Monday, March 19, 2012

Illustration Friday - SHADES

Bathing Bertha spent her last $10 on SHADES to compliment her outfit, but if she doesn't spring for some sunscreen soon, she'll blend in with her bikini!

I found this week's word, SHADES to be the only easy one we've gotten since I started participating in the challenges 7 weeks ago...and believe it or not, I kind of like them harder! Bathing Bertha was actually a remake of a quick drawing I did last year, and rendered poorly in marker. I like this version much better! Hope you enjoy it! As always, I welcome your comments!

33 comments:

  1. Your mission is complete as this picture makes me smile.

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  2. I was going to say the exact thing that Katrin said in her comment!!! Wow - your mission is reeaalllyy complete :)

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  3. Haha..now those are some cool shades!!

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  4. Oh my gosh, so cute. I didn't realize until I read the description that she is just beginning to turn pink. Sunscreen indeed! I love the bikini and the bright green cocktail! And the painted toenails. :)

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  5. I'm loving Bathing Bertha she looks really relaxed. A lovely picture, made me smile!

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  6. Love your illustration!! Bertha has cool shades and a cute bikini! I found the last couple IF topics also not that easy, but really love what you made with them!

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  7. This is hilarious! Absolutely adorable! Love the pink bikini! Thanks for visiting me and your comment.

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  8. Bertha is quite the attraction in her pink and polka dot bikini! Great job Michele, very whimsical. I also like the reading tiger in the right-hand corner.

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  9. The painted toenails are a very nice touch!

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  10. Bathing Bertha is really fun. Love her! I agree with David on the pink toenails ~ nice touch :)

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  11. Nice colors. Pink nails are a hit with everyone!

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  12. haha. very cute. I like the little pig tail with the ribbon. Nice little details throughout.

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  13. I clicked it for a close-up to see better how Bertha was starting to get a wee bit sunburned. That was very effectively done!

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  14. Excellent illo, Bertha is lovely!

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  15. Absolutely terrific illo! Such character.

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  16. Hope she can keep her balance on that inner tube! Very cute!

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  17. oh to be Bertha! Such a great illo! and it only gets better with your words! Well done! Don't we all need a moment like this in our lives! Like RIGHT NOW!! :D I agree with the others that this brings a smile to my face and she is a wonderful character!

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  18. She's Hawt! ...well... to another elephant, I mean.

    Funny one.

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  19. Bertha is great!
    And I like her polka dots on her bikini - maybe it'll become the newest fashion.

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  20. I love your style and your characters Michele! I had a blast scrolling through your blog. You have a new follower! Great stuff!

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  21. How absolutely fun! What a cool elephant!

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  22. Love this, just had a look at all your i.f entries- they are fantastic :-)

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  23. Thank you all so much for stopping by & taking the time to comment!! I appreciate every single one! :)

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  24. Thanks for the comment!Your illo is adorable and the character is so cute:)

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  25. Adorable, Michele, and the pink is a nice touch! Also, I enjoyed looking at your facebook page --you are multi-talented!

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  26. She is great! The sunburn is perfect.

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  27. Hee!Hee! That's fun! Made me laugh.

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  28. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and welcoming me to Illustration Friday. You artwork is so much fun and your "Shades" illustration is simply wonderful!
    Take care!
    Shauna

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  29. Oh boy, that's going to be a painful sunburn! Poor Bertha. Well, at least she's enjoying herself... Thanks for your visit to my blog!

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  30. What a lovely and sexy elephant!!!! :)

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