August 22, 2006

78: Hookup

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Here's a relatively quick sketch gussied up for Illustration Friday's theme of match. I originally pictured this concept with a not-so-subtle plug and socket in place of where the switch and bulb are respectively located, but decided against it when it was noted that it may come off as somewhat raunchy. Instead, I attempted to show a simpler and symbolic representation of two people clicking for the first time, and as an experiment wrapped the whole thing up in this stylized fashion.

22 comments:

Detlef said...

A bit of raunchiness never did anyone any harm. You're a bright spark with this illustration.

rachel stoleru said...

i love this, lovely sketch and fun idea.

curiouskitty said...

m loving the sketchy look. :-) cool idea!

Rico said...

Cool idea -- the style and colours make it a little 50's or 60's retro... like those old magazine ads... I liek it a lot.

Gabrielle said...

The current's definitely flowing there, the man's "switch" is in the up position and the woman has an unmistakable glow in fact, she's steaming hot!
I like the smart twist you've put on the old plug and socket concept. The 70's motif of course, is very well chosen. Love this!

Jules said...

This is great.

Beth said...

I like the colors and the sketchy lines.

BGOZ said...

I think the concept really works. I think the light and switch work better that the plug and socket also because they represent action at a distance. The switch on the wall turns on the light in the room. Anyway, really great illustration.

:)=

manukat said...

cool illustration!

nic said...

Clever piece. I really like it.

murphy girl said...

i like it a lot!

"Maggie" said...

Great concept and I do like the colors.

MiJa said...

delightfully done! The style is excellent and goes great with your color choice!

Dave said...

Oh, admit it, you'd be ripping me off if you used the socket idea! ;-)

What's wrong with raunchy?

But I do like the way the woman is in essence saying "You turn me on."

Dave

Kunya said...

Originla appoach. I love it!

LudaChristian said...

awesome stuff!!

Courtney said...

beau-ti-ful line work, those clothes are fabulous.

carla said...

Well done - a great drawing and concept! Although you opted to go beyond the plug and socket (I used to think it must be some kind of dirty joke that they're called "male" and "female" ), you still have depicted the electricity of a new connection. I really love the clothing and the poses...very classic!

A Little Hut said...

I love the idea and the sketchy feeling of the whole thing. Love all the details.

Princesa de Chocolate said...

I really like this and the colors too. They are different than your usual. :) Getting soft aren't ya? :)

Ian T. said...

Heehee, I missed this - really cute and funny!

Allan L. said...

You've developed a signature line, man. Really solid idea and execution.