Thursday, March 1, 2012

Illustration Friday: Capable



Behold!  'Tis the great warrior Umlabo and his trusty steed Cynisca, leading his army of furry grimlots to victory.  He is a very renowned and capable warrior, able to capture entire nations with just a mere flash of his pearly whites.  Hurry, shield your eyes!  He's at it again!

Happy March!

68 comments:

Amalia K said...

Oo! Oo!! Capture me! And turn me into one of 'em cute little grimlots!! I'll follow him anywhere...

Hey! Too late! I think that's ME down there, waving the Bella flag!!!

OXOXOX

Cindy D. said...

Hahaha! Another outstanding illustration. I just love that fancy steed and the herd (flock?) of Grimlots. Nicely done!

yoborobo said...

Aw, and they look like a little army of teeth! Go guys! xox

Andrew Finnie said...

Hahaha I clicked in this little box for ages and nothing worked, then I got bored and started typing and the words appeared on the screen magically! I knew they were mine because they were all spelt correctly (I knew because little red squigelly lines were under all the words to tell me that I'd spelled them right!)

Hey Bella! Are you well? I know that is you the warrior princess flashing your pearly whites (better than being flashed by the pearly gates!)

Heh, you made me smile then you made me laugh and I felt all warm and cuddly on the inside! (then I realised I'd put the air con on 'hot' instead of 'cold'....)

But seriously, Queen Of the Fun are you! And I will give you twelve stars out of ten.! And that's not bad coming from me :)

see you soon I am joing the Grimlots with Amalia and we will conquer the world!!! (evil laugh)

HahahahahahaHAHAHA! (more evil laughing)

Ces said...

Aaaaawwwww!!! You captured your beloved Bjornik to a tee. Hahahah. His pierced earrings, the decorated horse. Even his scepter is just so him. That is so sweet!

k.h.whitaker said...

ooooooooooh, love this Bella! How very creative and I really love the creatures pierced ears and helmet. Actually, I just love everything about it.

Karen Sagovac said...

This is just gorgoeous! Love the little soldiers and the rabbit head on his sword(?). There's so much detail and stuff happening! :)

Patricia Lee Christensen said...

Great imagination! I want to ride that trusty steed, too! Lots of fun things going on here...

Shirley said...

Umlabo can conquer our land here anytime..especially if he brings his grimlots ok? We fell in love with 'em just now, Bella. (my youngest and I). Oh how do you do this? Charge!! Awesome illo...and oh gosh, we just purchased Totoro and can't wait to see it (I am so very ashamed to tell you) can't wait! Thank you for your wonderful visit to my blog...hooray for HORSES! (Yay to your daughters) Big hugs to you - hope you've been well!!

laughingwolf said...

awwww so sweet... i'm getting a toothache ;)

love all your world/word building!

rachel awes said...

another pearl on your blog.
i am captured indeed.
xoxox

Hannah Sommerville said...

I really do love this illustration. The colours are perfect :)

Carol Lawecki said...

I love your imagination. This is a wonderful drawing. Cynisca is a wonderful looking creature. I want one.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

They look ready for anything! Love the grimlots! :)

Robyn said...

BEAUTIFUL and so much fun xx

Dawn Savoia said...

Omg I so want a grimlot!!! How cute are they!? lol Lovely work as always Bella :)

Michaele Razi said...

He can conquer continents with his sheer cuteness!

Steve E said...

BELLA! The name of my first horse was named Cynisca(Pssst, I'm joking--grin!!!)

Dressed in a Superman cape at an early age, I did own a horse--and felt (was?) extremely "capable"!

Love those little Peeps, and the artwork.

Bye.
PEACE!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Bella,

Love this sweet illustration, made me smile. From the flash of Umlabo's pearly whites, riding the whimsical steed and all the cute furry grimlots.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Tammie Lee said...

oh my gosh, such a fleet i have never seen, so adorable. I love your giraffe too! Such a fun piece which overflows with your lovely humor.

Ted Blackman said...

He's obviously not a coffee drinker.

Nice one, as usual, Bella.

theartofpuro said...

Thanks for the comment!Love the giraffe expression:)

Rabbit Town Animator said...

What are those cute and adorable white creatures! I love his hair style and the pattern on the giraffe-like pony. Totally adore this Bella!

deepazartz said...

Umlabo has definitely conquered us all with his cute lil folks and his beautiful horse!
It's so nice to be captured by these cuties:)
Happy March to you too, Bella dear:)

Indigene said...

Happy March, Bella! :)

It's always such a wonderful experience visiting you here! :)

HeatherU said...

I love your imagination :) The little white fellas are so cute. I hope you are doing well and are having a good start to a new month.


Heather

Ces said...

Hi, really? Are you going to have chili cheese fries? I am restarting my Saturday with another cup of coffee. I think my sister and I still have jet lag. we are having a similar schedule. Heheh! Tsup!

Andrea said...

I want an army of grimlots!

Janine said...

Dear Bella
I really do love you.
You allways manage to brighten up my day, even when it it dump and dark.
have a great weekend
Janine

Writer J said...

Love this! I can see the looks of Spring in the background ;) I love the designs on the giraffe, as well as his helmet.

Captain Dumbass said...

I want a grimlot. And my own ridable giraffe.

Lori ann said...

how did i miss this? a giraffe!! i love giraffes! capable is a good word bella dear, one i will try to remember more often, and now i'll think of this illustration!
xxx

Caroline said...

I love the names! And I'd like a trusty steed like that too. Lovely, Bella!

Linda Hensley said...

This made me laugh :D Too cute! I love the horde and the earrings and the way the pattern on the steed makes a heart on his chest. Just great!

Barbara said...

Oh Bella, that's fabulous. Love the pierced ears! They can go to battle for me anytime. :)

Ysabel Beaumont said...

