibly amazed at how you manage to respond to all of us despite being so busy! you are amazing, or else you must have a magic wand? xo sandra

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    1. Sandra! I truly wish I did have a magic wand :) I love seeing what all you talented people put out there! Thanks so much for the congrats :) :)

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  30. Goodness, I'd love to know what they're whispering about! I like how the little one in the front looks like it has it's paw on it's pudgy little hip!
    xo J~

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  31. I love your work. I love your animals. This is wonderful!

    ~Lorna
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  32. each one has their own intent and personality.
    well done.
    nice rhythm too.
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  33. Sweet Elizabeth! HOW KIND OF YOU to come by with your busy schedule! Your words are sweet to my heart, for I so enjoy reading and attempting poetry. How the fun....I know you are enjoying success and I wish you even more this year!

    Have a lovely day, Anita

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