Sunday, November 19, 2006

Elsa Birdy


My niece Elsa just celebrated her 1st birthday yesterday and as a gift for her I painted this. Normally I use watercolor or computer but I've started working with gouache lately and this is my second painting using it. As always click for larger.

24 comments:

chris ure said...

Sweet painting, Don!

!Primer cumpleanos feliz, Elsa!

Alina Chau said...

soo sweet!! Beautiful card!

moochie said...

We love it Don. Thanks!
Luv, Elsa

Chris Mitchell said...

beautiful!

lorelay bove said...

It's beautiful!
And very inspiring!

Skribbl said...

Fun isn't it? I've been messing with the gouche lately too and I like it better than computer painting. You can get some happy accidents that you wouldn't with a computer. Plus it feels soooo good putting it down! Buttery!

crylic said...

very nice stuff man.

Scott Tolleson said...

Super cute! Is that a book worm?

Miles said...

awesome painting man...glad you are loving the gouache!

3 words

TURNER DESIGNER GOUACHE - there is nothing like it's opacity

keep them coming!

Todd Harris said...

nice card and great painting.

william wray said...

It's fun to get back to the real thing. yes? I hope you and some of your Dreamworks pals can come to my show in SLO on Dec 9th. Info on my blog.

Goobeetsablog said...

that's really nice.

the doodlers said...

Is sweet. Tweeet!

Stephan said...

Aw, that's really nice.

katzenjammer studios said...

I'm sure she'll love it!

Clio said...

That is super duper cute. I have been learning to be friends with gouache also! This is so nice for a second painting!

Jenny said...

No shocker that you'd handle gouache like this. It's lovely. Perfect design and color. Thanks for sharing it.

Uncle Phil said...

Hey Mr. Don Shank, curator of "The" Shankpile,
It's Stephen De's pal Uncle Phil here. I may be slinking around Emeryville in the next couple of days and would love to shake the hand of the man that drew the Phallus ren and stimpy.
be on the look out,
p

Uncle Phil said...

oh wait... I just read Bill's comment about your dreamworks pals... maybe you're not up north at all.

oh woe is me.

Don Shank said...

No, I'm up at Pixar. When are you going to be around? I'll keep an eye out.

Uncle Phil said...

I'll be up there tonight and I'm shooting to stop by the pixar campus thursday or friday for lunch. My girlfriend and I are going to be visiting Nate Wragg. So he'll be showing us around if he can.

Hopefully I'll get to say hi.

Roland Mechael said...

sweet and wonderful work!

Jo Bling said...

Bloody Beautiful, Don. Your neice is a lucky gal!

C

mylittlebecky said...

hello! found your blog via google images... love your work! i wonder if i could use your bird on my blog? i'll certainly link back to you to give you credit. thanks! becky
(romeofoxtrotmike@gmail.com)