Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Illustration Friday: Silent


And then Walter did the only thing he could think of to make her silent.

82 comments:

Ces said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Suck face!

Wonder if her husband is a fisherman? Heheheheeh???

Seriously, this is a lovely illustration. Quite scary getting sucked but then it may also feel good getting suck that ferociously, I was wondering...

Ces said...

I mean getting sucked... Ugh. Illiterate me!

My word verification is "cleatta"

This is proving to be quite an interesting day.

TSUP!

Ces said...

I think I will hang around here and spam your blog because my last word verification was actually

headd

and now it is

peaka

Seriously, again, The pattern of her dress is adorable. This is a beautiful illustration. I love the feet of your characters. I feel like biting them or sucking their toes. Yum!

Andrea said...

How wonderfully adorably sweet and romantic!

Ces said...

Aaaw, you no lona for long time. You doubur soon. Me doubur but no headd and no cleatta, not even peaka.

P.S. I finished the rules. Hope no one sees me here. I am releasing them this afternoon.

Tsup!

Cindy D. said...

Haha, hilarious! (And a little gross, if I think about it too long.)
Such a great illustration. Love the pose, the tipping table, the great dress pattern and the fact his name is Walter. Really great job.

Michaele Razi said...

Wonderful! An awesome combo of funny, sweet and a little ick. My fave. I know I've said this before but I love how each of your illustrations are a story--fun and brilliant and gorgeous!

Susanna said...

GREAT!!!!

Funaek said...

Haha love this! So funny and cute and of course I love anything that involves creatures of the sea.

Leen Christens said...

Wonderful work!!

Sarah said...

LOL Bella...I llllloooooovvvvveee that!! Wonderful! Hugs to you hon, Sarah

rachel awes said...

that walter is sure using what he's got! although, it seems her legs are still expressing themselves!
looooooove to you, bella, from the depths of my sea! xox

theartofpuro said...

Can't stop laughing:)It's a fatastic idea:)

Sarah-Bodera said...

Hehe, that poor girl. I wonder what she was doing, singing obnoxiously? Thanks for the laugh :)

AtelierBrigitte said...

Oh no, poor girl - I think I would be very frightened when an octopus would do that to me.
Lovely illustration (as allways).

Ted Blackman said...

Ha Ha Ha. You are very funny, my friend. And now also weird.. like me.

Poor Walter, he has fallen in love with the girl who talks too much. It's happened to me, but I've never tried the mistletoe from a fishbowl method to quiet them. I've never tried anything that actually works for long, better to let them talk.. more peaceful that way.
Walter is smart enough to know that the mistletoe method makes it okay to get close, too. No girl can say no to the mistletoe method.

That's all I got for now.

Tammie Lee said...

i got to be honest, at first i was a little concerned. the mistletoe changes it all for me. and your words, you are so cleaver, I love your humor!

Tammie Lee said...

I also love that you have been sharing with us more often, I love seeing your art.

Sharon said...

this is funny, but i also feel bad for laughing :) great illustration!

Amy C said...

hee heeee heee, I love Walter, he can come stay at my house any time!

Did she eat the other cherry? I don't see it anywhere, she seems like that kind of girl.

heidialdin said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it!

Walter is a romantic at heart! Do octopuses even have hearts?

She is adorable with her fat little legs.

So gosh darn cute!

HEEHEEHEE!

heidialdin said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Love it!

Walter is a romantic at heart! Do octopuses even have hearts?

She is adorable with her fat little legs.

So gosh darn cute!

HEEHEEHEE!

Indigene said...

LOL! I am laughing my "hinee" off! Bella, you are too much! This is hysterical. I love it! :) :) :) :)

Andrew Finnie said...

Hay those legs aren't fat, tjhey are curvacseous, or curvaceous I mean, well it's not often you have Ces speechless, I must say when I saw this I thought, oh dear bella really does have a dark side :) and then I thought Gee, Bella does have a dark dark side, then I read Ces's comment and thought .....

ahh this is classic bella, what a great artistic brain you have, this is a case of sticking a beak in where it is not wanted? love the mistletoe, so the dark side is winning after all? good ;0

Andrew Finnie said...

mine too ; 0

Andrew Finnie said...

my words are diculent and gatfu

the second word of course is a kung fu cooking school lingo eg When an omellette comes flying through the air and hits someone they say "what gatfu that?"

Steve E said...

Why...I thought the six-armed guy was KISSING her. See how my mind runs. Also mistletoe was a clue?

