May 08, 2006

64: Fat Cat

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Appropriately enough, the
phat (like the kids say) new redesigned Illustration Friday offers up the theme of fat this week. The rapidly growing site has recently undergone a wonderful transformation that will hopefully enable viewers to check out weekly submissions without being overwhelmed by the massive list format the site has outgrown from its popularity.

So I had to try it out and worked this quick sketch into something that would fit the bill.

Oddly enough, one of the things I can draw well on any given attempt is fat businessmen. Like this guy; all bloated, cock-of-the-walk, gabbing on his vintage brick cellular phone. The sketchwork took about twenty minutes – but to really get across the notion of fat, I incorporated a digital backdrop that puts Mr. Fatcat in his element, made up of a few scanned business pages from the Globe & Mail and an overall green colour scheme in Photoshop (the central speech bubble design was carted over from Freehand).

11 comments:

Steve said...

Very cool, great stlye.

JO said...

Great illo. I really like your background.

Amy Zaleski said...

Excellent style and collage work. I love his hair....reminds me of one of the 'Dick Tracy' characters.

Holly said...

Super duper! I love the brick phone. Great work Jeope. Cheers!

murphy girl said...

this is really fantastic, so simple and effective!

btw, is that a picture of your city at the top of your site? it's gorgeous!

Alina Chau said...

Love your take obn the theme!! Great illo design!

carla said...

You have such a distinctive style, and you always come up with something that looks so great! I really like this fat cat with the stock section behind him, all in green...excellent illustration!

DavidSniderDesignStudio said...

Very nice as usual...I love you style...envious here.

cristosova said...

It would probably be an interesting analysis why it is fat business man that float easily out of your drawing hand, could it be the fat influence they take on this world?

Very cool illustration!

lukewarmluxe said...

he reminds me of a modern day version of the "wizard" from the wizard of oz. probably just as full of bs, huh?
very nice!

saul said...

pretty cool..nice background..