Thursday, January 20, 2011

Illustration Friday: Chicken vs Penguin

 This spring chicken says this winter penguin has overstayed his welcome. 

I already submitted some chicken sketches to Illustration Friday this week, but my contempt for this cold winter weather helped inspire another idea. Also, the extra inspiration came since thanks to Jannie Ho it's chicken week! Who wouldn't be inspired by chickens!

I'm thinking I might want to do more Chicken vs. Penguin illustrations. These arch enemies might make good adversaries.

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18 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

Great characters and a wonderful concept. Love it!

littlemissmachete said...

hahaha... Nice concept. I'm cheering for the chicken! (even though that's a good looking penguin)

nasii said...

Love the fact that there's snow and snowflakes on the one side and grass and flowers on the other!

Super Cute:)

roberta baird said...

So cute!!! I wonder what would happen if the chicken stopped by penguin's house! :)

Diandra Mae said...

I love the duality of this picture! Fabulous contrast of the seasons and colors! I too was inspired to create a chicken & partner, but it's for #PBdummy, so I'm keeping it under wraps for now. :)

Debbie Meyer said...

So adorable! I'm with the chicken - winter needs to move on! :D Your art always makes me smile. Thanks for sharing it with the world.

Debra Cooper said...

This is the perfect depiction for where the winter season is at this point in time. Just love it, simplicity with terrific texture.

aimee said...

Thanks so much for the warm welcome to IF Angela! Love your work and both your chicken illustrations! Really nice to reconnect with another CCAD grad!

Laura Zarrin said...

This is so cute!! I just love it.

Kristin Dudish said...

Love all of your chicken drawings, but I can really relate to this one... Winter has definitely overstayed it's welcome! Ha!

SUZANNE LEWIS said...

I love this. The contrast of seasons/color is perfect. What a great idea for a book! I like spring chicken's little pink shorts. Living down in Austin we could use more penguin weather. Astro turf is always greener.

ken said...

i'm a penguin guy, so now i guess we are mortal enemies! (grr)

Angela Matteson said...

Thanks everyone!

Ken, a penguin guy in California, eh? Odd, but, ok.....It's on! (grrrrrr)

Juan said...

Wonderful characters!! Beautifully done.

Jack Foster said...

I like the way you think Angela!... and the way you illustrate too! Great one! :o)....oooo I gotta check out the Will Terry giveaway....he’s great!

Bella Sinclair said...

Chicken vs. Penguin? Whoa, this is better than Shark Week or National Geographic! Go Chicken!!! Bokbok

:D

Noopur said...

Wow! great concept..really cute :). Just saw your website too. Your work is amazing!...loved the home page design, just perfect!!!

Tracy said...

Awww, this is a GREAT idea! And these 2 are so adorable! I think you may be onto something with this...you could really turn this into a book! Love it :)