Monday, March 26, 2007

i-freakin' spy

I'll say it: this topic sucked with a capital UCKED. I mean it, I almost blew it off I was so miffed, but Sweet Enemy and Andre Zero talked me into doing it. Because of the existence of the game, an illustration could be about literally anything. I suppose it's a gimme to those who just drag out any old work they've got lying around; now they won't have to work so hard to retro-fit the work into the title. So, I figured I'd do just that. Doodling at work again, I came up with this unicycle robot and decided to just throw him at the topic. Luckily, he also has a single giant eye, and could also be a spy-bot. So, there you go.



I also did another just for this. I think in the future, if another cheesy, vague topic like this rears its ugly head, I think I'll be forced to use an equally cheesy weapon: soft-core pornography. I spy with my little eye something that begins with 'B':



This could be She-Hulk, but if Marvel Comics calls, it's a Martian.

Ok. To show I'm not completely angry, here's a funny story. In the early eighties, my mom and her friend were hanging out in a diner with her friend's seven-year-old son. The kid, who was pretty damn funny little kid, started playing "I Spy" and the adults played along. Because it was a seven-year-old, it was pretty easy to stump him. It was, until he announced that he spied with his little eye "something that begins with 'V'!". They looked around. They could see nothing in the diner that started with 'V'. Finally, they gave in. The little guy beamed triumphantly as he raised his Fisher-Price action figures in the air and exclaimed: " 'Venture People!"You'd only get that if you're over 35 or so.

4 comments:

Brine Blank said...

Tough topics just require a little more thought (also not a fan of those that don't use fresh work created specifically for the concept at hand...seems a bit like cheating...but I still enjoy seeing people's art regardless of when it was made, just wish the IF concept made you want to go see their other stuff)...you can always squeeze out a little something something...nice robot panel...

Michele Melcher Illustration said...

Nice work! I like the robot

demosthenes said...

i agree, the topic really sucked, but topics like this are definitely a challenge. i think you handled it well and the illustration is excellent. very dynamic.

Janice said...

I had that problem ''last' week... Im proud of myself that I worked through it... sometimes stubborness gets us through to a better day... and topic (grin) Actually your humour shines through... good for you!