7/15/09

hollow


When I saw the Illustration Friday word was "hollow", I thought of that old blues song "I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep out in a hollow log..." The original plan was to do an old blues raccoon sitting on a log, strumming his guitar and singing that song, but it's been a pretty crazy week for me . Instead, I had to settle on a quick and easy illustration of of a raccoon on a log. Kind of a cop out, i know, but I think I'll get around to doing my original idea fairly soon.

29 comments:

life without novacaine said...

Great choice for this topic. Love all the texture and your retro style. Very nice!

Theresa S. said...

The textures add just the right ammount of "roughness" to the image without being overpowering. Great interpretation of the topic!

Art Fan Ako said...

Love the texture on the racoon!

JEM 'n Tonic said...

I really enjoy seeing all your new work.

Gavin Goo said...

The texture on the Raccoon looks great! :)

Roberta said...

Very cool... really great style too!

Nananère said...

J'aime beaucoup ! Bravo !

lolly-jolly said...

These animnals are so weid. but your painting is the perfect idea for "hollow" i think... and it's really nice how it looks :)

❤Yisin said...

Love this!!!

Mama Zen said...

Cute!

justdoodleit said...

Very nice one Michael, will be more fun to see him with the guitar!

R.Dress said...

Beauty! I love how you handled his design.

Jason Curtis said...

The colours, the textures, the concept...it's all good Michael (as usual).

Raccoons are actually one of my favorite animals, so I like this piece even more because of that.

Another home run.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

So sad but true I rather do the same hee hee hee hee!! This is ROCKING!!! Everything just works so well. I feel like I know this little dude. I crawled out from under my rock just to check on him hee hee he! This is wonderful. Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate you taking time to do so. Have good one!

Chris Kennett said...

Great job, as always!

Kim Carney said...

it is wonderful!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful character.

Shirley said...

great illustration! What a wonderful style you have..

Dan Yu said...

Hey Michael,
I love your style.
Keep up the great work!

Christina said...

I love the textures!

salli s. swindell said...

that is an easy + quick piece??? it would take me forever. gradient background tones are very very nice...

Karen said...

I too, wish my quick + easies looked this good. After cycling through Denmark and sleeping in a tent for 2.5 weeks, I can relate even more. Really nice work.

Dam Ferreira said...

Wow!! very nice man
I like drawings of animals
Congratulations

Cauê Zunchini said...

VERY GOOOOD !! your animals are so beautifuls ! colors and textures perfects !! and thankyou very much for the kind words in my blog !!

I'm fan of your woks !! I love tham !!

sorry my failed english rsrsrs
saludos daqui de Brasil
CAUE

Dante Terzigni said...

I love it!

Vincent Juanes said...

Great blog, amazing style and characters!!!

mazsu said...

best i like your banner! really funny :o))

Eric Barclay said...

Really strong piece.

Valerie Drake said...

I love the texture and the way you handled the lettering. Gee, I love the whole thing!