Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Illustration friday: Wide



Suddenly her wide seat on the train did not seem so wide afterall...

I have had the unfortunate experience of being squashed on the train on many occasion...Once some dude thought it necessary to open the NY Times in my area (you know that area called 'personal space') making it difficult for me to knit...and yes, I seriously thought of stabbing him with my knitting needles - but my mama always said "no one is worth going to jail over"... (she really said that - haha).

21 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

Took me a second look to notice the little mouse in the middle! :)

Very cute! Let's hope the bears don't have a sudden twitch and kick her off the seat! :D

Emily said...

hihi... this is such a sweet illo of an annoying situation! love your style!

Kelly Medina said...

Very cute illustration. Great colors.

I definitely love a good radius of personal space.

jim said...

Great image and concept!

thedoodlegirl said...

It is extremely frustrating to be in that predicament. You have done a great job illustrating it!

Kristi Valiant said...

I looked through your portfolio on childrensillustrators.com and your style is so charming! Lovely work.

rbaird said...

Sounds like my trip to the DMV!
Great idea for the theme!

Rui Sousa said...

excellent concept and nice work!

carli said...

your illustration is very cute and your real life example gave me a good laugh.

Ellen said...

Great work!!!
PS...one of my Golden's favourite playmates is a Greyhound named "Coach!" I enjoyed your sketches.

Ratlion said...

Lol! This happened to me last week while traveling!
Those bears are so cute!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

hahaha, so funny about your experienced! The Illo says it all! Good take Sheree.

Gaia said...

Ooh the little mouse is so perfecty cute! I didn't notice at first... :)
And I'm really liking all the new sketches.

Another knitter!! Great! Are you on Ravelry by any chance? I joined a while ago, added more projects than I can handle on my list and before I knew it, it was time to store everything away for the summer! :(

lucky said...

I giggled aloud when I saw the little tiny mouse between those big ole bears!
I love your style!

Thanks for your kind comment!

Denise

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

Oh but it would have felt so good! At least poke a hole in his paper... grrrr

Diana Evans said...

hahahahaha...so cute...nice work on this week's theme....

Angela said...

I love this! What a great simplified look, and I really feel for her personal space issue.

Itziar San Vicente said...

oh!!!! it´s great, I love the bears!

ginaperry said...

Oh, I'd still take a seat on that train - it looks very cozy!

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Kate said...

Your mama was a smart lady! I know the feeling, though. Great illo!

princesstomato said...

love how you illustrated your experience. :)
a large kitchen table is barely enough room to open the paper on, so I can feel how crowded you were on an airplane!

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