2/6/10

cannonball!





When visiting Mudville, be sure to stay at The Porcine Palace, the city's "swinest" hotel.

I had a little time and was inspired to do this for this week's Illustration Friday word "muddy". I threw in a few sketches too.

68 comments:

Doug said...

really nice job! loveit!

Sam said...

Delightful! i love the touches of setting by the pig to the left too. Really balances it all out.

happychinchilla said...

So fun and playful, I really love the postcard look of it.

damon said...

i like

Mikelodigas said...

I love your art pictures, they are great.

See You. I follow.

L.A.French said...

Looove it! :)

Alina Chau said...

OOOOH MYY!!! THEse pigs are too too cute!! Wonderful illo!!

TsipiLevin said...

Great illustration! I love those pigs

peg nocciolino said...

well done!

krisztina maros said...

adorable piggies! I love so much these textures too!

Karen said...

Super! Makes me want to turn + run before I get covered in mud.

Jmontiel said...

I love these pigs, this work is the bomb Michael!

xenos said...

always enjoy your work because of the great textures you use. do you happen to have any suggestions or tutorials because i would love to explore other looks and techniques for own work. anything you got would be appreciated...

rachel stoleru said...

what a charming pig :)

cally jane studio said...

Cannonbaaall! I love it :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

Oh!!! The anticipation of that big splash! Awesome!

ginger bred said...

He hee! This is fab!! I love it! :)

josh pincus is crying said...

Great characters. Cool illustration.

k.h.whitaker said...

excellent!

nina seven said...

incredible! everything about it spot on.

A.J. Bell said...

Love the color on this. I always imagined what it would be like for pigs to have their own pool. You'd think they'd want to wash off every once in a while, but no, mud is where it's at.
Great stuff

Nearchos Konstantinou said...

Haha...Nice character design mate!

Gilberto Valadares said...

great charaters and illo... :)

Jason Curtis said...

I pig pool party, I love it! I'd hate to be the pool boy for these guys though, talk about a dirty job.

The sketches are wonderful too, and not something that we see from you (so it was a real treat).

Great work!

Abz said...

;) Nice work, you're getting too good at this, slow down will ya? You're makin the rest of us look bad! ;)

Brad said...

this is soooo good! i love the design of the pigs and the whole retro postcard feel. beautifully done!

Gavin Goo said...

This is perfect Michael. From the idea to execution! Mudville? Who would have thought? :D

Great postcard design too.

jmanu said...

Great art,
nice to see the sketches

it seems a gret place ha ha...oink

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is stellar! I am really feeling this wonderful piece of work! You my friend, Never Ever disappoint. This is brilliant and OOOOOOH SOOOOOO deliciously retro indeed!

Chris Kennett said...

Love the details and the setting is perfect! The dude chillaxing on the lounger is a great touch.

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is really fun! Love Mudville...

get zapped said...

Terrific! I'm covering up! :P

Tracy said...

This is amazing! I really love this...they look like they're having a blast in that mud-pool! Your work is impressive. And the sketches you added make it even better :)

Anthony Hibbert said...

Great sketches. Sometimes you can't beat pencil and paper.

Joy said...

Love it! Great story and characters and just all out fun!

justdoodleit said...

Mudville looks like too much fun. I can imagine the big sploooosh and someone's paperback and sunglasses all getting dirty :) Really nice one with tons of retro feel.

Patricia González Palacios said...

I love the piglets are very good

salli s. swindell said...

awesome great layout with the type and all...pigs are fun! that peachy-pig color works so well the the rest of the palette...

Gabriele Antonini said...

Oh, this is so good. You know, i've just finished a cover with a pig(too). I'll post it in the next days.
Gabriele

Oscar Rosales said...

Very Cool! Mudville sounds like fun!

elizabeth said...

Mudville? Are they Casey at the Bat fans?

Nice, active, colorful scene! Well done.

Shirley said...

Your sketches are so great to see..do you do everything by hand, or via a tablet, I hope you don't mind me asking, Michael. And of course, the end result, that postcard-esque feel is just perfect! From the textures, concept (definitely) and the detailwork, you always manage to hit it out of the ballpark. The explosion that ensues from the cannonball would be just earthshattering..imagine that on the back of the postcard!

Awesome, again, Michael!

Shirley said...

Your sketches are so great to see..do you do everything by hand, or via a tablet, I hope you don't mind me asking, Michael. And of course, the end result, that postcard-esque feel is just perfect! From the textures, concept (definitely) and the detailwork, you always manage to hit it out of the ballpark. The explosion that ensues from the cannonball would be just earthshattering..imagine that on the back of the postcard!

Awesome, again, Michael!

Dante Terzigni said...

molto bene!!!

David said...

hahaha! cool! XD
your work mixes intelligence and fun in equal parts, Michael.
added to my feeds!

Tomás Serrano said...

First I like very much the idea: the funniest "muddy". The old colors are perfect too and your excellent pigs design.

JEM 'n Tonic said...

I like all your stuff, but this is one of my favs. Great Job!

Roger Simó said...

Very funny! And I like very much too the characters of the last post, "first crush".

GhettoFab said...

superfantastic Michael! Love how you handle shapes

donny* said...

looks like that little piggy in the pool had better watch out. this is another wonderful illustration. love that classic travel card look and the colors are faaaantastic. also, thanks for including the sketches.

Tel Coelho said...

Hi Michael!!!!!
this is VERY GOOD!!!!!!
Congrats!!!!

fashion fucsia said...

Michael, I love these pigs! Super cute sketches and wonderful illo!!
^_^

R.Dress said...

Oh man these are fantastic!

Kay Aker said...

Oh, yes! This is delightful!

Francisco Martins said...

ha ha ha, Michael you crack me up! this is AWESOMEEE! :D I really love this...it really made me smile :)

cheers

Rene Bakewell said...

I love your style! and what a nice treat that you shared some sketches too!

Anthony Holden said...

Great idea--even better execution.

Roberta said...

SPLAT!

Terrific work!

Amanda Dilworth said...

Love this illustration, it put a big smile on my face :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, how EXCELLENT! Love that vintage postcard feel. Okay, gotta get out of the way before he lands that cannonball!

扇子 said...

新手上路哦~請大家多支持(・ˍ・*) ........................................

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey Michael!
Happy Valentine's Day to my very talented friend. Hope that it will be as sweet and wonderful for you and yours. Have a good one!
V

matt dawson said...

Your range of pose and expression in these fellas is just lovely work sir! Great to see your sketches, you've retained the energy in your final very well! Cracking retro feel too!

Marcos Cohen said...

Yoour work is really amazing! Great pigs

Marcos Mateu said...

Love it! nice graphic approach, funny characters.

Mike Terry said...

Great styling & design!

Alex T. Smith said...

Brilliant pigs and such great style!

Lucas Ferreyra said...

EXELENTE!