Well...wrong again. But no problem--I'm used to it.

No comment on Ces' comments, although I'd LOVE to write my thoughts re those.

Bella your art work--AWESOME! Your sense of humor--unequaled. Your choice of sister-friend (Ces)--I don't believe either of you chose. God did!

Peace.
TSUP! (I'm no octopus--grin!)

Anne said...

:-D
I can see that she is enjoying it too (closed eyes and that raised leg, sure signs). Unexpected love!This is priceless!<3 <3 <3

Lori ann said...

well bella, this may be your most imaginative so far, in an icky sort of way. beautiful illustration, even if it is of an octopus, on her face. shudder.
:)

Amalia K said...

Hehehe...careful there, Mr. Octopus, she could make sushi out of you! Seriously, thanks for this, Ms. Bells. I just had a long rough day, and this just put a smile on my face.

Hhm. Maybe you should change your blog name to Bella Sinclair Doodletherapy.

(^_^)

yoborobo said...

Ah, star-crossed lovers, ships passing in the night, an endearing cephalopod mollusc and biped romance! I want to write a novel about these two - Smothering Heights. xox!

Krista said...

Ah, yes, that would silence me too!

kathy hare said...

This made me really laugh.. wonderful work Bella.. :)

Linda Hensley said...

I laughed out loud at this one! I can think of a couple people to send octopi to :) A lovely illustration as always.

k.h.whitaker said...

I am in class at CVI, and I was sneaking and looking at new posts... I actually laughed out loud! :O
oooopps, then everyone wanted to know why I was laughing, so I showed them and everyone laughed except for one mother who said, "ugggh, why is it sucking the little girls face off?" I told her it was covering her mouth to make her be quiet. That made her quiet. Maybe I should get an octopus... ;)

Ann Pilicer said...

Ew! Ouch! Love it though!! :D She talked too much huh! hee hee

deepazartz said...

Different from your usual ones!!!! But I loved it too... You are so so so very IMAGINATIVE!

Joan Charles said...

This is great!

Gulcin of Olric said...

Wonderful! As always...

Cindy said...

oh dear, but she can still hum! just ask my husband :). wonderful, as always!

Nataliya Di Giovanni said...

thats funny! i should try that sometimes. i know a few people i'd like to shut up :)

caela said...

Great llustration :) i love the textures :D

Rabbit Town Animator said...

LOVE IT!!!!!! Made me laugh and totally brightened up my day. Thank you Bella! Tee hee hee...note to self to carry octopus in hand bag to silence people...

thewillowsnest said...

oh ho.. clever walter!!!! I do love combining octopi' and houndstooth!!! haha.. the "Silent face sucking trick!!!
her tiny sweet feet ...awww so precious!!

Curious Art said...

Aw, how romantic! :-D

Amanda Dilworth said...

ha ha ha, love this Bella, who would not enjoy a kiss with Walter under the mistletoe? :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

BWHAHHHHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHEEEHHHHSHHEEEHEHEHEHEHEHEHHHEHEHHHEHEHEHEH!! I can't stop laughing! This is stellar!!! He eh he he he he he he he he he he he! Okay I am crying over here. I have to leave to compose myself right now.
I will come back when I have something good to say right now....................... he he he he he he he he he he hehe he he he he he he!

Peter Breese said...

Awesomeness... great illo

Shirley said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHAAAAAA!!! That is awesome, Bella..you are a master of wit, and conceptual awesomeness. I love it! I've missed your fabulous work while I've been away. And oh gosh, I just love your 'stachio. : )
Hope you've been well!

pretty day said...

Cute picture! And I LOVE your picture of the narwhal maypole dance. So FUN!

Steve E said...

Hi Bel.......DAMN! Will someone get this octopus outta my hairy face?

WHEW! Thanks, you with the scissors! WAIT! Did you cut off my mustache???

I'm glad this day is almost to end--but there IS no end--it continues right on as if, as if...starting over now:

Hi Bella! It's me, steveroni! AGAIN...to wish you a HAPPY holiday season. (Are we allowed to write 'the word' Christmas this year?)

1. Do not know if it's money or love which makes the world go 'round. I still believe the sun moves, and we do not. Lazy earth-globe.--grin!

2. What in Hades is serendipitous? Is that like finding a too-friendly octopus sucking on your face?

Seriously, I admire your talent SO much, I feel awkward, unqualified, even to say that. But your art takes me to a place of pre-youth, ogling children's illustrated books like Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin, that Egg-who-fell-off a wall,And the "Jacks" (beanstalk, Spratt, Jill's brother).

justdoodleit said...

