Friday, June 20, 2008

Illustration Friday - Hoard


Chipmunks are famous for hoarding nuts but if I were a chipmunk I'd hoard cookies instead. I'd take an Oreo over an acorn any day.

I did this sketch at the playground this afternoon. If you ever are in need of a brutally honest critique just show your artwork to a group of 10-year-olds (grin)

Here's another version. Not real happy with it yet. May try again.

22 comments:

ErinSherman said...

Crazy! We just posted the same subject (chipmunks) at about the same time. :) Your style is outstanding. Great point of view and I love all the particular things he's got in there--not just nuts. Awesome how he's peeking around.

Alicia Padrón said...

OMG Jennifer!! I LOVE this!! What a wonderful Illustration. Ha, ha.. look at his face! I can tell his scared I dare take one away from him.. Super super super cute!!

And yes, kids comments are the best ones, aren't they :o)

rbaird said...

That's my kind of chipmunk!
Kid's say such funny things don't they!

Tracy said...

This is adorable! Great illustration :) Love his expression!

ValGalArt said...

Charming! i love the body language :)

ms. froggie said...

awwwesome gesture in that lil thief! love it! :))

oh and oreos for me, too...way over a stupid ol acorn.

karen lee said...

too cute Jenn - you're a whiz

-J.Meyer said...

hahahaha thats fantastic! Love the chipmunk and the cookies =)

Edrian Thomidis said...

You are great with expressions! Just captured the moment. Beautiful Illustration!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

This is wonderful... you are amazing

Forever Young said...

this is fabulous, and such fun and you did it while on the playground, gosh that is being multi-tasked, bet the 10 year olds loved it!

Kristi Valiant said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love his expression and his chubbiness.

Fadas & C.ª said...

Very cute! Love it!

eyecontact said...

Perfection!

angélique césano said...

very funny, very attractive!

-J.Meyer said...

Dude! The finished chipmunk is fantastic! Very nice. I like the addition of the leaf shadows. Good call =)

Robert Squier said...

What do 10 year-olds know? I think this is great. Great character, expression, concept, and style. Now I'm hungry, if only I had some cookies...

kathy hare said...

lovely! the shadows work really well

NANCY LEFKO said...

just terrific...what a guilty look he has !!

Bella Sinclair said...

I am in complete awe! I LOVE his body language and expression. And COOKIES! That's brilliant. Thank you for posting your before and afters. What you can do in Photoshop is amazing.

Dangermarc said...

so freaking cute. nice concept, and great personality on the chipmunk.

Claire Louise Milne said...

I love it!! And it made me laugh out loud because that's definitely the kind of chipmunk I would be.