Saturday, December 4, 2010

Illustration Friday - Prehistoric Sketch

Here is the sketch I've worked up for IF's Prehistoric.    Now, to find time to paint it!

Ella knew that her mother would not understand.   She would come up with some motherly words of wisdom like "Ella, we don't bring stray mammoth's home with us, do we dear?" or "How would you feel if you were a mammoth; would you want to be trapped inside or allowed to roam free?"  She said the very same thing last week when Ella brought home a lizard she found on her way home from school.   But this was different.  How could she possibly turn Rocky away?  He was so fuzzy and cute.  It's not every day a kid finds an actual mammoth.  Especially since they are supposed to be prehistoric or something.  Now... if she could just fit him in her closet.

See the finished piece over at Smells Like Crayons.

6 comments:

Shalini said...

The sketch looks lovely!

Sam said...

Can't wait to see the finished version. Although this is in part because as a child, I would have loved to have found a mammoth to bring home.

penelopeneal said...

Michelle, Oh, your work is truly wonderful! I just love your expressions! And I have a niece named Ella who would definitely bring home a stray woolly mammoth so that created a huge grin. And I'm with Sam, can't wait to see the finished version, and story... Thank you!!

Jack Foster said...

Hey Michelle! Love Ella and the wooly mammoth (that followed her home) :o) Great sketch... I hope you find time to color it... I’d love to see it!

Juan said...

Very nice Sketch, Michelle!

AtelierBrigitte said...

I can imagin she wants the cute mammoth as a pet.