Thursday, April 17, 2008

IF: Fail



This weeks Illustration Friday topic was "Fail". This poor little squid failed to notice he had gotten to close to the shoreline while rolling and playing in the tides. Those pesky old seagulls were up to no good again and snatched him up out of the oceans edge. Now they all gawk and flutter about staring at the poor little fellow with their beady little eyes.

Medium:pen & ink / digital color

12 comments:

margot said...

#1- seagulls are really kinda scary
#2- nice illustration!
#3- we posted right next to eachother on illustration friday lol!

Patrick said...

Hehehe. Very cool illo. You totally captured the expression of someone about to be pecked to bits by seagulls. Poor little squidikins.

Og from the Og Blog said...

Ha. My favorite so far. Granted, you are at the top of the list but this is very nicely done.

Valaine said...

It's great the way you animated the birds with the light outlines. Poor squid - but I recently watched a scary documentary about squids who are capable of eating humans! AHH!!

curlyillustrator said...

Great colors! His expression is classic. They'll eventually let him go, right?

Cecilia Levy said...

oh, the poor thing. seagull bullies!

Bahne said...

Hahaa !
Great work, now that is what i call an illustration!

Emily said...

nooo! too cute...I can't stop laughing... great illo.

Raluca C said...

I like the composition but very much(in all your work )I like the way you use the color(f.ex,in **wide**monster)!And the characters you create are so special!

ndbg said...

I like the squid's look on his face. Also i like how everything pops out almost like 3-d. The shading is nice and is a shade down from techni-color

ndbg said...

I like the squid's look on his face. Also i like how everything pops out almost like 3-d. The shading is nice and is a shade down from techni-color

rawtoastdesign said...

thanks for the comment ndbg!

Best,

Jesse