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Illustration Friday—Gesture

July 16, 2011

It was a “gesture” of love for both…

Sally so loved her Maggie dog and so wanted to share her joy of water and bubbles with her best pal. Maggie, however, hated water and bubbles, but she so loved Sally and would do anything to please her including endure a shower. But, oh, how Maggie silently pleaded for a reprieve from this one “gesture” of love.

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2011 6:43 am

    Wonderful….how the digs looks at the girl. Only dogs can look like that. 🙂
    Paula

  2. July 16, 2011 6:47 am

    Just gorgeous, beautifully soft and wonderful attention to detail

  3. July 16, 2011 6:59 am

    I’m sure Sally’s mum wouldn’t have appreciated cleaning up the mess. Beautiful work I love it!

  4. July 16, 2011 7:01 am

    Love the expression on the dog!! Just great!

  5. July 16, 2011 10:37 am

    I love the dog’s expression but I do worry about the floor…

    • July 18, 2011 6:03 am

      I’m so with you! I worried about the floor, too, which made all the more uncomfortable, and fun. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

  6. July 16, 2011 12:31 pm

    What a wonderful expression of feeling, line and contrasts!

  7. July 16, 2011 3:05 pm

    Wonderful in every way!

  8. July 16, 2011 5:39 pm

    OMG, P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is absolutely BRILLIANT. MARVELOUS. By far my favorite of yours (I know I saw this every week). You continue to knock my socks off with your work.

  9. July 16, 2011 9:16 pm

    Hi!!
    Thank you stopping by! It has been forever indeed! How r you?
    I have a project coming up involving animals so i am getting inspired. I tend to draw realistic and am having problem simplifying. (Like Rubin has his realistic and his chibi style)..
    Your animals are so fantastic! ALWAYS!
    You expressed that love in the pooch’s eyes so wonderfully!
    (http://www.theydrawandtravel.com/ competition ends 7/24 then we will see)

  10. July 16, 2011 9:26 pm

    Beautiful illustration, love dogs expression!!

  11. July 17, 2011 8:19 am

    Beautiful illustrations. Your work is lovely! Kim

  12. July 17, 2011 10:11 am

    I lived this moment this week. I still don’t understand why my dog isn’t a bit more grateful for her fluffly, clean coat? Darling illustration. Love everything about it, including the flowers on the wall.

  13. July 18, 2011 6:23 am

    Thanks for visiting all! This was fun illustration and inspiring other stories with Sally and Maggie…

  14. July 18, 2011 8:15 pm

    Soo sweet! The bond between these sweet but mischievous two is priceless.

  15. July 19, 2011 10:29 pm

    So wonderful and sweet. You have deftly captured it all!!

  16. July 20, 2011 9:26 pm

    So expressive and such beautiful details. I love it!

  17. July 21, 2011 2:09 am

    Hi Penny, I feel like I’m so behind on my blog visits, and coming to catch up on your work is such a treat! You have an incredible insight into the personalities of animals. So sweet…

  18. July 21, 2011 1:51 pm

    what a great style, it was a joy looking around in your blog

    also this one is so great!!!

  19. July 21, 2011 10:18 pm

    Your illustrative style expresses such personality of the two characters, Sally and Maggie

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