Friday, November 21, 2008

IF : Emma's Opinion




This is Emma. (click on her name)


She's an SPCA rescue of the Chihuahua type


and she has an opinion about everyone and everything.


In my opinion, she's right most of the time.


I love my little girl!


paper bag from Trader Joe's, colored pencil, no.2 pencil and collaged words for

Illustration Friday's prompt: opinion

Click to enlarge my little pup!

57 comments:

  1. Emma is a doll and apparently a very opinionated girl! You go girl!

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  2. great work... lovely doggie...

    the color and the material of the the paper bag have made the illustration much more beautiful... a very aristic choice...

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  3. Emma is soooo cute! Great illustration about her!!

    Love,
    Judy

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  4. Cute and funny one.
    Emma is certainly cute, friendly and can you be my friend:)

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  5. I love her ears! and the drawing on the paper bag. New artists recycling - I don't think I'll throw away a brown paper bag again!

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  6. i think i would like to meet and talk to emma...

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  7. Emma is so beautiful!!! and this illustration is just perfect - I love it:-)

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  8. Great image of your Emma. You didn't need to tell us she was of the Chihuahua persuasion your sketch captured this perfectly. I haven't seen a small dog yet that doesn't have an opinion about everything and voices that opinion.

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  9. HA HA HA! I love the "furthermore." I bet Trader Joe never thought his bags would be considered works of art.

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  10. She is a living doll. She's adorable and yes her opinion carries weight! I love it to pieces. I bet she has a lot to say. he he he

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  11. I used to have a cat. She was half Siamese and chattered away all day long! Talk about opinions, she had one after another.

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  12. I love the look of Emma and the way you've drawn her with great perspective - her ears are wonderful. I think all small dogs are very opinionated!

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  13. This is so adorable! And clever.

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  14. love it, love emma, love your work. woofs to emma and hugs to you.

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  15. Well, I can tell by her photo that girl's got attitude! Very cute illo, too!

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  16. Very cool! Love the materials and yes, I bet he'll always have the last word. My brother in Sierra Madre lives out of Trader Joes.

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  17. Sorry, Emma, a gender problem there!

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  18. It's not my fault. These guys develop themselves. All I do is try to stay out of the way.

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  19. OMG, look at the ears on this kid! Adorable...

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  20. Congratulations on a lovely illustration (personality really comes across) and your new (?) companion.

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  21. Emma is so cute Laurel! I love the way see looks in your pics.

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  22. very cute dog and a lovely illustration. I know you're a Tom Waits fan, I'm a little leary of asking what you think of the Frank's Wild Years song - poor Carlos

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  23. Hhahaha- I agree with her too. Excellent illo here, personality- the collaged words and everything work so well.
    Hope Emma her dad and mom and fam have a great holiday next Thursday.

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  24. Hhaha- I'm back- but still vacant- IMO.
    Thanks for checking :)

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  25. Cobol: I'm not familiar with that Waits song you mentioned. I went on Amazon but couldn't get enough of it to get a feel.
    The one that melts me to my core is "Martha" from his "Closing TIme" CD. I play it in the car sometimes but I have to be careful because I reeeeaaaallly get into it as if I'm the one performing! Too funny. And sad. hah!

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  26. Lovely Lolo! Love the brown paper also

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  27. trader joe's would be proud...

    :)

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  28. well, this is quite a different side to Tom Waits from Martha, it's a rather nasty number and I think you'll understand why it applies to your illustration, it's from the Swordfishtrombones album:

    Frank settled down out in the Valley
    And he hung his wild years in a nail that he drove through his wife's forehead
    He sold used office furniture out there on San Fernando Road
    And assumed a $30,000 loan at 15 1/4 %
    And put down payment on a little two bedroom place
    His wife was a spent piece of used jet trash
    Made good bloody marys, kept her mouth shut most of the time
    Had a little Chihuahua named Carlos
    That had some kind of skin disease and was totally blind
    They had a thoroughly modern kitchen, self-cleaning oven (the whole bit)
    Frank drove a little sedan, they were so happy

    One night Frank was on his way home from work
    He stopped at the liquor store
    Picked up a couple Mickey's Big Mouths
    Drank 'em in the car on his way to the Shell station
    He got a gallon of gas in a can
    Drove home, doused everything in the house, torched it
    Parked across the street laughing and watching it burn
    All Halloween orange and chimney red
    Then Frank put on a top forty station
    Got on the Hollywood Freeway
    Headed north

    Never could stand that dog

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  29. Do you ever think she’s barking up the wrong tree? (Sorry!).
    Wonderful illo.

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  30. COBOL: Yikes, poor carlos!!

    Waits can sure write the words. There's nobody like him.
    Now I'm going to have to put that image out of my head.

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  31. XDD, very funny!Emma is very cute.
    I also have a chihuahua (Roberta) and she also has an opinion about everyone and everything (she drives me crazy!).

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  32. what a lovely little print... and i really like the horse talking to the bird; sweet!

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  33. Awww, it's good that even little Emma has a voice. Very cool illo btw!

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  34. Perfect perspective...Hilarious call out...you are such a dear! :)

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  35. I couldn't agree more. Just great !

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  36. Very cute. Composition is great. I love it.

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  37. Tag!
    http://yoonsee.blogspot.com/2008/11/ive-been-tagged-by-senta.html

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  38. Very cute and beautiful! I love the material you used it make this illustration so artistic and great! =)

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  39. Great drawing! I love chihuahuas! Yours has short legs! What a cutie pie!!!

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  40. She's a cutie. And I can tell from here that she's very smart.

    I'm guessing she always gets the last word...no matter what you say...she's gotta get in that final, woof, yeah?

    A beautiful illustration. The love and acceptance are all there.

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  41. i think my dog is related… it's the ears and the attitude…

    love the illo and the "blah, blah, blah" i often talk to my dog like that and she loves it…

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  42. This made me smile from ear to ear. I can hear Emma all the way up here :)

    We all need to be heard from time to time. Thanks for stopping by with all your kind and heartfelt comments.

    Have a splendid holiday!

    Peace to all.

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  43. Emma is adorable and the illo lovely,I like a lot the style

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  44. Awwwwwwwwwwww! What a little doll. Love your portrait of the adorable Emma! Of course you've used the best brown paper bag availabe... Trader Joe's, hee hee!

    Well, looking at Emma's photo, I do think I detect an air of the opinionated. We can all sniff out our own kind, eh?

    Great stuff Lolo, gave me the biggest smile. Thanks!

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  45. let's hear it for Emma !!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too...no snow here yet, but MIGHTY cold lately :)

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  46. Emma is so cute! I really love the look of your work on the paperbag.

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  47. she looks so happy :)
    I like the perspective very much and the "opinion bubble" is great. "Furthermore" made laugh :)

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  48. Great illustration. Now that you mention it, Chihuahuas do seem opinionated. I could not help myself ... I enjoyed Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

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  49. What a cute little chihuahua. I wish I could meet her. Beautifully rendered.

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  50. why is it i can only picture emma with a Cheech Marin voice lol
    shes a cutie

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  51. She's so adorable! I'm going to join her, gig gig gig...

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  52. HAHHAH!! Awesome!! This is gorgeous! I have the same crazy little puppy right over here :)

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