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assignment - baking bread by luve assignment - baking bread by luve
our assignment was to bake a bread (yes, bake a bread...which i did not do) and then illustrate the experience, or, our reaction to it. i've only ever baked banana bread (the best kind!) and never got a chance to actually bake a bread.
its probably better that way. i would have eaten the entire thing in one sitting.
i decided to go with an illustration for the story of 'the little red hen'...because when i think of baking i think of a country kitchen setting. farms. chickens. and i am always reminded of this story :]

brown paper doodle colored up a bit in photoshop. i know. i fail at photoshop, but its sooo much quicker to do a tiny detailed pencil drawing then blow it up and play with the colors in ps!
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job. It looks really good. Now I'm wishing I had some bread with me. Fresh bread. 
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alecan Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Hi, I featured this here:[link] I liked it and I hope you don't mind.
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KatTheGrrreat Featured By Owner May 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ooh, really neat!
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renrens Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
one of my favourite childhood stories.. and perfectly illustrated as if if came straight from the writer. i like how the hen is smiling ever so slightly..
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Orfim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
this is wonderful
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germaine-en-tongs Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
oh, i instantly thought of that tale, it's so neat! it's just fit for it :aww:
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nuttydragon Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
this is such a darling illustration, it looks so warm and inviting, I love the smell of freshly made bread
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
love love love this!! where did yu get that paper? i love that too
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okavango Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
oh, baking bread is easy...especially if you've got one of those bread-baking machines.
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Paradraik Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Hey, I loved this story as a kid! And I still do now. :)
This illustration is superb. Somehow brown paper drawings are the best when it comes to illustrating a story.
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Gregoria Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Thats just gorgeous, i love the rustic feel! :heart;
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T-Mike-T Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
Absolutely charming, I love the hen! The textures are wonderful.
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Polarkeet Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Did you have to bring the bread to class? Think of all the children you've just starved D: BUT the drawing is beautiful so who cares :D!
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shimmyhunnyshimmy Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Really nice texture and colour scheme! :D I've given it a feature in my journal this week :D
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Reowyn Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student
that was my FAVORITE story!!
and this is one of my favorite illustrations by you! It's simple but really charming.
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lemonfruitpie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantasically charming! :D I remember this old story. Awesome textures, and the shading on the hen makes me happy<3
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primulatook Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
charming!
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Da-Zombeh Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I'm reminded of nearly the same thing whenever I cook, especially if i'm making ham or cornbread, of any other country meal.
Country cooking reminds me of mother hens, and this definitely illustrates my thoughts about it! :D
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polichiclete Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
verry good
wht do you use for paint?!
a hug! ;D
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erinmid Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
oh i love thisss
i'm glad you made a little door so you can see outside. i love when pictures have depth like that
: D
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mysticfox Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I love that story I read it to my four yr old. This warms my heart you always do such fantastic art work :heart:
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HoLLyp0p Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
awww this is gorgeous, i love the warmth off the stove!
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witchhunterrobin9 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007   Interface Designer
I completely forot about that story omg...I wanna do one now hahah
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AmandaTurnage Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Student General Artist
I love that story! ;_; You achieved some great textures here and I love the colors! I couldn't tell you added them in photoshop :D
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khamuslestat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
wow... great artwork
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Wooga Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
thats cool. you replaced the chicken with a rooster, though, right?
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luve Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
nope, thats a hen :]
some just look more rooster-ish than others.
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Futureperfekt Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
OH GOSH.....THis is precious, Luve! Chicken..:)
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love banana bread! Oh yum :aww:
The chicken looks so maternal, I like it.
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Poncho-Juju Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
The Little Red Hen! Eeeeeee!
I immediatly recognized her when I saw your picture X)
Now along with Sredni Vashtar it's the second picture of your which makes me go "Eeeeeee" at the recognition of a story I like...
You really have the best references :)
"Eeeee" should be also said for the overall mood and cuteness of the picture...
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Pocky-Pup Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
I've read that story, it's delightful and cute! When I saw the picture I could remember the part where she tell s them that they cannot have any because they didn't help make it. Love it!
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valentinecrow Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
i think its a great little piece, really warm and inviting. i want an oven like that *dreams*
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veelak Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Wonderful!! Countryside is what comes to my mind of baking too..maybe because i am from countryside and im used to seeing my granny and mum bake..We don't have farm or chickens though :hmm:
...Actually my mum is baking right now :D

:+fav:
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Foxfeather248 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
That is so awesome! You did such a great expression on the face of the chicken. And your texturing is so cool!
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RadosBadger Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Say hello to Mbala from me.
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emaciate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Filmographer
yay! thats just a wonderful theme i think :D
i think of many ways creature look cute when they start make food ! ^^
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Duelwielder-Anna Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Very cute. :heart:
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Skribbles Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
heee I saw the title and the thumbnail and thought "PLEASE BE THE LITTLE RED HEN." I would probably die if you illustrated the whole story.
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a shame no one else gets to eat it but her.
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EWilloughby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
That is really cute, and I love the atmosphere and the colors and everything. It looks great on the brown paper.
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ChickenfoxStudios Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I really wish I could have such cool assignments! But mine would never turn out as beautiful as yours! I feel like I can feel the warmth of the oven...
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