Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Headless Ball


My entry for Chris Sanders's Sketchaholic contest! I've had this idea in my mind for awhile, so when I heard the theme was "Nightmares"...I got super excited! This song by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs was the major inspiration for it as well as Dame Shirley Bassey's "Get This Party Started". That's one ball I would love to be invited to!Now this is my street urchin submission for Sketchfrolic! I was really inspired by the whole "School of Seven Bells" concept...where pick pockets-in-training try to steal a man's wallet without ringing any of the bells on his coat. Of course, after the lesson, the street urchins celebrate by eating cold porridge and dancing on tables to old Oliver! showtunes.

The next theme is "Kings", so make sure to head on over to the blog and submit!

4 comments:

  1. yeah these drawings are good but Don already left...sorry there is always next year keep up the good work...and it wouldn't hurt to be a little more timely :)

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  2. These are both awesome. I love the headless ball. My favorite part about the pick-pocket piece is the boy who looks like he's riding a dandelion wisp. I thought for a moment this was about tiny people. Still cool.

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  3. I'm loving the way you render using digital. It's got a nice sketchiness to it, but the tones still read really well. Also refrencing school of seven bells? AWESOME.

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  4. These are great. They each tell a full story.

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