Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Chair


Chair- Illustration Friday. Well, I have to say I had MANY ideas for such a simple word...a woman standing on a chair with a mouse underneath it...chairs with characterization playing instruments- "musical chairs," then the first piece I actually put on paper for this week's word challenge was a pencil sketch of Walt Disney resting in a rocking chair. But, for as long as I spent on it, you would think I learned by now...pencil still does not translate well on the computer.
Then I did a piece called "View from a beach chair" but that wasn't going to be completed on time...so, here you go. A simple graphic instead. A tribute to the type of chair I had at school growing up. (Of course the best part was reading all the graffiti that was written on them and carved into them!)Sakura ink one hour.
At least I got several pieces for my portfolio out of this!!!

22 comments:

CATRAVEN said...

Wonderful chair, I like the composition and the technique.
Great job!

Amy Zaleski said...

Hey - I like this - simple and beautiful. Brings back memories, especially your mention of reading and adding to graffiti.

Alina Chau said...

nice illo! Love the bold style!

Caroline said...

Very bold graphic style. And I like your gratitude for the graffiti!

Robin said...

I like this. Very strong. I would have liked to see the musical chairs, too. The piece sounds interesting.

ValGalArt said...

this is great! Love the perspective! I remember these chairs too...

Seth Russell said...

Very nice! This will be a very nice stylized piece for your portfolio for sure!

Natura said...

Great work! Love the strong line and the graphic look!

Majeak Ann said...

I remember those times....great work-very clean..*~*
-Marjorie Ann

Toni said...

Great perspective and strong bold lines. this summer I went back to my grade school and boy do those desks look small now.

Ian T. said...

A chair offering an apple to the teacher? This has really strong composition, linework and texture. I love the exaggerated perspective.

May I suggest something? Please try scanning this at 2bit black and white at 300dpi or higher (you might need to reduce the contrast just slightly), save as a TIFF, then convert to greyscale, resize as needed, and save as a JPEG or GIF. I reckon those black lines would jump off the screen then!

IdiotHead said...

I also like the perspective on this. The heavy lines. I hope this isn't taken as an insult--it reminds me of the clipart you see in publishing packages.
8^)

IdiotHead said...

My daughter just pointed out to me that this is a 'left-handed' desk. Interesting.

moverlow said...

Great style. The line work is terriic. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Nice! I like the graphic look of this. Love the size of the apple!
wynlen - www.wynlen.no

Ellen said...

Idiot...no, I'm not insulted by thinking it looks like clip art. When I do a piece and label it a "graphic" that's just what it is...a "clip art-style." Not an illustration. BTW who do you think designs clip art? Artists! Silly!

The Tart said...

Oh, my back to school...noooooooo!

Fun illo!

Smooch,
The Tart

TXArtcGal said...

I laughed as I was reading your post. I had several sketches myself...but not enough time to really perfect any of them, so I went with simple. LOVE your chair...and, thanks for the memories of those carvings! (and, remember the bubble gum underneath...yuck!)...

carla said...

I like the bold lines and strong angles. I agree that the graffiti on those old desks was fun to read, but I never liked the dried up chewing gum...yuck! Good job:>

Nan said...

Thanks for the comment. Love the school desk chair--brings back ... memories.

minijubilee said...

great piece -- simple yet so strong! ... maybe you should also post up a few other pieces ~ it'd be so interesting to see your thought process in developing this image. cheers! ;)

"Maggie" said...

Cool chair, I love the graphic feel of it and the perspective. Nice dot stippling!

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