Saturday, February 04, 2006

Chair


This is from a little book I made for my youngest son over 10 years ago. He was obsessed with hammers and carried one around wherever he went. In the story this boy hammers his whole house down but then he discovers he can also make things with a hammer and not just break things (a bit of moralising here). So he proceeds to build an entire city singlehandedly including apartment buildings, supermarkets and bridges. Well anyway he liked it and I told it over and over and over again. This is cut paper and felt tip pen which I put into Photoshop today to clean up. My very first TV show I ever remember seeing was Gerald McBoing-Boing.

13 comments:

Stephen said...

great composition and colors!

Catnapping said...

i love the story, and the history behind this illustration. great colour and contrast.

benconservato said...

I love the style of the illustration, even if you think it is "moralising". It is very inspiring.

Sal said...

This is great - fab retro style but totally appealing still. And I think my 3 yr old son may need that book....

muskoxical said...

you should put the whole book up on your blog- or make a seperate one for it. it seems like a lot of people would really enjoy it.

Rectite23 said...

Great story for a book,and as always I'm loving your style!

Alina Chau said...

what a beautiful and charming illo!! Great concept!

Roz Foster said...

I wonder what it is your son was doing with hammers that inspired you to write this for him? ; - D

I agree with Musko. Put the whole thing up! We'd love to see!

Twisselman said...

Really nice. Your son was very fortunate to have books written and illustrated just for him. More than just clever... inspired!

Marion said...

What is your son doing today;-)?
Perhaps an architect? nice picture..would be fun to see some more of the book!

carla said...

Excellent interpretation of the topic:> I love the simple sahpes and colors...great composition!

TXArtcGal said...

Cute story...and very retro. How wonderful you wrote and illustrated stories just for your son!!

Majeak Ann said...

Loved it...it has this futuristic look~!..great composition and all!!!