7/9/10

swinging kid's party


I recently did this piece for the August issue of Today's Parent magazine. The article is about how to keep your kid from misbehaving when they are a guest at someone's house and you're not there to keep them in line.

I know I've done this at a few parties, but not until I became an adult...

44 comments:

bee said...

Fabulous! The different facial expressions are just fantastic and you have such a wicked style! Really love your work heaps :)

salli s. swindell said...

yes, i remember you doing exactly this...many times. i love all of these magazine illos you are doing!!!! this one is fabulous + fun.

Justin Rodrigues said...

Very Cool! I love the happy kid at the table. great stuff!!!

anil ks said...

..haha..coool..i love all the characters and colors..great job..

Sean Ingvard Ashby said...

Great colors, textures, movement, everything!

the enigma said...

heheh, your works are fun!

justdoodleit said...

Hilarious! I love the entire range of reactions to that kid's antics! Given a chance, the other two boys would do the same. More coolness from you, as usual my friend :)

Abz said...

One of my favorite pieces by you... look at it! flawless! Bravo dude...really great piece!!

Karen said...

Super :) (When did you become an adult?)

Mr. Spoqui said...

:D ahahah! the problem is not only in parties... but sometimes in the day after day! is something crazy, but sooo

Sjan W said...

love it love it love it!
Great stuff!
I particularly like the face of the boy on the right :)

Tomás Serrano said...

A very rich illustration, Michael!

Rico said...

Cool illustration -- yes, we've all wanted to do this at least once in our lifetime.

Jmontiel said...

hahaha... cool work. You are great my friend!!!

Shirley said...

You, my friend, are just too kind. Thank you for your lovely visit!

OH my! LOVE this piece, Michael! That is one swinging kid there...Love all of the party-goers expressions, and of course, mom and dad's...You've got some great characters, Michael! I'm sure they loved this piece.

And aha! Too fun to know you've been swinging on chandeliers as an adult! : )

Desiree Cassidy said...

I would love to do this :)
Those characters are great!

nina seven said...

michael, this is so fabulous! I LOVE the expressions on all their faces, from OH NO! to Whee! You're the man, you really know you're stuff! thanks so much for your comment on my hallmark card, i really appreciate it.

Tamara Henderson said...

love the facial expression and the swinging from the chandelier!

Roberta said...

Tsk tsk.... next he'll have a lampshade on his head!!!

This is great! You've given a frustrating subject for parents, some of that Robertson humor!

Francisco Martins said...

Oh Michael, you are a genius! this is so coolllllll!!!
haha If i didn't know you live in the US I would say that you where inspired by my 3 year old nephew :P
I pray to God that he never sees this piece, or we both know what it's gonna happen to all the chandelier in the house! hahahaah

Great great piece buddy! :)

Roger Simó said...

Great piece.

BILLY said...

Wow, brother, very well without pre ordering.
His art is fabulous, as always.
I missed more work on the blog.
For you must be very busy, right?
Congratulations forever.


Good work ...

jazzlamb said...

Love it love it love it! The composition and the character placement is just perfect! I love the little details! The hair and the denim seams!

matt dawson said...

Swinging on chandeliers...! You must have been invited to a better class of party than I ever did ;) A great visual take on the topic... it was either go with that or a sandwich in the VCR I suppose :) !

DSM said...

Always good to see a new post from you.

Eric Barclay said...

This is wonderful! I think I may need that article for, uh, research purposes.

Gavin Goo said...

This is really awesome! The background texture matches the character very well too :) Great!

donny* said...

hey, i think i've sported that expression many times before. excellent illustration! you've been blowing me away lately with all this fantastic work.

Jack Foster said...

Birthday cake.....$12. Party hats.... $3.75. New Chandelier.....$195 A fantastic illustration by Michael Robertson....PRICELESS! Love this! I never did this........ ........ when dad was around :o) Hey thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy a visit and a comment from you.

Jason Dove said...

Fabulous design! The shaping and color like always are very unique and interesting. I love that each character stand apart from one another. Great piece!

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Chris Kennett said...

Great ensemble cast here, every character is playing their part to perfection!

My daughter is having her first sleepover tonight, I hope this isn't what she's getting up to ;)

Hatem said...

amazing work Michael...
your work is absolutely beautiful!!

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Glen Batoca said...

Hi Michael!
Your work is wonderful, traces the colors and textures you use are really great!
Thank you for the comment and congratulations!
Abraços do Brasil!

Cheryl Lynn said...

Forgive me for being so late. Michael, this is HILARIOUS! I know kids who act like this, but thankfully it's always someone else's kid at someone else's house! Hee Hee!

Great illo!

j.etienne said...

love your work!full of fantasy

FrankenBarry said...

Wow, awesome illustration style... killer blog, man!

gluc said...

how cool is this illustration!
actually all of your work. love it.
and love those party hats, i made them with plasticine once.

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Frizz said...

this is the bomb!! love your skunk too!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I have been out of the dang loop for a minute now. Here I come to see this wonderful work of magic! This is awesome!!!! You are amazing Michael. This child need some discipline and I ain't scared to give him some, but he's so gosh darn cute! Great action facial expression, color and comp! I love it!