10 September 2007


I had a doggerel started for this, but the illustrations didn't turn out to fit (that's what I get for writing first). So I'll save the doggerel for another time.

I tried this first in the paintshop pro...but really didn't want that digital look. So I tried to sketch it out by hand, but came up with a totally different feel. In the first one they're going faster...which is what I wanted. Plus the first two fellas are in sync..groupthink (which is what I was working on.)

...but in the second one, the first two fellas seem intent, but not in sync at all.

The first illustration seemed funnier to me...which is also what I wanted. aaaargh. I'm fed up. So here they both are.

Appendum 13Sep07 - - -

Mick asked about the doggerel, and here it is...and the image that would have sort of gone with it:

Easily entertained,
twins Dwight and Dwayne
spent all their days
on the Kitchen Train.

They liked the mundane,
so didn't complain
if the porcelain vista
was pallid and plain

The white terrain
like novacaine
numbed all the parts
of their little brains.

Their momentum sustained,
circling the drain,
they went round and around,
and around again.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for sharing your efforts; sorry it stressed you to the point of being fed up. I enjoy viewing both.

arxo said...

truly original...
well done

Sandy said...

I think both of your efforts are very well done. As you know, I love the colors you use.

My Mom always used to say, why do you want to be like everyone else? I think your little guys are thinking differently and are moving at a different momentum than everyone else...and that is a good thing.



ValGalArt said...

this is so fun and whimsical! I like how in the second one you can see that they hook together but have come apart. I love the characters in the 1st one (just the one eye showing and the shapes are wonderful!) Truly unique and you did real good!!!

Anonymous said...

HAHA they are all so cute *vomit* Illustrates momentum's' perfectly!

carla said...

These are really adorable... very fanciful and fun!

Mick said...

Send in the doggerel ... I bet that'll sniff out the proper illustration! :)

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

So very very cool.

Vee said...

They are both great ! Well done.

Emila Yusof said...

They are all so adorable!

claudia said...

I love them both for totally different reasons. Very neat!

Keifus said...

For what little it's worth, I like the top one best. The expressions are what do it, a little crazed and frantic in a cartoony way.

(Although the colors in that version draw unfortunate comparisons to creepy British children's programming.)

Anonymous said...

HAHAHA I'm really, really glad you added your doggeral and extra image Catnapping! They would do that anti-clockwise in Australia but just as mundane :)

Mick said...

Oh me! My sides are aching from laughter! What a wonderful poem and, just as I told you it would, the illustration presented itself! :D

md said...

cute stuff and nice expressions

tsduff said...

I do like the first picture the best :-D

Alina Chau said...

Brilliant!! Very cute too!

Carol H. said...

I love your whimsical style!