February 07, 2006
This week's Illustration Friday submission started as an exercise in futility. Take the saying one's eyes are bigger than one's stomach and twist it in an artistic sense and you get a situation I often fall into. In my case, my concept is occasionally bigger than my execution.
Because Kerry and I spent the majority of our weekend painting the kitchen ceiling and hiding (hopefully once and for all) the Great Pipe Leak of '06, I wasn't planning on entering a piece for the current I-F theme (chair). But I had an idea that would take the theme and tie it to the upcoming Winter Olympics, an event I always watch and love. I started doodling my idea of a couch potato in an armchair careening down a slalom course, in a tribute to the many others out there like me who tune in every four years. Attempts on Sunday and Monday to put it to paper though, didn't work out, and I decided to drop it. But today I came up with this compromise, a fast spoof on the universal and basic forms of Olympic design. The colour scheme is taken directly from the logo for the next Winter Games in Vancouver, which I'm determined to attend.
Created by Jeope at 19:47