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Hoggy and the Butterflies by IreneShpak Hoggy and the Butterflies by IreneShpak
A couple of years ago I have written and illustrated a children's book called "Hoggy". It's about a small friendly hedgehog with big ears and an even bigger heart. I really loved the whole experience of creating a book and I definitely have learnt a lot from it. Anne :icontrenchmaker: has been a great help with her insightful feedback and advice and I feel that thanks to her I have made a pretty neat little book I'm not ashamed to show off.

Unfortunately all the publishers I have sent my book to have rejected it and so Hoggy has been hidden in my folders for many months. I have now decided to post a few illustrations from the book so that my lovely little hedgehog gets to see the world and I very much hope that you will like him.

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Hoggy in the forest

acrylics on watercolor paper

More Hoggy illustrations here [link]


Print is available in my Etsy shop [link]
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tinylaughs Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Hoggy is precious! I enjoyed browsing all your illustrations here. This piece really jumped out at me - the light and the white butterflies give such a great magical feeling to a beautiful woodland scene.
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you so much :hug:
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Golden-Ribbon Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Awesome...very very nice
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thank you :aww:
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vazheganeh Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow! i love it!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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odavis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Ooh, the lighting in this is pretty fantastic! Lovely work, Irene! :D
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Thank you :dance:
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odavis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
You're most welcome, my friend! :hug:
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strtl0011 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Oh lordy!!! So cuuute!!!! I like your lighting and brush strokes too. Wonderful work!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Thank you so much :)
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:icondevilkue:
DevilKue Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012   General Artist
I could tell immediately that it is an illustration for a book. I love this kind of drawings; I find them nostalgic in a way. :heart:
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MicSmitty Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Goodness, so cute!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thanks so much :)
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:icona-falcon-velazquez:
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
This is so beautiful!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thank you :)
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issa-art Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awww :love: such a beautiful work!
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Nilenna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww ^^
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
:)
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Nilenna Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
^^
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valeka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great great great! Fantastic! So cute and vivid!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Erozja Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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Crystal-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! It's a wonderfully adorable piece! Where can I find your find your story? It sounds very interesting! :aww:
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you :) I think I'll sort of tell the story by posting the illustrations so keep coming back! :)
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:iconcrystal-moore:
Crystal-Moore Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okey dokey! :aww:
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Brownez-Koekoez Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful...
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thank you :)
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leyghan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aw. Such a sweet scene and Hoggy seems like a great little character. :)
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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Joane Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I looove your ilustrations, they are beuatiful! I cannot understand that publishers wouldn't want them- what a shame. I'm a big fan of hoggy <3 (and the squirrels!!)
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thank you so much, Joane :hug:
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pisikesyrr Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Love it. :)

Hedgehogs are sooo cute. <3
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thank you :)
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superzebra Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He's absolutly adorable :heart: :+favlove:
A real shame you never got your book published...
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Thank you very much :aww:
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:iconnoomisan:
noomisan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Aaaw he is so adorable!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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noomisan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
You're welcome :)
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IndigoSkyes Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AW.
TOO CUTE. :love:
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you :aww:
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Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, don't ever give up, you are a fantastic artist, and do beautiful work.
This is so charming, I love it!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you so much. I won't give up :hug:
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Alexandra63 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome Irene.:cuddle:
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Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats terrible that hoggy hasn't been accepted. You're drawing quality is so beautiful! I'm in awe that that is acryllic paint!
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you very much :hug:
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PoupeedeChair Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww, I love him! I was wondering if you were still working on The Enchanted Garden?
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thanks so much, Pauline :hug: The Garden is finished, at least I've made it the way I saw it. I guess if somebody decides to publish it I might have to make some changes. For now I'm not that bothered, haven't really got much time to try and get it published so it will have to wait for a bit :)
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Ansheen Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awww this is so adorable, and the atmosphere is fantastic :love: Love the warm colors and sun rays through the trees :heart:
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IreneShpak Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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