April 20, 2005

14: Hammer Time

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I didn't think I would have the time to post an Illustration Friday submission this week. But I just finished prepping my HOWieZine pages. So lookit me now!

This is what I imagined Illustration Friday was built on in the first place. Doodles. I peruse the submissions and I'm always wowed by the craft, the time commitment – and sometimes even the complexity – of folks' work. That's why I always dig my man Allan Lorde's stuff. It's simple. It conveys the message. It's fun. And now go do something else. That's what I did this week, in drawing this doodle right in my grid-paper work notes. It's my interpretation of the word reinvent, this week's theme. And it took all of fifteen minutes.

I've heard there are finches on the Galapagos Islands that have actually learned to use 'tools' to find food. Some use twigs to extract hard-to-get seeds or to tip eggs out of other birds' nests. So here's this guy, basically taking that concept one step further. It's reinventing the finch, baby.

10 comments:

Emily said...

That's so cute and clever!

Emily

usa said...

nice work for 15 mins !!

Roosa said...

I agree, but not everyone work the way you do. I like to doodle digital. My illu's are also only a matter of minutes. But I do like your doodle very much. I like your concept and I like the way you have drawn it. Great!

Rebeccashane said...

Oh this is great... I love the effect of the graph paper too!

Karen Winters said...

Terrific job - really interprets the theme and nicely drawn too.

deboraht said...

Love the drawing and the paper. Great idea.

Anonymous said...

Great idea, and in looks beautiful.

wynlen
wynleDesign

Allan L. said...

Thanks for the props, man. I like this a lot...it's a clever and cute idea!

Princesa de Chocolate said...

I keep wanting to participate on these! :) Maybe I still have a chance to submit re-invent. I've had the idea since I got the topic e-mail... you're having an artistic influence on me Jeope! Nice work! The paper's just right!

devon said...

jeope! i friggin' love it!!!!

too awesome. it's going on my wall, (if'n you don't mind!)

you're really talented. i enjoy your blog so much.

i miss wierd requests from my ex b-friend graphic designer asking me to do all sorts of wierd things for his art! too bad he sucked so much.