Friday, November 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: pretend



Let's pretend we are small enough to walk into this box and help ourselves to some chocolate, fun clothes and surf and sun. Wouldn't that be swell? My submission to Illustration Friday's "pretend" theme is a store-shaped candy box for Fred Segal Fun Style. They are located in Santa Monica and specialise in casual beachy fashion and accessories.


copyright 2008 Valerie Walsh for Fred Segal Fun Style
Ilustration on Canson Airbrush paper

43 comments:

Lisa M Griffin said...

These are just wonderful... bright and cheery! It would be fun to have People Size chocolates too. =)
Have a great weekend.

studio lolo said...

I'd be happy to step inside ANY of your creations!
:)

Kate said...

Very cute...and I agree about the people sized chocolates. : )

Roberta said...

Let's pretend nothing! Now I've got to search the cupboards for some of those KISSES!

Cute illo and Yum!

froggie said...

YESSSSSSS!!!! I WANNA PLAY PRETEND WITH YOU AND EAT A CHOCOLATE KISS AS BIG AS MY HEAD! adorable, vallie! :))

Teri C said...

What a great pretend!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Val...these boxes are amazing!!! I just love the wonder you put into your work...

thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend...

Hugs
Diana

NANCY LEFKO said...

adorable, val :)

Dot said...

what a wonderful idea! now I'm hungry for chocolate... And thanks so much for the nice comments on my alice in wonderland illo!

INDIGENE said...

What a delicious post idea! Hmmm...where is that box of chocolates I had a minute ago...:)
Great colors!

http://indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

get zapped said...

Too cute :p Now, you've got me thinking about chocolate....

yoon see said...

All friends will celebrate the sugary chocolate together with their dearest creation here, yummy yummy:)

Vicki Smith said...

Your houses work so nicely for packaging, Valerie. It's a really cute illustration.

erin said...

I've been playing a little game called "guess Val's IF song" I was wrong again, darn it! I felt for sure it would be Jackson Browne's "The Prentender", the Pretenders was an excellent choice. Fred should be putting saltwater taffy in those boxes, or is that just an east coast thing? Love it, love it.

bog_art said...

I want to be enough small for walking around your store!.. =D

Fadas & C.ยช said...

Great idea! The illustration worked perfectly! I wish I could buy one of those just for the package!

Ces said...

That would not be difficult to pretend at all. These are lovely creations Val. I like the details in the window. You always manage to put something interesting. I like the torquise bra! I can just imagine you doing this and you have a smile in your face.

Valerie Deneen said...

Yuummm chocolate! Looks great!

kj said...

like all of your magical places, pretending is toooooo easy.

ps now i can see the magic cottage pulsating with energy and light! can you imagine??!

xo

SENTA said...

You do the funnest projects, Val! I just love seeing all your fun packaging...Amazing!

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

More super terrific work!! Yea!

johanna said...

you really are very talented :-) what a perfect little box for the kids!

Alina Chau said...

This is Brilliant!! SWEEEET!!!

Bella Sinclair said...

I just ADORE your little boxes. Such a fabulous idea, and sooooo much fun. And such a nice quote on the bottom, too. The next time I'm in Santa Monica, I'll have to stop by!

sketched out said...

Better yet, maybe I'll head over to Santa Monica and buy up a bunch of those lil houses of yours, set up a little village and then gorge on all the chocolate, heehee. These are just adorable Val!

Connie said...

That better be fantastic chocolate to be worthy of the fabulous packaging!

Faruffa said...

This is a magic idea Val, I already see myself among the palms to choose a dress on stand!!!

Connie said...

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R.E.II™ (The Missing Manuscript) said...

Bravo. I am standing with you on this one.

LDahl said...

You need a "Pretend Hotel" for all your friends and admirers to hang out in! I really think you should consider it a priority to construct one for us!:))

isay said...

i agree with LDahl! gosh, i can also pretend so i can step in any of your work. you\ve done a really great job with this one. i suppose the owner was very happy and craving for more.

Gabrielle said...

I'd buy the box even if someone else had already eaten the candy! You must have had so much fun with this project.

R.E.II™ (The Missing Manuscript) said...

Dear Valerie, thanks for being part of redeyes. Your work, one of your illustrations will fit well into the story...I am at your service. It's difficult to choose. You decide.

princesstomato said...

ohhh i am so there! especially for the SUN! i think it is about 20 degrees here today! brrrrr.

lovely work, val!

teri

R.E.II (The Missing Chapters) said...

Here is a message sent to all the directors of Red Eyes2.

Dear director,
I am about to link you somehow into the story...nothing negative....this story will continue to unfold as long as you desire:
I think its more proper for you to choose who you would like to be rather than me forcing a label on you and also let me know what your limits are i.e. what you wouldn't like etc
The following characters have been taken:
1. michelle obama's niece
2. Michelle’s personal assistant
3. The psychologist
4. the light
5. the musician
6. the jazz pianist
7. the musician from argentinia
8. the mermaid
9. the jelly fish
10. jumpy the little frog
11. thom of the red rabbits
12. the biochemist
13. girl without shoes
14. the poet
15. former art school girl
16. rebecca the priestess
17. the german actress
18. the safety comissioner
19. the unnamed artist
20. the flying cat
21. barack obama

I need to rename the blogs under the title directors blogs..

Please let me know who you would like to be?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Best wishes

bog_art said...

Thanks for those kind words my friend!.. =)

kim said...

I would love to have one as a real playhouse!

catnapping said...

I wish I lived in one of your paintings. That would be a cool thing if heaven was getting to live where we wanted, yes?

I used to have a couple of troll dolls when I was about 12. I made them clothes and little rooms out of shoe boxes and bits of stuff I found around and scraps of fabric and notions...I would pretend I lived in there. But they were never as sugary magical as the images I find every week here at your place.

Michael O'Connell said...

valerie… i love seeing your work in 3-d… it is always so lively…

yoon see said...

I have a tag for you:

http://yoonsee.blogspot.com/2008/11/ive-been-tagged-by-senta.html

Blanquita de los Bosques said...

wondeerful!! i like it ^^
I´d added your link to my blog, i hope you dont mind! thnks!!!

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Fida Abbott said...

Happy Blessed Thanksgiving
I like your pictures

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