Friday, September 24, 2010

Illustration Friday- Old Fashioned

Sometimes I wonder if I was born in the wrong decade/century.
Seriously, I love reading and learning about the history of the world around me. Life seems like it was much simpler then. No constant facebook updates, no annoying media stories about celebrities and politics, no cell phones glued to our ears.

Here is an illustration of an old fashioned ship at sea. I've only ever been on an old ship once and it wasn't even in the ocean. I did one of those sailing things on Lake Michigan one July weekend with my mom and friends Juli and Linda. It was still pretty fun though and it felt like we were on the ocean.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Illustration Friday- Acrobat

Since I work as a screenprint artist, I get a lot of odd requests for designs. One time I had a guy ask me if I could draw a liver being suffocated by a wedding ring. Seriously. Odd huh?
Something about how all of the weddings he had to go to this summer were going to be hard on his liver. They loved the design and ordered over 24 of them. Needless to say, it was a strange shirt request.

This design to the right was another weird one. I arrived at work with a note on my computer that said,
"please draw me an acrobatic flying monkey"
No explanation as to what for. Just the note. I figured it was for one of our Kansas sales reps who were trying to sell Wizard of Oz designs. I came up with this character. He doesn't look very athletic but my guess is a monkey with wings would be pretty acrobatic.