Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Illustration Friday: Island

When we were kids my little brother and I used to lay out the sofa cushions and pillows all over the floor, and pretend they were islands, and that the carpet was the ocean with shark-infested waters. Too bad our carpet wasn't blue like this to help add to the illusion. On a side note, the only color of shag carpet that ever made any sense to me was green, so you could pretend it was freshly mowed grass. :)

24 comments:

joseph's art and stuff said...

my brothers and i played a simular game as well, great illustration.

damon said...

nice


i played that game

Anna Lloyd said...

clever! We used to play that. The waters were crocodile infested!

Dada's place said...

I like your illustration and your story behind it. Your characters are beautiful and interesting and I love the colours. :)

Tessa said...

I hear ya! That is brilliant ....and a wonderful illustration.

Alicia Padrón said...

Me too!!!! :o)

Only there were crocodiles in my living room instead of sharks! This is awesome.. wonderful illustration!

cserháti hajnalka said...

:) :) :)

princesstomato said...

Fun! Great scene!

Teri

Jen A said...

He, he. I remember doing that!

Great illo!

Sean Ashby said...

Like everyone else, that rings pretty familiar to me, too. It was amazing how much fun you could have with ordinary furniture. Cardboard boxes, too =)

Great piece!

Juan said...

Excellent idea and illustration Angela!! Beautifully done.

Tom Barrett said...

I just remember putting the cushions on the floor and jumping back an forth between the couch and cushions, or just bouncing on the springs in the couch!
Great illo!

Katie said...

My brother and I played that game too. I wonder if it was because of the move "Jaws". Anyway, your illustration brought back fond memories, and its a wonderfully done.

Tricky Trev said...

"The floor is lava" is what me and my sis played! She was terrible at it. I usually ended up sacrificing her to the gawds so that our mini-civilization could flourish! Ha! :P

Nice illo -a!

nina seven said...

great illo, angela. I love the texture of the couch, how fun!

LaMa said...

I love this! My little brother and I used to do this too! I used to play "the floor is lava" just like Tricky Trev too.

Cute style :)

The Green Telephone said...

What a great idea for this week's subject! Lovely illustration.

Angela said...

Thanks everyone!

Sounds like we all had a bit of fun using our imaginations with our parent's furniture! I like the variations with the crocs, and I think I remember a few lava flows in the living room too. :)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I guess I didn't make up this game? he he he he he he! My sister and I use to play the same game in our bedroom on our island twin beds. Great illustration.

SENTA said...

This is too funny, I completely forgot about this game until I saw this, but I remember playing it too! This illo is magical! Thanks for the book recommendations, I've never heard of Coraline but maybe I better go get it before the movie too!

nina seven said...

angela - i have a "sweet" award for you over on my blog!

kathy hare said...

a lovely illustration..
we had a green carpet and I know what you mean! :)

sketched out said...

Awww! This is so sweet. Really brings back memories of similar games my sisters and I used to play. Did you guys ever have to run from hot lava!?

Anyway, as usual, your illo is outstanding, whimsical, beautifully colored and very expressive. Can't wait to purchase the children's book you will, no doubt, be illustrating in the near future!

Ben Clanton said...

Wonderful! I remember playing similar games with my sister. I think your illustrations are wonderful. Best wishes with your future in children's book illustration!