Friday, October 06, 2006

Illustration Friday: Trouble

Please click on to the small picture , it's a bit more clear but the laundry pole got cut off .

My Submission for Illustration Friday's "Trouble" is from a painting called "Puppy Love". The image was used for a puzzle produced and distributed in Japan. It was funny to me that they chose this image but it sold very well there and was even reprinted too. The artist Michael Bedard intoduced me to a wonderful Japanese agent and within a short period I got a very large puzzle deal. The company that made these puzzles did a beautiful job, replete with a board, glue, sponge and my very own valgal sticker!

Sorry to those that have seen this image before, my work load has tripled for the holiday season and my whole goal with IF is to go as long as I can using existing works. Speaking of that it is now one year that I started my blog and posting on Illustration Friday and I have made it through all those weeks using my art from the past so I can't Thank everyone enough for all your fun comments and inspiration. I hope it goes on and on!
Puppy Love copyright 1986

42 comments:

Teri C said...

Val, I can see why this was a big seller, it is absolutely adorable in a wonky sort of way. I am glad you showed it again cuz I never saw it the first time.

Diane Duda said...

Wonky! That's the word I was going to use. Love the colores too!

Anonymous said...

ValGal: As a former dog, I love this piece. I definitely remember the trouble I got into for eating the crotch out of my mistress' panties. I look forward to more of the same in my next lifetime. Pax et Amo. Bad Dog (deceased)

murphy girl said...

congratulations on your successes, including a year of illo friday! as always, love your house!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

What a fun and crazy house! Well done.

Tanya Nichols said...

OHH this looks like TROUBLE!!!

Wee Cottage said...

Wow and entire year of IF on artwork already created... Your one amazing artist. Lovely trouble house.

Ayelet said...

Happy bloggy brithday!! IF will not be the same without you, so you just can't leave.. did you ever miss a topic?

Love that pink house :)

Toni said...

I don't remember seeing this before Val. I hope everyone is clicking on the small pic and viewing it larger.
What a hoot seeing that puppy witha mouth ful of laundry. Well at least it looks like that to me and yes that would be trouble.
thanks Val

Mauricio said...

Hello!

Great illustration, congrats

Nice weekend

From Brazil

jim bradshaw said...

Nice colors. This looks like it could be an animation.

Jeannette said...

Nice house. I'd paint my house that color.

String said...

Oh that's great it got put into a puzzle! What a house! Looks a bit like my illo could live in it!

Michelle Lana said...

great work as always, val!

aynaku said...

No wonder that you sold this quite well...it's a really fashinating image...great colours balancing I always like your airy style...a Latin proverb says "repetita juvant" (repetition is useful)
;)

Alina Chau said...

COOLIO!! Love the funky shape of the house!!

kj said...

fal, i tagged you in my blog to share the songs that have significance in your life.

if you're interested and willing....

(:

kj said...

make that val, not fal. must be too early in the day for my fingers.

merlinprincesse said...

Hehehehe! This house makes me smile! :)

Kathy Weller said...

ey, I LOVE your scary-wacky house!! And it certainly fits the theme to a T! Thank you so much for sharing your puzzle story. It's quite inspiring to me as I am working on marketing my bunnies, and I love hearing stories like yours - it's heartening to hear!! Nice work and congratulations on your puzzle success!! :)
Kathy

Mac McRae said...

Excellent rendering. I like the off square angles in the house.
really great work.

Majeak Ann said...

It's so brilliant, it's wonderful work as usual, wonder why it was a big seller!
dulces colores:)
saludos Val!
-Marjorie

Janet said...

Happy One Year Blogaversary!
I like this again....it made me think of when I was a kid; we were on our way to Florida, and my Dad pulled over (it seemed like in the middle of nowhere)and we all went inside one of those "wonky" looking optical illusian houses.

mrs. b. said...

can i live there? such silliness! congrats on all your gigs, i am busy as well, i miss submitting to IF, for now i'll just have to comment! nice work!

Twisselman said...

Great house, perfect for the theme. Really like the dog... a follow-up to the pooch in the 'quiet' neighborhood last week.
Congrats on the one-year anniversary. I'm two weeks from mine.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

That house is in so much trouble with neighborhood building code!!

cosmos said...

Nice work indeed. Do more.

Issi said...

lovely:o)

KaRLa said...

waww!! great idea with you lovely houses, is really great

isay said...

i like the colors and the shape actually. congratulations that it became a hit! i think all your artworks are.

michael dailey said...

its a house any carpenter would proudly declare there own. as usual great colors and house. like teri glad u showed it again

dd said...

Hey Valgal,

It worries me that an insane, dead dog keeps posting comments.... I remember this piece and have always loved it (in spite of the missing skier)....

xoxox

--dd

P.S. Loved seeing you for mom's bday -- wish it could have been a longer trip!

Cream said...

Is our little doggy chewing on a bit of knicker?
Trouble indeed!!
Love the wonky house, Val!

Collin said...

Congratulations! And busy can be very good.

marc said...

Hi Val,
This is the house of my dreams!
Beautiful! Great!
Nice day !

Caty said...

lovely! love the colours and the house as well!

Liz Jones said...

Happy bloggiversary!
This is really cute.It makes me feel better about the settling floors in my old house! This is really cute!

Bearuh said...

OMG that is so cool that your art was turned into a puzzle!! and sold alot!! not fair

Anonymous said...

The frillies!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy One Year Blogaversary :))))

annax said...

Fantastic art! You have such a whimsical soft way of expressing yourself!

Hanna said...

Can I move in, I love this house! :-)