8/10/09

impatience



This week's Illustration Friday word is "impatience" and let's face it, waiting in line for the porta-potty at an outdoor event can really try your patience, especially when there's not enough bathrooms to accommodate the crowd. I thought it would be kind of funny to illustrate this idea using dogs and a hydrant instead. I wanted to do a really long horizontal image to emphasize the amount of dogs waiting, but as I was working on it, I thought it was getting too difficult to see, due to it's length. I cropped the image mid-dog, but believe me, the line goes on forever, and they've been consuming lot's of beer. You'll definitely need to click this image to see it full size.

49 comments:

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is hysterical! I know about this type of impatience. I think we all have experienced it at one time or another.

Have a great evening and week ahead.

Cherie said...

Love the concept and your interpretation. Very funny, indeed!

Desiree Cassidy said...

Funny! I love the designs of the dogs and the idea, super cute!

adam taylor said...

Those are some really great dogs! I love it!

justdoodleit said...

Hilarious illustration Michael. Love the horizontal format emphasizing the queue and those varying degrees of impatience in their expressions. Although it's a limited palette, as opposed to your usual colorful one, it's wonderfully effective. Super!

Gavin Goo said...

Hehehe. This is a very funny one! :D

Tomás Serrano said...

First, the idea is great to represent the impatience. It works perfectly with dogs. The "cinemascope" is a wonderful choice. You make an awesome scene. One of your best. Congratulations.

damon said...

love it

Co. said...

You are right, your idea is so so funny !
I love it ;-)

lolly-jolly said...

ah they are lovely! i'm completely in love with... hm ALL of them!

Thierry Cattant said...

Whaaaaaoooooooo!!!

;-)

renatanunes said...

What a wonderful concept and interpretation to this week's topic! I loved this one, very cute and funny!

anna wadham said...

love all these characters! pleased to have found a new blog to visit! :)

Dante Terzigni said...

haha..nice!! I was wondering if you were gonna do this topic.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

This is really good! I always enjoy you take on things.

Jason Curtis said...

As a concept, this is pure brilliance! It's one of those idea's that makes me wonder "why didn't I think of that!".

I looked at this piece for quite awhile, enjoying all the different characters. My favorite is the Bulldog, and I love the fact that one of the dogs is asleep, which gives the impression that the line is a slow moving one.

Outstanding Michael!

Roberta said...

Beer and dogs.... an interesting combo. That is, unless the line is long for the loo!
Great work!

Amy C said...

this is hilariously cute and fabulous.

paige said...

FANTASTIC!! Great design and perfect interpretation of the theme! Love it.

R.Dress said...

Super illo! I love the design of the dogs and their expressions are so silly. I can relate. There is this great dane in my neighborhood that takes for ever on my fire hydrant. The Nerve!

Alex said...

Too doggone funny! I salute you.

Jack Foster said...

Great concept and excellent work. Love the canine variety! You have an awesome style Michael.

Art Fan Ako said...

Lovely art work!

Shirley said...

The layout and palette work so well for your wonderful characters. Love the expressions, too! Great piece.

Tel Coelho said...

ha,ha,!!!!!!
that's funny!!!!!
your job are very good!!!!

donny* said...

hilarious. i love each dogs face. my favorite is the first in line. looks like he's ready to take out the hydrant hog if he can't get in there right quick. anyway, another solid illustration as usual. also LOVE the lobster below!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Yes Cheryl said it best! this is hilarious and I couldn't get out of my poor little head the picture of people waiting to use the dang port-potty. I was at a wedding once and it was in the woods, and it was also very, very hot. There was a long line waiting for the thing. It was awful and I won't share with you all that happend, but let's just say your words brought back a memory he he hee hee! Needless to say, I hate them with a passion. Now on to more important things. i love these pups they are quite amazing as is all your wonderful work. these dude have such personality and it shows hee he hee! great work!

Valerie Lorimer said...

What a riot! This is hysterical Michael. Love it.

Christina said...

great! very nice dogs!

mauricio salmon said...

awesome stuff Micheal!

Pencil Pocket said...

What a lovely design. Super!

BILLY said...

Cool... very Funny!

Chris Kennett said...

Love this! Great designs on those wee Doggies.

lil kim said...

haha!! I love this! great idea, and love your dog characters. But isn't it always the women who have to line up and the men just walk on in?

Tomás Serrano said...

Michael, I present you a blog award in my blog.

Evan Bonifacio said...

Hahah, ya that looks familiar. Beer + long bathroom line ups = a trip to the nearest tree lol. Love your designs dude! Thanks for stopping by me blog :)

Kristyna litten said...

really love all your work, great blog

Kristyna litten said...

really love all your work, great blog

Cheryl Lynn said...

Thanks so much, Michael for your kind comments on my Illustration Friday piece. This is a great compliment coming from you.

Have a great day and weekend.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Awesome. You pulled this off much, much better than I did. Amazing work on your site. Love your style and designs, colors, etc.

Michelle Henninger said...

What a hoot! I love the dogs waiting in line, and the look of relief on puppy #1 makes me laugh! Great illustration!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Thank you. I appreciate the link and the compliments. I just linked you on my Blog as well. Hope that is okay.

Burt said...

Ohh yes, we've all been in that line before. Not LITERALLY, of course.

GhettoFab said...

hahahah freakin brillaint!

jefferson costa said...

obrigado pelo comentario.
sempre passo por aqui para apreciar seu trabalho.

ArtSparker said...

Would be nice maybe wrapped around a column?

krisztina maros said...

how many lovely dogs! (and i absolutely feel with them...)

xenos said...

love the various shapes and sizes of all the dogs.

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