Thursday, February 7, 2008

BLANKET - manta

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A little bit weird blanket illustration; I guess the approach may be named “Surreal Cartoon-ism”. Surreal for the combination of juxtaposing planes and dimensions, and Cartoon-ism as it began as a simple dog catches cat illo. The dog tied some blankets together and jumped down the window to catch the kitty, a strong wind blew him away and now he’s afraid to go down, now, the kitty is mocking him, the house is a stuffed one and comes out from the center of a blanket’s motif…yep…the whole thing takes place over a bed and the sun and cloud are a pair of cushions.


* I’m posting this illo with some delay as we’ve been without electricity during the night, which is the only time I get to draw and visit blogs, and I’m afraid this is going be happening on a regular basis…hope I’m wrong!

28 comments:

silverfish said...

I like this - it is quite appealing as a pattern as well as an illustration. My favourite part is the button-flower.

(By the way, your blog only allows people who have blogger accounts to comment, so I had to log in. I don't use my blogger account at the moment - I actually live here: Errantry.

Ratlion said...

This is fantastic! And I sympathize @power cuts. I can't begin to tell you the number of them I've had to deal with! :)

zime said...

Me encantó la idea!!!
Uy bonita lamento lo de la luz, acá estamos cruzando los dedos para que no suceda los mismo!!!
Un beso bien iluminado!!
(^v^)

albina said...

Bold in concept and execution – happy hunting for the little dog!

JO said...

Wow, great patterns and design. I hope you won't be in the dark for long, Zari.

Andrea said...

This is great! What type of pen are you using here? I am very happy to have found you blog!

Balão said...

Great job!

Zari said...

-hello everyone! I'm so glad you like this illo! hope to see you around soon

-Silverfish; I'll change the comment regulation so everyone can leave a comment ;) easily

-Zime, gracias por el besito iluminado ;)

- Andrea...I use waterproof -lightfast markets such as Stabilo and Faber-Castell

Jeff said...

Wonderful graphic style! I guess I'm just a sucker for black and white! Fun stuff!

Janice said...

great idea, great graphic style... the fact that its just black and white and busy, makes the viewer search for areas to rest ones eyes... but you tend to direct the search with your lines... very well done :)

temz4 said...

I love this composition, the house distorsion, the landscape perspective and the energetic contrast of black and white! Very nice concept!

Miz K said...

Love it! Wish I could send some extra electricity your way!

andi butler said...

lovely illustration!! and thanks so much for visiting my blog!
a : )

imwithsully said...

What an amazing composition! You always do great work.

Bobo Cat said...

This can be a wonderful wall decoration too.

P/S: What a coincidence, I failed to add comment on your magnificient Dragon's post too.

steve said...

I love it Zari! Hope the electricity situation has improved. Happy weekend!

Emila Yusof said...

Wow Zari! This is excellent! Love the patterns and the great details!

mike r baker said...

Beautiful! I love the surrealism of it! And I really like that this is scanned right out of a sketchbook :)

(BTW: I keep my blogger accounts on needing an account to comment to prevent spammers from easily getting in. It's not so difficult to have an account and log in and Blogger has great privacy rules.)

rosmayd said...

M enecanta la composicion y las texturas.
Gracias por tu comentario tan bonito y cariñoso, yo quiero ver fotos tuyas asi te conosco, me envias?
besosss ro

Miho Sakato said...

hello zari!

this story is very interesting and amazing!
i love your work.

dog(what name?) and illo are pretty:)

Piercing The Veil said...

hi nice story of the blanket and i do love illos in black and white such as yours....


gud eve

viola said...

Thank you very much for your comment! My compliments for your works. Sorry but I don't speek english very well..
Bye

willynillywaterlily said...

I love this illustration. It feels so dreamy and fantastical!

mushroommeadows said...

Lovely blanket. :)

I hope you get consistent power soon!

Zari said...

Thank you everyone for your visit and kind words...electricity issue is better...thanks for your concern ;)
I'll be posting pretty soon
hugs!!!!

Laura A. Dalesandro said...

Beautiful!

Emily said...

ooh this is different from what I've seen from you... almost hypnotic! I like it!

megan said...

wow...Mary Englebreit meets Felix the Cat and gets MUCH cooler in the translation...this is hugely original & I love it!