Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused

Okay - time for a weird one. This week the word Penelope shot at us was "Focused". Ironically this week I haven't been feeling particularly focused... so decided I wouldn't spend too much time pulling my hair out over what idea to do and just get something down on paper quickly and efficiently. The result is the above (somewhat weird) image.
It shouldn't be to hard to determine the link between focus and hypnotism, but I would forgive anyone for wondering why the hypnotist looks like a demonic cross between Super Mario and Saddam Hussein. All I can say is I've drawn this image tonight while drinking gin and Mickey Finn, so my faculties may be compromised.
Anyway, the pencil work seems quite natural and it was a pleasure to draw so hopefully that will translate across to you.
Now to check out what everyone else has done this week....

12 comments:

Sally Taylor said...

You are getting very sleepy. No wait.. maybe its just the gin. :) I like the expression on this guys face. This is a fun submission and a nice drawing no matter what you might have been drinking. :)

kevbrett said...

love it. kinda creepy...
think you work rocks!

Krista said...

Nice! Wait a minute-- why am I barking like a dog?

k.h.whitaker said...

very nice work, love the idea too

Tiffany said...

I don't think it is weird at all! I like your take on the theme.

Also, for some reason I am very much drawn to the mustache - it has nice shape!

♥ Tiffany Patterson

Andrew Finnie said...

Hah, your work always makes me laugh. And smile. I'm going to write this in the previous piece as well!

yoon see said...

Cool idea.
Love the pale colurs and composition too!

Happy creating and see you again!

ArtQwerks said...

I would have posted this sooner but I seem to have been under some kind of spell since looking at your illustration three days ago...just waking up...no wait...feeling sleeping again...

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Kayleigh Thomas Illustrations said...

I particularly like the lines you've done in his forehead. And the watch is amazing! I think you could use him in future stories. Maybe he could hypnotize Georgie and Bruno could save the day???? Just a though....

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

AWWW your work is amazing!! How fabulous! Great style you have and can this guy help me with weight loss? he he he he!! Great work.

Dusik said...

Hi Jim!!!
thank you so much for your warm wishes! and yes, i did disappear.
i worry that these days i don't feel like drawing. my head just can't get into it. i hope it will pass :)