Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Illustration Friday - METROPOLITAN


When I first moved to London as an impoverished student, one of the cheap fun ways to see the city was to board the nearest red double-decker bus (getting a bird's eye view from the front seat on the upper deck) staying on it until the end of the route and then catching a bus back. Despite everything that's happened in the last week the London bus will always delight me.

15 Comments:

Blogger Rebeccashane said...

Im glad to see and hear that the double decker is still enjoyed dispite last week. *glad you were not directly effected* love the illustration!

7/12/2005 11:34 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Fantastic angle and great colours in your illustration.

7/13/2005 1:00 AM  
Blogger flossy-p said...

Cheerful and colourful way to share a great city with us! Gorgeous illo.

7/13/2005 7:37 AM  
Blogger vfm4 said...

great perspective and form and everything! :-)

7/13/2005 10:56 AM  
Blogger bee'nme said...

This is just great! I really like the colors and persective - and look at those cute little rowers in the river! This piece serves now to honor the one of a kind double decker bus and all the fun it's brought to people for years. Kudos!

7/13/2005 2:16 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you everyone for your positive comments. Drawing techy things like vehicles is not really my forte, but I think these buses do lend themselves to a fairly loose style. The perspective was to put the emphasis on me and my friend sitting above the driver.

7/13/2005 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Wignke said...

The bus may not lend itself to loose lines but you handled it perfectly. It's a great piece and the forced perspective is awesome

7/13/2005 4:01 PM  
Blogger Бистра said...

The illo is great! The colors, the angle... everything!

7/13/2005 5:48 PM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

I like it... I feel that way about the double deckers, too. And i just figured out who your drawings remind me of sometimes... Edward Ardizonne... Yours are a bit brighter... but the liveliness is comparable.

7/13/2005 11:20 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

Thanks for the tip! If I ever manage to make my way to England, I'll do the same. Great illustration! :0)

7/14/2005 7:47 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thanks for the compliments. And sultry painter woman, you know that idea that there's only six people between you and any other person on the planet, well, my sister was in the same school class as Edward Ardizzone's grand-daughter!

7/14/2005 9:49 AM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Bright and cheery - works really well.
i like the rowers almost hidden in the river

7/14/2005 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful illustration with great colors. I love the double-deckers in London.

wynlen
wynleDesign

7/14/2005 11:51 PM  
Anonymous The Space Above the Couch said...

They can't take that away.
(btw. this is great use of perspective, and I especially love the way you've rendered the boat and rowers!)Stay strong! Most people are good.

7/25/2005 12:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it so awesome! how to make it????

5/20/2011 4:30 AM  

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