5.04.2006

Illustration Friday: Under the Sea

Meet Benjamin. Benjamin was allergic to everything. He was allergic to the trees, to the grass, to homework, and to all the pretty flowers. But most of all, he was allergic to his kitty cat Ruby. His dream was to live in the water and travel the underworld with her.

One year for his birthday, his dad coverted a giant snowglobe into a water bubble where Benjamin spent the rest of his days. He was content. His allergies disappeared and he never had to do another homework assignment again.



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

Previous Illustration Friday entries ::
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

14 comments:

murphy girl said...

i love them! ruby is great! lovely image and story

HARDWAX said...

This is so funny and cute, love the look of these guys. Great piece!

melanienyc said...

OH I LOVE IT!!! so funny and cute. love the eyes especially!

the heartful blogger said...

very sweet! your characters always seem to be escaping to a better world, they'd be great for kids books.

Steam said...

Very cool illustration. I love the character and his big eyes. Nice one.

REGGIE said...

This is really cool. I like your use of color, excellent layout and I love the cat in goggles.

flossy-p said...

Living in giant snowglobe, hehehehe. Gee his fingers will end up super pruney.

I love his old-style striped milkshake straw air tube.

carla said...

Your paintings would be wonderful all by themselves, but they take on such a delightful life with the stories you tell! I'm so glad Benjamin got to live in the water-filled snowglobe...waht could be better than swimming around with your cat and not having to do homework:>>>

Alina Chau said...

beautiful fun illo!! Love it!

Rrramone said...

Love this one, esp the cat! :-)

creative kismet said...

Love this! So imaginative!

Stef said...

Howdy stranger! I really love this one!

And I agree... have you ever thought of doing a children's book?

ellia said...

i like the composition on this one alot!!!!

tiffinix said...

I don't know how I missed this one - but I love it!! Fantastic and so small! Just a wonderful painting!