Sunday, January 15, 2006

Illustration Friday: E is for...


Elephant in the living room...
Gotta say I wasn't elated when I read this week's topic. I mean it didn't evoke any real emotion in me. I earnestly tried to ignore the first thought that entered my mind... an elegant elephant eating eggplant in an Edsel. So I started thinking about people with E as one of the intials in their names. Einstein, Eminem, or ... say, how about Edgar Allen Poe? An eclectic mix of personalities, I know. As a matter of fact, I endeavored to render a likeness of that great American poet and originator of the detective story...


... but my initial attempt didn't excite me all that much. May eventually finish it and post it to the other blog.

So. I thought and thought, and all sanity eluded me. That damned elephant came trumpeting back into my train of thought, blasting my eardrums. "Egads!" I exclaimed, exhausted. "Enough! Let me extricate the beast from my brain!" So 'ere you go. Entertain yourself in his living room.

Peace, everyone.


44 comments:

Alina Chau said...

Very nice illustrations!!

Anonymous said...

Entertained by your Elephant which might push you over the Edge :)

andrea said...

But where's the Edsel?

I love the jaded expression on the elephant's face. Very expressive.

Twisselman said...

Yeah, no Edsel... got too tired thinking of the e's. The expression on this pachyderm is probably on my face, too, at this point.

Anonymous said...

Edging Edge ... Es are Evil!

Doug said...

Good elephant, there Twisselman! And I think you did a great job on Poe, too.

Now about that Edsel... quote the Twisselman... "Nevermore...."

bee'nme said...

The elephant works for me - nice job! And you spent some time in the e section of your dictionary...impressive. Poe is nicely done as well.

Wilnara said...

I love the expression on that elephant and edgar looks pretty good himself. Excellent illustrations!~

Rick Lovell said...

Excellent Elephant Embibing in Excess, Enjoying Electric Energy. Edsel Escaped Execution, Egad!

janey said...

There's an elephant in the living room and a tipsy one at that. He's adorable and so your post and I like edgar too.

modroom said...

An elephant sitting in the chair with a glass of wine, well it could'nt hve happened to a better person. After this weekend's blogger probs I could follow his example. Like your Poe.

Karen said...

I wasn't Elated about this week's topic Either. I love your elephant...he has such a great Expression. You should do an Einstein portrait someday. Your style would be great for Einstein.

Suzan said...

LOL I like both!

String said...

I like both too, but really like your style.

catnapping said...

Did you eliminate the edsel, or did the enormous elephant in the room evict it?

Holly said...

I enjoyed your enlightening post. Great expression, energy, elephant and Edgar! ChEErs!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Edgy elephant looks like he needs to hit the stair-master. Love the expression on his face. Great job

Alexa Brett said...

Great illustration...This expressive elephant looks like he needs company, maybe Edgar should be sitting on his lap:-) I love the pink boxer shorts, nice touch. As usual, your illos are always a delight!

Michelle said...

Very entertaining post, great illustrations!

ValGalArt said...

your work is always exciting!

Sea Angel said...

The same thing happened to me, I tried to think about other things, but the "elephant" thought was very insisting. So I did it... And not even a cool one like yours, mine is a wimp.

I like your elephant. =)

IdiotHead said...

Excellent. Encore.

Katili said...

A very good image. I like the light and the colours, the chair colour is yummy.

carla said...

Well, your elephant actually evoked a spontaneous connection to the Dean Martin CD we purchased on a whim at Starbucks this weekend...remembering his TV show (I'm almost that old) and his martini. I like it! He looks perfectly normal chillin' after a long day of stampeding across the urban savannah. Edgar looks good too!

Don said...

The pink shorts got me to thinking.... if he has too amny of those drinks, does he begin to see pink humans?

I always love you characatures. (with a bit of honorable envy). Keep 'em coming!

TXArtcGal said...

Awesome! Love those shorts!...and, I like Edgar too! I loe the feel of all of your illustrations! Great inspiration!

steve said...

EEEExcellent post! Love the story and the elephant in pink shorts!

the painted pear said...

LOL, though he doesn't look he's enjoying that martini like one should!

LudaChristian said...

Both are very good... Nice work, sir.

The Unknown said...

Cool stuff. I love the elephant in the living room. The one that no one wants to talk about. :-)
love

PaulSketch said...

haha - i like the martini in his hand - good stuff

Twisselman said...

Thanks, everyone, for all your kind comments. Looks like I'll have to figure out a way to get an Edsel in the next topic. Anyone got some good source material?

scribblesk said...

Your elephant exudes exasperation. Executed with such excellence and expression. Sorry i can't help myself.

Tiffy said...

An elephant chillin' on a sofa. very humorous! Nice work.

Jaimie said...

lovely illustration and funny! the elephant looks a bit pickled.
I really do love the Poe illustration. He is one of my favorite American authors.

angela said...

The elephant looks like me on a Sunday night! I love the colours used. Way cool!

The Tart said...

As always wonderful....your style is just great!

Love that big E guy...I think I dated him once, he always stepped on my toes when we danced...:)

Smooch,
The Tart

shawn said...

Oh those are W O N D E R F U L ! ! ! What a talent! Annnd, you are very funny!

Janet said...

I like 'em both..and I can't wait to see what you do with an Edsel!

Ellen Byrne said...

Both are good ideas and follow through! Very good!

HARDWAX said...

i want to keep looking at your Es

Joy Eliz said...

Do elephants see 'pink elephants' when they're drunk?
Anyway I really wanted to thank you for your comment on my elizadeath page (epitaph). I was looking for some inspiration about another project and your post gave me the answer. I need to take a walk out to the cemetery!!!
Thanks a million!

Ethe said...

Oh, the elefant seems funny and tired xDD

Suzy said...

Love you elephant. Very elegant.

Damn, I hadn't thought about drawing an Edsel until I saw your blurb. Which is crazy because we own 2 Edsels (1958's). Silly me!