Thursday, February 2, 2012

IF_Forward

So, here is the colored version of the sketch that I did for IF's prompt Twirl. I actually made it before midnight on a Thursday! ;)
I think that I got lucky and he works for forward as well as twirl.  He is going to be part of the artwork on a valentines card/mailer.  I am so bad about marketing that I am trying to push myself to make a more diligent effort at it.  I would just paint and draw all of my time away if I could and leave the marketing to the wind ;)   You all are so supportive. I appreciate all of your comments on the sketch.    Thanks for stopping by :) 

43 comments:

  1. Karen everything you do is so well done that, you do not need anything more than show it to sell
    the wind will surely be a breeze that will gladden your heart, full of joy.
    kiss and good luck. this card will be a success!!!! :) :) :) :)))))))))))))))))

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  2. You are very generous and sweet Roberto. Thank you :)

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  3. This is really cute! When I saw it I actually said "Aw" out-loud! :) Also it's gorgeous in it's simplicity; extremely well done.

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    1. thank you Jennifer! I say awww out loud a lot when I am looking at peoples IF entries :)

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  4. Ahh for me the piece of cake are the hearts on the elephant's forehead. That wonderful visual association between the elephant and the balloons reinforced by the shapes (and the tied tail!)

    Those patterns on the balloons are the second piece of cake (can I have two?)
    I guess I can - one for twirl and one for forward :)

    Is it the weekend yet?





    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAargh I hope so! :)

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    1. I'll send you a whole cake Andrew ;) Thank you for your comment. I have missed you. Yes, it is Friday! TGIF :)

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  5. Awwww, so very cute! I love the way you colored the elephant. Great illustration!

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  6. OOOOOOOOOhhhhhhh! Cutie cutie cuuute! What a cute elephant and little boy.I like the position of the elephants's feet, as if her is standing on an invisible steptool! I also like the face of the little boy. Ah I am bad about Valentine's Day cards too. Heck, I am bad with any holiday. I did not even send any Christmas card nor mail birthday cards last year. I hope you get your mailers ready in time.

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    1. Oh, thank you Ces. I'm trying to get them ready to go out on Monday, which really only gives them a week to get there. I'm loving coming over to check out your nuts. I'll be by later to see whats new.

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  7. You are just awesome, Karen. That elephant is soooo cute! I want one! Imagine what the neighbors would say... :))

    I hope you have a happy Valentine's day this month. oxx

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    1. Amalia, you are making me blush! Thank you. I know I want one too, an a little giraffe too ;)

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  8. This is so very wonderful! The elephant even is somewhat heart-shaped!! Awesome, Karen!

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  9. Hi Karen,

    I really like how the balloons coincide to the elephants tattoos! It's perfect as a valentine greeting :) Thank you for all of your kind comments in my direction.

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  10. Delightfully charming illustration!

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  11. Happy happy happy dance! Oh wow, the colors really bring this piece to life! The depth and shades on the elephant are beautiful. And those hearts on his wittle face -- PERFECT! I love how you've tied everything together. The little boy is adorable, and so his his pachyderm pal. This is going to be a wonderful mailer! Aaaaaaaaaahhh! I love it!!!!

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    1. thanks for the happy, happy, happy dance Bella :) you make me smile (:

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  12. Yes, unfortunately, I still do :(

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  13. :( well, I love you and your artwork and I would miss it and you soooooooo much if you were to stop. But, I understand feeling as though it is kind of an obsession/addiction. I suppose that it is in a way... we do it because we must, because it makes us feel better and because it allows us to express ourselves.

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  14. Look at that darling elephant! Love the hearts on the forehead. Thanks for following my blog.

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    1. thank you Kristi! You are so welcome, I love your work :)

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  15. oh so cute!!! love the three hearts on little elephants head :D

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  16. So cute!! I like the patterns in the balloon hearts and how they tie into the hearts on the elephants head. And thanks for stopping by my blog I appreciate your comments

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    1. thank you Debra :) and your very welcome :)

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  17. Oh my goodness, Karen..this just brought the biggest smile to my face. Thank you! It's so whimsical and delightful and sweet all rolled into one. Fabulous!! Hope all is great in your world!

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    1. you are very sweet Shirley, thank you.

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  18. I love the balloons especially. Nice job!

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  19. this is super cute! Wish I could have a valentine's with this too. :) Thanks for the kudos.

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  20. This is very sweet Karen. I hope it brings in a lot of work for you!

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  21. This is so wonderful Karen! Get it out there first... then let the wind take it from there :o) Your work is very marketable! God bless.

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  22. This is very sweet, Karen. I'm sure it will be a hit with everyone who receives it!

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  23. Thank you Mardi, you are very sweet :)

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  24. I ADORE your elephant. Just getting back to IF and catching up. Also the Valentine envelope was a clever idea! I love the colors of Valentines day! Nice work.

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