Wednesday, August 17, 2005

The DooDoo Dunnie

Another fey creature native to Kalamazoo has come forward to be illustrated and displayed for all the world to see. This is the DooDoo Dunnie. Dunnies are known for being guardians of children and endangered animals. They are also known as tricksters and pranksters. Some are horse-like, others welcome in appearance.

I had to breathe through my mouth to avoid inhaling a noseful of poop fumes. He (she ?) seemed rather nice, if odorous, and carried on a rather pleasant conversation with me concerning the rather bad year we are having with peach trees. We had a late frost and that ruined most of the peach buds on the branches.
It's rilly too bad, I luv peaches, especially fresh from the orchards. Fertilizer helps immensely...



At 1:01 AM, Blogger isay said...

Your illustration is great. I like the background and DooDoo Dunnie’s color. I find it cute actually. I like the powder blue eyes and its facial expression. I just don’t know if children would love to see them. Children usually would be fond of light or bright colors, but we’ll never know.

I am sorry about your peaches. I love peaches a lot and make good peaches cake, too. I hope it will not be too bad next year. We also had a late frost over here and my flowers, fruit and nut trees did not come out well this year.

Anyway, have a nice day Steve!

At 6:22 AM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Are you sure a DooDoo Dunnie doesn't come from Australia? Dunnys were invented here and he/she might have something to do with our terrific banana farms grown in non frost areas :) Mayhem change in earth's seasons ... do you believe sea levels are rising or lowering because of the end of an ice age Steve?

At 8:04 AM, Blogger steve said...

Hi Isay ! I'm trying to use darker colors because in the past I generally used very light and bright colors. This will allow me to eventually learn to implement shadows in my illustrations to a greater degree than before. There'z still a lot I gotta learn about painting in Photoshop.
The DooDoo Dunnie is kinda cute, in an earthy sorta way ! Just make sure the children wash their hands before having lunch !

Take care, Isay !

At 8:10 AM, Blogger steve said...

Y'know Anonymous, I thought I did detect an Australian accent in The DooDoo Dunnie's speech. You might be right on the DooDoo's origins! You are so lucky to have Banana trees over there, they are a great source of Potasium.

Yeah, I do believe that global warming is happening. Pretty soon those ice caps will disappear and we will be bailing water out of our homes. Kalamazoo may be exempt due to Michigan being surrounded by the Great Lakes which are low lying and capable of absorbing huge amounts of excess water.

You and Isay may have to move over here...

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

Bananas are the natural happy food Steve ... eat one every day to help potasium and vitamin B levels. Here - have a giant banana sandwich! If I move to Michigan, i'll bring some banana seeds to plant amongst your peaches :)

At 4:34 PM, Blogger steve said...

That might just work, Anonymous. The temperatures here keep rising every year, soon we'll be part of the tropics!


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