Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: Fortune


Roger the simian librarian has spent a fortune collecting first run editions of all his favorite novels. To him, they are a treasure more precious than all the gold in the world.

I'd like to say a big thank you, and that I'm flattered and honored to have just been spotlighted on Michelle Lana's site. Michelle is so sweet, and her creativity and hilarious sense of humor are a wonderful inspiration. Check out her awesomely fun blog.

24 comments:

mike r baker said...

Excellent! Wonderful work. I love this character and your style. I like the typography floating around - it adds a lot to the passion of Roger. :)

studio lolo said...

fantastic piece! I would have thought he'd be reading Curious George :)

MammaJam said...

THis is great! I really like your style.

mermaid_misk said...

Great illustration and unusual style, like it a lot :) x

aeneadellaluna said...

Wonderful illustration! the monkey is really well done! I REALLY LIKE THE SENSE IN THE ILLUSTRATION! nice feeling to it!

Michelle Lana said...

thanks angela!!! It's an honor to feature you on my blog :) thank you! I love Roger :) Awesome character and wonderful work as always!

imwithsully said...

I love Roger the simian character. His pants and green shirt make him look like a little pineapple. I'm not sure if that was intentional, but it is perfect. I hope to see Roger again.

Halloweenville said...

well deserved..and this illustration is more proof! great work!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is really nice! Great colors, great character, and the plaid pants rock!

Anette Heiberg said...

Nice! I like the colors.

Anette Heiberg
www.wynlen.no

garth said...

I love the texture and complexity, along with the simpleness (is that a word?) of your illo. Great job.

Lu*** said...

love, beautiful work!

trudette said...

Great picture, I very much like you style.

Scott said...

Great illustration. I like his pants. I really love your style and texture of your lines.

Thanks so much for your kind comments on my site and I'll get you a new keyboard sometime. :)

ValGalArt said...

This is absolutely wonderful! I love it!!!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Thanks for dropping by Angela! It's nice to hear from you again.

Let's hope Blogger do something about their image uploading system.

By the way, your idea for Fortune is great.

tusen said...

Great style. I like the contrast between the colourful character and the monochromatic background.

Pickledog said...

Rogers outfit is super duper! Great illo, and the text in the background is a neat detail. Pickledog and I waved to you from downtown Chicago, but I think the buildings were in the way.

chris chua said...

awesome! This monkey totally made me crack up! I love that shirt and his super high pants:)

Angela said...

Thanks everyone! Hee hee, I see now he does have some pineapple-e-ness about him. I was thinking all along he looked like a 'potato shoved into jeans' like in the Jewel song that I like to sing in the car. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jewel/everybodyneedssomeonesometime.html

tiffini elektra x said...

Roger is the most fabulous monkey. I love his outfit - he looks so retro. The background just has a great texture and I love the words scattered about.

glimbit said...

There is a strong family resemblance, my family, specifically, in Roger. I know that's not what you were going for, but ... wait a minute, is that why you wanted that old family photo?

mrs. b. said...

his pants are faboo!! and I like his glasses, too spiffy!

Anonymous said...

love the librarian!! Love him!!