Saturday, September 23, 2006

phobia for illustration friday














Newton is forever finding things to scare himself about. His latest phobia? Swallowing a fly by accident.

Pen, ink & watercolour.

20 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

oh my...that's scary...great work!

kat coyle said...

yuck!, that has actually happened to me. I followed it with a lot of soap

mrs. b. said...

i can relate, i was eating a bagged salad and there was a dead bug in it, gross!...your piece shows the feeling perfectly!

kimbu said...

So did Kat really eat soap after eating the bug? Now that is weird.

They used to say to us at school that if we keep opening our mouths we will catch flies. That's how they scared us into keeping quiet I guess.

The expression captures that nightmare perfectly. Nice one.

andrea said...

I love this. It reminds me of the song: "There was an old woman who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, I guess she'll die." :)

Teri C said...

Oh my gosh, how gross is that!!!!! You know you did an excellent job on this when it is freaking people out!! Wonderful job.

Natalie said...

one of my uncles that lives up north where ladybuys have actually become a pest due to overpopulation...they tend to find them all over the house...and even once in his cereal bowl...and from what I remember him telling me...they're not too tasty.

murphy girl said...

weird! nice watercolor!

Tiger Mouse said...

Aaargh! This is one of the few phobias which I don't have...or maybe I do have it now after looking at that picture!!! What a creepy unusual phobia.

roz said...

yuk! youve captured the fear and disgust perfectly!

aynaku said...

a real nightmare...great illo!

michael dailey said...

i know an old lady who swallowed a fly perhaps she'll die...
or so the song goes, great illo and view

Lu*** said...

ahhhh.....genial illo!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

ewwwww

very nice illustration!

but... ewwwwww

HARDWAX said...

Well that's one way of getting your protien. Wow very impressive rendering of a phobia i'm sure many can identify with. Love the artwork and cool idea for the theme this week!

Andrea said...

great! now i have that phobia too! did you know the average human swallows 8 spiders a year?!?!? 8!

erika said...

arghhhhhhhh, very scary and sick. makes me cringe.

thanks for your sweet commment, don't you love i-fri?

BZ said...

I got goosebumps when I saw this one. The best phobia drawing/painting I saw so far!

Salix Tree said...

EEEEK! Now that is scary! Flies.. ek!

Carol said...

whoa.. thats an awesome phobia!!


mine, is.. bugs in ears!

there can be crawly things all around me.. but as long as my ears are covered, im alright.