Friday, December 08, 2006

Illustration Friday : Mask


Penelope and Buster were ever the best of friends.

They wondered what it would be like if they could switch identities once in a while, you know, for kicks. They sought the help of their monkey friend, Millie, and asked her to make a mask for them because neither Penelope nor Buster had opposable thumbs and therefore could not use scissors. They were delighted with the masks that Millie made and continue to wear them proudly!


Watercolor, colored pencils and ultra fine Sharpie.
( click image to enlarge)

71 comments:

  1. cute masks! love those colors too..

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  2. haha speaking of wonderful furfriends! I love this!!!

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  3. That's delightful! Topsy-turvy! Hahahahah. Great piece to light the day up!

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  4. Very cute stuff. I love your playful technique. Great fun!

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  5. Hee! Great drawing! I did something similar, actually.

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  6. I believe every word- and there is the pictorial evidence to proove it! I really like it, your colors are really uplifting!

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  7. That is a riot! Good idea. :-)

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  8. Very cute! I can see in their eyes that they are sure that they have fooled everyone with these cool masks! :)

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  9. Wow! Love it! My dogs and cats are always a joy to watch! Have a good weekend!

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  10. Please link to a static page next week by clicking on the date of your entry. This way the archives can find your entry in the future. :)

    A static page is linked to your blog's time and date. Go to your blog, click on the time and date of your post. You'll notice that the window changes to only show that one particular post. That is the url you should use to link to Illustration Friday. That way, in the future, when people go looking for your post, they will find it easily.

    Visit the "About" section on Illustration Friday to find out more...

    Thank you!

    penelope
    http://www.illustrationfriday.com

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  11. this is sooo good lol gave me a good chuckle when i saw it the ist time

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  12. hi laurel just popped in to say hi - love your animal illos and the little anecdotes that go with them!

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  13. Haha! I love this :D ! Your work are wonderful!

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  14. Nice humorous piece. Thanks for the kind words on my IF posts.

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  15. Your style is just a treat. Penelope and Buster are the cutest twosome, and Millie did a fine job, I could use one sometimes, let me see, maybe a Demi Moore mask.
    Your idea-so creative!

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  16. what a wonderful idea! love the ilo.

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  17. lol, this a funny illo. I love the cat mask!

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  18. Lovely, joyful stuff!

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  19. this is too funny...the opposable thumbs and all! I know my dogs wish they had thumbs. They'd open their own dog food cans.

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  20. The dog is in it for the wet cat food and nip, and the cat just wants to go for walks.

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  21. too funny; and i like that polar beat skating too!

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  22. Very nice! Critters wearing masks! Who would have thunk it?

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  23. Thanks for the comment. :) The unfortunate think about my piece is that i drew duct tape rather than MASKing tape which was the whole direction of the idea to begin with... oh well. Take care.

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  24. Now who chases whom? Nice work.

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  25. Awwww, Penelope and Buster are too cute!

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  26. Love both the illo and the story! Good job!

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  27. Another great illustration. My sister is truly talented!

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  28. aww they're too cute, i want pets like that :)

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  29. How cute! Great story and details! The monkey is very good at cutting and coloring too.

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  30. these guys are just too cute!

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  31. Very cute! Love the bright colors! Thanks for coming over again to see me! Paula

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  32. Really great job! This is something new!

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  33. Hahaha Smmart dog and cat-- and illustration!

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  34. This is so great, my other idea was to do a pet and owner with masks of each others face (owners that look like their pets).

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  35. LOL...so cute and fun! And thanks for your comments :)

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  36. Ciao!
    thanks for the comments on my blog ... it is very kind: -)
    also I like its jobs
    ciao ciao
    francesca

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  37. that is lovely. thanks for sharing

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  38. Very funny! It reminds me of the time, I was a child. When my brother and I would hide us in masks and funny clothes, my brother was a woman and I was a man - we believed, that no-one could recognize us, then...

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  39. Hahaha very witty, and adorable!

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  40. oh wow this is amazing ~ you certainly have a wonderful talent, thankyou for dropping by me!! Jude xx

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  41. Fantastic! Love this work, great story accompanying the piece.

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  42. thanks

    I like your work very much..
    :) sweet paintings

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  43. this one is great!

    it actually made me smile.

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  44. Hahahaha, very funny. Noway my cat is ever going to wear a dog's mask ;)she's even too proud to wear the nice new babyblue collar I bought for her.

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  45. beautiful use of the different media.... really cute :)

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  46. how fun!!! great job

    Cheers,
    Theresa

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  47. Thanks for your comments! I wanted to do this subject and had a hard time narrowing down my illo. So I used ones I already had made mask for my cat Chloe from face of my other cat Maude! They are great cats. I love you illo!

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  48. Good work. Did you hear about that cat that gave birth to dogs in Brazil?

    <3jeannette

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  49. Thanks for the comment, it's alright to be scared, it reminds us of the things that we love the most

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  50. This is a really fun and cute one - I love it!!! So adorable and the accompanying story just makes me smile. Great work done on this one :)
    hartini.com

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  51. Awesomely fantastic fun! Great idea and illustration, and it's probably for the best that Penelope and Buster need help with scissors. Heh-heh..

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  52. This is great! Beautifully fun...

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