June 21, 2005

22: Socks Make The Man

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Ironically enough, this week's Illustration Friday topic duplicates the theme of the recently completed (and soon to be mailed) HOWieZineblack and white. Fortunately enough, I was then able to create one of the discarded ideas Kerry and I had for the zine, that of a formally dressed individual wearing white socks. Kerry works in the hub of Winnipeg, and on occasion has sighted the faux-pas businessman who dares challenge convention by matching up his three-piece suit with a pair of run-of-the-mill sport socks. These fashion victims are the inspiration behind this piece, built from an original sketch simplified in FreeHand and dressed up in Photoshop with a background of scanned newspaper stock reports.

Side note: In an unrelated matter, I'm stoked. Exactly three weeks from now – and for the first time – I'll be sleeping in my very own house. And I'm looking around and I realize… I've got a lot of sh*t to pack.

19 comments:

Rose Travale said...

Very nice. I really love the background newspaper collage design. The colours are also fantastic.

Бистра said...

I really love your idea!

Rebeccashane said...

Socks do make the man hahah.. Nice Illo. Congrats on the house! Start PACKIN

allison said...

oh i love this! i used suits and newspaper too for my illustration, but your take on the subject is quite unique. great work.

Jeff said...

Hey, nice stuff! So where can I see more of your illustrations? And what's Illustration Friday? Oh, btw, noticed you hadn't added my blog link after all, did I make ya mad? :)

Jeope said...

Jeff, ya made it.

1) Unfortunately, I'm only prolific enough to draw the stuff that makes it on this blog, so what you see is what you get. You'd have to scour the archives for more.

2) Illustration Friday (illustrationfriday.com) is a site that spits out a weekly theme, and then folks submit stuff that reflects it.

3) Yes, I haven't added your blog - am getting to it. Keep pants on.

Kim Carney said...

Oh, that is a great image. And litte fashion no-no's do make for great illustrations.

lukewarmluxe said...

i really like this! reminds me of one of my old profs who would wear black trousers and white socks all the time.
thanks for your comment on my illustration. i replied there, but i'll go ahead and tell you here- the background is just a pattern i found a while back. i'll send it if you want it.
<3

Chuck Rose said...

Hey, got your comment about hands in the pocket. So I had to laugh when I hit your blog and saw this illustration. Glad to have found you.

Chuck

Carolyn said...

Great illustration!

White Socks ROCK!

evil_jeanius said...

Love the execution - one of my favourites!

the reluctant blogger said...

This is a great illustration! I love the pose and the composition, as well as the concept -- very funny.

Wignke said...

Great Concept! It really brought a smile to my face.

velleitypie said...

Hi.

I like all your things. Especially the owl avatar. He's perfect.

Keep on keepin' on -
keepin' on being awesome, I mean!

Tony LaRocca said...

Socks always mean the difference between the well dressed man & the eccentric :) Great pic

Joe said...

Why do I feel like those unique few that where white socks with a suit need Stacy and Clinton from TLC's "What Not To Wear"?!

shannon said...

HA! Too cool!

Thanks for the pic - I love it! I just wish I could smell the popcorn. Could you email that to me too? ;-)

maeengan said...

It takes guts to wear white socks (or the guy is off to a job interview)!

diana said...

Great job on the illustration, it reflects and respects Kieth's work quite well. :)