Sunday, July 5, 2009

Illustration Friday - Shaky


This picture is inspired by a true story, only a moustache has been added to proctect the innocent.
My Bampi (Grandad) used to love to help us around the house if something needed fixing. Much to my mothers dismay when he decided he wanted to fix our washing line and we found him shimmying (not sure how to spell that) up the top trying to fix it. He was in his late 60s possibly 70 at the time, and looked very shaky at the top. Luckily he made it down safely and fixed the washing line.
I love my Bampi he was such a character.
This was painted in acrylic paint with coloured pencil on the top, I love this combination of materials as it seems to make the picture really pop!

10 comments:

soulbrush said...

what a great character and a great illo. yup very unusual for london, but is cooling this coming week. tg.

Jessie said...

A lovely story! What an original idea for an illustration, and a great memory to keep forever!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is an awesome illustration Nicola! Your Bampi sounds fantastic!
♥♥Darla

Miss KB said...

Oh I just love this! the story behind it and the added mustache ;) YOu have been very busy! I have spent all morning looking at your beautiful work!

Kimberland said...

Thats a great illo! I think you have a great grasp on this weeks word! :) Keep up the great work!

Jack Foster said...

I hope I have enough energy, fortitude and guts to be just like your Gampi someday. Great story and wonderful artwork Nicola!

Ellen Byrne said...

Ha Ha! Super!

INDIGENE said...

Oh, I love the color combination and materials! It does make the illustration, Pop! Wonderful post and well done illustration!

Diana Evans said...

Hi Nicola!!! this is wonderful work...and your style is really coming through in all the people you create...great work!!!!

hugs
Diana

Clare Incher said...

Ok Mrs Toms you can now officially call yourself and artist / Illustrator, not an aspiring one! YOU are brilliant everytime I see something new you have created I just am amazed at how good you are - I am your greatest fan! xxxxxxxxxxx

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