Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Illustration Friday-Smoke

This is a very old piece, about 2-3 years old. It was at a time when I finally was going somewhere with my style and wanted to take illustration more seriously as a career. Its always fun to draw evil strangers having a cigarette in his mouth, although in the world of children's publishing, I won't be able to do that, most likely.

And it my birthday today, wheee!

28 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Appropriately creepy. Love the hypnotic lollipop. And Happy Birthday!

Rachel said...

Great detail. I like the different shades in the car. Makes it look like the sun is shining on the front. Good job!

ValGalArt said...

this is so great! all the elements make it so visually appealing!!! Have a beautiful b-day!!!

Michelle Lana said...

Heeheh...great work! and a very happy birthday!

Geninne said...

Haaaapy biiiirthdaaaaay tooooo youuuuuu
Haaaapy biiiirthdaaaaay tooooo youuuuuu
Haaaapy biiiirthdaaaaay deeeear
Chiiiiiicken Girrrrrrrrrrrlllll
Haaaapy biiiirthdaaaaay tooooo youuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!

...and many mooooooore!

Your work is amazing Janie :o) Keep up giving us these jewels to feast our eyes with!

Big big hug, hope you have a wonderful B-Day!

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME fun work!!

erika said...

happy birthday! good work!!

Halloweenville said...

Happy Birthday!!

and really great drawing..

Anonymous said...

I love that the evil candy man is so much larger than his car!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

julie said...

Fittingly sinister. Beautifully done! Happy Birthday!

michael dailey said...

great colors and fun illo happy Bday

Anonymous said...

Very, very good! you are a fantastic illustrator :)

Sweet Pea said...

This is so funny and...Happy cluck cluck Birthday!!!

John Coulter said...

Fantastic!
And Happy Birthday Chickengirl. B

BAWK! BAWK!

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/2006/09/illustration-friday-smoke.html

Steve said...

Great illo' remember never trust a guy in a green car

Pickledog said...

Ooohh.. he is quite creepy, and smokey.
Happy Birthday to you Chickengirl!!

Jeannette said...

Nice piece you gots here.

paula said...

cigars and candy don't mix. Like the green car! Hope your birthday today was fun!

Jeope said...

Take it, kid – then run for it!

Nice work, Chickengirl-from-2-3-years-ago.

Ellen said...

Great illo! It's great that you picked a difficult topic to illustrat, It's not easy to do by any means!!

scribblesk said...

Great expressions and sleaziness!

Christiane said...

Great composition!

Chris Forrest said...

Looks great! Wishing you a very happy birthday! :)

shawn said...

HaaPpPY Birthday to YoOoOOooou
HapPpPPyYy Birthday to YoOooOoou.
HappPpYy Birthday to Chicken giiirrrrLL,
HapPPpY Birthday to YoooOoOOoOoooo.

(a belated birthday song! to you). That is such a wonderful illustration. I LOVE those colors you chose. You are a Color Genuis!

Roz Foster said...

Nice. He's very sinister. The twisty perspective on the road accentuates the sinister feel, too.

Happy, happy!

Courtney said...

happy late birthday, great work!

Anja said...

Hope you had a nice birthday! This is a great illustration. Love the boy´s face so much.

Brenda said...

And your new banner looks great! Glad that my banner tutorial was of assistance