Friday, December 02, 2005

Snow Break


The other night I attended a lecture by Mark Buehner. He is a very talented children's book illustrator and he has done some really great books. Some of his more recent books are "Snowmen at Night" and "Snowmen at Christmas". After hearing him speak and seeing his work, I got snowmen on the brain. I went to draw something totally unrelated but instead this came out. Happy holidays!

19 comments:

compulsive writer said...

Very punny. I'm glad it all "came out" the way it did! I have a thing for snowpeople and I think you have a knack for drawing them. Way to go!

Julie Olson said...

Where's the yellow spot in the snow left behind...just kidding. That would probably move you into the "gross" category of illustrators. And if this was at night...you could say this is what snowmen do at night. You've inspired me to come up with what I think snowmen do at night...I'm off to draw & paint.

garth bruner said...

bwaaaahahaha! Cute.

Gulzar said...

Ok!Am I thinking right? :P is that something rolled up at neatly, tucked away at the bottom of the tree? Is it? Is it? hahah! Too wicked! Merry Christmas to you n to your family!

Red Egg said...

May I ask you, sir, what you use to colour your drawings/illustrations?
Normally I use colouring pencils (pencil crayons?) but..

Julie Olson said...

Oh...I'm an idiot. Now I notice the snowball pile. Very funny, Guy! More subtle than a yellow name written in the snow.

IdiotHead said...

EEeeewwwwwwww! I love it.

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! VEry clever and funny idea!! Lovely illo

Kactiguy said...

Thanks compulsive, garth an, gulzer and idiothead.

red egg- I pretty much only use acrylics to paint. My sketches are done with a brown col-erase pencil.

Julie- I'm glad you figured it out. Also, I like what you did with your snowman. Very nice.

alina- you always have something nice to say. Thanks.

Elliot said...

Why have I not visited your blog before?
Am I some kind of blind fool?
A tasteless moron with no eye for talent!
I shall rectify the problem on a daily basis from now on!

Red Egg said...

Ok. Thanks.

The Dally Llama said...

Funniest...painting...ever! That painting provided a SORELY needed laugh in the middle of finals.

maryn said...

Ok, that is pretty super dern funny. heh... made me laugh pretty hard. And how come I didn't know Mark Buehner was in town? I'm such a space cadet.

So this gonna be the family christmas card this year? :-)
-maryn

paula said...

So funny! Brillian, Guy. : )

Drazen said...

very cool!
I always loved charles Addams snowman pieces that are often used as christmas cards. The snowman army.

Courtney said...

Very funny, I'll never look at snowballs the same way again. :)

Dennis west said...

So, DOES a snowman _____ in the woods?

Tintagua said...

So... this snowman is into HEALTHY, fibery diet, huh? So, I see... LOL VERY COOL illustration!!
Lovit!

Jeff Harter said...

First time visitor to your blog. This is a great idea.... very funny!