I have to admit I am very fond of George. He was going to get a tree or a fern leaf, but I decided not to risk mucking up his Zen space. He does meditation most evenings. I almost abandoned this card (like many other half-sketched images recently!) but I told myself it would work out. And it did! Possibly my best one yet. I would keep it, except I’ve been keeping too many lately and besides, I have to mail it off tomorrow!
A few weeks ago I made the fox (a different style than my other foxes, though I’m not sure my rudimentary hatching went as well as I’d like), and also the elephant shrew. Photo references are usually linked at the bottom of my posts. I use photos as guidelines and try to make the drawing very different.
Alastaire is a forest elder and renowned peacemaker. Feuding foxes accept his judgement on a variety of matters from kit-rearing to boundary agreements.
Unlike her hyper brother Alec, Francesca is shy around strangers. All bets are off once you get to know her, however, because then she’ll chatter at you for hours. Mostly about shrews or bugs. But once in a while, if she’s in a strange mood, about the circle of life.
All three Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) were made for the Woodland Creatures swap at illustratedatcs.com. Thank you for visiting!
Basilisk lizard photo reference, fox photo reference, giant elephant shrew photo reference.
Wow! I think George is one of your best too. the colors are wonderful.
They’re all so great!!! Your work is always an inspiration… Have a great weekend!!!
George is my all-time favourite!!! And I DO have a thing for lizards!
Amazing! George is so detailed and real, it’s almost like he’s jumping of the paper. Nice work!
Wonderful! I have to admit that the lizard immediately won my heart.
These are all great, Cindy! I particularly love George! You are so right to be fond of him!
George just blew me away! Fabulous detail, and you NAILED the color!! One of your best, for sure!!
Stunning…..lizard is lifelike…..definitely your best piece. His eyes and scales are incredibly real. Love the murky cantaloupe background. Fox and shrew are wonderful too…..not your normal painting style.
The lizard is my favourite…that one works the best to me!!!!!
George is great! Everything about it works wonderfully from the line work to the colors. Nice job!
Love the animals. The lizard is perfect! And I enjoy your little bios for each character…as always :) Keep up the great work!
George really is a handsome fellow! One of your best I think.
The critters look so real & are ready to jump off the page! Go Cindy!! Love, Mom
Nice! That lizard looks great. I really like all of those little details of the scales.
u are soooooooo talented! wish i had half ur talent haha
amazing as always dear
It’s usually a little talent and a lot of practice! Thank you for the nice comment! ;)
Wow, George is gorgeous!
Gorgeous George..isn’t that a song?
Just looked it up…Gorgeous George is a famous wrestler, haha!
I bet your George could wrestle a grasshopper with no problems.
Really though, he’s super beautiful.
Oh. Wow. There is great reason to be fond of George! Absolutely amazing. I like the fox as well – the way you spaced the cross hatching makes him very interesting!
I like all three of these, Cindy. The lizard is stunning but the fox with the interesting texture offered through the cross hatching draws my eye, equally. The face on the shrew makes me want to reach out and hug him, as though he would be comforted. Very well done.
getting caught up on what I have missed from you and OH MY that lizard! This is really really good Cindy, the texture and color are gorgeous!
Love ’em all but that George is extraordinary…well done! :)
Gorgeous works!!! Very original style. Love especially the lizard and the fox, they are so strong, so expressive and so beautiful!