Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Illustration Friday - Canned

23 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

AHHH can we also can childrens energy? I think I would be ordering a lifetime supply. Fun illustration, thanks for sharing.

Solvere volo said...

I'd order some, too... Great illo!

Juan said...

Beautiful stuff!

Vickie said...

Great picture. Great Idea.

sketched out said...

I agree with Lisa, I'd like a dozen cans of children's laughter and a few dozen of cans of their energy!!!

This is sooooo fantastic... I love it so much, it hurts a little!

ElegantSnobbery said...

What I would give for a can of children's laughter! How cute!

tusen said...

Ah, so this is how they produce canned laughter :)
As always, I love your colouring technique.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my gosh, this is great! Their laughter and happiness is absolutely infectious. I wish I could can my kids' laughter.

Jess said...

Kathy this is adorable! You can almost hear the children's laughter and the whole idea is so inventive and really well done!

Eric Barclay said...

Another brilliant piece! I love the 'steam punk' feel of the machine and the look of happiness on children's faces. Wonderful!

Bahar said...

I love your drawings!Colors are beautifu$l.What kind of pencil and paper do you use?I use polycromos coloured pencils to paint my drawings.But they do not look like yours.Sorry about my english.I am from Turkey.
I will keep visiting your blog.
Love,

Roberta said...

So that's how it's done!
Clever Kathy. Their expressions are priceless!

Amy Farrier said...

perfect wonka-esque gadget for laughter canning!

kathy hare said...

thankyou for all the lovely comments they are much appreciated..

Hello Bahar,
your english is very good! :)
I use lots of different kinds of colouring pencils but I prefer watercolour pencils because they are much softer and better for layering. I use ordinary cartridge paper mostly but I occasionally use pastel paper.

nessadee said...

What a wonderful concept, and nicely executed as well!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

Hi Kathy! Thanks for the kind words on my blog... Your work is beautiful!!!

Karen said...

Hello Kathy, Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. Looks like we went down a similar train of thought on this one :) Wouldn't it be wonderful if we really could 'can' laughter and starlight :) I know I would buy both for my store cupboard!
Lovely Illustration!

johanna said...

what a wonderful contraption :) i always like looking at your soft, colouring pencil illustrations

janie said...

Brilliant, reminds me of Chittychitty bangbang:)

Josh (musarter) said...

This is a great illo. The kid's expressions are so good. Your colored pencil work is awesome; you must have much more patients than I do.

Tom Barrett said...

Awesome idea and beautiful illustration!

Now you need to do one showing a machine canning kids' unending energy! :P

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely enraptured by this wonderful piece and the colours are very pleasing to the eye. Wonderful !!!XXX

ValGalArt said...

incredible Kathy! i really love it :)