That reminds me of a children's book I read many years ago, I think it was called The Red Ripe Strawberry or something like that.. it was about a large bear who tried to steal a mouse's warm, red strawberry ^__^ apparently strawberries are more filling than we can imagine >_>;;
just realized that this print reminded me of a children's book i read at least once a week. lol The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and The Big Hungry Bear. Or, The Big Hungry Bear as the kids know it. Your drawing reminded me of the illustrations in the book. Written and Illustrated by Don Wood.
This picture reminds me of my favorite picture book story when i was little. It was about a mouse and a giant strawberry, and somehow a lion figured into the story.. But in the end the mouse enjoyed a yummy strawberry. Ahhh... Childhood memories.
Hmmm, this really reminds me of a book I used to read when I was seven/eight-ish... It was about a mouse who got a strawberry from a patch, and then had to hurry up and try and hide it/eat it so a bear wouldn't take it away... (Something like that.)
It was very cute, and this reminded me of it! Very lovely.
can't think of anything more discouraging than a 'WARM' strawberry I'm afraid. I like mine super-chilled. teehee. but the rat seems quite content. I know, that's the point in life, it's about what makes YOU happy not someone else.Keep holding onto what makes u happy and don't disregard yourself on others opinions. Ok, so im feeling a little phylisophical(spelling?) today - can you tell?
good art work - as always. You can 'feel' the happiness of this little guy ;-p
Why oh why oh WHY does the stem of the strawberry look like an umbilical cord to me.
Neurosis aside, it reminds me a little of a storybook I had of Town Mouse and Country Mouse, where Country Mouse is feeding his cousin strawberries and raspberries the size of his head, and Town Mouse looks stunned -- either at the size of those things, or at the concept of fresh fruit for breakfast. I somehow envision Town's breakfast at home consisting of two frosted flakes and half a Smarties.
I'm pleasantly surprised that I wasn't the first person to think of the Red Ripe Strawberry book as soon as I saw this. You've got to be tired of seeing it, though. Your crosshatch shading on the fur is wonderful, though ... that's a technique I still have yet to get the hang of.