2/26/11

swarm


I have a million other things I should be doing, but this popped into my head when I saw the Illustration Friday word was 'swarm'...sorry, I just can't resist a bad pun.

40 comments:

Rabbit Town Animator said...

hahahahahaha...puns are all the rage nowadays :) Great bee design and I especially like the wings :)

Daniel Woodling said...

I really dig the shapes you used here! They're really appealing.

calbers said...

Awesome!

won tsuen said...

cute~
love this

Tracy said...

LOL too funny! I love a good, er...BAD pun! :)I love the 1st two dudes' noses! And as a Kindergarten teacher, you accurately put on 6 legs/arms/uh...appendages? LOL...you wouldn't believe how many ppl only put 4, and then that just thwarts my whole "draw them like they really are" argument to 5 and 6 year olds :D I think this is great!

Chris Kennett said...

Seems we share the same taste in puns :) Love your bee design. Very cool

Cassandra said...

Great illustration and great idea!!! Love it!

Tomás Serrano said...

The insect design is terrific. Is not ease make recognizable a style in a little bug, but you do it.

Karen said...

THis cracked me up. Thanks and congrats on your NYT cover. The wolf character is wonderful.

duchessdoright said...

I LOVE it!!

Cindy Paul said...

Quite funny and I love the shapes of the bees.

michele said...

Hee hee! This is just the bee's knees! ;o)

genie espinosa said...

what faces! they're s funny!! love the palette!

Alina Chau said...

Love the design and idea!

Daniel Luke said...

Puns are the best! I love how each of the bees have individual expressions. Win!

Ray Ferguson said...

Ahhhh...fantastic, really funny.

K Cummings said...

Awesome style! I love the color

bee said...

Teehee! Who doesn't like a bit of a pun?! This is rad, and I think these bees are quite possibly the grooviest bees I've ever seen - love them to bits!! Also really digging your wolf illo below - he is SUPER FREAKIN' AWESOME!

Jack Foster said...

As my mom used to say whenever I used a corny pun.... "Oh brotherNice work Michael... Love your characters. I love a good pun....:o)

Roger Simó said...

I absolutely agree with Tomás!

Juan said...

hahahh! Fantastic!!

k.h.whitaker said...

harharhar, but it's awesome

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

If I get a new pair of Converse, then you should get a new pair too! Pun shun this piece is fun! Hehe he he he I made a rhyme I do it all time. he he he he! I love it Dude! This fabulous and Michael! You have done it again. Okay back to packing boxes. 2 more months and I will be in sunny North Carolina can't wait to put my art up on the walls. Your piece is going up FIRST he he he he! You always make me smile.
Hugs
V

Shirley said...

I very much like that these buggabees are all different and have such great personality..you make it look so easy, though I know it is not! Great job, Michael..thanks for the pun! : )

doodlegirl said...

haha! I love this and you are funny!!!! And so incredibly talented. I get SO INSPIRED when i come visit you.

Hudson Calasans said...

Visit his blog is a real lesson of illustration. I really like the color scheme and style of the characters. Congratulations.

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Ryan! said...

Wow your work is great! Thanks for the comment!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

he he he he he! I read your comments and burst into laughter. Is that why you where in the bathroom during mass??? Trying to control yourself? I wish I could have done the same, but the dang dress was to darn noisy! Everyone would have heard me and my poor Mama and Daddy with have given me the,"Sit yo little narrow @$$ down before we kill you!" look he he he he! So like Eric, you couldn't sit in my pew cause you can't control yourself LOL! NO! Michael you can't in pew cause we would be talking about how to put our dance moves together for the Soul Train line LOL!
Have a sweet one Man.

rubén ibáñez said...

Hello! I love your blog and great illustration! Bravo:)

Missy said...

Love your bees, this makes me smile, funny!

R.Dress said...

Hehe nice one:)

Claudio Cerri said...

i really love your works! Now from today you have +1 follower! See you soon!

Gulzar said...

Congo Mic :) Loved all your posts, esp the ny gig! wicked!~
Keep up the great work and so sorry to hear the loss of your dear friend. Indeed am sure he is resting in a beautiful place now.

Keep well my friend.

Warm regards from the other side of this world.
Gulzar

donny* said...

I am a fan of a good pun and this is just too funny! As always, brilliant work! They've got so much character.

Gavin Goo said...

This is so punny! :D I agree that your characters are very stylised indeed.

Eric Barclay said...

Ha! This made my day. Such appealing character design and a great concept.

anil ks said...

..lovely design..funny illo..

C.B. Canga said...

very fun.. nice work.

Amy C said...

stotally fantastic!

Francisco Martins said...

Ha!! so smart!!! "S'warm" :D
Love love love this, they look so cuteee! color contrast looks amazing, you r a genius :)
How are you buddy?
Big hug directly from Lisbon