Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Illustration Friday - UNDER THE SEA





This drawing evolved from a sketch I did about two years ago. Originally, this was the "Aloha Dance." For this week's Illustration Friday theme, I blatantly ripped off the name of the dance in "Back to the Future." I couldn't resist!

Unfortunately, since the original is 17" wide, the scan is showing up really small when I post it (even when I click for a larger version), so I'm including some detail shots. If anyone knows how to get larger (or wider) posts to come out close to the real size on Blogger, I'm interested to know how it's done.

Micron pens and colored pencils.

26 comments:

TXArtcGal said...

This is FANTASTIC!!...and, a great take on this week's theme! Love all of the detail...and, the "wallflowers"... Great job!

Melissa said...

This is a great idea for the theme. Nicely done!

Rectite23 said...

I really like your take on under the sea...so cool!

creative kismet said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Such a clever take on the theme! There is so much to look at- wonderful detail!

Donna Reilly said...

I think it's perfect for this theme. A very cool idea. Nicely done.

the musehouse said...

Great take on the theme! Beautiful!

carla said...

Amy - this is excellent!!! You've captured every stereotype and gesture perfectly...I love the guy who's leaning with his foot against the wall, the nerd with the pens in his pocket, the too-tall girl, etc... I'm sure you had such a good time doing this. It looks like those two by the ater fountain might end up dancing...

Janet said...

Wow! I think this is one of the best ideas I've seen this week!

ValGalArt said...

Amy you have really outdone yourself on this! You must feel so happy when you look at this drawing because it is so wonderful!!! I can't say enough good things about this and you, GREAT JOB!!!

ratlion said...

Brilliant!

buep said...

Creative concept! Cool!

REGGIE said...

Haha! This brings me back to high school...I'm the guy in the argyle sweater and I had a crush on a girl in the pink dress and glasses. Nice Job.

Jaimie said...

Wonderful drawing Amy!
you have a great talent for composition and detail. I just love this

AscenderRisesAbove said...

too cute.

Rrramone said...

I love this! And I love the movie. Thanks for visiting again!! :-) Come back often!

Elia said...

Great idea, very clever. You've done a great job with every detail on this drawing, from the expressions on their faces, clothing, background, etc. so much to look at and everything seems to belong there. It is absolutely perfect.

Holly said...

Well done and a great idea for the theme as well. Cheers!

LDahl said...

Super! You must have had such fun working on this, it is a lot of fun for the viewer... great job!!!!

the heartful blogger said...

This took me back! Love it.

flossy-p said...

HA! This made me laugh, I love it.

Andrea said...

This is my favorite thing I've seen for under the sea!! You've captured their nervousness so well! Bravo! I remember that nervousness all too well!!

Angela said...

This week made me think 'prom theme', so it's so cool to see how well you've made this work. Really nice, and I love the decor!

Twisselman said...

Great cast of characters!

Trevor Pitt said...

Whoa, that's heavy! Great illo Amy Zed. it's nice to see some more of your cartoony stuff. I can tell you had fun with this. Great colors and characters. BTTF is one of my all time fave flicks!

"Think McFly, think. I gotta have time to recopy."

Random York said...

Amy!
This a late comment on your UNDER THE SEA picture... It is really on the mark! Great characters and a story in itself.
Randy York

The Tart said...

Love this! I would want to go, makes me think of the Ally McBeal episode where Josh Groban sings. Lovely illo. ; )

Smooch,
The Tart
; )