Friday, August 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Play"

Two pieces of art for a new children's album by AP titled, Slugs and Bugs and Lullabies.

They both kind of had to do with "play" musically and otherwise, so there you have it, it's Friday.

[back cover]

[some interior art]

24 comments:

CAS said...

Great work Cory - really sensitive, really fun!

Hannah said...

I love that little bug listening to the music. How do you do your shading, is it just pencil?

Cory said...

just pencil. a bic 0.7mm mechanical pencil.

i break pencils fast i guess i draw to hard, so the clicking mechanical ones keep things going better than if i had to always be stopping to cut a new one w/ an exacto-knife or a pencil sharpener.

BGOZ said...

Great pieces. Though I'm wondering about the second one. Is he in trouble, or just bored, and what does the monster represent play? Really interesting, lots of ways to interpret I guess.

:)=

Cory said...

the first line of the song is "For Elias, the boy who was bored."

so yeah. It's more like "don't play."
all the fun is broken.

boohoo.

frank h said...

wow - very good drawings
elegant style - I like them a lot!

ilustricia said...

Awwww! they r adorable! :')

Zara said...

Great work!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

very nice illustrations!

Gemma said...

These are nice and represent the prompt well.

trophiogrande said...

very nice, I like the design of the slug because you were able to give him a lot of personality.

Cesar said...

I love the soft shading. These two illustrations definitely express play! ^^

Malin H said...

This is so good! I love the lines, and caracters, specially on the first one! Grrreat!
/M

murphy girl said...

how goddam cute is that!

Holly said...

This is outstanding and quite fun for a cd package as well. Cheers!

luisa brehm said...

beautiful work !!!
The Best !!!

bill zeman said...

love the slug!

Ian Pepple said...

I like the victrola...

irisz said...

i like both of them, and i can't decide wich one is better! :))

MiJa said...

haha!! slugs have ears?!!! I love your work, it's always fun to see your stuff!

Diane Rios said...

Nice drawings! Clean, tight work with good color.

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Oh, I think I'm in love with the slug!

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! THese are awesome, love the style!

albina said...

Love that snail… I had one as a pet, for a day, had to give it up since it left unseemly trails on highly polished wood. Ah. All of your illustrations are fantastic, and they do make one smile.