Do you sell any of your illustrations? I'm interested in buying some but can't seem to find them on sale...

AtelierBrigitte said...

I love the little furry ones!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hello, Ysabel.

Thank you so much for your visit and inquiry. I do have an etsy store, but I'm afraid I've been neglecting it. I could not find a way to contact you, but if you are still interested in prints, please email me at:

bellasinclairdoodler@yahoo.com

Thanks!

-bella

Funaek said...

So cute and fun! Love the army of furry grimlots!!

encaracolada said...

And this one is so funny and original. I admire your imagination. Big hug!!

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Arija said...

Sometimes I wish I were one of those pansy women tied to a steak with a dragon watching over me, then he could come to my rescue and we could share the steak.

Cindy said...

i love the mohawk - so cool. thank you for your lovely comment regarding our charlie. xo, c

Valerie Lorimer said...

Love, love, love this Bella! It's so charming and beautifully done.

Jack Foster said...

Umlabo got me! Now I even see him when my eyes are closed.... but thats OK... he is so cool! Bella! You ROCK!

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful, Bella! I've been missing out on all the wonderment!! I'm a big slacker ;). Keep rockin'!

Arija said...

Thank you ear one for blowing so hard. You know well it takes time but quite suddenly last night, there was a knowing that all is as it should be and for a while, I too had peace in my heart.

XOXOXOXO . . .Arija

Arija said...

OOps, I guess ear one works just as well . . .

Writer J said...

You're sweet! I look forward to you reading "May I" in the future :) It's currently up to thirty-five chapters thus far-- with more to come :D Thanks for your comment!

Ces said...

Good morning! Just checking in. We sprung forward here. T'is now 8:56AM. I hope all is well with you. Enjoy your full and fun day today. Tsup!!!

Ces said...

Oh, share breakfast with us. It is continental. :) Tsup.

Andrew Finnie said...

Heh, Thank you Bella, your kindness is only supersomethinged by your exhuberance and sense of fun. It's not often that I sit here with a silly grin on my face (like I have now).

Most times I stand when I have a silly grin ...... but I am afraid that the neighbours might see :)

Apocalypse Now? Now let's see it was shot in 70 mill and recorded with Dolby Sound and was 'realer than real' especially with the doors cranking out "The End" which is a fine piece of 'climactic music' - it really does build up like a volcano, only to realesed at the climax, where Colonel Kurtz gets the chop - mirrored in a metaphorical slaughter (machete cross sectioning) of a poor tethered cow - I think the movie ssucceeds in showing us how crazy and confused the Vietnam war was for the people on the ground - everyone on the American side is slight off centre - everyone is stoned, everyone doesn't want to be there, and no one sees the Vietnamese as people - except the audience....

The fact that is based on Conrad's Heart of Darkness (wildly) adds a little resonance to the movie ....

Should you feel bad about not seeing it? Not if you have seen Tin Tin on the big screen.... now "Tin Tin' that's a movie.

see you

thank you for the Cake (It has less candles than I dessrve and so I thank you for that kindness too !

cheers from Oz

platitudinal said...

I enjoyed looking at all your illustration, Bella. They are charming and exquisite. It's always a real treat to see your art works :)

Manon Doyle said...

Love this piece. You have the ability to always make me smile so big!! It's been so long, Bella.....I'm happy to see you!! xo

Angela Matteson said...

Oh, many wonderful posts I've enjoyed catching up on here, Bella. I love how your mind works!

These warriors look primed to take over the world with sweetness. I'm going to sit back and let it happen. Some of the grimlots can live at my place. :)

anil ks said...

..Wonderful imagination!!great concept!love your art..

Amy C said...

he looks incredibly capable - of luring all the girls - what a handsome chappy and I LOVE his hair makes me want to get out the razor and do something wild with my mop.
Those Grimlots are so cute do they win by hugging everyone?
Gorgeous piece Bella

Ted Blackman said...

Excellent use of the word 'Yield'! Yield to Umlabo!

Oh wait.... you didn't do that word yet...


Never mind.

Megan Coyle said...

ooooooooo, I sure love his trusty steed - such a great character!

yoborobo said...

Just stopping by to tell you that I almost had coffee coming out of my nose when I read your comment on my blog. Crafty the Elf - hahahah! You are so funny. xoxo

Amanda Dilworth said...

Love this Bella, Where can i get myself a Cynisca ? :)

Brian Lue Sang said...

Hahahaha! Wonderful!! :D

Cindy D. said...

Bella! Your admiring horde awaits your next post... ! I hope all is well!

Ces said...

Hello hello I just wanted to say hello from Asheville, North Carolina. Tsuptsuptsup!!!!!

brandi said...

~adorably sweet picture...reminds me of my wee littlest...a true warrior heart and mind...

thank you for your words this day...always are you welcome to come for a stroll...if you plan on coming soon i'll grab an umbrella because one minute it is raining like mad and the next momemt mr. sun is shining so brightly and i will make sure to bring a scarf for you...oh and maybe you could bring some spare girl scout cookies...seems our's are all gone : (

i love writing...always have since i was a little girl...so it brings me a wee bit of joy knowing another finds it enjoyable!!!

well my dear...i have to write here as there is no email address to reply back to you via email...i wish you well and enjoy your evening...much love light and blessings~

Carrie said...

this has me smiling like a total maniac - I love your work too much x

Rubin Pingk said...

Umlabo!

I love the giraffes helmet. It looks like a centurion lid.

This is just layers of cute. Those little fluffy conquerors remind me of the "cotton" trees that shed their clingy furries all over my parents neighborhood every spring.

Perrine Renoir said...

if drawings could come to life, i want one of those walking marshmallow thingamajigs with me. :)