Monday, March 19, 2007

illustration friday: total

I was feeling rather uninspired about this one, all I saw in my mind was accountants totaling up taxes, and that cannot be healthy... so, I decided against that idea!
Believe me I have nothing against them, I just think that I would have to be in a very low creative runt to resort to drawing accountants.
As I was looking through the internet for some inspiration, and I came across this website and finally my muse smiled at me.
So, how many monkeys does it take to change a lightbulb?
The total is 2, one to change it and the other is just there for moral support.

16 comments:

benconservato said...

Yes, numbers are in my head too!
I love your monkeys!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is very effective! Well done. I love your characters.

Linda said...

Clever! great illo!

Ammon said...

Great idea! The monkies are great.

Brine Blank said...

Monkeys...accountants...accountants...
monkeys... Nice illo

Claudia said...

Love the way you executed this...cute monkeys!

Katrin said...

Yay for the monkeys! Maybe they could come over here and change the bulb in my kitchen?

a.g.barrows said...

aha it made me laugh..
I like the monkey's expressions

Tulipland said...

hahaa GREAT!!

MiauMau said...

Thank you guys and gals! I had a lot of fun doing this illo... Actually, I always have fun when I'm drawing!
I just want to add something about this particular illustration. It is a bit of a departure to the techniques that I tend to use. Usually, I like to leave the "bones" or the underlying structure of the drawing, because I feel that a lot of a drawing's strength disappears once it is cleaned up. Plus I really I find the structure of a drawing really beautiful, and a great learning tool... Nothing like looking at rough sketches from the masters, hey guys?
Also, I really like using a lot of textures when I "paint" my work in the computer, and a lot of my work shows that... Just look at my previous illustration entry!
So, in this particular I decided to leave my comfort zone and paint in freehand, which to my surprise actually worked!)
I think that for my next illustration I might go somewhere in between both techniques, paint my work in freehand but, with textures created in the program by myself... mmm, sounds like an "auto-challenge"!!

Michelle Lana said...

great one!

Rrramone said...

monkey see
monkey do
let me see
that makes two!

BePpLeZ said...

haha....i LOVE your monkeys...they are very well made....and that is a very nice cute little idea for total, and i'm pretty sure it's unique for it as well....great job ;)

serline\璘 said...

Cute Monkeys! BUT I'm worried if the bulb is too hot for its hand?

glimbit said...

I like your choice to clean this one up. Makes it easy to focus on the simplicity of the shapes.

I know what you mean about seeing the underlying drawings, but it's good to see the flat graphics take center stage and accomplish a lot of movement and expression with just a little bit of effort.

Oh, and these monkeys are sweet.

chaney16 said...

I like the way you used the glow effect on the hand. Good choice in colors

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