Friday, December 4, 2009

IF: Crunchy


I remember waking early on Saturday and Sunday morning to watch cartoons before my other brothers and sisters were up...

I ate a horrid cereal called "King Vitamin" that was so crunchy and large that it shredded my gums and roof of my mouth as I wolfed it down. Like chewing Ninja stars.

It was usually still dark outside, and the radiation was pulsing into fragile little mind, etching the early Bugs Bunny and Tex Avery's Tom & Jerry into my skull... I could quote dialog like professors quote Keats.

Digital, Painter 11 and Photoshop

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15 comments:

Michelle Kondrich said...

This is so adorable! It reminds me of my brother who used to stay up late and have a bowl of cereal in front of the tv.

Levina Leo said...

this is so nice... he looks so happy c:

Jack Foster said...

Ah yes, brings back to old memories. the roof of my mouth would be torn up for days. Now that's crunchy! Very wonderful work Paul!

Ian Summers said...

Nice work. The lighting is great!

. justin segal said...

Great image -- the colors are awesome and really capture that "late night TV" glow! This was me as a kid -- giant bowl of cereal and the TV!

Alison said...

I Love the loose lines and vibrant colors! Very cool indeed...

sandybau said...

What a cute character! The illumination and colours are perfect and he looks soooo comfy!

sandra.d. said...

great skills, beautiful illo and essay! bravo paul!
;]

Alex said...

sweet man, sweet.
Kind of like Calvin and Hobbes meets the aliens - top work and the story behind it is cool - exactly like me man except I used to watch The Italian Job on repeat - little kid regurgitating Michael Caine at school - caused problems

Indigene said...

Wow! This brings back memories of sneaking to watch TV, after it was supposed to be "lights out". I love the lighting and colors...amazing!

cally jane studio said...

That's great, you can really tell he's watching tv :)

Michelle said...

Childhood memory... lovely work!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Nice take on the subject.

auralesnjak said...

Great glow from the TV! He looks so happy...

baby G said...

he is super cute! I love it when you can feel cozy atmosphere in illustration.