Sunday, March 28, 2010

IF - rescue


"Animal friends came from all over to help rescue the ice cream drips from Nikki's cone."

Ideas come from the funniest places sometimes. I saw a woman on the street the other day, wearing rolled up jeans, striped socks and little boots. Of course, I had to sketch her when I got home and, of course, I made her a girl instead of a woman. Then, I thought, what will she be doing on her walk? She could be eating an ice cream cone and her dog could be licking up the drips. When I saw the Illustration Friday word was rescue, the remaining animals showed up to help with the task at hand.

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19 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha! Well, if you ain't Snow White, I guess that's another way to get critters to follow you. Fantastic piece! I really adore the rolled up jeans and stripey sock look. And who wouldn't want to be made a little younger!

. justin segal said...

nice little funny one — good use of the challenge word. Love your style!~

Moira Millman said...

cute! she's like the pied piper, but with an ice cream!
thanks for the cards you sent for the art exchange btw :)

Brad said...

wondeful work as always nina!

Shirley said...

Look at that! I love all of the details..and how great to sketch the lady and bring it home to create such a fun piece. Wonderful concept! I've given you the Sunshine award this morning. I wanted to let you know that you have been so appreciated through these many months of blogging. Thank you, Nina!

Krista said...

Sweet! She brought her very own clean-up crew! What a good citizen!

Valerie Krist said...

Sweet interpretation ;)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hehe he he he he! It's what my cats do all the time. he he he he he! I love this. The composition is beautiful and the colors are soooooo gosh darn prefect! Great work Nina!!! You nailed it.
V

krisztina maros said...

he he what a lovely idea!! love your header as well!

Ellen Byrne said...

Ha! Ha! Super

Julissa said...

What a wonderful scene. It's so awesome to get inspired by the world around us. Love it!

joynevada.com said...

so cute!

dznQ said...

Heehee I love it! Makes me smile. :)

Francisco Martins said...

Hey Nina,
aw this is so cutee! the animals are so sweet and this really looks fun! :)
I also love your gellyfish

cheers!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

I've been away from IF for awhile and keeping up with blogs, but I was delighted to see what you've been up to, Nina! Loved the story behind this illo. Makes me think of Maira Kalman and how she gets excited when she sees someone with an interesting hat so she can go back and draw the person. I also think your animal alphabet will be adored by children!

Jill said...

LOL! I'd love to rescue some of that myself :)

tusen said...

cute and funny :) I like the kitty very much.

roberta baird said...

She's quite a character in her stripey socks!!

justdoodleit said...

Hahaha...Ice Cream rescue squad :)