Friday, November 19, 2010

Squaremania: sneaking candy...

I modified one of my most recent illustrations so it would fit the Illustration Friday topic this week - sneaky.


And since it's getting too close to Christmas I thought I should change the illustration to where the lil' panda is sneaking a candy cane.  Candy canes, as most people know, are quite terrible if you really think about it.  Not that they taste bad, but they give you so much less units of pleasure than, say, a candy bar or chocolate or most other forms of holiday treats.  Plus candy canes are stick versions of peppermints that you can find at any restaurant...so they're less special.  Even a peppermint brick (which seem to be really popular the last couple of holidays) are a better choice (because it's ground candy canes...but they added chocolate).  The only thing worse that he could have been sneaking was fruit cake - and then the panda parents would worry more about whether he was right in the head than that he was sneaking food at all...

The major differences between this and the previous illustration are as follows (or maybe I should do one of those side by side pics, and leave it up to the viewer to spot the minor differences...):
1.  The 'lil' panda has a candy cane behind his back and his arms are now behind him rather than at his sides.
2. The mom's bow and gloves are now red to reflect the holiday colors.
3. The dad has changed out his derby for a santa hat
4. and I changed the color of the bg to better go with all the red in the illustration.

6 comments:

Rabbit Town Animator said...

I agree about your candy cane comments. I remember having a chocolate filled candy cane once...mint on the outside and chocolate on the inside. Wasn't bad. Great illustration. Love the expression on the little panda's face.

Andrew W. Moir said...

Funny and well done. :)

claudine hellmuth said...

love your graphic style and bright colors. i also agree about candy canes :)

Tony LaRocca said...

That candy cane would stretch the poor little panda's shape out!

Angela Matteson said...

Very cool! I love seeing the progress. It's an even stronger illustration now that there is more story going on.

Katie L. White said...

Ahhh, the ole sneaky post trick. Very quit illustration for the topic and just in time.

 
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