Saturday, August 7, 2010

Uncaged

Penelope's enthusiasm could not be caged.
Gouache on Watercolor Paper - 12x16

66 comments:

AtelierBrigitte said...

This is soooo beautiful! I love this concept - great work Eric!

Tamara Henderson said...

Very cool! I love all the colorful dots!

The Cute Army said...

Oh she is cute! I wish I would be like her!

Rita said...

Lovely dots. Stripes down.

bee said...

oohh..... WOW! I love everything about this. Can't stop looking at it!! The linework over those spots... the giraffe character.... the colours.... FABULOUS! Would make a brilliant art print, especially for a kid's room :)

Charlotte said...

I love giraffes and I love this illustration! Great way to think "outside of the giraffe" lol

Abz said...

Beautiful simple piece. Im clapping!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Eric! Wow! What a SWEEEET design! Love the artistic license. Great care-free giraffe. I could see a whole line-up of animals in this style painted on a wall at a library or community center.

Caroline said...

She exudes happiness! Super illustration!

Sayantan Halder said...

wonderful........lovely way of showing enthusiasm ...

Philip Morgan said...

Hi Eric, This is brilliant! I love the elegant simplicity of it. Have you sent it into onemilliongiraffes.com?

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh Eric you simply have out done yourself with this one! It is classic and fun and elegant! Love the dots and the line drawing og the giraffe. Dude this piece really rocks!!!! Super duper fabulous.
Hugs
V

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I also want a huge print of this for the new house when we move!!!! Bee is so on point when she says, " This would make such a nice print for a child 's room" I am still child at heart hehehe!!!!

Cecilia said...

Fabulous drawing!

Karen said...

Terrific :)

Jane Wilson said...

Penelope looks so happy uncaged! Nice work!

roberta baird said...

C'est la vie Penelope!
Love it Eric!

nina seven said...

hi eric! i love the movement of the giraffe, it just screams happy and of course, the polkas really add to that feeling. really fun work!

Krista said...

I love it! This prompt was so depressing-- I'm glad to see you do the opposite!

Célia Fernandes said...

Maravilhoso! :D*

damon said...

super cute

David Mcclain said...

Tear...

Ori Chalbaud said...

haha it makes me happyyyyy!!lov it

anil ks said...

..brilliant idea..love the simplicity..

Christina Zemelka said...

beautiful!

JANE MASSEY said...

Love the line and the dots. You can't go wrong with dots!

Stel.la said...

dots dots dots, colorful dots makes this giraffe super!

Cereal Kiddo said...

I love this! Very good choice in color!

Mônica said...

I just love everything you do! Penelope is such a charmer, so light on her feet. What a great design with the white background, simple line work and colorful dots. Gouache... amazing!

Shirley said...

OHH! Penelope ROCKS, Eric! What an awesome illustration not to be outdone by the equally impressive concept. Bravo!!

Shirley said...

P.S. I am happily reminiscing about one of my children's favorite Dr. Seuss books - "Put Me in the Zoo". This illustration reminds me of that book..my kids will love seeing this!

Bolila said...

very very nice! Great concept and great result. Congratulations

Jayne Schofield said...

I love this...love the colours

Johanna Urban said...

Så fint! = So Nice! <3

Love it!! This is sooo beautiful!!!
xx

Johanna, Sweden
ART, http://johannaurban.blogspot.com/

Kristyna litten said...

your work is a new favourite. I'll be back to check it out again.

michele said...

Such a delight! Penelope brightens my day! :o)

Valerie Lorimer said...

I really love the joy and happiness of this piece! Great colors and always beautifully done, Eric.

IVYALLOVER said...

Fantastic! ♥

picnipic said...

j'adore, bravo!

Danielle McDonald said...

Ooooh I just LOVE this. I need a print of this for the wall of our nursery. The colours would be perfect! Nice work.

Kate_illustrates said...

He's really lovely Eric. Great fun and so cleverly done. Brilliant :-)

donny* said...

this is gorgeous, eric. one of those pieces that just puts a big smile on. love the colored shapes against the lines. and, oh, that expression!

Isaac Orloff Illustration said...

hey eric thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I love how simple your style is, really nice graphic shapes, keep up the good work!

Miss J said...

Love your take on this one - it was a tough one to think outside the box on -but you nailed it.

Nathan Bottcher said...

Classic!

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks so much, everyone!

Tracy said...

This is precious, Eric :)And I agree with someone's earlier post: This would be PERFECT in a kid's room!

kathy hare said...

What a wonderful joyfilled illustration! the complete opposite of mine!! :)

Sami said...

This one is my favourite. Lovely, this is :)

michael robertson said...

so cute!

Cheryl Lynn said...

So sorry I'm late! This is amazing! I love Penelope. She is indeed a free spirit! And her "happy and free dance" is evident of that.

Great illustration as per usual, Mr. Eric. Have a great day!

Lisa M Griffin said...

SWEET! I just love dots, and this is a fun whimsical take on the theme this week. Thanks for sharing. ;)

Sjan Weijers said...

yup, very good design. Chapeau.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Thanks E for stopping by! Hugs to you Dude!

Ted Blackman said...

Holy Cow! Neat stuff!

Francisco Martins said...

Hi Eric, how are you buddy?
whoa! such gorgeous, elegant piece.... love the colours, love it all!

Gretings from Portugal

AVeryGoodCoatRack said...

This is so cute. :) LOVE your work!

Javier M. said...

Thank you Eric for stopping by my BLOG! Although it's been awhile since i comment i'm always looking at your blog! Awesome work!

Food and Drugs said...

Hello Eric,
Somewhat we share theme and actor on our last posts, hahaha...
Nice to see, as always.
:-)

Pagas said...

Incredible work, free and powerful!

Ciao
Paolo

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Tanya said...

Wonderful!

Desiree Cassidy said...

This is just super :)

Kay Aker said...

Jubilation!

Ben Clanton said...

what fun! love this illo! the polka dots, the flower in the mouth, the sill dance . . . makes me happy

Z-Kids said...

Oh how I love this!