21 October 2005

Remote

no bridges
no bombs
no tv
no bills
only one lovely tree
on the top of a hill

[click on image to see full-sized]

56 comments:

ShaManiak said...

diffrent style. 'What do you use to create your illo. I like your style...

vfm4 said...

nice one, but.... how do you get up those mountains? :)

R.Soler said...

¡Qué preciosa ilustración!
¡El árbol en la cima está genial!

Catnapping said...

I use PaintShop Pro. I draw pretty much free-hand, except I use some of their preshapes, sometimes. On this, I did use a snapline kind of tool for the windows on the "high-rises" because I can't draw a straight line to save my life!

Catnapping said...

lol. i haven't figured out how to get to the top yet. Maybe I should draw some very large birds...

R.Soler said...

Thank you very much Catnapping!

isay said...

this is so nice to look out. the colors are great and different and beautiful style.

Virginia Valle said...

OHHHH I LOVE THIS ONE :) is very cuteeeeee and my favourite congratulations :D

Holly said...

Love the idea. Love the text. Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

No, no, no, no ... you are making me want to be there ... I like your remotely remote remoteness in your illustration! It would be better if I couldn't see the other hill :)

Catnapping said...

think of it as a berm...remote landscaping.

;)

Anonymous said...

Excellent idea! No, no no no there you go again ....

Giles said...

I'd love to see this with animated clouds and atari style 'music.' I like the nostalgic feel to this...a happy piece :)

Carol said...

Very cute, has kind of a city mouse/country mouse feel to it. You could live on one hill, vacation on the other!

JacqueLynn said...

Great textures going on and wonderful mountains.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great style. It reminds of one of the early Mario Brothers games.

Rowantree said...

That should be be a wonderful world !

Ginger *:) said...

What a wonderful image. I like the style, the colors and the feel.

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Marion said...

Only 1 tree??? ;-)

carla said...

It sounds wonderful, and you've illustrated it perfectly! The green is so lush...I love it. Will you allow friendly visitors?

merlinprincesse said...

Hoooooooo my, I love that!

onclejohann said...

It's illustrations like this that tells the world that one needn't be lonely when one is alone. Now that's a place I wouldn't mind being alone in.

Cindy said...

This is neat, almost looks 3D.

I wanted to thank you for your comment on my remote contribution. I loved the picture you attached to it. I stopped briefly at the Badlands in South Dakota back in 1976. It was late afternoon after a thunderstorm, and they were awesome.

.leo. said...

wow..great concept...u are good....very smart as i can see...too... i love your art..:D
and poems too

rubio2d said...

Loove those cotton clouds!
great electric blue sky, love it!
Nice work.

Alina Chau said...

This is sooo cute!! I love the concept!

aynaku said...

I like it! Simple life seems to be hard to get nowdays...
Anyway thanks for visiting my blog

miss sam duffy said...

this is fabulous...i am really enjoying looking at your work

Marina Vazzana said...

utopia

miragee said...

Oh your idea is so lovely...Simple yet beautiful...

Tony LaRocca said...

Until Christmas, when everyone in the city came up the hill to get the lonely tree at the same time. This caused the hill to collapse, killing everyone. The city became ruins, and eventually all kinds of plant life- not lonely any more- took it over.

Catnapping said...

omg, the humanity! who will feed the cats?

hartini said...

I love those mountains! and clouds!! Amazing stuff! :)

Libby said...

I want to live under the one lovely tree.

Love all of your illo, they make me smile.

Thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate it.

Queen Tut said...

LoL! I like the buildings slanted oin the hill and the green textures. Great illo!

Natura said...

Very nice illustration! Love the perspective.

Anonymous said...

Don't want to be there any more because of Tony. Your excellent cat from the Cat Slave Intelligence Service will help the others ... *slashing!*

Cecilia's Art said...

nice drawing but is it not a bit difficult going to that mountain??, kisses.

Skee said...

Very nice Cat. You know how I'm a stickler for details. My favorite part of that drawing? It's all good but believe it or not, the slight shadows of the two trees on the side of the bigger mountain really caught my eye. I appreciate that attention to detail. Shadowing always adds depth and dimension. Love it. - ski

aly de villers said...

Very nice illo!, I lioke the colors and texture. Good work :D

tararossstudios said...

Thank you for commenting on my work at flickr. I love your illos!

Leezy said...

this is wonderful! and there's so much dimension in the piece, it coul dalmost be real. I wished it was, great stuff!

Derek said...

reminds me of that tanks game.. where ya had to adjust speed and angle to hit the other tank.. ironic really considering the theme of the picture and poem.

Q said...

seems very different from your previous works. I like the color and texture, and the very interesting curvy mountain xD

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Very clever!

I like the little buildings on the hilltop and the ones at the side. Precious!

manomecchi said...

WOWWWwww!
Ohhhh Excellent!!
I want to live there.

pintarte said...

I'd prefer to live on the right hill. Keep up the great work.

Luis Américo said...

i love your illustration, style, colors and graphic composition.

thanks for visiting my blog :)

kg said...

aahhh, to be sitting under that lone tree, away from all the madness.

nice colors and textures.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea and the text.
wynlen

Paula said...

Yes, remote can connote good things at times. Well done.

Oneye said...

Sounds like heaven... can I build my house next to that little tree? :-)

The Unknown said...

What a great illo! I love the houses on the side of the hill. OOO, Scary place to live. How do you keep the teacups in the cupboard?
love

anthony said...

very nice. i like the way you placed the buildings and trees on the hill (a very different way of doing things.) your poem has a child-like (meaning the simplicity and carefree thought) quality which is also reflected in the style you chose to illustrate. wonderful way to bring the ideas together.

Lockjaw said...

Great interpretaion of the theme. Although I wouldn't live under the tree 'cause of the midges, them buggers bite y'know.

andrea said...

Can't believe I missed this one last week. Perfect!