Friday, October 12, 2007

Illustration Friday: Extremes


My submission for Illustration Friday's "EXTREMES" is from an Artist Trding Card I made for Monday Artday ATC's. Sometimes people will do Anything to get their name out there.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now that is an extremely tall order. You could pee all over it and never even dilute the coffee. Pax et Amo. Bad Dog

Rrramone said...

Ha. What a good idea.

murphy girl said...

love this! you should do a series of tall things: lighthouses, windmills, etc.

Vhrsti said...

Great idea! I think your illo is one of the best of this week theme! Truly!

JO said...

Hi Val, as I'm sitting here drinking a cup of coffee, I'm thinking I need one of those in my back yard.

get zapped said...

Love the perspective and colors!

catnapping said...

I have been by that water tank! omg.

Teri C said...

Oh cute. And gosh, so cretive.

Cathie said...

that is really cute. and so true

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

love the perspective!

Ces said...

But this looks very cute and I would love my logo up there on that unique design. In fact I would love my logo on anything YOU design!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice, Val! So when are we gonna get together? I was just at Starbucks in Malibu...

isay said...

i am wondering if i can manage to climb up there!

Frank said...

"Anything"??? - well, it is a little bit extreme...

your illo has a peaceful warm mood - i liked it a lot.

imwithsully said...

Very cool concept! I agree, you shoudl do some more tall ones. :)

Kim Carney said...

extremely wonderful ;)

delaverobum said...

nice work!

Dee said...

Nice, simple picture. I like the simple palette very much. I agree with you about the extremes of advertising. (Hello: cell phones-and those annoying blinking banners on web pages.)Around here a lot of the water towers around here have the local high school football teams. :)

studio lolo said...

Great concept you clever girl! I love the colors too, and I'm in agreement about a series of tall things. Maybe you could do water-tower penthouses!

kj said...

every week i love to see what you come up with. this week you really came up!

:)

Liz Jones said...

I love it!! That's right up there with Tom Robbins' turkey legs on the winnebago.
Great job!

aynaku said...

smart idea! and somehow different from your usual style; great colours also...

Ellen Byrne said...

very cool as always!

carla said...

I love the contrast between the tallllll tower and the little house! Very cool! It must look great on the small ATC:>

AscenderRisesAbove said...

awww if only it were so; an extra large freshly brewed pot of joe for the town

Kstyles said...

Wonderful as always!

PaulSketch said...

ha! I Love how you played around with the type to enhance your illo

bog_art said...

I don't drink coffee so often, but I will love one of those with hot chocolate.. :) I love the idea..

buep said...

I love this one :)) Great idea!

md said...

dont drink coffee but tlov the idea behind this nice piece val

catnapping said...

When Tom wasn't mechanicking, he was driving truck. In fact, we were both "in the truck" when he passed away.

I loved the different truck stops, and kept logs about them...comparing the service, the cleanliness, friendliness, etc.

We spent most of our time on the freeways, and I was misremembering the coffepot as a watertower in Nebraska. I remember now that these "watertowers" are erected at the Sapp Brothers Truck Stops.

I can remember that the folks inside were friendly. I don't have my journal handy. I'll hafta see what I wrote about the experiences.

The neatest watertank I've ever seen is one that's been painted yellow. I think it's in Iowa, on I-80... (again, i'll hafta look at that journal to be sure.) It's a smiley face. Very cute...and it would actually lift my mood any time we drove past it.

Gillian said...

That's fabulous! Is it from a real tower? This is like a still from 'another world' computer game like Myst. You're so talented. xxx

mike r baker said...

Absolutely awesome, of course! And you should make sure people know, this exquisite little painting is only 2.5 by 3.5 inches! Woo!

Janice said...

wonder what it would look like with lights...???
now that would extremely upset the neighbours...
but maybe they already are upset...

Cecilia said...

que bello!! preciosa ilustraciĆ³n.
un beso

benconservato said...

Ten million posts as usual on your site, I love this image, the colours are gorgeous, and I have seen this type of thing so often myself and thought the same thing.

Thanks for stopping by too!