fail

April 14, 2008

Henrietta prided herself on being one of the rare hens with teeth and never failed to brush them.

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I’m still on this animal idiom kick. I imagine it’s because ideas for daily sketches can be a bit elusive at times and this theme is pretty rich with visuals. Why, I haven’t even exhausted the chicken phrases yet.

Let’s see, there was the “chicken who crossed the road”, supposedly to get to the other side. However, I think that’s “a cock-and -bull story.” If she hadn’t “counted her chickens before they hatched”, she may not have “chickened out”. Now, she’ll have to wait “till the “chickens come home to roost.”

Sorry, had to get that get that off my chest.

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I’m cheating a bit. This is from an older post. I freshened Henrietta up a bit with some color and pushed her chicken butt back on the stage. If you would like to see the older post and the black and white image, take a look here.

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Fail.”

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13 Responses to “fail”


  1. Henrietta! How I have missed you!

    This was the drawing that was up the very first time I visited your blog, so I always think of it when I think of your illustrations…

    Love the new header!

  2. sketched out Says:

    Thanks, that’s so cool. She’s one of my favorites, which is why, when I decided to be lazy, I chose her to dust off.

    Thanks about the header too. It was way overdue. I’m so glad you like it!

  3. Kate Says:

    You have managed to really crack me up with this one! I love her waddle hanging down as she brushes, and her slippers. Heehee….it’s okay to cheat on IF – I never saw this one before and i love it!

  4. bobo's slave Says:

    And you never fail to make me laugh!


  5. ohhh the slippers.. the slippers!! Ha, ha.. very cute :o)
    She is adorable and deserved to be on stage again and in full color!! :o)

  6. erin Says:

    this is wonderful! i hope she doesn’t forget to floss, can you tell i just got back from the dentist.

  7. Faruffa Says:

    Wonderful wonderful wonderful Henrietta!!!
    She is so nice and a little untidy, she has sparkling teeth, and slippers a little tight…with her everyone is in a good mood.

  8. artseafartsea Says:

    Cute as a wet hen or is it Mad as a wet hern? Whatever? It is really cute. Gotta love those teeth.

  9. studio lolo Says:

    I guess if a chicken has lips it has to have teeth. I love her colorized version! I’m going through a dental transformation myself. I hope I look as good as Henrietta by the time I’m through.


  10. Nice set of choppers she has!

    Your banner is a really nice addition. Just perfect!

  11. vandyke Says:

    Fun illustration! Great expression. Ha! I like the way her feet fit into her slippers. And the toothpaste falling to the floor helps give your illustration some animation. Nice!

  12. chickengirl Says:

    heheh. Its Ok- I’m never tired of chicken phrases. oh, I’ve never tried drawing with chickens with teeth, hm.. Its hilarious to see her wearing slippers!!!

    More chickens please!


  13. […] being a relatively new user of a Wacom tablet and playing around with Photoshop brushes, I redid an older post today. So, being quite lazy, figured heck, why not post this… heh! Posted by sketched out […]


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