Friday, April 27, 2007

Too Much Water


I always thought it would be cool to flood my house and swim around in it. As I consider it now, I'm not sure that would have worked. Still worth a shot, though.

26 comments:

Adrian Ropp said...

Very nice effect on the showerhead there, pally... And very funny! I love the use of grays here!

It probably WOULD HAVE worked... If you weren't wearing socks... Ah, the foibles of youth!

Lance Fry said...

Nice work! I would have loved to see some bubbles though or something else that signifies underwater.

Katie McDee said...

This is great! Nicely laid out and adorable characters. Loving the blue greys too!

Ken Chandler said...

Sweet! I wanted to try this too, and probably would have if I'd known I wouldn't be flayed alive after the attempt.

I do agree with Lance though, bubbles would make it look as though they weren't being abducted by aliens.

That said, you knock my socks off Shane. Even under water.

Ginger*:)* said...

That has absolutely always been my dream! But I would rather have gone a floating in my best friend's house, it was so interesting! Great thought and wonderful illustration. Thanks for remembering!

Claudia said...

Oh what a wonderful imagination! This is such a fun illo! Good work!

Peter said...

Oh my freakin' gosh! That's amazing!!! Those colors, and that subtle texture all over the place, combined with the characters' disoriented poses and blank looks, got me right laughin'!

What is that rug made out of? Does soggy cloth float like that?

B Beach said...

This is SO cool. One of my favorites of yours definitely! Love the blues/grays.

Who the heck are all these people commenting though?! What's going on here?

This is such a great idea, the water bill for this month would be a bit high I'm thinking. Really great work!

Joe Fowler said...

You say fun, but this freaks the crap out of me!

Oh, and the drawing is great. You hear me? I said, "blerbl bublblblbl..."

Natura said...

Great style and idea!

Steve said...

I use to think the same thing! Fantastic work mate!!!

sarah said...

Awesome. I love the floating rug, nice touch. I always used to wonder how much more interesting my house would be if I could turn it upside down and wander around on the ceilings :)

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Go for it! Let me know how it works out! Really terrific work! Very professional.

Ken Chandler said...

Simply awesome Shane!

A Sepia Colored Photo said...

hehe. this is really cool! i love the use of the greyish blue color in different tones. the dogs face is also quite nice.

Blogerts said...

I totally want to do that. It looks way fun. How do you breath, though?

the enigma said...

wow, i really like your style! great work.

msbaboon said...

This is an awesome idea! I like how your cheeks and the dog's cheeks are all puffed like you are trying really hard to hold your breath! Also I like the greys and blues in this picture! Good job!

Nathan Lindsay said...

whoa. you've stepped it up on this one. My wife got so claustropobic looking at this that she had to leave the room. I was just telling someone the other day how cool it would be to fill the underground parking garage with water and scuba dive down in it.

love this.

Jim Pearson said...

This is epically awesome - you really captures some great floaty effects with both characters. Nice work!

Elmyra Duff said...

Beautiful in all senses...

The Mattman said...

This is too cool.
Full blown imagination to Watterson proportions.
I'd love to see 'mum' open the door!
Love it,
M

arvindh said...

cute one!

tusen said...

hehe, really cool. I love their expressions and the limited colour palette. As for the idea - it was my childhood dream too :D

Tony C. said...

Beautiful weightlessness, and great expressions. The dog is fantastic!

Danielson said...

Actually, I did try that and it doesn't work...unless you call getting the beating of your life and sent to room without dinner "success."
I guess it wouldn't really matter if this were the floor-mat from your car, 'cause it'd absorb the Pacific.
This is beautiful, as usual, and, as usual the idea is amazing and fun and makes me feel all nostalgic.