Walter, perhaps slimy on the surface, is a total romantic at heart :)

laughingwolf said...
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laughingwolf said...

sorry bella, that was my comment til i read it and found i'd used some other name! :(

anyway... the baby kraken is rushing xmas a bit, trying to 'legitimize' the attempted... bussing... with mistletoe?

ah, now i see... walter's NOT trying to kiss... just covering her mouth with his underside, using the twig as a ploy! :O lol

Ces said...

Good morning!!! We need all the octopuses we can find to suck the radios playing Christmas music, already!!! I heard my first Christmas song 5 minutes ago. Seriously!!! I love Christmas and will celebrate as soon as Thanksgiving is over but I hate these modern Christmas songs, especially when it is warm outside. Oh, I forgot. Last September, I saw some Christmas decorations in the mall when I was in the Philippines. Heheheh! Tsup!

Ces said...

Silent Night
Batman's alright
Robin's done
Farting light

Amy C said...

did Walter get that cherry back yet!?!?
I am sending him a basket of cherries, as I fear deeply the other cherry may be a little unsavory now!

aimee said...

i would love to know how you come up with your ideas! you are a born storyteller through pictures! what did she say, i wonder, when it glommed onto her face?

Liz Urso said...

Oh my this is freakin cute!! I love it!

tera said...

Oh I so need to get one of those for my niece! Hahahaha! Too cute.

Vicki Smith said...

Ouch! Where did this idea come from?! Vey cute!

Rubin Pingk said...

This is lovely. I really enjoy the dynamic of the piece. The little squid holding (mistletoe?) an herb above her head. Then the girl, on her toes like she is kissing a boy.

I think both these creatures need to get out more!

:)

Dig the colors too. Very soft.

Andrew Finnie said...

heh I must say I cam for a visit and then started laughing :)

in fact I akm a silly 'coyclati' hope you is well

Johanna Urban said...

Naw!!! Walter is adorable ;)

Lovley illustration! Your illustrations always makes me smile!
xx

Johanna, Sweden
ART

Ces said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you too dearest Bella. I am so thankful and grateful for you!!! Tsup!!!

thewillowsnest said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you sweet Bella girl..
I am wondering what is the master illustrator Bella's favorite color combo?

heather at wordplayhouse® said...

So delightful to dance into your creative space for the first time today... -heather

Barbara said...

You have outdone yourself, Bella! That is adorable! It gave me a smile to begin the day with! Love it when you draw sea creatures.....

Caroline said...

I didn't notice the mistletoe at first! Your illustration is priceless!! xx

Ces said...

Dang! Your comment just jolted me from my narcolepsy! Pocket? Hahahaha! Thank you. Tsup!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Sending you hugs and kisses and very best wishes my friend. I know it's been a while. Everything is happening and all at the same time and I am trying to rule the world he he he he he he! All is well and I do hope that you and the girls had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had lots of fun and lots of food and I don't want to see any food for a very long time you know what I mean.
Taters and meat can be so very mean...... Yeah,
I love you babygirl. Sending you a giant hug this morning.
Tsup

Shirley said...

Dear Bella! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! I'm so belated..I apologize..and I have been having problems with my emails and see now that you never received an email from me re: Kauai! So, I promise to resend..links and all. I am wishing you a tropical holiday! Hugs!

Andrew Finnie said...

Heh, well what beautiful feet she has :)

Lisa M Griffin said...

Ha-Ha! If my husband could only see this he would wish he were that octopus. :)

Ces said...

I am dreaming of donuts...donuts...donuts...do nut that...

martinealison said...

Ah ah!! est-ce ainsi qu'on fait taire les petites filles coquines et curieuses ?!!! Fascinant et magnifique!
Gros bisous

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Bella,

Quelle Horreur! poor little sweetie.
I love this cute illustration and always marvel at how talented you are to come up with all the fabulous Artwork.

Hugs
Carolyn

Janine said...

Hi hi hi hi hi, this is soooooooo funny and sweet. What a wonderfull and clever idea.
I love, love, love it.
What a couple.

Inner Toddler said...

I have come out of blog hiding to see lots of posts of yours. This drawing and caption cracked me up! I've missed you! be back again soon. xox

Kathiesbirds said...

Smiling once again! LOL!!!

Steve E said...

Seems like every day I run into a situation where I need another arm, hand...or suction cup--grin.
PEACE!

encaracolada said...

Love it!!