Friday, April 07, 2006

Illustration Friday - Speed



I'm not sure if a hippo on roller skates is a good representation of "speed" but who knows with all that weight, she might be able to get some pretty good momentum -especially on the downhill runs. (Click on image for a larger view.)

29 comments:

violetismycolor said...

this illo is full of charm...lovely...

Genevieve said...

hey that's some fun drawing going on there! very cheerful (without being stupid like a lot of "children's" art can be sometimes).

no wait, not cheerful. GLEEFUL!!!
nice work.

Chrissie A said...

Ms. Hippo is adorable...love those purple skates! Good job--very charming illustration!

cbobak said...

I'd hate to be in her path! Very cute illustrations!

mademoisellelala said...

That is just darling! Nice job. :)

mademoisellelala said...

That is just darling! Nice job. :)

mademoisellelala said...

This is just darling! Nice work! :)

Jeannine said...

I love it! Whimiscal and fun. I love the "pop" of color from the red balloon.

Ginger*:)* said...

Exceptional! I love it!

Sweet Pea said...

I love your hippo - now that's a way to travel!

Ginger*:)* said...

Exceptional. I love him!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

but, can she chew gum too?

Don said...

I also scrolled down the page... you have a very good classic style here. I can picture all of these in books. Great work!

ValGalArt said...

how delightful! If I saw this hippo I would want to be friends! You really capture the perfect facial expressions for your characters. I don't want to offend any of the winners or entries of the cave contest(they were all wonderful) but had you been eligible you would have won! Your illustration of bears and boy is perfection!!!

karen lee said...

She's a blast - just get outta the way on the downhill side. Your work has such whimsy.

Piotr said...

Hey, she must be a Speed Reader!

Pati @-;-- said...

I love him too... he's such a funny guy.

steve said...

great one. The red balloon is a nice touch. Hope she doesn't hit a rock.

Robert McLaughlin said...

That's pretty funny! Get out of the way--this guy isn't stopping for anyone. Nice illustration.

Makita said...

I love your work! Your hippo is adorable ... :)

carla said...

My goodness - she's a graceful multitasking hippo! I'm sure that getting around on skates must feel like speed to her:> I love your spring and monster illos too!

Neuro said...

That's a very cutie picture. Very children friendly and cheerful. It's a fun picture.

TXArtcGal said...

LOL!! Fantastic!! I absolutely love your style!! This hippo definitely would have some speed on a hill! Great job!!

HARDWAX said...

I've missed your blog somehow, great pieces, your speed is so funny, really sharp work.

Aravis said...

This is really cute, and I'm sure she moves faster on skates than on foot. *G*

stp-illustrations said...

It´s so cute! I love it!!!

shawn said...

That is soooo adorable!!!! I LOVE IT!

Ellen said...

WOW! Awesome as usual!

wynlen said...

Your hippo fits this topic perfect, and it's a very good illustration. By the way, I love your spring illustration too - it's great!
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