Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Illustration Friday: Clear


Never is there more of a need to clear the skies than when Andy the Amazing Flying Ace takes to flight. While many of his tricks are downright....well, amazing, he's often unpredictable, doesn't have the best brakes, and he's not exactly known for flying in a straight line. So, if you happen to hear his plane engine buzzing near, unless you'd like a propeller up the nose, it would be best if you cleared the runway, and gave him the right of way.

I loosely sketched the idea for this illustration as I was driving on the toll road to go visit my parents, (even though I never condone sketching and driving). I was thinking that I was soon going to see little Andy, the most precious kitty that ever was, and his tendency to sometimes fly at great distances off the bed or couch rather than simply jump down, and so the character of Andy the Amazing Flying Ace was born.

A 'History of Angela' Fun Fact: My high school class was so apathetic that our class color was 'clear'.

25 comments:

Brine Blank said...

Uh-oh...another drawer/driver on the roads. Lucky we're a rare bunch or insurance premiums would have us all on bikes...and you really can't draw doing that...nice pic!

Natura said...

A very handsome Ace :) Like it a lot!

Jeannette said...

Very cool! Nice piece!

tekentijger said...

aaaww, this is really very wonderful! He looks so determined!

iliki said...

It's lovely ^_^. Love it. Keep the good work

jim bradshaw said...

Nice. I hope your book and magazine dreams come true. You have a style that I think will work with the kiddie market.

Michelle Lana said...

HI angela! lovely work and sooo cute...reminds me of snoopy :) great stuff!!!

the heartful blogger said...

Go Andy!! I love this drawing, and your post made me smile.

Tj said...

Wow this is beautiful!! Its so whimsical and the colours are perfect too!! It reminds me of Richard Scary's original big book. I also like the sortof antique mottled effect on it (my 'big book' has that effect for real, remains of the countelss meals it 'facilitated' heehee! Very charming illustration :)

michael dailey said...

great illo def has that vintage poster look

elleshaw said...

Brilliant Illo! LOve the texture and what you've done with the text :o)

Diane Duda said...

love the colors! just great!

Taffy said...

Looks like a rather hip pussy cat to me. I like the antique look to the whole piece.

Anja said...

Very nice! Love it!

Amy Zaleski said...

This image made me smile....I really love the historical aspect, and of course the lettering! Really great piece!

John Coulter said...

Great work! I love the style and textures

http://johncoulter.blogspot.com/

carla said...

Great story..and really funny fact about your high school! But the best is your illustration...

Tali Z. said...

this is a fabulous style! i love it!

paloma said...

precioso tu blog
felicitaciones
Cariños
Paloma

Angela said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!! :)

Lu*** said...

Oh! I love this drawing!
your illo is very, very nice :)

juliemc said...

Andy's awesome; bet he already has his Super Birdman badge!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Super work! Such a great style!

Marion said...

Woooooowwwwwwwww

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Hee hee. I love it! He's wonderful.