Monday, April 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Speed

Sure bee boy enjoys buzzing from place to place on wing power alone, but when he has the real need for speed nothing beats a super fly sports car. (Just hope the fly doesn't notice he "borrowed" it.)

I had the inspiration for this illustration ever since the Insect topic from last month. Speed seemed to be a fitting topic to turn this concept into tangible art.

23 comments:

Pati @-;-- said...

So cute. He's adorable!

Sweet Pea said...

This is really fun - love the sunglasses!

HARDWAX said...

This is so cool and funny! Great work.

Kaya said...

This is so cute and funky! Love the expression and the little car.

Rrramone said...

Bee boy be coolin'. :-)

Debra Cooper said...

This is very nice. The colors are so appealing. What media do you use? How do you create your background? I really like this one a lot.

TXArtcGal said...

So...that's where all the buzzing comes from...when the bees buzz around in their convertibles! Fantastic as usual!

Roz Foster said...

Yes! I love your bee people! Like the couple of bees you did for 'insect,' this speed racer needs a speed race-ette.

Angela said...

Thanks for the kind comments!

Debra,it's almost all digital done in Painter IX with the gouache brushes. I also added some texture from a photo I took of an outside wall. The background pattern is a piece of art I created and turned into a pattern in Painter.

Roz, you're so right! I see her now. Bee girl in a cute lil' love bug beetle.

Trevor Pitt said...

Haha! I love it! B-Boy Rules. Wait, B-Boys need Fly-Girls! (There's a song about it even) I'll just assume he's off to pick her up for a fun date. GREAT illo Angela. This makes me smile for miles!

PS: Are you sure this guy can drive? He looks legally blind. Ha! I keed, I keed. He must wear his "sunglasses at night" too. 'Cos "his future's so bright he's GOTTA wear shades."

ValGalArt said...

this is bee-utiful!!! bee boy is adorable in his sporty sppedy car! love this!!!

carla said...

That's one sweet ride! I really like the detail of the car against the patterned bacground, and the bee booy looks very swanky! Great job:>

carla said...

That's one sweet ride! I really like the detail of the car against the patterned bacground, and the bee booy looks very swanky! Great job:>

carla said...

That's one sweet ride! I really like the detail of the car against the patterned bacground, and the bee booy looks very swanky! Great job:>

Cereja said...

Love the "wallpaper" , cute!

violetismycolor said...

his car is faster than he is? funny...

tiffinix said...

I really adore your illustrations. The patterns get me every time. Great lighting as well. I love the bee boy!

ljay said...

Hey Angela,
Nice blog, I like your work too! I'm a fan! Thanks for stopping by my site and leaving a nice comment.
I'll come back to this blog.

Leezy said...

This is great Angela, I love your work. I think that;s such a cool speedy little car! I was browsing through some previous posts, too, haven;t been on the scene to chak out other blogs lately, so it was great to catch up. Love your Monster #2. Bravoi!

Bron Smith said...

It's always a treat to visit sites of those who draw well. I enjoy your simple, elegant whimsical style.

Magpie said...

i like your illy!! too cute! :D

kg said...

this is so cool. i'm very curious about your technique. what medium?

wynlen said...

Very cute. I like the colors and the pattern in the background.
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