Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IF - Hatch


Initially, I wanted to illustrate the hen reading a card, congratulating her on laying the eggs. Sort of like a Congratulations card for Twins, Quadruplets etc.

Thanks to a quick search, I realised a hen can only lay one egg at a time! Double eggs rarely if ever happen. Double yolks do, but two eggs from a single hen would be something . It takes about 24 hours for a hen to produce a single egg.

In that case, that "would be something" will make mama proud!

Pilot G-Tec-C4 + brush pen + Staedtler Fibre-tip pens on paper.

18 comments:

Sascratch said...

hahahahah classic! Great work :D

INDIGENE said...

Great idea and line work!

Mary Hall said...

Well, biology aside, it's a fab pic!!
(And I'm a mum of twins so I think it's a doubly fab pic!!)

Jason Curtis said...

Wow, you really do your research...makes me feel like a hack considering I doodle without putting any thought into it!

I love this piece, it's fantastic. The inking is superb, and I love how you've used pen and brush together.

Nicely done!

justdoodleit said...

Very cute! Love that doubly proud look on the mama hen's face :)

Jose said...

Love it, she's definitely got a bit of a smug look on her face. Great work =)

Amy C said...

totally adorable, she is one cute Mama.

Sarah Clark said...

I love her expression! And such great linework

Sam said...

just stumbled upon your work- great stuff! you use a flowing line very well.

voz said...

OMG. I love her! Look at that face!

jazzlamb said...

Haha! Lovely one! Really cute. The look on her face is just adorable!

justdoodleit said...

Happy holidays to you GG :)

EHSAN HAJIBABAIE said...

an invitation to a game. . .

Come and participate in the game.

it's free.

http://krickelkrakel.wordpress.com/ said...

absolutely fantastic!

yoon see said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Gavin!
I hope the year of tiger will be a prosperous year and a great "hatch" for you too!

Shirley said...

Gavin, Happy holidays to you! Monsieur has a box o' peanut brittle for you! See you in the New Year, and many thanks for your friendly and kind comments this year - your work is fantastic and I look forward to seeing lots more in 2010.

michael robertson said...

Great illustration! The look on that mom's face is priceless-hilarious idea as well! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday, Gavin. Keep up the great work in 2010!

Gavin Goo said...

Appreciate all your kind comments :)