Illustration Friday - SHINY
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Albert's favorite part of playing cowboy was wearing the shiny tin sheriff's badge.....AND galloping around the living room on his trusty horse, Cheerio.
At first, I was stumped on this week's word: SHINY. The only things that came to mind were a nice, clean car (which sadly does not describe mine at the moment), or a bald head, polished to a sheen. Neither made me excited to pick up my pencil & start sketching. But then I thought some more, & since I'm a girl who really appreciates her bling, I eventually started thinking about jewels....... and gold........ and diamonds........ and treasure.............and, well I digress. I actually have no idea how the tin badge popped into my head among the jewels, but once I got a vision of Albert, no amount of gold could turn me back! I hope you like him as much as I do!!
I love the enthusiasm in Albert's big eyes (and those of his trusty side-kick, as well). Very fun illo, and I'm glad you didn't turn back :)ReplyDelete
Ha ha so cute, i want a Cheerio :)ReplyDelete
I like that you actually think of something for IF rather than making the word fit my current drawing or pulling something from the old bag. See? I will not be able to do a successful commission because I won't follow rules. I like how the idea came to you. The process is as interesting as the illustration which is adorable. Your drawing brings to mind many wonderful childhood memories. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Very nice illustration, I like your style very much!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your comment on my illustration.
Gosh, I liked wearing badges when I was kid, too. You nailed it!ReplyDelete
I also had trouble with the word, and I thought it would be an easy one.
Haha, so sweet! I love the expression on the horse (er, horse head). Oh my gosh, my car is not shiny either, nor has it been for ages. I should do something about that. Hehe.ReplyDelete
They all seem to be having so much fun... especially the pony.ReplyDelete
must be some party when a body-less character is having such a great time.
Your storytelling is so much funner than what just a shiny car would have offered, and the shiny head is sorta cliche like, so bringing it to a wistfull view of yesteryear was a good call.
Woohoo! They are having a thrill! (I can tell by the shine in their eyes.) The dog looks so happy … I bet he's going to give his boy a good face lickin' when it's over.ReplyDelete
Love it! So fun and lively; a great part of make believe is wearing the shiny badges. I like how everyone is having fun, esp. the horse head, and everything is nicely unified with texture/color/warm and cools.ReplyDelete
This is brilliant I love how you have captured so much movement it looks like lots of fun :)ReplyDelete
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p.s. Great galloping shiny-starred sheriff & trusty trail companions!
I think the Albert's a shiny kid!ReplyDelete
Great idea! And a fun illo, perfect for the topic!ReplyDelete
Giddy-up! What fun they are having. Great idea and fun illustration.ReplyDelete
Your work is always funReplyDelete
Your work is fun and cute!Thanks for your visit!ReplyDelete
How happy does Cheerio look! I used to love dressing up as a cowboy when I was a boy so this image clicks with me. I now a follower and will look forward to your next Illustration Friday entry with great excitement :)ReplyDelete
Love their infectious enthusiasm!ReplyDelete
Thank you all so much for the thoughtful comments! I've enjoyed reading every single one.ReplyDelete
Another fun illustration! I love your explanation as to how this came about. Always looking forward to the next Illustration Friday installment!ReplyDelete
Your artwork is super fun! I can so see this scene playing in my living room!ReplyDelete
Man, that is cute! I love the detail of his sheriff's badge, lovely!ReplyDelete