1/29/10

first crush


The second she laid eyes on the new boy, Emily knew it would be hard to stay focused on her schoolwork.

This is a piece I did recently as a bid on a job.


55 comments:

nina seven said...

michael, this is fantastic! of course, i think everything you do is fantastic! thanks for your comment on mine, i really appreciate it.

Celeste said...

ah ha! it's wonderful...um yeah, I remember those days...hee hee I too love your style! Hope you got the job!

Félix León said...

You have excellent works. The characters are really cool.

donny* said...

fantastic, michael! their poses and expression are perfect. her legs pointed inward and his slightly nervous smile but the eyes on each other. well done, once again.

Chelsea Kirchoff said...

LOVE IT!

justdoodleit said...

Love the characters and their expressions. What adds to the communication is their subtle body language!

cally jane studio said...

Great work Michael! Love your characters and style!

Alé Mercado said...

Nice image!

Lisa Graves said...

this is fantastic. Love his hair.

salli s. swindell said...

who wouldn't have a crush on him? love your interpretation of the word...full of nostalgia.

k.h.whitaker said...

great style, I love it

rmsmi said...

Nice work! I like your color choices,

Abz said...

Very nice style, as always. The colours, the edges, the expressions and simplicity makes this a great piece!

INDIGENE said...

There's something about the contrast of line and color that's awesome! Most folks never forget their first crush! :)

BILLY said...

Wow ... Every time best ... congratulations.

Ray Ferguson said...

Nice illustration! Great design and great style.

Cheryl Lynn said...

How sweet! You've captured the essence of a first love. The awkwardness, the giddiness and shy smiles. Fantastic work as per usual.

Have a great evening.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

You had better keep an eye out on these two!! Next thing you know they'll be planning a wedding or something! Such wonderful characters and the colors are so ROCKIN' Love it!!!

froggie said...

ok, michael...did you GET this job? you better have! for her little turned in sandal toes, her vest, all these little details just make it sing. it's such a wonderful pairing. :)))

great work!

Roberta said...

I remember those awkward days!!!
Excellently captured!

Desiree Cassidy said...

Great illo... it takes me back!

Ian Summers said...

Cute stuff!

Dante Terzigni said...

Awesome Michael!! colors are great as always, and I lovehow you handle the hair.

Brad said...

very very nice!

Tomás Serrano said...

Great poses and faces.

Pato Pagnucco said...

nice!

jmanu said...

wow so inspiring Michael, fantastic illo

Jmontiel said...

you are a genius!!! I love your style!

Jason Curtis said...

I'm late to the party...but better late than never.

Again, great job Michael. I really love the body language and expressions here, you've absolutely nailed it.

I hope you get the job!

Chris Kennett said...

Captures that sweet, butterfly in your tummy moment perfectly.

matt dawson said...

I trust you got the job...? If not, their loss! Beautiful work! Jailbird... words fail me, sublime (especially the tally marks scrawled on the cage!).

Gavin Goo said...

Love the colours in this one. Hopefully there will be a sequel to this one :)

damon said...

so cute i like

Justin Rodrigues said...

Haha so awesome. So much conveyed in one look. Fantastic!

pakoto said...

soo nice characters and so cool colors!

the enigma said...

very nice...love the colors!

illustrations by doni said...

sweet characters

Brandon Starr said...

Cute, great shapes! This is weird but I especially love the hands. I always have trouble simplifying my hands. And the framing of the locker's is nice too.

Ana Cobos said...

a pleasure! I love your drawings ... a marvel all :)

nellita gatica said...

wowwww Michael!!! your illustrations are really funny! thank you for your comment in my blog! ;)

Abhilash.N said...

Lovely Sir.! Love the style and colors as always....!!!

R.Dress said...

Very cute!

jefferson costa said...

obrigado pela visita e comentario,
aqui está sempre otimo.

Steve Novak said...

Great color choices. Very nice work.

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Very sweet illo :)
Love your art style!

-Junko

Art Fan Ako said...

I have a 14-year-old... you've captured the emotion with this illustration. :)

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Wonderful piece! So typical of middle school!

Coloribus said...

Very beautiful work; I like especially the expressions of your characters

Shirley said...

Ahhhh...I always enjoy my visits here..you never disappoint, that's for sure. Wow, I can see this in my daughter's room as a series of chapter books. Awesome work! Love their cool clothes, figure positions (love the girls' leg pointing inward) and her hair..very cool! I know you will land the job!

ArtbyAndy said...

You have an excellent style. Keep up the good work!

JRonson said...

well what an fantastic work !

Francisco Martins said...

Ohhh this is soo sweet! :)
Reminds me of my high school crush he he he!
Awesome piece as always Michael...I love your style. The color palette is awesome! ;)

elizabeth said...

This is outstanding--great color scheme. Love your style. Hope you got the job!

Guillermo Biasini said...

Love the characters and the theme...very cute.

kanishk said...

this is fantastic. Love his hair.
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