Saturday, June 14, 2008

Illustration Friday: punchline



This week's theme was a challenge! I don't think I have ever illustrated something humorous! I am not very good with punchlines. I usually choose my words carefully and punchlines are for witty quick minded individuals. That is not to say that I don't have a sense of humor. 

Since I could not come up with something unique, I decided to use one of my daughter's favorite jokes. I am not sure who to give credit for this one, but I have heard it in songs, and on TV and even at one of Disney's attractions.

As for the illustrative style, I parted from my usual style because I could only visualize this with flat geometric shapes. I thought it would be a great exercise to do it on the computer. I used illustrator for this one. I started it on Photoshop and a few minutes into it, I realized that illustrator would give me more control over the paths.

Comments and critiques are welcome!


32 comments:

The Edawg said...

Great job on a classic punchline from childhood.

Kathy Weller said...

I love it, and I've never heard that one before. So it was NEW to ME!! :) Great!!

INDIGENE said...

Oh my this was my daughter's favorite when she was little, she's a very grown 13 yrs now...lol! Wonderful illustration of this classic. Wow, I really love it.

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Tracy said...

Oh I'm a lovin' this! I love those corny kid jokes :) This looks great! This would make a great illustration in a children's joke book!

PauloSilva said...

hahah, nice illo !!

Ginger*:)* said...

I like your style, and love how frightened number 6 looks. I remember this one from when I was teaching first grade, the kids had so many like this. Very clever!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks everyone for the great comments. I'm glad people 'get it' even if they've never heard it before. ;)

Faruffa said...

I love these great characters!

SENTA said...

Very nice, I love it! This joke reminds me of my childhood :) 9 is my favorite!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Great work - very funny - I remember this joke! Congratulations!! Great artwork.

elizabeth said...

Perfect! Love the quaking little 6.

Flying Colors said...

Brilliant depiction!
Congratulations on being"Pick of The Week" excellent illo.
Best regards...

Edrian Thomidis said...

Wow! Pick of the week! (Surely I was picked at random). Still, I'm so totally excited!

Shannon Melville said...

Congrats on pick of the week! it is quite amazing though, we must both think alike we both did the same punchline '7 8 9'!!! I also had a red number 7 and a gold number 6! check it out at http://shannonmelville.blogspot.com/2008/06/punchline.html

Monkey Feet said...

Fantastic! I love the big bold colours and I agree, that 6 sure does look scared! lol.

Alicia Padrón said...

Buenisimo Edrian!!

My kid loves this joke. It is one of the firsts he started telling.

Congrats on pick of the week! Woohoo!

Sahar Ajami said...

simple and nice
I think children will like it

Jon Sperry said...
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ValGalArt said...

very fun, i love it :)

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Congrats on being selected Illo of the wee at IF. Well deserved. Very original take on the subject and exicuted to perfection. A nice, simple illo that gets the point across and gives us all a laugh.

Sarah Ackerley said...

great choice on the approach to this one. It works really well!

All About Us said...
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Azita said...

Yes! A pick that I TOTALLY agree with. Love this!!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for visiting and for all the great comments.

Shannon- What a weird coincidence! We were thinking about the same thing and used the samecolor for our characters! That just goes to show how difficult it is to be truly original!

Alicia - Gracias! It's a milestone for me, so I'll be having a Margarita tonight!

Frank-Thanks for appreciating the simplicity of the piece.

Lynn Platow said...

Perfect pick for this topic.
EXCELLENT solution.
LOVE IT!

Alina Chau said...

Brilliant idea and fun illo!

Paul said...

Very good illustration to the old play with words... Really like the expression of the "characters" (or should I say "digits") and the mouth of #9!

wedgienet.net said...

congrats on being pick of the week :) i love how the six is drawn! :)

Kim Carney said...

that is really wonderful!

Cindy DiBlasi said...

Oh, that is funny! I got it right away too! And I love how 8 is shivering in fear. Great concept!

Gaia said...

I must have missed this one! Such a nice idea and beautiful colors. It was not an easy topic, so super congrats on being Pick of the Week!!! Very well deserved! :D

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