March 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: "Snap"


I am always a little worried about snapping a drawing pen in half (or dropping it, etc.) so this is a quick self portrait of that happening.

This is also the last page of a sketchbook and this was my fastest one yet: I opened it on February 7th (of this year) and finished it today.

Thanks for all of your extremely kind and generous comments over this last week.

42 comments:

Michelle White Illustration said...

wonderful drawing! so expressive and well executed

Ralph Verano said...

Oh, the horror! Great work, very emotional.

edna said...

This is hilarious...good job! I love your expressive line and textures.

Diane Duda said...

love the exaggerated (sp?) features! very good!

Brine Blank said...

That is the perhaps one of the funniest and emotional sketches I've seen...(I feel that way when my kids ask to borrow my good drawing pencils...which means I'm usually at the store the next day replacing them)...

Kathleen Rietz said...

This is why I work alone... : )

Cathy Bobak said...

Oh my! I feel for him! I did something like that once with a rapidograph but the ink ended up all over me.

Sherry Rogers said...

Your sketches are really delightful! Line work is marvelous!Love the added bit of color.

Roesje said...

Your work is wonderful if I may say so. It make me smile. Also I wanna thank you for your comment. I really really apriciate it very much. Thank you for that.

studio lolo said...

Another blockbuster! If only I had the skills to draw characters this well. What a gift! (to all of us)

kian said...

PERFETCT!

mike said...

Hilarious!

aynaku said...

very funny, I like your sense of humour and drawings! tnx for stopping by...

Q. said...

This is the best yet. Very edgy. Right on. Keep going down this wicked track. Your other work is polite. This has teeth! (and indeed they are quite wonderful teeth). And your design is great too...You Go! Ammon! Best, Q .

d said...

really, really nice. i wish i was half as talented.

Pati @-;-- said...

This is really cool, Ammon :)

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why said...

wow.. your drawing is really cool..

Marie said...

I love the facial expression of your characters! They are so hilarious and so delightful!
(Seems like a similar feeling to a well-loved knitting needle snapping in half mid-action, though we do have a set of five. :) About how that might happen, one just needs to exert a little too much pressure while knitting and if they are getting worn already, snap!)

mike r baker said...

Awesome style! Wonderful illo. The only thing that make it look more painful is if it spilled all over a nearly finished illustration. :)

Debbie Egizio said...

This piece has such a fantastic display of emotion. Great work!

aarph! said...

Ouch, that's gotta hurt! Love your work Ammon, keep it up. And thanks so much for your comments on my blog.

mrs. b. said...

fantastic illustration! i love your exaggeration and line work! thanks so much for your kind comment : )

gNat said...

Fantastic drawing love the line work. I feel so bad I wish I could help!

hatrabbit said...

You've got such a great style. I've enjoyed looking around your site.

Janice said...

Ive had the same expression.. when Ive stepped on a tube of paint...(on the carpet!) argh...
Empathy... thankyou for the BIG smile, and the lovely delicate linework.

-N- said...

Very funny! I like it!

Random York said...

Man- you are made for this medium- please don't give it up!

AndyDoodler said...

hahaha- really great!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

This is great! I love the energy of it!

Deb Johnson said...

This is so cool! Great take on a very REAL fear! Awesome expression!

leif said...

AWESOME!!

Jim Pearson said...

I hate it when that happens! Nice drawing - I reallreally like your sketchbook work - your style is very fluid and fun - elastic - it reminds me of the work of John Cuneo and David Levine. Very cool.

Emila Yusof said...

Very funny! Love your self-potrait illo!

md said...

oh the pain. i can feel his anguish. great illo

Perriette said...

What a mess! The pen, that is. The watercolor is great.

Ellen Byrne said...

This is done so well! I can just feel it happening! Fantastic!

Tony LaRocca said...

That's an awesome bit of characterization there. Very cool. Poor little pen- we barely knew ye...

hart said...

My goodness, this is like one of my fav now! :D Awesome!!! I love the character and the exaggeratedness of it. Great line work and details.
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Honor Bowden said...

Very funny! And I really like your style, such expressive lines.

JO said...

Your drawings are so interesting, you have a great style a really cool line quality to your characters.

scribblesk said...

Oh,the agony! Your drawing style is simply out of this world! Please keep on filling up those sketch books!

Bron Smith said...

You have a real flair for drawing. I really like your style. Filling all those sketchbooks has really paid off.