Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Illustration Friday/ Wired


The first thing I thought of when I saw this weeks topic was our "wired" Boarder Collie, Ben.

43 comments:

priscilla said...

Oh Michelle,
I LOVE him!!! I mean them!!!
I adore border collies and you've got the motion down wonderfully. I can just imagine what it would look like if my Corgi tried to do that.
I feel like we're kindred spirits everytime I look at you site. Thanks for commenting on my work.

Michelle said...

Thank you Priscilla for your kind comments! I enjoy your work also!

dizzyjadey said...

Hi Michelle! I just found you via the comment you left on my blog...thank you! The illo of your playful collie is so cute & full of energy. You've captured his movement & glee very well.

Tanya Nichols said...

I giggled when I saw your sketch of Ben as he is adorable!! My favy is the top sketch with his leg outstretched he just looks like hes having fun!

Christophe said...

He's really cute ! Great characters on your blog ! Wow, living on a farm and drawing cartoons, that's how I'd like to picture myself in the future if I had the chance.

2danimator said...

yeah, i know what you mean. there's nothing like the energy of a "wired" dog. He seems really happy. I like the shadows on the ground to show that he's up in the air. Nice touch.

martin wittig said...

Michelle,
Nice work! Really fun animal sketches. I wish i was on a farm. Sounds very nice! So much inspiration all around you:)

     璘 said...

I enjoyed watching the dogs having so much fun all by themselves. Hope that I can be like them.Nice one!

Helen said...

Yup, Border Collies are one wired breed. A lot of fun if you can keep up with them! I love the personality you gave him!

Tony LaRocca said...

That's one adorable & ubiquitous dog!

Michelle Lana said...

Great illo! well done!

get zapped said...

Of course, the wired dog! Love the playfulness of this piece.

Ammon said...

I knew this would be something awesome. Amazing work. Ben(?) looks like he has a lot of energy!

Dustin A. Foust said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Michelle. You have a very nice style. Even though I'm sitting behind a computer surrounded by concrete walls, I feel like I'm outdoors when I look at your work.

r.prat said...

this is sweet! nice work :) thanks for your comment :)

Ginger*:)* said...

Three cheers for Ben! Wonderful illustration, Michelle.

daniela said...

ben is beautiful and your illustration to!

Random York said...

Full of life!Animated!Great!

Diane Duda said...

i love this, michelle! i looked back through your posts and really enjoyed all of them. (especially "mountain out of a mousehill :))
your dogs are beautiful and i'll be back often to see what they're up to.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

wow, your stuff is great! I love the way that you draw animals, etc. I'll have to bookmark you. :)

Scott said...

Nice work! The drawings have such great movement and knowledge of dog anatomy.

Michelle said...

Thanks for all of your comments. I find them really encouraging!

studio lolo said...

Hey Michelle, excellent movement studies of Ben! They sure do like to work, don't they? He's a beauty. Great job, as always I love visiting :)
My Uncle lives in Ottawa and for a zillion years has traveled the countryside sketching barns and silos. I wonder if he ever went by your place ? My dream has always been to live in an old New England farmhouse with lots of rescued animals :)

JO said...

What a great lively drawing. Ben looks like he's having so much fun.

Emma Lazauski said...

Well, he's one happy, excited puppy! Nice choice for the theme this week. :)

scribblesk said...

What energy and exuberance so well captured!

ValGalArt said...

This is so wonderful Michelle! I painted a border collie all week so I was so surprised when I clicked on and to see your delightful illo and real life dog too! Absolutely great!

Brine Blank said...

Great sequence...I take it the dog knows he is a showoff...

gNat said...

Great expression and great poses. That's one happy dog!

Ariel said...

Great dogs Mchelle... And of course i don't mind you adding me to your links. Thanx for your commnents.

Have a good week!

ariel

the doodlers said...

Bigger! We wanna see this close-up. Lovely poses and great attitude, Michelle.

Michelle said...

I made an error when I posted this and had to use a smaller version at work to get it up. Sorry.

Halloweenville said...

oh WOW!!! great work !!! i love hiM!

demosthenes said...

great character drawn dynamically. super fun! you should consider animating him.

cee said...

WHEEE!this is so,SO fun-And so cute!(GO get it Jenny,I mean,UM,Ben-LOL!)
The real photo of Ben is very cute,too-he has those perky upright ears & he's smiling just like in your drawings!

Mrr.Gipsy said...

wow! you are master of dynamics!
great picture!

Debra Cooper said...

Hi. Thank you so much for your nice comment.

I just love your work. To be able to create animations and the style of your animals is very inpirational. My youngest son is interested in claymation. He and I may one of these days put together a little animation ourselves. So thank you again.

jesukiran said...

HI,...lovely works and lovely animals too.

Andrew Thornton said...

Oh, wonderfully fun as usual! You've got a real way with animals and depicting their playful side. Nicely done.

Clive said...

Michelle! Near Port Hope! Lovely blog, the great drawings I expected but I love your watercolour stuff too. Hope you're well; haven't done much blog browsing of late, (and better get back to work now ) but this was a pleasant surprise.

Michelle said...

Hi Clive, thanks for the kind comments. Glad I found your blog. I'll check back at some point hoping to see more. Take care.

mike said...

I'm a dog lover....This is cool! Great poses...

ratheeshk said...

Really beautiful.