Sunday, December 10, 2006

Illustration Friday: Mask

Illustration Friday: Mask
I sketched out this raccoon last week before I knew the theme this week was "mask." So it must've been some sort of cosmic unconsciousness.

As a bonus this week, here is the original sketch. Thanks for all your comments.

62 comments:

binny said...

he's looooovely!

IdiotHead said...

Love it. Nice style. Raccoons seem to be a recurring theme ;)

esillustration said...

YEAY!!!

Emila Yusof said...

Great illo! Love the style and the colors!

mrs. b. said...

my guy would love to go skating, as soon as he gets out of jail! love his coat!

scribblydoodler said...

Cool. Brilliantly insouciant skating racoon.

ilustricia said...

ha! I bet he was the first one wearing a mask :)

Beautiful illo, John!

Queen Tut said...

Love the big head and his skating savvy.

Marion said...

He's great.

Michelle Lana said...

Very cute!

belinha said...

Hello John!!I'm glad you found my blog because it made me found yours!!I like your drawing very much too!I'm going to link you, ok?!!Hope to have more visits from you.I'll check on your work be sure!!!

tekentijger said...

Lovely illustration!!

Natura said...

So good and charming!

jordan said...

Looks like he quit smoking somewhere in the coloring process.

wynlen said...

This looks great, so cute! I love the textures.

Anette
www.wynlen.no

Mac McRae said...

Awesome details and texture in there. I love the retro style you have going. Excellent work!

amy said...

He's so cute. I love the colors and style.

katzdontbark said...

love the design...as always...mind if i ask ..what program you used to render it in?

Taffy said...

Great work especially the details added in the background. You know big heads always look cute.

Frederik Jurk said...

I like raccoons a lot! Well done.

Caroline said...

I love it when people do pick up on the theme early!

And I also like this naturally masked animal!

Geninne said...

oooohhh such a cute cousin! They should get together :-) I guess we're both on full Christmas mode...Love your work John!

Mrr.Gipsy said...

Your style is so pleasantly simple and positive. Like it a lot! Thanks for comments in my blog, they helped me to discover your works, it's great))

Lu*** said...

Hi John! love your mapache! very nice drawing :)

studio lolo said...

He's one stylin' varmint!! I love the purple trees. Are they everpurples?

Lady Guedes said...

Cool!
I've noticed that he quit smoking. He,he,he.

Jan said...

soo good!

Kathy Weller said...

Wow, this is so great!!!

Random York said...

Man, you're great at this! And you made me feel like a millionesqe bucks mentioning me in a sentence with the name "Maurice Sendak"!
Merry Christmas!

JO said...

Love your work! I missed last week, but your mighty is great as well.

Pickledog said...

Awesome illo John! The textures are super great. Love his cool skating pose, and the original sketch with the cigarette.

scribblesk said...

Amazing critter! Such attitude! Beautiful textures!

frà said...

thanks for the comments on my blog, also I like its jobs!
great
ciao ciao francesca
(officinamezzaluna)

Melissa said...

cool raccoon.

julie said...

fabulous!

Tyson B said...

Great cutout style. Did that idea evolve with the coloring, or was it planned that way?

Nate said...

Nice one John. So you took out the cigarette huh? I guess one shouldn't smoke and skate. Love the textures.

Halloweenville said...

WOW i love hiM!!! and i am SUPEr glad you took out the cig! haha

beautiful work

Jeannette said...

It makes me wonder what other taboos dont make the final cut in your work. Was the ant on steriods? What were those popsicle kids originally licking?

Just sayin.

<3jeannette

Kathy said...

Another great illustration!

Craig said...

This style is one of my favorites. I need to experiment more with texture.

Nice work!

Isa said...

gracias por tu visita a mi blog. Me gusta mucho el animalito. Es muy dulce :)

jo said...

Ooooh! I love this!

valerio.vega said...

muy bonito tambien :D

A Sepia Colored Photo said...

he is soooooo adorable!!

Adam said...

Great work! Nice 'Organic' Cut-Out retro style! It's even the right subject for this time of year.

Linda said...

Great! he looks so secure with his skates

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katzdontbark said...

took alook at your blog...love your style sensibility..very inspiring...and thanks for the comments

Todd Kauffman said...

hey - thx for the visit. dig the blog

Dr. Diabolical Dave Savage said...

Excellent work as always, Mr. Coulter. I look forward to your future posts.

Alina Chau said...

What a wonderful adorable character!!

paula said...

Yes, he stopped smoking at some point, eh? Nicely done, John. And see how many comments you got now that you enabled the rest of us to comment? : )

Katie McDee said...

Wonderful! Love the textures! and thanks for the comment!

JoE said...

this is just do cool!

JoE said...

i mean 'so cool'!

Shano said...

Fabulous illo! Very pro!

paublo said...

WOW!! love your stuff.. can't wait to come back!!

Chickengirl said...

oh he's cute! I love all the textures you have...very inspiring.

burgerlog said...

SO CUTE!!! you have GREAT stuff here!

Kurt Klockau said...

I love the feel of this. Great work.

MjM said...

Oh! Raccoon! Mask! (slaps forehead, hard)

:)

MjM