Thursday, January 22, 2009


Pale - Topic for Illustration Friday

Hummingbirds are mother nature's color sampler tools. Would I lie to you?

I finished this illustration on the Jan 21st, 2009. Not a bad birthday for an illustration! Obama's first official day in office was the one and only thing the world was talking about yesterday. It seems only right I send my congrats as well, and dedicate this piece to the day. I imagine Big O is feeling pretty overwhelmed tonight, what with all the briefings and meetings piling up. I wonder if he's gotten to the fun stuff yet... like that part about the massive government cover-up concerning UFO phenomena. I wonder still, will he keep his promise to make government more open and accountable to us? I'll give him a few days to let it all sink in of course. I'm sure he's learning secrets so extensive they will forever change his perspective on the universe. I expect my Interstellar Telleporter delivered within 5 - 7 business days with signature confirmation, Mister President.

I'd also like to dedicate this to my boy, Jesse. Jes just got his masters studying Experimental Animation at the California Institute of the Arts, and his brand-new beautiful website can be seen here. Check it out and tell your friends. You know, all those friends you have working in animation studios. Yeah, those ones. He just got an animation gig at Duck Studios for a few weeks, and the 21st turned out to be his draining first day as well. Only thing is Obama gets Air Force One while Jesse gets a 2 hour train/ bus commute. I bring this up mostly to drive home the point that Obama needs to give us all teleporters.

Here he is with fellow animation wizards, Daniel Ash and Dillion Markey, on their last day and CalArts.


  1. Great work. Love the colours and textures included with the illustration. It provides with a sense a depth again the white area's.

  2. Interstellar teleporters? I'd be happy with a cross-town express teleporter!

    Seriously, though, love the illustration.

  3. Your work is very fine. Love the comecon image.

  4. You're right Mr J. I'm may be setting myself up for disappointment. Perhaps I should be more realistic and settle for the cross-town and country teleporter?

  5. Yeah, because where would you go if it did take you somewhere interstellar? I mean, I'm not criticizing or anything. I'm just worried about you, ya know? What if you teleport somewhere that has no air, or where it's all molten iron or something? That would suck. We don't know what's out there. Hm.

    Then again, how do we know until we go? Forget all the other stuff I said - just be sure to wear a fancy space suit (with a totally awesome jet-pack).

  6. OOOh Allyson, Pale is just... just... BEAUTIFUL!!!! Yummy, yummy, yummy! Love the how you did all the wonderful work around the figure,but kept the figure pale. Excellent work.

  7. Hello my friend once again! Thanks so much for warm comments. You don't know how encouraging they are too me! I need the positive energy! Thanks so very much!