Monday, July 28, 2008

IF - canned


Remember making a "phone" out of some tin cans and string? This is the 1st thing I thought of when I saw the word to illustrate for this week was "canned" over at Illustration Friday. The 2nd thing I thought of was getting "canned" from a job and this idea was way more fun, so here it is! Do kids today even do things like this?...I think they just want the real thing! My daughter started asking for her own cell phone when she was like 10! No tin cans for this generation!
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15 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

Great concept, and a wonderful illustration as well!

Ellen said...

I like your style!

Cecilia Winter Lind said...

At my old job, I made my supervisor one of these when she was leaving, coz she didn't believe they're working. She's from Spain, or Barcelona as she always point out. "I'm not Spanish - I'm Catalan!!" :D

Just make sure to tighten the string ;) I think this interpretation of canned is so lovely and warm!

lil kim said...

he he - great minds think alike! thanks for commenting on my blog :-)

.sm. said...

I loved doing this as a kid! Good one :) Great drawing!

Roberta said...

I remember doing that!

RyanLoghry said...

Good take on the topic Nina. And nice characters too.

SENTA said...

This is SOOO cute!! I love it!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I like how you incorporated the type in the illustration and made it part of it. It really works well.
Cute illustration!

Andi Butler said...

it's adorable nina!

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Elise's Art Garden said...

Thanks for your visit to my art garden Nina! And for your comments! Cat's do seem to prefer canned over the dry stuff!! Love your illustration! Sweet and simple!!! You are correct about today's kids! My 14 year old is nuts with a phone! I wish they would enjoy tin can ones and being just "kids" for a while longer!

thefridayfrog said...

mary janes and a striped tee...ack...i'm a puddle. love this, nina! :))

sketched out said...

Oh, this is super, duper adorable... and so nostalgic. It's funny, didn't think of it until I read what you said, but kids would never do this now, they have the real deal with cell phones. What a world we live in, eh?

lucky said...

What a whimsical illustration!
I love the style and perspective.
I had fun visiting your blog...
and especially love your coffee illustrations!

Thanks for your kind comment!

Denise

Sandra Evertson said...

I remember doing this, love it!
Sandra