Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Señor Elefante

El Elefante

This is just part of a little project I gave myself starting a couple of weeks ago. At first I thought I am going to do a whole Spanish alphabet animal chart, but I am not sure if every alphabet has an animal under it? (Maybe you guys can help me figure it out.) But at least I can do a Chinese zodiac chart with only 12 animals... (lazy me... bad bad...)

So far, I've got:
El Elefante
El Mono
El Ratón
El Gallo
La Cabra
La Serpiente
El Cerdo
La Tortuga
El Buey
El Tigre
El Caballo

Some of them are done; some are only in sketch form.
I will add them to my blog little by little on my own pace.

And tonight I turned Señor Elefante into a real painting. It was fun to do.
(It's 6" by 6".)

El Elefante Painting

14 comments:

lil kim said...

love him! love his mustache, his beret, his apron and his tail! (and his knees in the first one) :)

Helen Pickup said...

He adorable,love the painting :)

cristina said...

Un poco de ayuda :)

Con la A: Ardilla (Squirrel), con la B: Búho (Owl). Con la Z: Zorro (Fox).

¡Ánimo! Te quedará un alfabeto genial! :D

zime said...

This looks amazing Flora!!! If you need help just send me an email ;)
Este Señor Elefante vale la pena!!

xcarreira(at)gmail(dot).com

xha said...

In the painting, he seems more French...with the beret...I love elephants1

Carolyn said...

Oooo I would love El Gallo!!! That is my last name! Will you be offering these, or at least prints????

flora said...

Thanks everybody for your kind comment and suggestions! :D

Carolyn:
I can not at this point, because I can't have extra income other than my regular job due to my status in this country. But as soon as I am allowed to, I'd like to set up a little shop and offer some prints and stuff. I will post it here when that day finally comes. xo

themagicalbean said...

This is great! I would definitely buy this as a print. I can't wait until you set up a shop.

Chickengirl said...

Totally whimsical and wonderful. I want to see the whole alphabet!

violette said...

hi there! lovely project!!! :D

i'm a spanish speaker so i'd be glad to help!

here are a couple of letters + animals:

D: Delfín
F: Foca, Flamenco
H: Hipopótamo, Hamster, Hormiga
I: Iaguana
J: Jabalí, Jaguar
K: Kiwi, Koala
L: Langosta, Leopardo, León, Liebre, Lobo
N: Nutria
Ñ: Ñandú
O: Oruga, Oso, Oveja
P: Paloma, Panda, Pato, Pez, Perezoso, Perro, Pingüino, Pulpo
Q: Quirquincho
U: Urraca, Urón
V: Vaca, Víbora
W: Wapiti
X: ???
Y: Yacaré, Yac
Z: Zarigüeya, Zorro


i wrote them only in spanish so you can practice! :)

John Coulter said...

This is such a cool idea!
Have you seen this?
http://www.cincopuntos.com/products_detail.sstg?id=132

flora said...

themagicalbean, Chickengirl:
Thank you!!!!!

violette:
¡Muchas gracias!
Hay muchos animales interesantes en tu lista. :)

John:
Those are hand carved?? Oh my!

Marcus Hadlock said...

Love the green elephant!

xha said...

How about R - rana?