5.05.2006

Illustration Friday: Fat

Meet Claude. Claude's all-time hero was Mike Teavee was. Just like Mike, all Claude did all day long was play video games. And all day long his mom and dad took turns repeating "Don't sit that close to the TV! You'll go blind!" He quickly learned how to tune them out.

Did Claude go blind? No. Actually, he developed awesome finger skills and was the champion thumb wrestler at school every year. Did his cat, Elvis, go blind? No. He just grew really really fat.



Claude and Elvis were painted in watercolor and ink on
2.75"x3.75" amalfi cotton rag paper.

Previous Illustration Friday entries ::
under the sea : robot : spotted robot : speed : spring again : more spring : spring : monster : tattoo [one page tale painted gocco print] : tattoo : insect : tea : song : simple : chair : glamour [color gocco print] : glamour : cats : e is for : sea : flavor : holiday : imagine

17 comments:

Sean Hennessey said...

brilliant!
when does the book come out?

Dave Levinson said...

Hey, that was me. Except I turned into a career. Nice illustration!

gisedesign said...

Love your ilustration´s style!

valerie walsh said...

love your way of seeing!!! love this!

Anonymous said...

Great story. Beautiful illustration and colours. And I LOVE that paper..."amalfi cotton rag paper"...I'll have to write that down. I even just like SAYING it.

Christine Lim said...

Fantastic work!

Come and meet my Mike Teavee next week. I will upload him unto my blog for Claude. :)

MD said...

This is fabulous.
MD

buep said...

great story and fantastic style!

Regina said...

pooor kitty! Great job!

Heartful said...

Fabulous! A great antidote to those scare-mongering tales your parents tell you which is actually what first taught me about lying.

Anonymous said...

Hey! If Claude were a girl, that could be me on my brother's playstation every time I go back home for a visit.

Great illo!

Majeak Ann said...

:) fantastic, always love your color choices and your character as well...fun!!

Anonymous said...

Great zoned out expression on the kid's face. Funny characters! I feel bad for the cat, though.

Anonymous said...

hahahah, a fat cat!!!!! is that why my big cat is so fat?

Christine Lim said...

Hey there!
I have posted Mike at my blog especially for you, as promised!

CRISTOSOVA said...

Ah, you are a follower of "Everything bad is good for you" ;)
I like your distinct drawing style, its goofy and charming and very original!

tiffini elektra x said...

mmmmmm. . .video games. *love* Great illio - fabulous style. Those big eyes and head and the curly locks. Awesome.