Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Illustration Friday: Blue


Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue ox. When thinking about all of the things I could do to illustrate "blue" my mind just kept coming back to these two. I'm not entirely sure if I like it or not, but it was kinda fun to do. Enjoy.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is by far, my favorite illo for "Blue"!! I love Babe's eyes.
Nice job!

Denis Goulet said...

Haha, great. I love the handle on that axe.

erilyn said...

super!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Fun illo!

Don said...

Well, whether you like or not, I'm pretty sure that everyone who visits will love it. I do. I look forward to your contributions every week!

bee'nme said...

Perfect Guy! Your mastery of charicature is unmatched - you never fail to deliver joy with each illustration! This is a well balanced composition, great colors, and that touch of whimsy so indicative of your work. Love it!!

Doug said...

I concur... another great job!

Paige Keiser said...

Nice, Guy! I really like how you did the trees. What are you using to color these? Are they acrylics?

Queen Tut said...

This is FAB! I like the confused look of the cow and the simple touch of the blue beard! Great style!

Jaimie said...

This is great, as usual. I love the goofy expession on the ox. what medium did you use?

Kactiguy said...

Thanks Mr. No-name. Glad you like it.

Dennis- Thanks. Big handle for a big axe. What else would you use?

erilyn, Tony, Jonesy, Tut- a BIG thanks.

Don- I like it, but I'm not crazy about it. Thanks for your comment.

Paige and Jamie- I'm using acrylics. I started doing this one with some simple washes, but I screwed up the sky and I ended up painting it a lot thicker.

Julie Olson said...

I see a hint of you in the nose and eyes, Guy...of Paul...not Babe. Maybe you'll start getting work for Brawny Paper Towels...send them a sample. :-) Anyway, good job as usual.

Toasty said...

Very nice!

Holly said...

Now that is one impressive chin! He makes Jay Lenos look so tiny. They are quite a happy pair. Well done.

Alina Chau said...

Very lovely illustration!

Cindy said...

I don't know what to say that everyone else didn't already say, but I really like it too!

Toni said...

I think it's great and look forward to your posts also.

I also like the snowman in your other post.

St John Street said...

your work is great

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Superb as always. Love those details you put in your Illos.

Anonymous said...

I love the blue ox - it looks so funny.
wynlen

Duncan said...

This is great love the blue ox and the green chin ? ? ? what's he been upto??

Dennis West said...

Great job, Guy! Babe the Blue ox! Great idea.

I like it that, even though you are a busy full-time illustrator, you still have time to do these exercises and share with us.

By the way, stop by my site if you want to play my movie quiz!

character_ed said...

Man this is really good!
Love your style and technique!
What do you use to paint your illos?
Perfect!I just added your site in my favorite list!
cheers!

CMJ said...

Cool blue cow!

Mark McDonnell said...

Great piece man. Love the coloring and completness man.
Impressive.


MAC

Sandra Khoo said...

Now I'm really envious of your coloring skills. ^^ What medium didja use for this,Guy?

Kactiguy said...

Thanks Sandra. I'm just using acrylics.

ValGalArt said...

so well done! I love their expressions!excellent.

"Maggie" said...

Such characters! Paul Bunyan was one of my all time favorite stories. Interesting green chin and chest curls...gives it that burly look. Well done!