Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Strings"


I made it - just under the wire. Since this is the week I don't teach my class, I really wanted to try and do something for IF. (Click on the picture to see more detail).

I always chuckle when I see those rope lines meant to get young kids from point A to point B. The kids are always doing different things as they move along, usually getting distracted, BUT they dutifully hold onto the rope. I once watched one little girl who was bringing up the rear as she looked everywhere except where she was going, just following the tug of the rope, and she ran smack into a door frame (barely phased her - she was fine).

Anyway, that's what jumped into my head when I saw the topic.

I hope to add color to this one day, but I knew that wasn't going to happen before they changed the topic. I'll repost it in the future. I can see that I really have to make an effort to carve out time to work on illustrations these days with everything going on. And, it's only going to get busier as the holidays approach (YIKES). Oh well, such is life...

5 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Great drawing! And I had to laugh at your story. I can just picture the little girl walking smack into the door frame. (good to know she was ok) I see little kids on lines here in Tokyo, too, and it's always so cute to watch. For the itty-bitty nursery school kids, they sometimes put 4 or 5 in a big rolling laundry cart thing. Very cute.

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

hee, hee very creative. I like your take on the theme :o)

Bee said...

Super idea and really great drawing, love the different characters and the story being played out :)

Edrian Thomidis said...

I LOVE the characters! The dynamics of all the kids ... the teacher with her head up high oblivious to what's going on... the girl trying to get everyone to be quiet and the last boy...CLASSIC!! Really great! I would love to see it in color.
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Have a great weekend!

parisa mahmoudi said...

I really like to see these lovely characters in color,absolutely fantastic!!!