Sunday, February 12, 2006

Illustration Friday - SIMPLE


In the age of XBox, PlayStation and everything digital, it's amazing to think that once, such simple toys as these could keep a child occupied and happy....

Micron pens, watercolor pencils and colored pencils.

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20 comments:

yukoala said...

Very nice work!
I miss the days I played with these simple toys.
They are simple but gave me a lot of imagination and creativity.

Ellen said...

There is actually a catalog called "Back to Basics Toys" out of Colorado that has great old toys still being made in it! I got it because I wanted to share some of my old favourites with my grandson. (They can be found at www.backtobasicstoys.com if you are interested!)
Thanks for the memories in this awesome sketch!

Anonymous said...

Nice collection of simple toys. Spent the day sorting toys myself and have a box of these old beauties :)

carla said...

This is great, Amy! I remember enjoying all those toys...I had so much fun growing up. I love the layout you used, and i love the happy memories you brought back for me:>

Manuela said...

This were so Cool toys :D
Well made :D

ValGalArt said...

i love this amy! i was talking about how much i loved hopscotch as a young girl the other day! it was an early passion to get to recess everyday and play... you did a beautiful job on this,great colours and wonderful idea!!!

Roz Foster said...

Nice. My favorite was the pinwheel. This brought back so many memories. Great concept and illustration for this! And thanks for reminding me of those days.

creative kismet said...

This is so nice! I love all the detail you put into this! This brings back lot of fun memories too!

Shane said...

You put in a lot of work for us to enjoy these wonderfully drawn toys
Thank you.

Catnapping said...

excellent job on these.

what's sad is, that while these computer games might develop quick reflexes, they don't inspire creativity and critical thinking.

our children need to learn how to solve problems by thinking outside of the x-box....doing things by rote...bad idea.

Rachael Herbert said...

What a great interpretation of 'simple'. Now you have got me thinking about toys I used to have as a child... Thanks for bringing back fun times!

Wee Cottage said...

I love this idea. I had a very hard time with the word simple. Seems like the word simply threw all of us back into our past. LOL, Great illustration and concept.

Mike Thompson said...

Awesome work!

Twisselman said...

Great idea for the topic, and wonderfully illustrated. Way cool.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

I remember all those toys. Great interpertaion--wonderful illo.

Andrea said...

Yes! Bravo! The best toys are the simplest! Remember Barrel of Monkeys? Yeah!

Alina Chau said...

lovely illo!! Coool toys!

Alessandro_PPG said...

Parabéns pelo seu blogger e ilustrações! Adorei a ilustração de aviador e do casal na mesa! Abraços!

TXArtcGal said...

This illustration is FANTASTIC!! I love all of the simple toys...and, many of them bring back good memories! AWESOME job!

melanienyc said...

this is really cute. simple as it should be. yo yos & hula hoops can be just as entertaining as any fancy robot-esque toy out there.