Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Electricity


As I was growing up in the 50's in a large family my parents unabashedly referred to the TV set as the "electronic babysitter" and made liberal use of it. Our TV set was made of blonde wood and had skinny spindly legs. I loved it dearly. Many happy hours were spent in its enticing glow.
The first thing I ever remember seeing on it
was Gerald McBoing Boing At 3 years of age I recall how intensely sad it was when Gerald was alone in the swirling snow.

18 comments:

fergus said...

I really liked the style, great illustration.

a.g.barrows said...

great style, very good

Vhrsti said...

So nice! It's one of your best I've seen...

Bobo Cat said...

Lovely drawing. I like the 'side dish' as well, the rabbit antena, the telephone, and the cartoon in the TV.

Doug said...

really nice illo! I like the retro style! I remember the program... I am soooo old.... :0)

Chickengirl said...

hooray for retro goodness! I love the walls and the tv and phone!

Its funny how sometimes I will draw my TVs like that in my illos...and the art director would say "please up date that TV!"

johanna said...

your style is awesome!

ValGalArt said...

Extremely wonderful and nostalgic! makes me want to turn on the hi-fi :)

Alina Chau said...

love it!

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow! You really captured the fun retro style with such flair!

flossy-p said...

I agree, you've nailed the retro style here! I loved those TVs with slender legs, they seemed too spindly to hold up such weight.

alix said...

this is so nice! I love the retro feeling! anda very tender too

JR's Thumbprints said...

We use the television as a pacifier in the prison--an idiot box for the idiots in the box.

mike r baker said...

Brilliant! I love this whole scene!!! (happy!)

Gigi Moore said...

I love the retro style of this illustration.

great :O)

gigi

Pickledog said...

Oh yah! Lovin' the retro t.v. box, and the groovy design in the background.

Makes me kind of miss my old tube set, and the burning static smell when we turned it on.

paige said...

wonderful! I'm happy to have discovered your blog today!

Dada's place said...

Great illustration! I like colours, retro style, composition, ...everything!
:)
Dragana