Monday, July 28, 2008

Illustration Friday: CANNED

26 comments:

mitchowl said...

That's heartbreaking!
(I love your perspective.)

Juan said...

Wonderful Edrian!

Josh (musarter) said...

Very sad. I was that kid. I agree with mitchowl, the perspective really adds to it.

Eric Barclay said...

Oh, how sad! Wonderful illustration!

Rui Sousa said...

A really nice and excellent work, congratulations!

Bella Sinclair said...

*sniff* *sniff* Oh, Edrian, this is so saaaaaad! It's always hard to let go. I'm sure I had to do this, too, but I must have blocked out the memory because it was too painful. Great perspective, and a unique take on the word!

Diana Evans said...

great work Edrian....you know I still have the bear my Godmother gave me when I was born...wow!

Shugar said...

A fabulous take on the topic and the same about the perspective too.
A kid's nightmare of seeing your best friend in the can... and i think most of us went through this heart breaking experience.

INDIGENE said...

This is one of the best by far! I love the color and the expression! Wonderfully illustrated!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

lil kim said...

oh poor teddy. great perspective here! and thanks for visiting my blog :)

Tom Barrett said...

This is a great idea for the theme! As said above, nice choice of perspective.

At least she got to say goodbye!

Roberta said...

Awwwww... poor teddy.
Great perspective.

Elise's Art Garden said...

Thanks for your comment Edrian! Your illlustration reminds me of the time I gave away an old "Big Bird" doll belonging to my oldest son. It was torn and dirty and I hadn't seen him with it in ages! One day, not long after, he came to me looking for it! I learned many lessons through that little boy! Lucky for me he was a love of a boy then and still is! Nice job capturing this!!

SENTA said...

Oh poor little thing (kid AND bear)...Like everyone else said, I love the perspective it makes it so dynamic!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Thanks everyone for all the feedback!

I was hesitant about illustrating this idea, mostly because I wasn't sure if the perspective looked right, and if it would be too sad. My other idea was kids stacking cans into a tower (my boy likes to do that)

I think learning to let go is quite the lesson to learn, and a difficult one to teach. I have been the 'mean mommy' many times when its time for my children to part with a dear but very much broken down toy. I'd like to think that they are beginning to understand that personal ties are stronger than material ones.

Diana- my daughter still has the teddy her Godmother gave her, and she will probably keep it until she decides it's time to let go...

Elise- My kids teach me something new all the time!

nina seven said...

oh, so sad! I like how you made the perspective from inside the can, very nice!

Andi Butler said...

love the perspective, and he can be fixed!! really well done!

a : )

peachtreeart said...

Great concept!

DeterminedMOM said...

Wow, Edrian. Excellent work. You can feel the sadness!!

Kate said...

Aaawww...this is sad. Reminds me of my little sister when it was "time to let go" of a favorite plushie.

Nice job, love the point of view and emotion.

sketched out said...

Such a beautiful illustration of letting go. Very nicely done and very sad. It reminds me of when I finally had to let go of my blankie. (Now that was a long time ago, sheesh!)

Bella Sinclair said...

Hi, Edrian. I GOT YOUR CARDS TODAY! Hooray! Oh, they're really, really beautiful! The colors are rich and bright. And the cardstock is nice and heavy with a gorgeous matte feel to it. Like velvet. I'm all about texture. Thank you so much for making them available. And Imagekind does a really nice job!

theartofpuro said...

thanks for the comment,wonderful illo and good composition

poor teddy...

thefridayfrog said...

woonnderful idea and perspective, e! :))

thanks so much for your visits! you are always welcome there! :))

ElegantSnobbery said...

Aaaawwwww!! How sad! I hate canning all of my favorite things! Even if it badly needs to be done!

lucky said...

Awww!
Don't throw that teddy away!

Reminds me of a beat up old cat that's been repaired a hundred times that I still have from my childhood!

Great job!

And thanks for your kind comment!

Denise