September 22, 2008

159: Fingers Are Jerks

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I love Illustration Friday's current theme of clique, in my mind one of their most creative keywords in weeks. Originally I was going to try and draw a caricature of my Grade 10 class photo – all gawky mullet and seven-hair moustache, a look that successfully shunned any and all area high school cliques – but an evening on the couch with Kerry, watching Flight of the Conchords, changed all that. My feet were on her lap, she was tugging on my big toe, and I realized how much of an oddball that fellow is (and by extension, how clique-y the remaining toes are). This image above (but with toes) popped into my head. But toes aren't quite as expressive as fingers (and in my case, hardly photogenic), so I opted for a hand instead. And from there – as you can see – it was an amazingly simple concept to produce. The only special skill involved was matching up my facial pen doodles to the original hand photo.

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17 comments:

Michelle said...

That is an awesome illo. I like it!

Alina Chau said...

funny idea!! Love the illo!

mitchowl said...

Very creative take.

neil said...

Excellent solution Jeope and totally original. Its also very funny indeed. Well done on an excellent piece of work!

Patricia said...

LOL. What a great use of the word. Love it!

Doug said...

What a GREAT idea... wish I had thought of it... :0)

Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

Awesome piece/concept Jeope!

Sierras Root said...

I like this! I love things with hands. I also agree about the topic and that of past topics

Dennis West said...

aw, the sad life of a thumb. Very good concept! Great illustration! Well executed!

Angie said...

This illo is so much fun! Love it!

Cindy said...

Hee, that's funny. That clique of fingers may think Mr. Thumb is dorky, but they'd be in big trouble without him!

Azulita said...

This is so clever and fun.

Jeope said...

Hey, wow. Thanks everybody.

ColonelErnie said...

love this one. really terrific.

rubenh (thesocialreformer.com) said...

this is so cooool

devon spec said...

i'm a bit behind! love the thought process... :)

austyn said...

aww poor thumby..