'contained' or soon free?

You may find yourselfthinking that Zoe and Dante are very similar, as they are both rabbits with long earsand lots of fluff but you would be missing the subtle nuances of this lapin duo. For example Dante has a habit of getting into trouble - by say doing something like entering strange houseboats, and Zoe well she has a knack for opening jars and of course getting Dante out of a pickle - like say if he were confined in the tower of an upside-down house full of pirate ants.

44 comments:

Peter Breese said...

Brilliant wonderful work as always Emily. So happy to see the return of these two little rabbits!

Such magnificent details in this one.

Owl Eng said...

beautiful art!!

yoon see said...

Wow! I love the details of this beautiful illustration.
Your stories are getting better and better each time. Same goes to your details:)
Emily.....especially the pigeon holes all filled or well contained with all this fine potteries.
I also love you introduce the ray of light and the pile of books here.
One word, i am "amazed"
Thank you Emily.

joseph's art and stuff said...

Another amazing illustration! You have a great way telling a story. I keep coming back for more!

Bella Sinclair said...

Argh! Yes, you've left me with a giant question mark! Can't WAIT until the next installment.

Emily, I am breathless at all the fine detail. Criminy, it must take you forever to fill in all those tiny fine lines! Absolutely incredible work.

Diana Evans said...

wow!!! this is wonderful EMily....great details and love the question mark!

flower girl said...

Wow...Beautiful!!!I am just amazed with all the details, all the perfect details. great work Emily!! I love your rabbity illustrations and the fab story you made with every topics. =)

spoonfed monkey said...

it's been long since i have come across somebody illustrating 'cute' figures which actually do things other than simply being 'cute'.
hilarious, i must say.
you are lucky that i do not believe in the habit of giving away 'awards', lest your blog should suffer from loss of space to post.
......
:)

Christina said...

wow that's phantastic

Sara said...

You are so good playing with the line to create effects as light, space or texture... So good!

I love the influence of Art Nouveau on your work.

tusen said...

Emily, I'm so happy to see Zoe and Dante back. I love both the story and the illustrations. Your line work and composition is always so amazing.
Is it Balentyne watching Zoe there on the topmost hall?

Ann Marie said...

Hello Emily,

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I realized I had not visited your blog in a while. So many beautiful posts! Your work is so charming!!

I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother! I lost my grandmother two years ago and last week my mother-in-law passed away. (Part of the reason I have been away from blogging). I wish you peace and loving memories to sustain you. Glad to see you are back to blogging with even more wonderful work!!

All my best,
Ann Marie

Lynne Chapman said...

These are extraordinary! It's the first time I've come across your work. It's so interesting and unusual. Lovely stuff - I will be looking in again I'm sure!

Xovika said...

Unbelievable!!!!! I'm so excited to find your blog! Your line works are brilliant! How you can imagine such places?! Are you an architect?
it's just amazing!

trudette, said...

What a great illo , you'r worl is truly amazing !

psychopooch said...

very nice illo. loved the story that went along with it too!

Katie said...

You blow my mind away. You are so awesome. Your are going far. Keep up the great work.

get zapped said...

Stunning details. Drawn with great imagination and I truly adore your lines and shapes.

Larry Lee said...

This is great. Love all the little details. Very fun.

kathy hare said...

beautiful work as always!

so good to see you back Emily.. x

Ugo said...

u r a genius! how many time do you spend for a single work?

nellita said...

so funny!! and excellent work!!!

Detlef said...

You have such a distinctive and whimsical style.

Meagan said...

This is beautiful, I love the sharp style and the range of values.

Mary said...

Fascinating and beautiful...I've missed these. I like the over-all question mark shape of the drawing!

thinker said...

I am happy to see Zoe, Dante and the crew back in action. I wish you a lot of new beautiful illustrations in 2009!

The Green Telephone said...

Oooh I can't wait to find out what happens next! This is SO beautifully done! Every detail is just perfect.

tp said...

wonderful, very imaginative work. i regretting why i never foundthis blog before! congrats!

sketched out said...

BE CAREFUL ZOE!!!

Whew, now that I got that off my chest... so happy Zoe and Dante are back, I've missed you and them terribly!

Very imaginative with the air locking jellyfish and the drawing of it is splendid. Also, until Mary mentioned it, I hadn't noticed the question mark... brilliant!

JooJoo said...

WOW!!! Your work is so clean and detailed! Just amazing! Well done! :)

Emily said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Ugo, this one took me about 10 hours to draw...

Tusen it is indeed Balentyn!...thanks for noticing!

Xovika, I am still just an architecture student... sigh… but soon!

Again thanks to all of ya!
Cheers,
Emily

Denise Gallagher said...

Teapots and teacups and bunnies, oh my!
I love love love this one!
Wonderful work as always!

Thanks for your kind comment and have a great day!

Denise

Anonymous said...

I really really like this illustration--great details!

séarlait said...

Wow! what a wonderful surprise and delight to find your blog!
I love love love your drawings and stories! : )
I will come back for sure to see more ! congratulations for your nice work!

Deb said...

i saw the little rabbit in the icon on illustration friday and just had to click on it to see the full imgae! my my! i was blown away. your work is fantastic. dx.

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Matthew Smith said...

all incredible illos!! wonderful work!!!

Zari said...

amazing work!!! WOW!

Ces said...

You are amazing. Every work of yours is incredible!

Shugar said...

OOoh yay! The Adventures of Zoe and Dante are back! And I'm already looking forward to what happens next! :D

Jolbi said...

This is so great!

steve said...

Absolutely amazing. You've mastered detail and design well here!

Anne-Renée said...

Ooh very nice! Cool shape, nice composition and great drawing skills.

jazzlamb said...

You do realize how you make us feel by putting such jaw dropping-ly awesome work, don't you?
I'm just speechless! The detailing is crazy!