Monday, March 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Feet

As always, I gave a considerable moment's thought to this week's theme before diving in. This week's models are my children, one of whom is black, and the other white. While I think diversity is a great thing in families, pets, and your choice of mustard, I know not everyone feels that way. You may make any kind of comment you like. But just for fun, when you post your comments, be sure to include your favorite mustard. This piece is on auction on eBay at http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7400704650 should you be inclined to give it a good home. Boar's Head All Natural Honey Mustard with Pure Golden Honey. http://www.cafepress.com/ottoblotto?pid=8246890

27 comments:

stacey m said...

i think this is fabulous!! and hmmm....i love plain old french's yellow mustard :) not terribly original, i know, but there it is!

Ursa said...

i don't like mustard but love your drawing!

The Unknown said...

Wonderful illo. Great detail.
I buy just plain old yellow mustard. Which every kind is on sale. I only use it on tofu-pups though.
love

HARDWAX said...
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HARDWAX said...

Yes i deleted it, made a boo boo in spelling, not the first time.

Beautiful feet, narrative neat and never met a mustard I didn't eat. although i'm partial to good old garden variety yellow mustard.

gudbrandsdottir said...

I love this drawing, very nice!

Detlef said...

It's the ties that bind (apologies). Top stuff. As is Hot English Mustard.

carla said...

Wonderful piece - I like the thought behind it and I like the representation of the thought. Mustard? My taste is fairly prosaic - I grab a big jar of grey poupon french country mustard off the shelf at the grocery store. It tastes pretty good to me:>

Alexa Brett said...

Wonderful illo!!!
Favorite mustard would have to be the unavailable in the U.S. ( they do sell it in Canada, though) moutarde de Maille Dijon Provencal. A friend went to Paris and brought me back a jar of this mustard which is flavored with tomatoes, and herbes de provence. It still has a little kick....Ahhhh, perfection!

Sal said...

I love mustard and your drawing. Fabulous!

dijon for me - preferably good and hot with loads of seeds

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Another wonderful illustration. Simply stunning.

JaKo said...

Fantastic ! Like always yours pictures.

Honey mustard.

Tulipland said...

great illo!

Queen Tut said...

Great work!

neilornstein said...

Good Morning:

Showing my Montreal roots, sign me up for Moutarde a l'Ancienne, old style mustard, the kind with all the seeds. There was a time when I thought that world's most perfect lunch was dark rye with a coarse country pate topped with that moutarde, which was sold in a ceramic jar. Complete satisfaction!
Oh... the days of my youth.

Turning now to your sweet - in the absolute best sense of the word drawing- I can only say that if I had made it I could not dream of parting with it.

Regards, Neil

Francesca said...

Sheesh, Neil's making me feel hungry!
Beautiful drawing of lovely feet :)
Dijon for me too please...

Hotwire said...

while the illo is great the theme is even better.

gulden's mustard is my favorite!

ottoblotto said...

Neil, the drawing is just a vague moment, the experience of which I enjoyed. But what need have I for a drawing when I wake every day to two wonderful children? I could always redraw their feet, but I could never replace them.

I love the coarse mustards as well. They make something ordinary seem like an incredible feast!

zordis said...

Absolutely beautiful. so happy I stopped by! Fine and nice strokes and the models the most precious ting of all.

My favorite mustard is Dijon from France!

orangefrute88 said...

gorgeous! just amazing...

i like my mustard with onions

kelly rae said...

loved what you did and what you said. i'm a honey mustard sort of gal.

Smallman said...

I have a similar site related to nipple ring Come by some time.
I definitely like your site, bookmarked! This post is good stuff.

georg said...

Beautiful drawing - and a beautiful thought behind.

Of mustards I eat Arfmann's - and the french, yellow one.

Rrramone said...

Otto, i am a big fan, and I have only looked at this post. I admire your position about diversity and think the world would be better if more people were more like you. And a much more important question is what kind of corny dog you are putting mustard on. My suggestion, one of them bad boys stuffed with cheese and jalepenos at the Texas State Fair. Carry on, dear Otto, change the world.

Anonymous said...

I hope you relist feet for sale. Missed the auction.

ottoblotto said...

Thank you, anonymous! The feet are now for sale on etsy.com , under the name ottoblotto.

Kaya said...

Beautiful.. I only buy kuhne extra hot mustard - not only does it taste good but the jar is an elegant glass when you're done! (I'm a jew.)