November 16, 2008


The ill-conceived attempt by Alawicious to make new friends, was further complicated by his lack of quality materials.

The Illustration Friday theme for this week is “Pretend.”


59 Responses to “pretend”

  1. shiva Says:

    Sweet!! funny and lovely work =)

  2. Oksana Says:

    Beautifull work!!! So funny/ I like it wery much!

  3. Indigene Says:

    Lol! You can’t blame a guy for trying! πŸ™‚ Wonderful drawing and clever take on IF prompt!

  4. Susan Says:

    Quite wonderful. I may have said that about your last submission. But your work is very accomplished.

  5. tusen Says:

    so cute and funny. The cat’s expression is priceless. I just hope you’ll manage to paint lots of very soft moss before he drops πŸ˜‰

  6. cata Says:

    Absolutely wonderful interpretation of the topic!
    Bellissimo, bellissimo, bellissimo!

  7. Vicki Says:

    I agree with Cata . . . bellissimo!

  8. Jess Says:

    So funny, and I love the bird leaning back and the way they’re looking at eachother, so clever!x

  9. This is just brilliant! So funny and the perfect (purrrrfect?) answer to the topic. Lovely characterisation.

    I will be back later to check out your other stuff as I’m sure it’s gonna be fab.

  10. Bee Says:

    Brilliant! A fantastic illustration with great ‘layers’ of humour with all the different elements πŸ™‚

  11. John Utter Says:

    OMG, Linda. I love this.

  12. Oh no, no, no, no…. this is too much! LOL! I love this!!!

    Look at the little bird, just his body posture says it all! brilliant Linda! Poor Kitty though, he is about to fall.. hope the tree is not to tall.

    You are amazing Linda, I know I’ve said it like a gazillion times before, but I don’t care. I’ll say it for a gazillion-and-one more time, you are awesome girl! :o)

  13. wedgienet Says:

    empty picture and scattered feathers in 3…2…1… πŸ˜›

    i’ll just wait here until he falls! great picture, as always! πŸ™‚

  14. Anish Says:

    ooh… brilliant… ahahahha!!! wonderful expression on the cats face… simply fantastic… ekdum number one… πŸ˜›

  15. Joanie Says:

    So funny! I love it.

  16. love it, its wonderfully done and a fantastic concept. I like the different colored lines on the feather duster. The bird’s design is really interesting.

  17. Kat Says:

    Excellent illustration. Sneaky cat.

  18. eli Says:

    Love the humor to this one! I like how the bird is leaning back, lots of great little details!

  19. Hahaha! He’s (you’re) so clever to use the feather duster as his wings! Terrific idea! There’s too many laughing point here, the feather duster, their expressions, the string – just imagine the next scene without the cat, I just can’t stop laughing!

  20. Just wonderful, love it, cant blame the cat, to get more friends we could try everything!!

  21. deb Says:

    Hysterical! Love the rope, the bird’s expression, the feather dusters….really, brilliant!!

  22. studio lolo Says:

    I can relate to that rope, my bra is killin’ me!!!!
    This is such a winner…the expressions of the two fabulous characters, the props ( 2 diff colored dusters!), the idea…all of it is fantastic!
    You never, EVER disappoint πŸ˜€

  23. studio lolo Says:

    P.S. Oh, and you even included such detail as the pattern on the Dixie cup!!!!! Brilliant.

  24. Maybe if he flaps his feather dusters hard enough…….. maybe not!

    Just who was the model for this one missy? LOL!!!
    Linda you are a wickedly genious!

    PS. Love the costume!!

  25. dude, those acme feathers ALMOST work! LOL
    you rock! πŸ™‚

    candace tagged me and I tag you. check it on my blog.

  26. yoon see Says:

    Wow! Excellent illustration as always.
    I just hope that they could be friend.
    It’s not easy when taking the frist step, trying to be friend with another clique. I salute the great act of this cat but does he got the good or bad intention behind?

  27. conniemartin Says:

    Totally wonderful! I’ve been thinking a lot about how to introduce a puppy to our older dog; maybe I should put a grey wig on the puppy.

  28. Ehehehee! Delicious! Love it! πŸ˜‰

  29. EWian Says:

    This was a GRATE illustration!


  30. rads Says:

    Hi Linda, wanted to let you know I loved this weeks’ pretend and I’ve linked you and the picture at my blog.

    If you have an issue, please let me know, will take it down. Thank you πŸ™‚

  31. valgalart Says:

    Absolutely hilarious! You rock πŸ™‚

  32. erin Says:

    too funny, is he wearing an Acme Bird Kit? made my day!

  33. Faruffa Says:

    ah ah ah it’s gorgeous!
    … I have a suspicion, Alawicious wants only to make new friends, or
    he has a gourmet interest?

  34. AAaahahahahaha this really made me laugh! Great idea, beautiful illustration and… just lovely!

  35. Hehehe. Right back atcha. Your stuff is amazing. And hilarous. (That’s a pretty tough combination!

  36. incredibly fine!!!! that licks everything πŸ™‚

  37. TrΓΌSka Says:

    I LoVe LoVe lOvE this draw and all your blog! Thank you for your comment : D Kisses from Portugal : *

  38. carli Says:

    Hilarious! I always leave your page laughing.

  39. Jan Dolby Says:

    …absolutely funny!….love it…very clever

  40. Monica Says:

    Oh, poor Alawicious! Just look at his eyes, he means well! πŸ™‚
    As usual, Linda, you come up with the funniest ideas and great, expressive characters!

  41. froggie Says:


    yikes! giggling like a monkey too much leads to…

    ack! be right back! 8-OOOO

  42. Debra Cooper Says:

    simply too cute for words! love that cat!

    If I ever find the right scanner and printer I will certainly post that information. thanks for your visit, it’s always a thrill to know you stopped for a look.

  43. theartofpuro Says:

    Thanks for the comment,your illo is great and the characters are so funny,looking at your cat it seems to me to look at mine.

    I’d like to add you to my blog list

  44. Mary Says:

    LOL! LOL! This is hilarious! I love it. Looks like my big fat grey cat.

  45. Bron Smith Says:

    You have a cool cartooning style. I’ll look for you again on IF.

  46. artseafartsea Says:

    A regular laff riot! Great work.

  47. dot Says:

    so funny! i love the expression on the bird’s face. you have such a fun sense of humor!

  48. tlchang Says:

    Great piece – but the caption totally makes it!

  49. Rick Says:

    Love your doodles. I must bookmark for more returns. The captions are classic

  50. Rick Says:

    P.S. It would fool me.

  51. Sara Says:

    The “wings” are awesome! XD

  52. chickengirl Says:

    yes, the feather duster as wings is the best!!

  53. Carrie Says:

    Hi there! i happened onto your blog accidentally while looking at poppies. funny, don’t know how that happened. but i love your illustrations, especially the bunnies! i am attempting children’s book illustration and have a few projects started but can’t manage to get my rear in gear to finish. how did you get your whole self into it? any comments/suggestions are appreciated. keep up the excellent work!!!

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  55. Vanessa Says:

    Oh wow I just luv this illo!! Absolutley hillarious!

  56. Holly Says:

    Wow! Great minds think alike. We both came up with eerily similar ideas for “pretend” a while ago! Small world! I love your piece!

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