Wednesday, March 26, 2008

"Pet" Peeves



A few weeks ago I found a collection of Chuck Jones animated shorts at Target. The collection included a short about Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, a mongoose who is adopted into a family and risks his life to protect them from two cobras living in the garden. I've loved this short as a little girl and still find it inspiring today.
I originally began this illustration for the IF topic "garden" a few weeks back. Since I've been swamped with all kinds of work lately, I haven't had much time to finish it. I hope it works for the IF topic "Pet Peeves". The way I see it, the cobras (especially Nagina, who is pictured here) are Rikki-Tikki's pet peeves. And he is the family pet. The Pet's Pet Peeves...
Anyhow, enjoy!

And as I mentioned before, stay tuned for some exciting developments later in the week! Have a great Wednesday!

11 comments:

Vhrsti said...

Amazing illustration!!! Whol your blog is totally perfect! Deep respect!

Linda Cecilie said...

I love your style! Its so perfect and beautiful! I hope you get to use your talent professianally!! Give out a book or something with draeings like this. I`d buy it!

steve said...

Amazing illo here! Yeah, a few years back I found some great, classic cartoon dvds there for a buck each--the original Superman--first two seasons, Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, etc. It seemed too good to be true.

Curious Art said...

This is just great! Love the colors, curly vines, lighting effects, looming cobra, brave Rikki.

(Never saw the movie but I loved the story as a kid.)

Kristi Valiant said...

You have a wonderful relationship between the chunky thick strokes and the swirly thin shapes and lines in this. Wonderful texture and style.

Stefani Smit said...

Your work is really inspiring, love your texturing

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

stunning! diggin the colors and lighting.

Bobby Pontillas said...

VERY nice!

Gerald said...

Ah, such a classic Chuck Jones episode. One of my favorites as well. Love the illustrated piece you came up with!

Gorillustrator said...

Love everything about this - fantastic!

Emily said...

wow you definetly do this style justice!... now I have to eye the rest of your blog!