Friday, August 5, 2011

Ducky Thoughts - Wanna Help think of some Sentiments??

Hi everyone....
I have had some fun today redoing a really old image. 

This is one of the first images I drew when I started this journey of illustrating and doodling after my daughter was born 7 years ago. I am so glad I kept it on file so I can see the difference between where I am and where I started. I think this is a great lesson for life in general. You may feel like nothing is changing, but it probably is....big grin.

Because this is how I redid it today.... I quickly colored the line image using Photoshop, but I like this one so much better...hehe


When I first drew this image I was thinking of a sentiment that said, "It is nice to have a friend like you, " but I can use some help thinking of new ducky sentiments....Got any stupdendous ideas for ducky sentiments that you feel like jotting down in the comments??? :)

I am thinking I will draw more ducks like this, so leave me any suggestions for duck images too....

Have a ducky kind of day! :)

26 comments:

Danni said...

How neat to see where you started on your journey!!
You know I love your duckies..hehe!

How about "Life is just ducky when I'm with you"

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Love this cute image Christy - it's very late at night so my brain can only come up with one idea at the moment! How about -

"You're quackers, but I love you"!

Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Dana said...

I love what Danni said!! I was going to say "just ducky" but I like Danni's better! I am so glad you shared this! It gives me so much encouragement since I am just starting on the whole sketching journey ; )
Hugs~
Dana

Viv said...

Awww cute! Love this image Christy! Can't wait to see some more duckies!

Tammy Hershberger said...

It's not really "ducky" but what about "I'll follow you anywhere!"

Carisa said...

omg, christy, i love this!!! i've looked at my coloring from a couple years ago and feel the same way. i love this little character and hope you will make him available in the store!

ellenmcrawley said...

You can always quack me up!

How about some scenes at bathtime with ducky?

Thanks, love your work.

Lisa T said...

Hope things are just "ducky" with you.

We may make an odd pair, but I'd follow you anywhere.

Mary M. said...

lucky duck

I agree that a bathtime duck would be adorable

Loopylou. said...

omg christy he is just way too cute!! oh i love him. ideas...
"whats up duck?"
" ducking out" ( that was scott's idea!!)
and mo says
"just me and my ducky" awww!!
huge hugs Lou xxxx

Mary J said...

Really cute - I love the re-draw!

I like Tammy's idea not to make it too obvious - it's a lovely suggestion! Love Lisa's second suggestion too!

How about "going my way?" or "I'll always be here for you", "hello friend".

Images - sitting together beside a river or pond. Bathtime duck good too!

Angie said...

The image is wonderful!! How about "Waddle we do today?" =)

grandmabonnie said...

There is a sweetness to your first image, that hasn't changed in your new image. I really like them both. As far as saying with this image...i like Angie's suggestion, but because of the pj's i would leave off the today.
Or you could just simply say, "I need you", or "thanks, for being there for me"
Other image ideas, "Duck, drop & roll" for a fireman & duck; "Waddle this way"(toddlers following a duck or something to do with being pregnant/shower); "You Quack me up", a toddler with a duck costume on.

Melissa said...

Oh I love this image!!! Waddle Waddle Quack Quack. You are such a talented artist!

FitterTwit said...

I think simply "Ducky" or "Hi Ducky" would be just fine! :) Thanks for the glimpse into your humble beginnings! LOVE IT!!!

Queen B said...

"I'm a lucky DUCK to have a friend like you"

"No City Dove's Coo
or Country Chick's Cluck
is as Friendly or True
as the Quack of a Duck"

"I said I love you and I'll never take it QUACK!"

I'd like to see them dressed up for Halloween (Maybe a little Vamp and the duck could be a bat?) with a caption like:

"With any DUCK, you'll have a Happy Halloween!"

Great image!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I think you do a great drawing on the little person with the ducky. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great weekend :)
Delama

lvtaz2000 said...

You have to do one with two ducks and a goose and say, "Duck, duck, goose". It's one of my favorite nursery rhymes. You could also do several geese behind a child and say "I'm gaggles over your."

Rachel said...

So cute! Love this duck and little boy!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Totally adorable!!!! How about..."Real friendships never go South." ~jeni :)

Billie A said...

love seeing what you did 7 yrs ago to the present time. fun image.
How about "you quake me up" Life's just ducky" "you fit the bill"

Shirley said...

Christy, I'm so glad you stuck with teh drawing. I hate to think what I'd be missing. These are both fabulous, but love the second one too.

Starla B. said...

This is so cute, and so many great sentiments in the comments!

How about "lucky duck"? Perhaps for my *favorite* holiday... lol

Ali said...

Lovely images - how about 'I'm quackers about you!' or 'you fit the bill'

Stephanie said...

It is fabulous to look back and see how much we grow. I really love your first image too..it just has a different feel to it. I really love your second image too..I think it is really fun to play with images that sometimes have an exaggerated feature, like the duck's beak here. It is not too much, but just enough. Maybe you can create some more images with ducks where the beaks are slightly enlarged. How about "life is Ducky with you by my side"

joanne said...

awww love the new image how about
i'm quackers for you or
ducky and me