Friday, July 13, 2007

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY~Discovery



Isn't everything you can discover at the Zoo... a wonderful thing! It really doesn't matter which side of the fence you are on either.


©Ginger Nielson 2007

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25 comments:

Tina Vaziri said...

Such a fun concept! I love going to the zoo, and I'm glad this little hippo is having a great time as well!

Liz Jones said...

So cute!! Now that's a happy hippo!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Ginger, this has that wonderful soft, yet animated quality that all your illustrations posess so well! What a cute illustration! Love the boy's expression. And look! It looks like Mr. Hippo is about to taste my favorite ice cream - mint chocolate chip!!

LudaChristian said...

Last time I went to the zoo here in Indianapolis, it was so hot outside that all the animals hid in the shade. Not cool, animals.

claudine hellmuth said...

LOL! love those hippos!

ValGalArt said...

Wonderful work Ginger! That hippo sure does have loads of personality. Congratulations on your win with WIN!!! I received an email that you Elizabeth and Paige are winners and I was thrilled for all of you!

Majeak Ann said...

wonderful, you made me smile! loove their faces...

imwithsully said...

Love how you have separated the 2 sides out to show it from either viewpoint. Cool!

carla said...

That hippo looks so happy to be getting the ice cream! I love the real contrast between the expressions... perfect!

marcisenders said...

So sweet!

Frank said...

ha ha ha ... really!

thanks for stopping by and comment in my blog, ginger!

Tracy said...

Uh oh, she's discovered what it's like to lose her ice cream to a giant animal and the hippo is discovering how lucky he is to be at the right place at the right time! Love the split perspectives.

md said...

lov their expessions and how u handeled the water

stacey m said...

oh i love this! hippo looks my kids do when they discover something yummy!

Twisselman said...

Looks like the hippo is about to discover the delights of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Great expressions all around!

Teri C said...

You are right, a zoo is a great place to discover and your kids have a wonderful discovery look on their faces.

Rrramone said...

Who knew that hippos liked ice cream?? :-)

get zapped said...

Darling illo! I love your work.

Random York said...

Ginger, you create a colorful and inviting world to escape into!

Chickengirl said...

I didnt know hippos liked ice cream either. Lovely!

isay said...

so cool hippo!

janie said...

lovely illo, very expressive.
Congratulations on the smart writers award.

Janice said...

I love the expressions and thankyou for capturing the closer versions for us as well

dintoons said...

these are so cute and expressive and adventurous! were they drawn n colored in photoshop??

Monica said...

Zoos are one of my favorite places to make discoveries. And the way you've captured the hippo's glee (that ice-cream looks very yummy indeed) is perfect!
Hippos are so graceful! I once saw an exhibit at the Toledo Zoo in Ohio where you can see them swimming under water, and it's just so beautiful, true water horses.