Monday, April 23, 2012

Illustration Friday - Heights


Throughout my school life I was always know as the shortest in the class. Even when I got older and wasn't any longer the tag stuck. In my family growing up I was the shortest but eldest child. Despite this I was constantly told to stop "elephant-ing around". Now as an adult at 5ft 2 I have a husband who is 6ft 6. My 4 year old is just above average and my 2 year old who was 56cm at birth has been off the height charts ever since. I figure I have till he's about 10 till they're all taller than me. Strangely, I always imagine I have very very long legs.

15 comments:

  1. This is soooo funny. Especially because I am drawing the same thing. I immediately thought of my son because he is heighty. LOL. Just shy of 6 ft. 5 inches. Hope to post my illo tonight.

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  2. This is super cute! I am 5'2 as well and have a tall husband..I just hope that they are all taller than me someday!

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  3. Haha great take on the topic! Really cute characters! I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that dad Height is a bit of a hippie. Haha.

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  4. So cute! I love the expressions on their faces.

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  5. Love the take on this topic! I was a ginormous 3-year-old, and didn't stop growing until high school. Now I'm almost 6 feet tall and my husband is about 1 whole inch taller than me! This is a really cute portrait!

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  6. Hi Claire

    Thanks for your comment on my giraffes. Love the clean style of your illustrations and cool (as in cool) blog...maybe a reaction to the hot, hot sun and the rusty red dirt!

    Despite being the eldest child, I have always been the shortest in my family, (although our Jack Russell was shorter than me). Measured at the hospital recently, I seem to now be 1/2" taller than I thought I was at 5'4". I'm now also taller than my Mum, but that's more to do with her shrinkage at 84 than my growth.

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    1. Great take and characters.

      I'm the youngest and shortest in my family at 5", petite. My Folks are average height- Mom 5 4, Dad 5 8. My oldest sister is just above me at almost 5 2. Middle sister is tallest sister at 5 4. Mid sister likes to refer to me as Ma Petite Soeur. :-D

      Thanks for visiting and comments at my blog too.

      Best to you
      Lisa G.

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  7. Hi Claire, I really like your illustration, it's funny and very original.

    regards,

    Beatriz Peñas.

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  8. That's an original approach to this week's topic! And a cute one too.

    P.S.: Thanks for sharing your memories with me!

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  9. Super cute illustration! I can relate since I'm 5'3 and my husband is 6'1. My son was a huge baby and doctors said he was going to be a football player, but he only ended up being 5'9" and skinny!

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  10. So cute! I love the caricaturization and the texture you used.

    Soph x

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  11. This is such a cute illustration! a great take on the topic this week.

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  12. Oh, this is such a fun and creative idea. I love it!

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  13. Such a cute family! Love how the textures are incorporated with your style!

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