Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: Emergency

I had all sorts of thoughts about exploiting my family members for this week's Illustration Friday, but I didn't. I decided to draw a recently smashed up guy from one of my picture files. I found this old book on drinking and alcoholism, and the two just went together like a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich.
Personally, I've never had a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich, but a dear friend used to swear by them. Odd. Anyway, this piece will go on auction on eBay starting at 5:15 Arizona time today, which is the same as Pacific time until such time as the rest of the nation falls back, which is in October, I think. Then, we will be on Mountain time again until everyone springs forward once more, which perhaps accounts for the fact that everyone here is late for everything. Go figure. *

8 comments:

Eli Edmundson said...

Looks good, nice rendering!

Mr. Elliott said...

I love how you took an ordinary (though very beautiful) rendering and placed it over the all so familiar library book slip, nice.

danshultz said...

Nice, your work is good on many levels - technically well rendered, good composition plus the message is left up to interpretation.

Focus_ret said...

Excellent drawing on an appropriate book.

Vhrsti said...

Wonderful work! Absolutly perfect!

imwithsully said...

This guy is sure mashed up. What a great idea!

suana said...

This is beautiful, I love the pencil portrait, the layers and textures!

Dan Santat said...

I know this was last weeks word but I just saw it now. What a great composition to use with a library book slip.