Knight Owl

February 23, 2018

knight owl

It’s been a while since I’ve posted an Illustration Friday. The theme this week is “knight”, so…

 

illusionary stretch

April 7, 2017

flock of beagles

Is that a “Flock of Beagles” up there or is it just an Illusion?

I know this is a stretch for the Illustration Friday theme, “Illusion,” but this is what I was working on when I got the prompt in my inbox and… well… I squinted, then thought, yeah, this will work.

By the way, I was thinking about drawing a dog version of these guys… and you know, I might still. Watch out!

 

umbrella

March 29, 2017

polly unsaturated

Felt like I was overdue for an Illustration Friday submission. Way overdue for any kind of post. Sheepers!

Pygmy Possum

April 30, 2015

pygmy possum sketches

Pygmy possum, Perry, pathetically pining for pepperoni pizza pie, previously.

Sorry, the name just begs for further alliteration, don’t you think.

Want to add to it? You know you do.

So whilst researching for numbats I stumbled upon this wee Australian denizen and, well, just look at this. He’s already a cartoon! How can you not draw him? All the work is already done!

An added bonus, Illustration Friday‘s word this week is “tense.” I think this little guy seems a bit on edge, so off he goes to be submitted to IF, just under the wire.

Ninja Numbat

April 29, 2015

ninja numbats

A few weeks ago, the word of the week for Illustration Friday was “warrior” and this little dude came to mind. Didn’t get around to illustrating him that particular week, but he kept scratching around in my brain until I finally had to let him out, Illustration Friday or not.

If you don’t already know, a numbat is a cute little, termite munching marsupial who resides in Australia. Check him out here or here.

Strong

March 19, 2015

elephant strong We don’t always know our own strength.  The Illustration Friday theme of the week is “strong.” So I thought of the obvious choice. A mouse holding up an elephant… duh.

I’ve been dragon

January 14, 2015

dragon color2

Throughout history, literature and film, dragons have been considered nefarious critters. But I ask you, does Ashley here look odious, depraved or diabolical?

Don’t want to blow smoke up your tush, but I’m planning on setting the world on fire in 2015!

Ok, well, at the very least I’m going to stoke that fire in my belly and get some stuff accomplished!

How’s your 2015 so far?

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The Illustration Friday word of the week is “nefarious”, sooo…

elephant450 2

..A PERFORMANCE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET

… although a  repeat performance may depend quite heavily on the tightrope’s tensile strength.

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The Illustration Friday theme of the week is “repeat.”

So.

You know.

This.

Voyage

May 12, 2014

voyage 450RULES OF THE HIGH SEAS

1. Ducks do not make good leaders. Although they are arguably among the most optimistic of species, it is due in no small part to their chronic shortsightedness.

2. However, if you need to be bailed out, a bunny is the first critter you should call.

3. Bears will sink your boat.

Laaaaady!

April 26, 2014

ladybug 450 rev3

VANITY, THY NAME IS LADYBUG

Feigning death among man-bugs is quite common when asked this particular question, according to leading entomologists. It is only the brave or perhaps feeble-minded who would hazard an answer.

Presents for the Earth

April 22, 2014

Earth Day 2014 450

Survival

April 4, 2014

t_rex tie shoe 450Alas, “survival of the fittest” would not be a concept that worked out for Rex.

The Illustration Friday theme of the week is “survival,” so…

Fish Noir

March 24, 2014

red-herring_color new 450

RED HERRING

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is “red” and the first thing that popped into my addled brain was “red herring”. So I thought, hey,  I’ll redraw and repost this from a couple of years ago. What the heck, I’m on a roll.

Most mystery novel and film buffs know that a red herring is a plot device used in film noir, murder mysteries and suspense films, to distract the audience away from the more important aspect of the plot. The red herring can sometimes be a character, believed by the audience to be the killer, only to discover later in the film that they are innocent and another character, never even considered is, in fact, the murderer.

Now that you have your twist ending, do you know where the term red herring originated?

Wikipedia tells us:

A tradition whereby young hunting dogs in Britain were trained to follow a scent with the use of a “red” (salted and smoked) herring. This pungent fish would be dragged across a trail until the puppy learned to follow the scent. Later, when the dog was being trained to follow the faint odor of a fox or a badger, the trainer would drag a red herring (which has a much stronger odor) across the animal’s trail at right angles. The dog would eventually learn to follow the original scent rather than the stronger scent.

I’ve also heard that British fugitives in the 1800s would rub a herring across their trail, in order to divert the bloodhounds pursuing them.

All this talk is whetting my appetite for a bit of kipperes and toast (NOT!) and a Hitchcock film or two (YES!).

 

Voice

March 5, 2014

singing lady_line new 450 2

The Illustration Friday word of the week is “voice.” So I decided to redraw yet another oldie. I better get off my duff and come up with some new ideas I suppose, eh?

Space

February 24, 2014

BUNNY ROCKET2– redo 450

COTTONTAILS IN SPACE

After successfully landing on the moon, Neil “Cottontail” Armstrong was famously quoted as saying, “One small step for a bunny, one giant hop for rabbitkind.

Space is the “Illustration Friday” word of the week. So I dusted this old chestnut off and redrew it.