Illustration Friday: Aging

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love the implied complexity to this surface simplicity.

Leigh said...

That's great! I like the idea of aging "things" as opposed to aging people. It is sad, but not quite as tragic.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely love it!! It's a tender, warm side to the aging of something very precious; instead of the fear of losing one we love.
Nicely done.

Cyberkitty said...

Well done. I really like the string hanging from it's mouth. A subtle yet vital detail.

vfm4 said...

poor thing.. can't you repair it? i did mine... :-)

nice drawing!

art-non-deco said...

Quite original interpretation and also cute.

knottydon said...

My first teddie was named Spanky. He was bigger than I was that time ;o)

I love this illo. Cute!

Rowantree said...

Great idea and great illo !!

Anonymous said...

Aw, he's real a la the Velveteen Rabbit. I really like this. :-)
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Knitting Painter Woman said...

What a kind representation of the topic. I like the "stamped" effect... did you do this digitally or "by hand"...

Michelle said...

I did the lines in illustrator and the color in photoshop.

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. I loved reading all of you kind words.

Alison Ashwell said...

I love this- simple and expressive

Ms. Mika said...

Great! Simply Great!

Aravis said...

This isn't aged, it's well-loved! :0)

carla said...

Poor old bear...it reminds me of the old grey stuffed kittie I've had since I was born. She sleeps on the bed in the guestroom. I like the little details...the thread hanging from the mouth, the bits of stuffing coming out, the tilted head...and I like the simplicity of the lines and colors.

Michelle said...

I am glad to see so many people coming to see my poor, old bear. Thank you all for your wonderfull comments.

The Space Above the Couch said...

who says teddy bears can't be art!? this is perfect for the theme. well drawn.