Monday, July 31, 2006

Clean, adj.- free from dirt or pollution

I used the most obvious meaning of the word for my entry to this week's Illustration Friday. I've been in a weird place regarding creating art lately, and I'm taking very slow steps back into the fray...trying to stay loose and open; trying not to freak out about putting myself in a box. Hence the black and white...I'm focusing on line and value right now. I'll play with colors later.

The image you see was inspired by my dogs. Whenever they hear water running, they know it's bathtime, and you'd think it was the end of the world! They're too well trained to run and hide, but they act like their lives are over when they're being scrubbed down. You'd think they would appreciate it? Uh, no.

Oh, and why is it when I clean the dogs, I always end up dirtier than when I started?

16 comments:

  1. Hi...nice dog bath! Thank you for the comment on my birdbath. Sorry, but I dont have outlook express, so I couldnt send you a private note. Anyhow, I didn't use paper for the bird bath, its all digital. I have a great program called "Mirage" which is basicly a bitmap based animation program. It does everything, and its awesome. I've used it for animations and motion graphics, but it also works great for illustrating.

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  2. Julia Garate3:00 PM

    hey! How are you? Hows Dallas? Every1 misses you! hows your summer been? I cant believe im about to be in high school! well hope your doing great!

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  3. Hi Julia! We're in Waco, not Dallas, and it's been good. I've been very busy travelling this summer. It's amazing to me that you're about to be a freshman- you make me feel old! haha! Have fun getting ready to go back to school.

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  4. Because dogs are not man's best friend. Cats are. :-) Nice job!

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  5. reminds me of the sheep dog in the bugs bunny cartoon (sam and ralph, punching in to begin shifts in the pasture!)

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  6. Lovely! I like how you portray the little girl. Very dynamic!

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  7. This looks great, Dee! I know what you mean about doggie bath time...I end up filthy, wet, and covered with fur. Keep drawing...don't get stuck! This would look super in color, BTW:>

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  8. This is absolute amazing! I love the whole motion, from the bubbles to how the girl pours the water over the dog. The shading is great too :) Love it!

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  9. good pose on the dog. he is not enjoying that.

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  10. i like as you draw the girl, really great

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  11. This is great. Love the dog and also the girls toes!
    My dog is the same way when it comes to a bath. Of course, she's afraid of just about everything.

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  12. hahaha! LOVE the dog face, the girl is having so much fun..but the..dog...yes..maybe he is calm.

    great Dee!
    Marjorie

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  13. great piece, the more i look at it, the more i like it. great perspective on that bucket and the expression on the dog is priceless.

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  14. I like how you captured his reluctant cooperation!

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  15. Great sketches and expressions! Cheers.

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  16. This is beautiful Dee! I love the look of the dog!

    Anette
    www.wynlen.no

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