Monday, November 5, 2012

IF - Shy

Macchiato Maurice © Jenn Bower. All Rights Reserved.

Maurice was never SHY about ordering his Venti Macchiato, until he discovered it wasn't really pronounced (Mack-Chi-Ah-To).  Now he knew why the Barista never marked his caffe with a milky heart but, rather, a tiny little fig leaf.

(From my new Mug Shots - People of the Coffee Shops series. I hope you will follow along weekly.)

23 comments:

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the comment, today.

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  2. Really love the textures. And I love how you composed the space--the colors along with those two shapes behind him. awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Michaele. I really am a minimalist at heart and I think that is really beginning to come out, but then I doubt myself. *sighs* How long does it take a style to fully develop?

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  3. Love Maurice. Love his sharpness. His ironic suaveness. Is that a word?

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    1. It is in my dictionary!!!!! Thanks, Christopher. I am thinking that Curt, Teri and Cary need to make an appearance in my coffee shop? What is Cary's favorite drink????

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer. I am having a ton of fun coming up with these characters.

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  5. He looks very handsome and confident, I love the eyelashes and the textures on the outfit :)

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    1. Thank you Ana. I really do love incorporating texture into my work. Thanks for the comment.

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  6. That's HILARIOUS, Jen! Fabulous take on the prompt..and wonderful illustration..wow, a fig leaf..you are too fun! I'm sure eyes would roll when he walked in! And wow, you were one of those smart kids who sat in the front huh? I always stayed very clear of the first three rows. Soooo shy! Have a great rest of the week!

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    1. Thanks, Shirley. This comment was so awesome to read. I've really struggled lately with this 'adult humor' side of my personality but I've decided to just own it and see what happens. :) I don't know that I was the 'smart kid' I just liked being the first to get out of the room. Now, when it comes to movie theaters I sit in the very back.

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  7. So what are you saying? Because Maurice mispronounces coffee names he aint packin' a big gun? Then again, he does look like someone who primps too much in front of the mirror, possibly overcompensating for other shortcomings. Hence the peacocking.

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    1. *snorting coffee through nose* You are a riot. Way to upstage me. I LOVE IT!!!! These mugs shots are addictive to me. Thanks for playing along.

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  8. Love this guy! I like the style he's sporting!Your website looks nice too!

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    1. Thanks, Missy and thanks for noticing. I am in major overhaul mode.

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  9. That is really cool! Your style is incredible!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole. It finally, FINALLY feels like me. Been an evolution but I am so excited about the direction I am going.

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  10. I love the character and style. Really nice use of textures.

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    1. Hi, Ian. Thanks so much. I am having a ton of fun with this series. Can't wait to get more Mug Shots down on paper.

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  11. I already told you how awesome this was! Lovely illustration!

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    1. Thank you, V!!!! Your support and encouragement mean all the world to me.

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