Friday, May 19, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sorry


My submission for Illustration Friday's Sorry is from one of my Marisol greeting cards offering a deluxe car wash on the day of your choice. Hopefully on a sunny day!
copyright 1994

47 comments:

Janet said...

I knew you couldn't be stumped! Very cute! And the little house is even "blue", too.

Marie-Dom said...

This is very lovely.
MD

Liz Jones said...

Awwwwww....
:o)

Amy Zaleski said...

Very sweet and cute. You design greeting cards as well?

Teri C said...

Oh perfect Val! Everything you do is perfect!

haze mcelhenny said...

wonderful work!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

another wonderful submission

shawn said...

Aww. That's so sweet. I love your house in the background, lookin' sad and blue. And doesn't it always seem to happen, that as soon as you wash your car, it rains? I think people in droughts should actually consider washing their cars.

michael dailey said...

love ur fence it looks like the post or ppl and the rail are arms holding each other and there nodding how soory they all are that it rained on the poor car.
mmm maybe im reading to much into it. nice piece

andrea said...

That car has its own personality!

Toni said...

Now Val that is what I call a car wash.
the kind I like.
Awesome!

Paula said...

This is funny, and always your great hand ( and talent)

cream said...

Some of us have no luck whatsoever!
May the cloud that hangs over that sorry car's head dissipate soon...

Lovely illustration, Val!

marc said...

Hi Val,
The car and the cloud...
The little rain car wash...
And the car's pretty!
Well done.Great illo.
Have a good weekend

Shano said...

You always use the most lovely colors! LOVE this week's illo!!

Alina Chau said...

another beautiful piece!

Caroline said...

I'd like my car to stay clean like that!

gudbrandsdottir said...

You always have a fitting piece of work! I think the car looks awesome - great personality!

benconservato said...

Now! Young lady, that is very cynical... even if it happening here all the time at the moment... I think that is the cloud following me around! Such nice colours, I love it. Never disappointing.

aynaku said...

very humouros take: the car is beatifully rendered!

Issi said...

Hello :o) I love your illustrations :o) keep in touch, Issi

tiffinix said...

Perfect! You have a perfect illustration for everything! I love how plump the car is and how the house is blue and looks so sad. Gorgeous illustration! Your colors are always so vibrant and just wonderful!

Tony LaRocca said...

I like the spongy look of the tires, as if they're soaking up the rain, then growing like one of those dinosaur sponge toys.

The Unknown said...

Love the illo. So cute.
This is so wierd. We just washed the car and it started pouring rain about ten minutes ago and then I read this post. Funny.
The comment above was me. Oops.
love

doodlestreet said...

You must have a zillion pieces!! Incredible work. :)
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........dood!

Maria Eugenia said...

Hi Val !
I really like your comments and
drawings.
Thanks again,
Maria

Sea Angel said...

Love it, love it, love it.
*hotwires the car and runs away* =P

creative kismet said...

Oh, this is so sweet. I love the little house in the background. Very very nice!

Robert McLaughlin said...

I like your airbrush work and your unique interpretation of the theme.

Michael O'Connell said...

val… great job… and i do love that sympathetic house… i almost wish i could tell if all those flowers were laughing… for some reason i get that feeling from them…

carla said...

This is great! I love the way you've captured the irony of rain happening as soon as you wash your car...the cloud seems to only be over the car. And the car...it seems to be cowering under the downpour! I love how much personality you give to inanimate objects.

Ayelet said...

At the risk of repeating what everyone else already said, I just LOVE this! it is SO me. every time it rains I always get a phone call from my dad asking if I happened to wash the car the day before.. :)

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome as usual! Fantastic job!

The Tart said...

Oh, the little house looks so sad too!!! Big clean hugs for the car. So cute, natch.

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

scribblesk said...

Phenomenal, yet another inanimate object quickened to life!

steve said...

That cloud is being very naughty ! We need some sky police or something, that goes for birds who wanna drop lil' presents on my car...
:-D

Sweet illustration !

stevePoisonPencil

Twisselman said...

I agree with Janet... that house in the background looks really sorry for the auto. Hope the rainy Sunday in SoCal didn't dampen your spirits.

Wonderful.

Jaimie said...

charming! I love the little bulgy car.

cosmos said...

Cool.Do more.

Lee said...

LOL, very cute Val...I LOVE THE ATC!!! Thank you so much, your work is incredible :)

Aravis said...

This is the sort of luck I have when I wash my car! *G* What a great illustration. :0)

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Hello! that's what my Mr do when his car need a wash.

Queen Tut said...

LOL! You could give the Disney character animators a go with your car design! Love it.

cristosova said...

It makes me feel sorry for the car, or the car-washer better said. It goes with a dose of self-pity, being reminded that the famous one rain cloud appears over me a lot of the time, too. Only I am a a byciclist. And perhaps its not that I have magnetic powers to draw in rain clouds whenever I go ride the bike, perhaps its rather living in this part of Germany...

A very lovely card!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Love the little cloud following the car--I've seen a sunny place in a storm and a cloud over just one house. This is cute! Mary :-)

Andrea said...

Love this card! I feel a bit like the car today.

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