February 15, 2006

53 1/2: The KISS Principle

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Illustration Friday offered a theme of simple this week, and busy as I am – at work and in the evenings lately – I was ready to let this theme slip by, only drawing a half-completed doodle on the weekend. I obviously didn't listen to the famous and sage advice of the KISS principle: Keep It Simple, Stupid. But Kerry came to my rescue with a brilliant idea on Sunday night; that she ghost-draw, in my place, something for the theme. I agreed, because of all the people submitting to Illustration Friday this week, nobody's work would be more simple than mine. Because in the end, is there really anything more simple than delegation?

So in the spirit of those Family Circus* cartoons drawn by Billy, this week's Jeopopolis submission was made by Kerry. The first (left) is a simple female figure drawing (very cool; I'm often unable to make stuff like this, boiled down to its purest form). And second (right, tipped on end) is a sketch of one of her über-comfortable Simple shoes.

Everybody say "thanks, Kerry"! I sure am. And as always, let us know what you think.

* This is the first, last and only time I will ever mention The Family Circus here.

11 comments:

Dave said...

I'll never look at sneakers the same way again!

Ellen said...

LOL! I can't believe you deligated the word. You are a hoot!! Great illo's Kerry!

Anonymous said...

Great illustrations Kerry - the figure isn't the simplest of forms - but you've made a great example it can appear to be :)

carla said...

Kerry - that figure is pure spare elegance! The lines are lovely - a sweep here, a stoke there, and then you have the suggestion of a rather luscious female figure. And hurray for the Simple shoes! That was the first thing that popped into my mind this week, but I decided to keep it very simple by simply recycling a simple exercise I did for a class once upon a time. Nice stuff...maybe Jeope will let you share the spotlight from time to time:>>>>>

shoofly said...

Nice work, Kerry!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great job, Kerry.

Ian T. said...

I agree with Dave! :)

Jeope, like you, I really admire Kerry's ability to distill down to those few strokes - marvellous! This was once a popular look in children's books, and I remember as a kid I really appreciated that style (and still do). The shoe is also excellent, and the contrast between the two accentuates the simplicity of the first style perfectly.

Aravis said...

Thanks Kerry! *G*

Matt said...

Nice!

But, Jeope? Just how do you know how comfortable Kerry's shoes are?

Angela said...

Kerry, way to chip in. Nice illios!

Jeope, last week's chair was a great concept, and looked cool too!

Congrats!! on the Designers Who Blog feature.

Anonymous said...

Nice work Ker, and congratulations Jeope

Kath