Thursday, February 26, 2009

lunch at the zoo...




Me and the girls have been reading through 'Pippi in the South Seas' and various 'Babar' adventures... so red haired girls and good natured elephants have been on my mind. I really love these two characters and so I started the pattern with the girls and the elephant and all the other weirdoes just grew around them. I think it looks like a busy lunch hour at the zoo:)
At the moment, I'm in the eye of a due date storm, and need to concentrate all the creative power to finish up and get to the dry land of relax. See you all on Monday:)

16 comments:

Bob Flynn said...

What a treat! I love the kids who arms are connected in a loop.

carolyn Gavin said...

fab design. i love it, especially the white background and the elephant's trunk!

Lara Brehm said...

oh helen, this is a fabulous pattern, the hippo and the giraffe are so funny and the little girl protecting her hair from the elephant... it's very cute!

Toshimi said...

I absolutely love how everything just pieces together so nicely, like the elephant trunk above the girl, and the little frog too!

Carrie said...

Babar, almost forgot about him! Thanks for bringing back some childhood memories :)

Naomi said...

I love all the critters in pants... makes me want to go to the zoo today!

Hege said...

Love your work:)

Cheryl said...

I saw Lauren Child speak today - come see! http://www.alainnotebook.com/2009/02/utterly-imaginitive-world-of-lauren.html

Natascha Rosenberg said...

I would love to have lunch with these characters!

Jill Phillips said...

SO cute, I want to live in Helen world! x

tinybuttons said...

Yay for zoos! I love all the creatures. Good luck on your deadlines.

omami said...

amazing work, yes I remember Babar!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen,this is Jennis from Hong Kong. I love your blog and all your artworks!

I am a design student and going to graduate from uni this May! Been thinking of getting a drawing board so I can be YOU someday! =)
what brand and model do you recommend for beginner?

thanks in advance!

Hope to see more of your works soon!i will keep my eyes on your lovely blog!

Jennis
(i_am_jennis@hotmail.com)

orange you lucky! said...

Hi Jennis:)
I wish I could advise you on a drawing board - but I don't use one and never have.
I draw with a mouse and pencil tool in Illustrator.
I wish I could be more help.
h:)

the letters i wish i'd written said...

Just when I think I can't love elephants any more than I do...truly delightful!

Celeste Vaught said...

Pippi is my favorite childhood character & my name is Celeste so how could I not love this pattern? So glad I discovered your work.