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Eliza Thornberry by thundercake Eliza Thornberry by thundercake
I'm a big fan of Eliza. Klasky Csupo had some great female role models in their shows. They featured interesting, independent and rounded girl characters, which are a rarity, especially today. It's too bad they're no longer around.

Also this show pretty much rocked. I was a huge animal nerd when this was on the air, so I watched along with my little sister when it came on, and it was very accurate and never dumbed stuff down for its audience. Also, Tim Curry was the voice of Nigel! How awesome can you get?

Eliza Thornberry Nickelodeon
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TheEclecticOne Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I miss this show and the other Klasky-Csupo cartoons. They were the best. I wish they'd come back... Which reminds me, I heard they'd rather make new episodes of Rugrats than resume work on All Grown Up and that Arlene Klasky said that if given the opportunity, she'd love to work on Rugrats again. Hopefully that opportunity will arise eventually...
IroquoisPlissken Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thanks. This hit me right in the childhood.
Secret-of-the-Woods Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student General Artist
The shading is bea-utiful!!!  I love your style. :)

I literally wanted to be Eliza Thornberry when I was a kid.  (Still do, in fact. :) )  I love that show. :D
sampea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
that was a great show! I remember seeing some episodes and liking it! Espescially Donnie!
WateryGrave Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely drawing. :)
Happybunns Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was doing a very unrelated search and I saw this. I lol'd really hard. Great job.
NewEraOutlaw Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so adorable!
Rad-Pax Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow it really looks just like her!!! like.. if she existed lol X'D
YiskaXIII Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD cool
ImpishZaeli Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My name is Eliza, too! Surprisingly enough, I also have red hair and glasses. And even FUNNIER, my Mom's name is Maryann! I love it!
CrazyHobbitGirl Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Ah! I love it!
shounexdiamond Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
lov it!
MarcelG117 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Two years after this was published I stumble across this. Hey there, if you're still out there: This work is fantastic!! I love what you've done with my childhood, it's a shame we dont see much more of Eliza and her likes around in today's animation work.

I'm working at learning the ropes on digital art and I'd love to reach this standard of work one day. Got any tips for a frustrated artist scribbling away with photoshop and an intuos4? (It took me a while to save up :P)
NAN-EE Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
@@@ U @@@ ♥
InvaderKiK Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is AMAZING!
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
Oh my gosh, that's AWESOME! I loved the Wild Thornberries, I've never seen fan art this great of her.
orly444 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Keokee Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This is amazing!
Artisticaviary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is so perfect-- you captured the likeness and personality of this iconic cartoon character SO well, while still making this piece your own! C:
Great work!
AnnTheRaven Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
Aww she's so darn cute !
arkTK421 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Yes! Eliza was one of my all time favorites, and i love your rendition of her!
Grevanue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
She looks BRILLIANT here! You captured her likeness really well!
JessamineDiane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to love this show. Funnily enough, I now have a puppy called Eliza.
bulavkina Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
she is!!!Eliza
thats so humorous work
like it)
3V1LG3N15 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
Wow you really captured the essence of Eliza. Well done.
Chalkcolate Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010
oh this is so lovely!!
Latharion Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Student General Artist
O wow this is an amazing picture of an amazing show! Man, those were the days of REAL television. I love your drawing style and coloring of this image! Great job!
Alex-Plalex Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I forgot about this one. It is one of my all-time favorite portraits of yours. It is so perfect, it hurts.
laika-sky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
This was my favorite show growing up. :+favlove: I only just realized Tim Curry was Nigel! Haha, that makes it so much cooler. Ahhh, those were the days when tv shows didn't dumb down information or skip over topics that are now waaaay too controversial for kids nowadays. Or so the censors say.
P0UL Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Wow ....makes me laugh... wonderful red nose
MaddiganRose Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student Photographer
merpity Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
This picture brings back a lot of fond memories of the show.
jlu650 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Aww...I love this show, and I'm 20 years old (you're never too old to love the classics)!! In fact, I have the movie, and thanks to you I think I'm gonna watch it now!!
Lorba23 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Edoholic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Wow, that looks great! Just like if Eliza was a real person. Nice painting.
Illzie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My god, it's perfect!
Baeacnkgi Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect! :la:
You captured her exactly - adorable, and still a bit of a caricature. Those braces make it all. :la:
eeveejason Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I miss this show ;<
NemotheDreamer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love Eliza Thornberry, and who doesn't love her?! >:U When I first saw her, she was so amazing character and so refreshing too, compared to other cartoon I saw in 90s. I love how you drawn Eliza; She's so dorky and cute at same time <3333
moonmystique Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
This is hilarious! I loved this show so much...I actually wished day to day that I could speak with, how geeky of me 8p

Looks great btw, I like your take on her 8]
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Ellitchhizui Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Watched this show as a kid back in the day. It was one of my favorites, not just because it had to do with animals, but because the main character was talented and despite being 'homely', she could kick arse!
Pyrope-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVEd this show AND rugrats!! :heart:
destiny321 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student General Artist
same here!
Pyrope-Pirate Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
RiskyRussian Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
Ahh I loved this show when I was little. When I was young I loathed how Eliza looked. I was a little girl and I liked to look at "pretty" characters. I also had a crush on Danny Tamberlli so I don't know what my standards were haha.

I like her design now that i'm older though. i like that she's not some super pretty girl. She's a girl you might see walking down the street. I loved when her hair was in lower braids more than the outer ones (which doesn't seem very possible haha) and loved the movie.
Red-Tatsu Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I like her teeth. :lol:
Sykozoku Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I really REALLY miss all the shows that used to be on TV. I loved this show. I still don't know if I liked Debbi all that much... :P
Remember when they did Rugrats meets the Thornberrys? Ah I love it when artists to cross-overs! :heart:
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NekoRaven Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I miss this show so much (and other cartoons of its time)! I randomly bought The Wild Thornberries movie at a sale today and couldn't believe I actually found it. haha This is a great picture! I really like the way you painted it.
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