12/12/09

trendy elves



I was digging through my old work looking for Christmas stuff to post, and found these two oldies. I think at the time I was trying to portray elves as a little more sophisticated than we usually see them. I'm sure when they're not slaving away in the toy factory, they're going to cocktail parties and checking out the local North Pole art scene.

33 comments:

damon said...

cool i like

Midcenturymadam said...

Loving those classy cocktail elves. I want to go to a party with elves.

Nearchos said...

Hahaha...great work!

Tomás Serrano said...

I like specially the second one. He has a perfect "critic" look.

salli s. swindell said...

love the modern paintings on the walls!! these are great, of course....as always!

Abz said...

Sorry for the lack of comments on my end...but Im back now. This is brilliant dude..your work seriously inspires me...such style!! Bravo!

justdoodleit said...

This is such fun! I love that fellow looking at candy cane as some Henri Mooresque piece.

Jmontiel said...

hahaha...I congratulate you Michael: great work and very funny!

Chris Kennett said...

I love the Shag vibe going on here. Dig those groovy elves!

life without novacaine said...

Your style is always top notch. Love this Christmas illo!

Carlos V. said...

Elves eating shrimp cocktail, hilarious!!

littlemissmachete said...

these are great!
The second one just kills me. I would love to have a glass of wine and chat a bit with that fellow!

R.Dress said...

Cool spin on the topic. Love the art work.

Gavin Goo said...

Cool elves! :D The paintings really set in the Christmas mood!

Wayne B. Medina said...

always wondered what elves did for downtime...;) good stuff michael!

pakoto said...

hahahaha great concepts!

donny* said...

hahaha. wonderful. LOVE the candy cane sculpture and art snob elf. have a great holiday!

Francisco Martins said...

Ha ha ha! Michael you crack me up! You're a genius man! Happy holidays!

Francisco

TJ Lubrano said...

How cool are these illustrations! You really captured the feelings of a perfect elvish xmas party ^_^!!

jmanu said...

Wonderful scenes!
Love the gallery masterpieces and the critic elf

Jason Curtis said...

Trendy elves indeed! These two pieces are wonderful Michael. The artwork displayed on the walls is a brilliant idea, and bloody hilarious.

Maria Morell said...

The art scene of the North Pole is terrific! Congratulations!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

Lol, great stuff; I love the critic!

matt dawson said...

Hi Michael. Sorry for not stopping by for a while... so many new treasures! The bottom art connoisseur elf with the Calder mobile is terrific but for me the Jazz silk screens win hands down!!! Wish I could do some real hands on stuff like this. Marvelous work! There are details in each and everyone that I'd kill to have thought up. The colour and design are to die for!

Thanks for all the eye candy throughout the year.

Happy Holidays sir!

Dante Terzigni said...

these are great! I want to be at that party!

Justin Rodrigues said...

Sweet! hipster elves! Great stuff!

Shirley said...

Michael - beyond cool, man..truly! This is totally original, marvelously crafted and so downright fun. I am so happy to back to the blog scene and see your amazing work. Thank you for your kind words..you are not only a hip, ultra talented man, but a generous person...that was my very first attempt at illustrating a racoon..glad you recognized it! ; ) Thank you! Happy Holidays to you!

Frank said...

These are amazing. There is a story or two in these illos. I mean it. It's a great twist on the idea of elves. The art work is amazing to. You should start some sort of online store. People would gobble it up. You have some really great people who follow your work who would love to own a print or two. Have a great holiday!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

The above comment was from me. I did not realize I was signed in under an old Blogger username.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is..... this is..... like.... OMG!! The BESTEST STUFF IN WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!! YOU have out done yourself! Amazing. I LOVE THESE!!!

jazzlamb said...

I love how you make it sound so classy! Checking out the art scene. And the elf looks all critically at that art piece. You sure make it all look uptown!

xenos said...

you make me want to draw...

kanishk said...

these are great!
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