About the Giraffe

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Motivating Giraffe started in early 2014 as just a hobby to de-stress after work and study, and to vent some of my crazier thoughts. It made me smile, so I started sharing them around the internet in the hopes that maybe it could make you guys smile too.

Giraffe has a couple of friends. Pessimistic Pig, G’s best friend can be occasionally gloomy but has learnt a lot from his long-necked mate. Trevor is a turtle…he’s a bit slow but still loved. More friends in the future? I’m sure there will be!

Feel free to share and pass along any of the pictures you find on this blog (although credit is appreciated!). I also have a book of the best pictures from 2014 which is kind of cool.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you like what you find.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you do this?

The world we live in is not nice, a lot of the time. The internet is also full of things that are not nice. I guess MG is a way to spread something different: kindness instead of cruelty, love instead of hatred, encouragement instead of criticism. It’s nice to make something good.

What do you use to make your illustrations?

Copic markers, coloured pencils and watercolours. Scan it onto my computer with my scanner, a Canon LiDe 210. Normally I will also fiddle around with the colours and fix any errors in Photoshop. That’s it!

Are you actually a giraffe?

Not really, sorry!!!

284 thoughts on “About the Giraffe

  1. Hi Penny, thanks for stopping by at my blog and the like on ‘New picture added to Transmittance’. Cute giraffes! Have a nice day! Adrian

  2. What made you think of drawling giraffes? And how do you come up with all of your ideas? I happen to love giraffes so I think this is pretty cool XD.

    ~Hayley
    {from DollDIYs and Flourishing by restful falls}

  3. I came across your blog today.. and the drawings and the words are simply awesome. Enjoying them.. and maybe reblog some of them. Thank you for the Giraffe.

  4. You are truly impressive Penny. Just like the giraffes. So next time I see a giraffe, I’ll yell “Penny” and I’m sure they’ll smile, jump in joy, and yell with a big HI back to me :-). Congrats on creating one of the happiest blogs ever!

  5. I was looking for something to motivate my students before an exam, so I googled “success giraffe” and found your blog. This basically made my life full of joy. Thank you for sharing your artwork!

  6. I totally like this character! Thank you for sharing your artwork with, well, the world. I look forward to seeing what kind of other inspiring giraffist work you do.

  7. Giraffes – how fun! You probably know that they don’t make a sound. But they are impressive and powerful nonetheless. And have a very long reach!

    Thanks for stopping by my angel blog. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  8. Hi Penny. Just letting you know that I’m nominating you for the Liebster Award, because your blog is wonderful! I was given this award by another blogger and wanted to pass it along. :)

  9. Your drawing is exceptional! What a talent… thanks for following my blog, and I will follow yours, too because I love love love your giraffes and its sentiments.

  10. I like your drawings, Penny, very skillful and bright! I will follow, a fun project.
    Glad you like my stuff, I try to upload a cartoon once a day.
    M.A.Z.

  11. Penny, this is delightful! Your work is truly marvelous. I am so very excited that you threw caution to the wind, and decided to follow my blog. Normally I’d have to write a bad check to someone to do that. But, had you not decided to venture recklessly into my Attic, how would I have found your amazing site. So, I must say thank you, for introducing me to your Giraffe’s, and for following my blog—despite none of the posted warnings. May I always leave you laughing. :O)

  12. Thank you so much for following my blog! I love your giraffes – they’re so, well, giraffe-y! Good Luck with your book and other adventures :)

  13. Wow, looks like I stumbled on something original for a change! Different from the other blogs I usually click myself to! I really like these cute little drawings with the messages! Keep up the good work!

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