Monday, August 28, 2006

Illustration Friday: Run


This started as a little thumbnail sketch that I thought was funny. I'm not too crazy about it now. I think it lost something along the way, but it is all I have time for today. I think we've all seen our wives at one time or another fighting to get those blasted things on, only to discover there's a run. May all of your nylons be "run" free.

27 comments:

29 pictures said...

wow. you got my wife's expression dead on!

great style.

Greg said...

Love the expression and concept! Too funny.

AnastasiaC said...

I love it!! so true though...somedays I wonder why I bother with tights but if you position it right and get some high boots on no one can tell!

Andrew Thornton said...

Ha ha ha! Doesn't look like a bottle of clear nail polish will help out with this snag.

Great job. Also wonderful take on the theme. I think this only illustration I've seen so far with this kind of "run" in it.

buep said...

ha, ha! I can see my own expression on her face! Great!

Tracey said...

Beautiful job on the transperancy of the hose! The whole piece really captures the moment so well! Made me laugh out loud! :)

albina said...

Well, Thank you for the lovely wish... Someday technology will be available for run-free nylons, sigh. I really enjoy your illo and your take on this topic... Love the "footy" section, just having a good giggle.

francesca Q. said...

fantastic!
(fortunately other types of stockings exist!)
hi, frà

Lady Guedes said...

I hate when that happens! Nice drawing!

Denis Goulet said...

Haha, nice one.

Fossfor said...

this is why I hate the damn things! great illo:)

Ali said...

Ha, great expression.

Ali http://seian.livejournal.com

Muffin said...

That's cute. :) The expression is perfect and the texture of the pantyhose are great!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very expressive! You captured so much!

chippamunkey said...

This illustration is EXACTLY why I hate wearing stupid nylons!!!

Great job!

Alina Chau said...

I hate nylons!! HA ! HA !! Funny illo!! U totally capture the expression! HA ! HA!!

compulsive writer said...

OK, so I love that it started out as a "little thumbnail sketch" because that's usually how runs get started out too.

Julie said...

I think those things are a bit big on her. No wonder she had a run. Nylons are of the devil.

Rob Christianson said...

Oh man, brilliant concept! I love that take on it! What an expression too.... that's just great!

trophiogrande said...

nice facial expression and body lanquage

Doug said...

This is exactly what I look like putting on MY nylons! :)
...nice work!

Julie Olson said...

That's why it's become more and more rare to actually see a woman in nylons. Great concept, Guy.

Paige Keiser said...

This is great - the expression is perfect..looks a lot like my face when that happens.

frogstar said...

wow, we ALL have wives? well that's certainly news to me. ;-)
nice illustration though.

Ken Chandler said...

My wife doesn't wear them anymore, I think out of sheer frustration. Great sketch Guy!

Kat said...

Urgh, gotta say hate it when that happens...

manda said...

hahaha! I absolutly love it! well, not when it happends..that part sucks. lol great job!