IF: Remedy


"Little Benny is off to remedy a pest problem"

Howdy,

When the theme "Remedy" for Illustration Friday came about, this came to my head.  I suppose I always had a thorough and maybe a tad bit on the overkill side when it comes to remedying certain problems.  I got bitten by bedbugs while I was in an Austrian hostel and this is exactly what I wanted to do...eradicate the nasty little creatures from the face of the planet.  This is hand drawn and then scanned into Photoshop for colouring.

I went hiking again today. Went hiking in the rain and mud in the Dandeong ranges and treated myself to scones afterwards.  Not a bad day at all.  Keeping active and having a balance between work and staying at home all the time and just trekking outdoors really helps me focus on what I need to do.


Comments

  1. Great piece and wonderful humor!

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  2. I love it! If only that were possible. Is the boy wearing a cat helmet? Also about how long did this take you?

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  3. Thanks guys! @Lilbit, he is indeed wearing a cat helmet and it took me a lil less than 4 hours...give or take. :D

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  4. In that case I adore that cat helmet! Also thank you for visiting my blog as well! Did you work 4 hours straight or did you stretch it out taking breaks in between?

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  5. Thanks again :) @lilbit: that's 2 hours for concept, sketch, clean up and shade. Then break. Then 2 hours or a bit less for photoshoping :D

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  6. Great idea & illo.

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  7. Don't get mad, get even! I like the look and feel of this piece.

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  8. This is great! Love your sense of humor and hope that you don't have to experience bedbugs again, or you really will find some way to nuke 'em huh? ;) Also, thanks for visiting my blog!

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  9. Heisann!

    Soooo sweet ;:OD) I think we will have a problem in the universe if we had the possibility to send all our problems out there....

    Have some nice days hiking... my husband and I will go hiking in Lofoten this summer. I look forward to this adventure

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  10. Heh, excellent remedy for those nasty, pesky bedbugs, love the illo :)

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  11. And that rocket is only to press the giant button for the other much bigger rocket! Fantastic job, love the colors!

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  12. This is amazing! How funny. :)

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  13. Great expression on the little fellow.

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  14. This is really great...love the expression of the kid.

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  15. Aw cute! Nice job. I think we all feel that way sometimes :)

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  16. HAHAHA!!! Love it! There are times when you do have to pull out the big guns.

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  17. This is fantastic!! I love the concept and also the style!

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  18. Oh, I LOVE this! Such determination in that little face! Go get 'em!!

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  19. haha, hilarious! Thanks for your comment on my blog :)

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  20. Hi Marta!
    i'm sorry i come so late and i missed lots of your wonderful posts, i havent been blogging much lately, i just came back from my holiday!

    oh i miss your work toooo!!!! :D
    you are so good at photoshop coloring ^_^

    i wish you a beautiful Sunday, xoxo.

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