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Illustration Friday—Influence

August 20, 2011

Meet Lucy, veterinarian in training, no doubt, the wonderful “influence” of her mom Hilary (veterinarian extraordinaire!). Bella, Lucy’s most faithful Rhodesian Ridgeback, is a dream. She lies patiently as Lucy pokes and prods, but true to her lion-hunting breed, she’s ready to pounce at background-lurking felines Smarty Jones or George, but never the random bunny…

Hilary, you rock! A gazillion thanks for all your support and advice!

16 Comments leave one →
  1. August 20, 2011 5:22 pm

    Penelope– your drawings always have the best POV (both compositionally as well as literarily)! Such a sweet tribute. This is a winner!! 🙂

  2. anita rivera permalink
    August 21, 2011 8:18 am

    Penelope dearest,

    THANK YOU for visiting me this morning. I have been busy showing my husband your fabulous drawings!!!! I LOVE THAT RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK and the little future vet! And your elephants…I am calling that, “ELEPHANT HUNT” because after removing the morning cobwebs from my eyes, I counted another elephant hugging that zebra!

    I am very honored that you visited. I am following you! I am a latent illustrator. Blogger friends got me to draw after a 40 some year hiatus. My works are quite childish, but I am having fun. BRAVO TO YOU!!!! I will be seeing more of you for sure. Anita

  3. anita rivera permalink
    August 21, 2011 10:29 am

    Teeeheee….I just had to come back for another look at that Rhodesian Ridgeback’s face…so darling! Anita

  4. August 21, 2011 10:34 am

    YEAH!!!!! Bella looks just like my RUFUS!!!! Ridgeys RULE!!!! Another perfect one this week. I agree with the other comments your stories and compositions are always pitch perfect.

  5. August 21, 2011 1:08 pm

    Vey nice.

  6. August 21, 2011 4:43 pm

    As always, your artwork just blows me away. But not only that–I find myself smiling over them…and thinking about them long after the computer is off. You are such an inspiration to me.

  7. August 22, 2011 8:49 am

    Amazing uh? How Bella understands and tolerates the scene. I see this so often with animals how they show us their endless patience and understanding with playful children. I ones saw how a young girl treated her fluffy cat as a doll and put ‘her doll’ under a blanket in a pram.The cat did object but so tender and kindly. Just amazing.

  8. August 22, 2011 9:00 am

    You all are the best! I can’t tell you how your wonderful comments from such wonderful supporters fuels me! All of you do such amazing work, which makes your comments that much more meaningful! I can’t thank you enough. Keep creating, you all make it that much more fun!

  9. Anonymous permalink
    August 22, 2011 11:54 am

    I just love this….thanks so much!! love H

  10. Robyn permalink
    August 24, 2011 7:33 pm

    that is the softest doggie ever.

  11. August 24, 2011 11:37 pm

    This is one of my favorites…maybe because my daughter used to play “pet vet” all of the time…but mostly on stuffed animals! I’d find some strange bandage-wrapped critters in her room!
    I think that one of the things I love about your work is it’s tactile quality. Looking at your drawings is like petting a dog…warm and wonderful.

  12. August 25, 2011 9:40 am

    Penelope, thanks so much for your lovely *kin* comments on my own “influence” post this week about teenagers and dress!

    You know, I think you must have been a psychologist in a previous life…you always absolutely *nail* the character of each of your subjects, like you’ve known and loved them forever, and every one is an individual, even in a group. I am always stunned and amazed. Perhaps the only thing left is for you to be the next “Da Vinci” in your *next* life…! 🙂

  13. August 25, 2011 5:56 pm

    such a great way to say thank you and as usual an incredible drawing…

  14. August 26, 2011 5:50 am

    Your drawing skills always flaw me. Beautiful.

  15. August 28, 2011 4:26 pm

    The animals need a vet to trust, and your dog seems to relay on her ;:OD)
    A usual beautiful ‘ strek’ ;:OD)

  16. August 29, 2011 7:30 am

    Hi Hi Hi, doing my rounds after forever.
    I miss you!
    Your magic touch makes the pencil melt in your fingers. Your lines are so soft and huggable, which makes the characters huggable.
    There is so much love in your work! Every animal or person could be a separate drawing and has a story to tell! I’d love to see a video of how you work! Love it.

    Hope you are well! ♥

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