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Anne + Gil: Carrots by swankkat Anne + Gil: Carrots by swankkat
I started rewatching and rereading one of my most favorite novel series this past weekend - Anne of Green Gables (hush, yes, I am an old fashioned sap). Before I knew it, I had a million images in my head that all wanted to get out on paper. Encouraged by Roxy, I sat down and produced SIX sketches. This is the first in a series that I will be doing - illustrating "themes" or actual moments from either the novels or the 1985/1987 PBS/CBC miniseries.

I know that Gil probably never did this outside of the famous Slate O'er the Head scene, but I couldn't resist.

Sketched in bic mechanical pencil, inked with Sakura Micron 005 and 02, and "painted" with watercolor and airbrush in Painter X.
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think he would dare to ever make fun of her hair again, even as a joke :giggle: Ah he is such a great guy and I loved watching their relationship build.

Highfive for old fashioned saps :highfive:
doodleavc14 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD awesum..........
LegendxOfxLink Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I loved the book when i was really young. This brings back the best and my favorite book, thank u
Ramelaun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
In the movie at the end when she forgives him and the conversation:
Anne: Aren't you worried I might break another slate ove your head?
Gil: I'm more worried I might break one over yours........*whispers* Carrots
Not being mean.
saranghae17 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
did you really watercolor this?
its amazing. . . I 've been trying to master watercolors forever, and I could neverdo thiswith that medium. not in a million years.
cateyeglint Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
"Carrots" have never looked prettier!
And I totally :heart: Gilbert!
Spitfire18 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know where I could watch the PBS series? I've been on AOGG kick lately, and I've wanted to rewatch it, but I can't find them anywhere! :(
Nutarei Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Are you talking about the cartoon? You can find THAT on Netflix (took me so freaking long lol)
Spitfire18 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, the cartoon! :)
Thank you! xD
Natsu19 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it :XD:
kawaiimusicbox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Aww cute!!
MisSaraJeanJellybean Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
Hurray! I found another old sap like myself! I think this is adorable! Anne and Gil are one of the most epic couples in literature! I laughed so hard when I read "Slate O'er head scene"! I love just replaying that scence over and over and over... so cute!
Peach-Fuzz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
Awww, I love this. So cute! ^_^
YWYH-s--Morelenmir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008   General Artist
Anne is so me, or rather, I am so Anne. I grew up on the old "Anne of Green Gables" and conducted myself by pausing and asking, "What would Anne do...?" The imagination (and boy trouble ;)) are all there, too. She was, and still is, my role model. :XD: Grow up, me? Pfft, never.
oxoniensis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
This is adorable!
mebee Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Heh - ah Gilbert - do you have any idea what's about to hit you?
nobodythere Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Hard to believe they end up falling in love and getting married when you read the first one. I love this story and have been thinking the same thing you did. Be nice to take a break from the norm, in my case WoW pictures, and do something completely unrelated. Anne came right into mind.

Nice shot, :+fav:

SuperherogirlCat Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy crap, my mom and I used to watch/read that when I was little! This brings back memories ^_^
annakiara Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
i'm italian,i've just finished anne of green gables and started reading anne of avonlea: i plan to go on with all the books!
thanks for your fantastic draw
pinku Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Professional Artist
I've never had the chance to read this~ D: But the poses are so cute here, and I always love your warm palettes and the cute-looking eyes on your characters~ :3
mimilovegal Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Student Digital Artist
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!! go gingers
Billierose28 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww sweeet!!!
roxyk630 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
FluffyNabs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
So Cute! This is one of my all-time favorite series of books, I've read them at least a dozen times. :)
JesIdres Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
*tugs on Kat's hair* So cute :D
Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been meaning to get around to watch this, I'll have to read it first. Anywho, nicely done. :D
swankkat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you wanted to read it, the original Anne novels are available for free online as e-texts at Project Gutenberg Online. :)
Before-I-Sleep Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really, that'd be awesome! :D
Black-Rose-Diango Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008
i like how you have done the face of gil. nice work :D
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