Thursday, October 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Spooky + Dueling Banjo Pig

  

I've enjoyed following the duel of pigs that has been transpiring between Guy Francis and Stacy Curtis, and have eagerly wanted to join in the fun. This week, with Illustration Friday's topic being 'spooky', and Guy & Stacy calling for spooky banjo pigs a sketch developed out of the most obvious solution, Vampire Banjo Pig!

There is an open call for more dueling banjo pigs, so do check out the main blog, and see the over 450 pigs already submitted!

21 comments:

Emily said...

Who would have thought that banjos pigs and vampire would be such a fierce combo!
Fantastic!

lil kim said...

ooh he's so cute! Love his slightly unsure expression and also the scaredy-cat.

Nina Crittenden said...

This is wonderful, Angela! I love that the bat has big ears like the vampire pig. Great colors, movement, and expressions! Delightful!

Two Happy Apples said...

I love it! The strong diagonal line created by the cat, vampire pig, and bat gives the piece a strong sense of movement. While the apple anchors it and keeps your eye from going right off the page. Plus, its super cute. Really nice work!

Bethany Hissong said...

Don't tell the other banjo pigs, but yours is my favorite!! I love your style!!!

Angela Matteson said...

thanks everyone!

Nina, there are actually several species of big-eared bats. Maybe swine-related?

Bethany I'm blushing! I'll keep hush. :)

Tamara Henderson said...

Cool vampire pig! Love the bat! He so cute with his big ears! :)

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

so cute! I love the combo!

Tracy Bishop said...

So very cool! He's such a happy banjo/vampire/pig :-)
I also admire your multi-tasking skills. Who'd have thought that banjo pigs and spooky can go together?

Di said...

Cute!

ArtQwerks said...

wonderful colors!

theartofpuro said...

Adorable!

Ana said...

love them all, super cute and ready for halloween :)

dthaase said...

great style

Eric Barclay said...

Really cute- such a wonderful character! The fang marks in the apple are really clever, too.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How clever and wonderful and full of life!!! I really love what you did. It's fantastic! That pig is awesome.

Nikki said...

Angela,

LOVE the color scheme!!! The peach with the orange-ish background color is so appealing!!!

Love the line work too!!!

Great JOB!

Angela Matteson said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Eric, Ah yes, as you see, this vampire banjo pig is vegetarian...er, well,...fruitarian. :P

Juan said...

Excellent illustration!

the enigma said...

that's adorable!

Bella Sinclair said...

Love at first bite! He is adorable! And get a load of the bat's ears. LOVE 'em. I think your vampire pig should get together with the pigzilla currently terrorizing Australia. Happy Halloween! :)