Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What a Stretch...!


This week's Illustration Friday topic - Suspended




He thought up such a great plan.
Everything was set..but there was a slight hitch in the process.

Still undaunted, but slightly suspended from success:


Not sure how he will get out of this one, but as long as the cat stays away he will be fine.

I was going to add a background, but changed my mind...seemed like it might get a little busy and the tension would be lost. Working on this little mouse for my upcoming project... (still a secret!)

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea...it took me a second to see the ballon! I love the mouse, and you made a good choice to leave out the background. Thanks for checking out my entry this month as well!

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    1. Thank you! I haven't done IF for several weeks, but I love the topic challenge!

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  2. Oh what a delightful blog!!! THANK YOU for coming to visit with me yesterday! I too sketch and sell on Etsy. Anita

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    1. Thanks Anita! I was happy to stumble across your blog.

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  3. Haha! It's interesting how creative minds circumvent the same perimeters. Your mouse's pose is VERY similar to my first pencil comp, which I ended up changing.

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I just had a nice romp through yours and really like what you're doing. Your mugs are terrific! I like the styling on all your critters. Cheers!

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    1. That's funny. I think it's pretty great that we both used mice and raspberries for this specific topic! I guess great minds must have similar wavelengths..

      Thank you very much! The mugs are fun to create, but take a lot of time!

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  4. AH! So close! Let's hope a little breeze blows him over ever so slightly, so he can claim his prize! This illo really tells the story. Well done!

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    1. I actually feel slightly guilty - like I should shake the branch a little for him. He really is trying so hard...

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  5. I love the facial expression and the little outstretched back leg!

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  6. What a stretch and so determined! Somehow I think this little mouse is going to get that berry!

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  7. Awww! After getting that far, he deserves that berry! (Getting down afterwards might be an issue though!)Great storytelling!

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    1. I don't think he got that far in the planning process, but it's certainly going to be a little harder now..

      Thanks for stopping by!

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