Aug 25, 2006

Illusration Friday: Run


I was a little stumped by this weeks Illustration Friday theme of Run, and then I started flipping through images that I have been wanting to use, but haven't found the time to sink my brush into. This is one of my favorite images.

It is a very familiar sight to see parents running down the street holding onto the front and back of their childrens bikes, trying to help their kids move beyond training wheels. I love this version from the early 1900's, although I am sure that that tiny little boy isn't going to be soloing on the motorcycle any time soon!

Plus, there is an illustration of 2 kids running from a swarm of bees on the left there, which kind of cracks me up. . . .
(You can see more detail images of this piece here)

10 comments:

Funky Finds said...

Very nice! Have a fab weekend :)

cosmos said...

I heart this. Do more.

Toy Illustration said...

LOVE YOUR STUFF!

marcisenders said...

Sweet!

Andrew Thornton said...

Lovely layers as always! The vintage photograph is priceless! Reminds me of me and my brother before he disappeared. He would walk me around on his motorcycle... sometimes he'd let me ride with him around the yard.

Jeannine said...

Wonderful! Love the imagery and the layering. :)

murphy girl said...

delightful!

illustrationblog said...

This is great! Very well done.

niseiko said...

great illustration, i do collage too, i would like read some comments of my work: http://niseikoillustrations.blogspot.com/

Ouissi Gresty said...

I love the expressions...the bees are cool too...love looking at all the bits on your collages...always see something new...

Ouissi x