Birds of a Feather...

Hey there, blog readers.

Not too long ago, I posted a whole bunch of fowl sketches. Though I put them up just in time for Thanksgiving, they were actually for an unrelated project - an illustration of a passage from Chicken Licken.

The story can get pretty repetitive:

"So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey
'Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny,
and Chicken Licken,' said Turkey Lurkey, 'where are you going?'
'Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!'
'How do you know the sky is falling?' asked Turkey Lurkey.
'Ducky Daddles told me,' said Goosey Loosey.
'Cocky Locky told me,' said Ducky Daddles.
'Henny Penny told me,' said Cocky Locky.
'Chicken Licken told me,' said Henny Penny
'I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears,
and a piece of it fell on my tail!' said Chicken Licken.
'Then I will go with you,' said Turkey Lurkey. 'And we will tell the King!' " ...

And on and on like that... Because the action of the text itself wasn't super interesting for me, I found my way into the illustration by playing with the characters of the individual birds.

You may remember the sketch...

And ta da! The finished piece...


mr. pants said...

OMIGOD lisa are you serious? cause this is amazing. jeebus.

Natalie said...

What he said.

Spaceman Spiff said...

Outstanding illustration,shades of the great illustrators,characters with color and detail to take the breath away!

Anonymous said...

wow, that's great! Do you take sketch requests?


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