Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sorry for Illustration Friday
















There are some things you should never have to say...
"Honey, I'm really sorry I ran over your cat," is one of them.

Ink and marker pens on craft paper.

This drawing was inspired by a photo taken by Helen Levitt in 1938. It was one of a series of photos she took in New York City, of chalk drawings done by children on the street. A really small version of the image is below, it was found on the Amica Library site.

21 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

cute; very 'outsider art'ish. Is that a word? It is now.

HARDWAX said...

Yeah, honwy I ran over the cat is a real downer, but your artwork is very cool. Sharp as ever!

carla said...

I think you're still on your abstract kick...and it works great here. Running over a cat isn't a goos thing...I don't think "sorry" would work:< I love the childlike quality and the little kitty head floating above the figure.

mareikestern said...

that's cute. i love the legs....

creative kismet said...

Geesh! That would be a horrible thing to have to say! Very cute!

scribblesk said...

Not the best situation yet a delightful image.

Ancient Clown said...

I love your quotes. both here and on your other site about 'mistakes' and 'failure'. I have a gift for you to share with others called the Art of Wire Tree-making. "To give a person a tree is to give them a present...to teach a person how to make a tree is to give them a gift for life."
My job is not to teach students but to study teachers. Please...share it with the children.
your humble servant,
Ancient Clown

Jaimie said...

oh I love your colors and composition on this one.

Holly said...

No-sorry is not going to work with that one. That kind of sorry takes a lifetime I think. Cheers!

Lu*** said...

I lovet he expression of that face!

robotJAM said...

can we see the original phohot which inspired you ? I'm intregued as to what it looks like.

Like them crazy eyes!

Lu*** said...

I lovet he expression of that face!

arvindh said...

very cute!

Frizz said...

Great piece, great inspiration!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

that would be very sad... I am sad just thinkig about that... great post!

Roz Foster said...

Adorable!

tiffinix said...

God I love the eyes! What a great idea to go off of a drawing by a child for this topic. I love it - very cool!

Tony LaRocca said...

It's the multiple pupils in her eyes that speak out to me, the cat is getting her revenge by multiplying her vision... wierdly cool!

Twisselman said...

That's got to be a tough line to deliver... We've got a cat with a death wish who flirts with death everytime I come into the driveway.

Love the illustration.

TXArtcGal said...

What an awesome illo!...and, I hope I never have to hear those words! Great take on the "sorry" theme!

Hashi said...

Love those button eyes!