Monday, December 12, 2005

Illustration Friday - Surprise

Illustration Friday is surprise. I can remember twirling the little handle on a jack-in-the-box toy as a child. Knowing the jester would pop out but still always being surprised when it did. This is an old illustration from my newspaper days. Santa-In-The-Box is my offering for surprise.

Illustration Friday - Santa In The Box

21 comments:

Holly said...

I love it-it's wonderful. Great work and great idea. Cheers!

Amy Zaleski said...

This is really cool! I like the idea of Santa as Jack-in-the-box, and his spiffy costume! Great layers, sense of motion and colors.

Queen Tut said...

Love your design, it all fits so well toghether and leads my eyes over all the elements!

Rowantree said...

We both had the same idea. Lov colors, great illo !

Nimbostratusdweller said...

Reminds me of the Jack in the box we made in college...remember? Remember how everyone bailed out of helping make it, and then you were the only one to man the box?

We had fun with that big community project for kids. I wonder if they ever use it anymore?
I love this illo. I love jack in boxes, one of my favorite things!

la vie en rose said...

too cool! my little boy loves his jack-in-the-box

violetismycolor said...

this is lovely...very clean, crisp...great color...

irvine said...

ohh.. a jack in the box santa!! woeha! i love this!!

and your profile pic is so cute too btw!

atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh.. very surprising indeed.. but lovely... 8)

Anonymous said...

This is very dynamic and great as a SURPRISE!!!

Leezy said...

Hi Kim
Great illustration. The composition is great. Whixh newspaper by the way? I agree with anonymous, this is very dynamic.

Kim Carney said...

Thank you everyone!
Leezy - this one for Seattle PI, but have been at the SF Examiner...

carla said...

This is a fabulous design - excellent colors and composition. It's true - ebven though you know it's coming, you're still startled. Really nice - I especially like the accordion message.

megan said...

Really lovely, you're a wonderful designer.

Kim Carney said...

Thank you Carla and Megan. I do like the design aspect of illustration as much (or more) as the illustraton itself. You guys all made my day!

Jeope said...

Agreed, Kim. I love inserting elements of design in my pieces. I've never been one to do a straight-up illustration that often - I almost always drag it through FreeHand or PS afterwards. Great, colourful piece, btw.

ValGalArt said...

yes, I love this too!

Ellen said...

Me too, me too...I LOVE this!!!!

Kim Carney said...

thank you jeope, valgalart and ellen!

Rachelle said...

This is a beautiful image Kim ... so crisp and graphic. The colors pop! I'm definitely adding you to my list of 'must sees' for Illustration Friday.

m.b said...

Great idea Kim. I really like all the little design elements that lead your eye through the image. And you Santa is so cute - he looks a lot like Santa from that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer animated special. Always loved that. Happy Holidays to you too!