Monday, 18 May 2009

Illustration Friday "Contagious"

"Tea and Sympathy"

This week’s topic “contagious” proved to be quite prophetic, as I spent a large portion of the weekend coughing and snivelling over cups of honey and lemon tea. Naturally, being male, I was on death’s door several times and only just managed to raise my arm long enough to hit play and start another episode of LOST. Luckily I made it through alive and was able to whip this little self portrait together.

I had originally intended to post this caricature of Russel Brand. As an entertainer I find his humour to be quite contagious and I can’t help but like him, despite myself. But I thought that link was probably a little too tenuous, so he remains as a little sketchy bonus.

24 comments:

  1. nice drawing

    hope you feel well soon

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  2. Great work, I enjoy your pics, really nice color.

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  3. Poor guy! He's really sick! Great draw! The character is really funny! Love the detail of the red nose!

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  4. Super illustration, your 'Tea and Sympathy'. Get well soon!

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  5. nice colors... i like the simple way you drew the vapors.... :)

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  6. It is atmospheric and beautiful!

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  7. A great caricature (you got him to a tee...or is it tea...T ?...anywho) and your sick bed portrait is perfect. Is that the reflection you saw in the TV when lost faded to black between episodes...:) Great art is born out of suffering!

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  8. Very nice work. :) Hope you feel MUCH better!

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  9. nice!... you do great work, even when you're not feeling well

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  10. wonderful! I like his expression! Great work!

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  11. Thanks guys. Do you realise I'm getting more sympathy here than I am at home?! I'll know where to come next time.

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  12. Nice character design and illustration. I have to say, the little sketchy bonus is dead on as well.

    ;-)

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  13. I've heard that watching marathon episodes of Lost can cure the common cold!!
    Funny illo... look at that poor red nose!!

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  14. Dearest Chris, Great illustration..I am a really big fan of Russell Brand and um now you!
    ; )xox Charmaine
    www.charmainedsilva.com

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  15. Nice work! great drawing and stylizing.

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  16. Great picture!! Very contagious, I'm sure!!

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  17. great use of colors to get the emotion of dread across...

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  18. haha!! wow-wonderful illo!! get well soon!!

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  19. That looks really bad…but really good!
    Hope your feeling better now.
    P.S. love the RB sketch.

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  20. aaawwwww, you poor little thing! more tea, more honey! hey, isn't that the guy from um, that movie, educating amy, er, regarding jessica stein, err, OH WHAT'S THE NAME AGAIN??? bluurrggg...

    he's awesome (and the sniveling, sniffling self portrait!) by the way. looks JUST like the dude! perfect willowy waist. ")

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  21. cool, both the drawings add up to sympaTEA :)

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