Friday, January 18, 2008

Illustration Friday - "Plain"

©Kathleen Rietz
Billy's mom always told him he was plain, but today at recess little freckle-faced Becky Beauregard told him he was handsome.

44 comments:

  1. Hi, Kate. Your "Plain" IF submission is great! I found you through their website. All of your IF submissions are fantastic. Keep up the great work!
    Fannie

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  2. Becky is quite right, he's handsome indeed!
    Very cute illustration.

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  3. Ohhhhh! How much sweetness in those eyes

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  4. Tthat would explain the huge smile on his little face. He is just plain thrilled.

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  5. This is so lovely. Love his expression.

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  6. (: Very lovely, very kind :)

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  7. Billy is just plain cute! Love his sweet expression.

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  8. Oh that precocious Becky! Now there's a girl who knows how to go after what she wants ;) And he sure is a cutie.

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  9. So cute Kate. Love this big, smiling face, and the accompanying story! Happy weekend!

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  10. Such a cute little face. I like your story line.

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  11. ohh that little smile makes my heart melt.

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  12. How could his mother call him plain? He is so cute and Becky is right. He is handsome. Oh this is very cute.

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  13. ooooh a sweet school crush...Becky has certainly set her sights on a real little cutie :)

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  14. Becky's right !! he's a knockout !! What a sweetie !!

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  15. I love this little guy...he's not plain at all!

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  16. Becky is right!!! very cute illustration & history

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  17. Back off Billy! Becky is mine!!

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  18. Awww, such a sweet illustration and story that tugs at the heartstrings.

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  19. Great, honest story and precious little image! Here's to all the Becky's in the world! Who couldn't use a wee bit of a self image boost now and again?

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  20. Hi Kathleen...there is nothing plain about little Billy...he is a cutieeeeeeeeeee!

    I am so happy your back posting...missed you last week..

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  21. Great illustration. I love his expression.

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  22. I like you illustration! It's got such an important theme. The power of the words of others can be so powerful! They can build, or they can destroy. You captured a lot.

    Thanks for your note on my blog, and I do hope you send a photo! Think of something interesting. A favorite piece of jewelry? A subtle gesture? I know you can do it.

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  23. What a cute entry I agree with Becky.

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  24. He is just plain adorable. Much like your own self. ;-)

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  25. He is adorable! I would love to see Becky and him in an illustration. . .nothing better than a love story!

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  26. Way too cute, his eyes have lit up now! Would love to see Becky Beauregard. ;-)

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  27. Hi Kathleen...

    Thanks for popping by...Always nice to hear from you..and I would love to hear about your lasagna recipe...I just featured a nice big slice of meatless lasagna for you and mentioned that we all might be lucky enough to get you to post your recipe...

    have a wonderful day!!!

    Cheers,
    Diana

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  28. How absolutely sweet his little face is!!! Great work! *HUGS*

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  29. What a sweet face boy! He is far from plain! This piece is so wonderful an sweet as always my friend!!! Take care, Deb

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  30. Really wonderful, Kathleen. What a great character.

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  31. Becky knows what she's talking about! He's sweet!

    xo
    Di

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  32. Hi Kathleen...

    I thought I noticed a change here....I love the new colors and you're right they make me think of ice cream too....yummmmmmmmm

    I love popping by here everyday for a smile...

    I have some oatmeal chocolate chip coolies and a painting of a cupcake...so if you're in the mood for some sweets...pop by...

    Have a wonderful night...
    Cheers,
    Diana

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  33. Nice work and great portrait, Kate.

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  34. he IS wicked cute. not plain one bit. what sweet sweet blue eyes. a great character, kate! :)

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  35. That's an awesome character, and I love the skin texture. Great job.

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  36. Oh.... I love him! He is so sweet and cute. Gosh I just love your kids Kate!!

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  37. awwwwwwwwwww that is plain sweet!

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  38. very sweet. he doesn't look plain to me.

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  39. This is so sweet and that smile is delightful ~

    PS - Michelle is still off work and recovering from her accident. I think it will take some time yet with all the soft tissue damage. Thanks for asking about her recovery, Kate.

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