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IF: Remedy

"Little Benny is off to remedy a pest problem"


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.


  1. Great piece and wonderful humor!

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

  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

  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?

  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

  6. Great idea & illo.

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  12. This is amazing! How funny. :)

  13. Great expression on the little fellow.

  14. This is really the expression of the kid.

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

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

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

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

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

  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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