Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Illustration Friday: Hurry!



Greeting my illustrator comrades. Those of you participating in Illustration Friday this week will already know that the word we have been challenged with is "Hurry!" I hope my offering meets with your approval;

As with my entry last week, I have again decided to use the opportunity to delve further into the unique world of childrens book illustration. Despite dedicating a mere two nights to the process of coming up with the idea, planning it and then drawing the ruddy thing, I think I've done okay.

The subject matter is as simple as can be: I have drawn a sort of caricature of myself rushing to enter Illustration Friday (accompanied by two characters I came up with for last week's submission - anyone recognise Fred the Cat?). More often than not I wait until the last possible moment in the week to create my IF picture and almost always have to hurry to make sure I can submit it in time. Not this week - it's only Tuesday! High five...

Good luck to the rest of you - and...don't leave it too late or this might be you!

Jim

7 comments:

evelinepezzini said...

hahaha nice! I'm always late to post on IF!

Joyeeta Neogi said...

Hi Jim,

I saw the sketched piece in FB and the colored one is simply beautiful!! Great take on the theme with hurrying yourself with Illustration friday!

Ana M.F. said...

I love the different lights and the details here, specially on the bookshelf.
Very good illustration and really fast...I'm late most of the time when I post on IF XD

Cindy D. said...

This is great! Lovely job with the moon and lamp and computer light. Adorable dog and cat and love the bookshelf! Very nice job and congrats on getting it in a bit earlier than usual!

Betsy said...

I love it! I can relate to that because I usually get mine posted on Thursday morning. I also love how the dog and the cat are trying to get your character's attention. My cat used to play with my pencils when she felt like I wasn't giving her enough of my attention.

Etudesque said...

This is my first week posting for Illustration Friday, and it's been awesome going around the internet and seeing all the lovely illos like yours! I love the lighting contrasts and composition of your piece :)

goodmoments said...

Great illustration!:)