July 7, 2013

Challenging

I have a little challenge going with another illustrator friend of mine. We try to post, daily if possible, a sketch on to Facebook.  It keeps us coming up with new characters and ideas.  It's pretty fun, but it IS challenging to come up with something post-able every day.  I can't say I've made it every day, but -- almost.  Here are a few "recents."  Do you have a favorite?                                                                                                          

                   

All illustrations are in watercolor and pencil on cold press watercolor paper.


62 comments:

  1. Being partial to frogs I nominate shy froggy for favorite sketch.

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    1. I am partial to frogs, too...especially ones in party dresses ;)

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  2. The last one. A sweet monster! : )

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  3. Frog in best party frock - wonderful! Axxx

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  4. Miss Froggy has a spotty dress and a pink sash ... and so, wins the competition.

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  5. Great sketches!! I could drink a beer with the frog in the dress, and toss the football with the monster with the horns.

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    1. Great Scott! I would shout out a monster cheer as you toss the football--then I would buy you and Miss Froggie that beer. What fun we'd have!

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  6. I love the last moster's smile. He makes me happy. Your ideas are awesome!

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    1. He makes me happy, too-- and I'm happy you stopped by!

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  7. You want us to choose just ONE? You're kidding.... It’s not right to show favoritism to your ‘progeny’! LOL

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  8. Oh, I love all of them!! I think my favourite might be the girl frog. I think her name is Petunia. She looks very sweet and shy :D

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    1. From now on, she will be Petunia. Thank you for naming her!

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  9. the best is the bottom one. with the orange shorts.
    this one is the most cohesive, and not patched. As well the expression dovetails nicely with the posture.
    he's (she's?) a keeper.

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    1. Yes, I think Mr. Monster Pants has his act together. Thanks, Richard!

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  10. I like the one with the striped trousers the most, my 4 yr old boy likes the umbrella one best ('because I like the hearts', he said). Daily is hard! I have trouble keeping up with my weekly cartoon :) So hurry to you!

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    1. Thanks, Pia! Your son sounds like a real sweetie <3
      I don't always make it daily...but I do try!

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  11. I love the frog, but all of them are great. You have such a wonderful imagination :)

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    1. Thanks, Linda!! I'm flattered you think so :)

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  12. Yes yes yes! It's interesting and also challenging for most artists are procrastinators (I mean me! ha!)

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    1. Yes...you are quite right! Thanks for stopping by, Dewi.

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  13. Love all the characters, Beth. I'd say you have a pretty fertile and productive imagination!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, K.! I'm never sure where they come from--but out they pop!

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  14. Oh dear. A favorite? If forced, I'd also have to go with frog in dress. That coy expression and the very fancy dress are a killer combination! After that, all the others! Though I am strangely drawn to the goose in red boots.

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    1. Hey, Cindy! I'm intrigued that you are drawn to the goose. I kind of like him to--must be the boots ;)

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  15. Frog- well, my mom loves frogs. :-)

    Lisa G.

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    1. How does she feel about frogs in dresses? ;)

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  16. I like the frogs dress it's not every day you see that.

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  17. Everyday is a big challenge but wonderful discipline! My favourite is the froggy...she reminds me of Mr Toad dressed up as the washerwoman but this little froggy looks like she is off to a party!!

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    1. Thanks, Claire. I'm rather partial to her, myself.

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  18. If I had to choose...I would opt for the frog because that's the one that made me smile...it would always have to have that face though...NO change in expression!!!

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  19. Oh Elizabeth, that darling frog, the second one on the top right...DARLING! I can almost feel the lightness of her little polka dot dress! I've been away from the computer, so I'm a bit late...have FUNNNNNNNNNNN! Anita

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    1. It DOES make her feel pretty. Thanks, Anita. xo

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  20. All are of course, so sweet...but I'm particularly lovin Miss. Frog, she's adorable!! :)
    Best with your challenge...all those sweet critters are there in your amazingly talented noggin, just waiting to be discovered!
    xo J~

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    1. They just keep knockin' on my noggin to get out. Thank you!

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  21. Happy Monster makes me smile.
    So do the others, but happy monster has something extra appealing.

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    1. Happy camper, he is. There's nothing like a monster with a smile on his face (not to mention the orange peddle-pushers ;))

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  22. I chose number two and little one chose number four. :)

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  23. Wonderful! This will have me giggling for days!

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  24. It's gotta be the Frog in the Dress. With that expression and pose she's the one with all the personality, and the compelling story you want to know about.

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  25. Oh how I love that shy frog in HER little frock with polka dots! WHO KNEW a frog would sport such an article of clothing!!!!!

    Elizabeth my dear, it is always so good to see you skip by...thank you, from finish to end. Anita

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    1. I knew you would like her, Anita :) Thank you!

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  26. Good for you! They are whimsical and a real hoot.

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  27. Oh my goodness, that froggie:) so wonderful! They all are. I hope we get to see more of them.
    I am so very glad I stopped by to check in on you. The expressions leave me with a smile that rivals that on the monster's face.

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    1. Hey Alicia! I always love it when you stop by. Your kind comment left ME with a smile :) :)

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  28. They are all great, the dotted dress on the frog. But my favourite is the green 'monster' with horns!

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    1. He's a got a good heart, that green monster-guy. Thanks, Brigitte!

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  29. I love 'em all, but my favorite is definitely the frog. She's just the perfect blend of shyness and knowing she's pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! With a party dress like that, you can bet she's feelin' it :)

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  30. Hard to pick, but I think I'll go with the big yellow beak fella. They're all super!

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    1. Yay! I was hoping someone would like him. He's an odd bird, for sure, but he's got character, I think (not to mention a bird in the hand ;)).

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  31. The frog in a frock is just fantastic! But then again, as always, all of these characters you created here are. Great challenge, and it's wonderful that you're so productive because of it.

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  32. hmmm... I agree, it is a tough choice. Frog looks like an easy character to love, but I am drawn to what is happening between beaky character with umbrella and the goose in the rain.

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