Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Illustration Friday DANCE


Wow, there are almost as many types of dances as there are cakes! Anyone else have a difficult time narrowing it down this week? Well, I finally chose the Lindy Hop, one of the earliest forms of swing dancing.

Created in Adobe Illustrator.

32 comments:

Da Ghost Prod said...

I try this next Saturday in my favorite Night Club ! great line work in Illustrator (you use a grafic panel ?). Regards, Pascal.
PS:thank you for your comment.

claudine hellmuth said...

I love the retro feel of this piece! So fun!

Da Ghost Prod said...

Thank for the tips (i keep a older Illustrator version, so...). And i'm agree with Claudine too, it's a funny retro style. :)

bill zeman said...

gotta love saddle shoes. Aren't they about due to come back into style? Nice script too - did you draw that or is it a font?

JO said...

Very nice, I also love the retro look to this piece.

Janet said...

I love it, too!

Tony LaRocca said...

Ah, and what of my favorite dance, the Time Warp? Cute picture

e.pun said...

A really fun illustration!

Good work!! :)

tiffinix said...

I love it all - great colors, retro style. I love his tie! A perfect dance piece. And *sigh* - dang you are good at Illustrator!!

michael dailey said...

alright im drawing the line here. there isnt anyway ur as old as this dance is, ur perents yes, u no lol
now seriouly, this is so much fun in so many ways love the look and feel, the copy, the colors, makes u just wanna get up and move.

carla said...

I love the costumes, so perfect right down to the saddle shoes! You are always so right on with your period pieces...great job, Amy!

Twisselman said...

You never fail to entertain and educate. Okay, now I'll need to Wikipedia and find out where the name Lindy came from... the flyer?
Great illustration and display of fine Illustrator skills.

Twisselman said...

Okay, I Wikipedia'd and feel really culturally naive. Where've I been? Still didn't find the origin of the name. Okay, I'm done.

scribblesk said...

This piece is jumping!

coteko said...

is fantastic!!!!

Franfou said...

wow very vintage style well done !!!!

Trevor Pitt said...

What? No love for "The Charleston"?

Great illo Amy. It's quite charming...this would be perfect in a soda shop or one of those retro shops they have down at Universal Studios!

Now, if you excuse me, I'm gonna go do "The Monkey."

albina said...

I really love the nostalgic feel of this illustration.

Alina Chau said...

beautiful, love the reto style!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

You got me dancing too, Amy!

I like the clean and crisp feel in this piece.

Your jungle entry is awesome. Makes a nice book cover or print on tshirt. :)

haze mcelhenny said...

great retro-style. so fitting with your chosen dance. i love this design

Gabrielle said...

Wow, very nice! I like the typography and nice soda fountain colours.

Joyce said...

Thanks for the post. I love your style of illustration. It really has a 50's feel to it. I love the use of colors. Great Job!

letile said...

I really like the feel on this piece: sweet, retro, fun.
Great job-
PS- thanks for the comments

mishka said...

I love it! I'm biased. I love Lindy-Hopping :) I really like the softness you get out of AI. I'm so not good at that program - you make it look really easy.

lil kim said...

love it! You have captured the era perfectly. My (now) hubby and I did a lindy hop dance for our wedding dance! I love it!

Lynn said...

Excellent work! I love the 50s look of the illustration. I have no idea what Lindy Hop is, but thanks to you, I'm now about to trot off and read up on it!

Thanks for the comment on my blog, by the way. ^_^ I really love the style of your works.

Lu*** said...

I love your swing dancers! great work, great style.

Un saludo

TXArtcGal said...

Fantastic!...and, love those saddle shoes!

Emily said...

I love this! Fresh and retro all in one! :)

Btw, thanks for leaving feedback at my blog for the dance theme! I'm adding you to my blog roll. Hope you can do the same.

ValGalArt said...

i love this Amy!!! love the colours you chose and the whole vibe is downright nostalgic!!!

creative kismet said...

grooovey!