Friday, August 18, 2006

Illustration Friday - I couldn't decide :-)



No such thing as a perfect match.

60 comments:

  1. Oh I love the second one!!
    And the strip where you rub the match to light it (In the first one)is amazing!

    And I'm also happy that I'm the first one to come here!

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  2. Dig both drawings... hope you really set fire to the paper for number two :-)

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  3. I love love love this.

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  4. like them both...

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  5. Love the second pic the best - very funny!

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  6. Very good! I like both :) A good message too ;)

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  7. Looks like a perfect match to me....action and results. Clever of you.

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  8. These are both wonderful.
    Good job.

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  9. Keep those away from my cupcakes, dude!

    Smooch,
    The Tart
    ; *

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  10. truly love it. the first one. the second one is more of a slow burn....
    trust willie to make us smile!
    lovely,
    susan

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  11. willie,

    i've become quite attached
    to your blog and this week's match.
    You think in ways I love to see:
    in every way creatively.

    Thanks for the poem from you to me
    I enjoyed it thoroughly
    And just in case you might not know:
    Your work is awesome, not so-so.

    :)

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  12. matches at rest, matches at play works for me

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  13. Fabulous. I love your attention to detail.

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  14. excellent! i love them both!!!

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  15. Hey Man --- You burned a hole in my monitor!!
    Knock off this damn realism, WillieBoy!

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  16. WOW Willy I love'em both! Cool as always.

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  17. These are great! Nothing like a literal translation now and then.

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  18. My favourite is the first! Love the hidden message.

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  19. Awsome Willie,
    I love both of them,.the second is so D*** cool! Love the message behind your creativity!
    seeya soon
    S

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  20. really cool and nicely drawn.

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  21. very nice drawings! cool!

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  22. Great!!

    Fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    See you

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  23. the second one is perfect...love it
    Ahhhhh Willie!!!! you are the best as usual!!!

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  24. I love these so much.

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  25. I like the first one also. I was thinking of doing a similar thing ;)

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  26. Love them both, but the seond one more....

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  27. Oh, I really love them both, especially the one with the burnt edge. Wish I'd thought of that! Your drawings have a great graphic quality.

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  28. I'm glad you posted both and your line about the perfect match. Your drawing is is so flavorful and juicy!

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  29. Wow! I love the style of the top illo. Super cool.
    love

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  30. love the second one. There is something about drawings coming to life or the representation of that, that really appeals to me. Excellent

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  31. let me decide for you ;)
    the bottom one is definetely the best...i tried too such burning experiments and it was difficult to "drive" the flame...

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  32. Willie these are wonderful! Hey also got my October HOW magazine yesterday - congrats on the "Rough Weather" piece. It grabbed my eye right away, then I smiled when I saw your name. Very cool piece!

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  33. Dang, WB -- you're in HOW? You are, to quote ZZ Top, "Nationwide."

    I hope you remember us who knew you when...

    ;-)

    Anyway, these matches are matchless.
    I love the rural Americana feeling of the Domino matches, and I love the burnt fun of the match cross. And both make me want to fire up a grill.

    Sorry haven't commented lately, it's been a tad overloady at work so it's all I can do to hang on and post new schtuff.

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  34. both are fabulous!!!

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  35. cool !!! the second one ;-))))

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  36. I like the second one the best. Seems mythic some how.

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  37. mm... FIRE FIRE FIRE!

    i like them both a lot. the colors and i love the clean lines.

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  38. I love the pics but I believe in perfect matches...just look at mom and dad!

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  39. Very nice matches. I like them both!

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  40. very creative works
    nice variety!

    (thanks for stopping by my blog)
    -brian

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  41. I hope you made the perfect fire with your No such perfect match.

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  42. Bth are great, Willie. I admire the top one for its detail and feeling of texture, and heck..the bottom one too! No perfect matches, but very fine drawings!

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  43. I liked the matches, specially the one at the bottom.
    Salud!

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  44. Both really cool drawings but I especially like the top one - have you ever seen David Shrigley's work? I have a feeling you might enjoy it :)

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  45. love that top one - very interesting the way the black-outlined matches work with the no-outlines box face

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  46. Wow. Love the look of the first and the concept of the second.

    Did you use marker for the colour? What size is the work? I'm just curious about the scale because it could work as a tiny or a large drawing.

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  47. These are both great! The top one looks pretty close to perfect to me!

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  48. i like them both but the second one is brilliant… almost as if the horizontal match was too impatient

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  49. love the one with the burn- mixing 2d with 3d- brilliant!

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  50. I like them both but I LOVE the bottom one! It's clever, simple but overflowing with meaning. LOVE it!

    (p.s. i drew a ladder last week, hoping it would give you a bit of a thrill, hehehehe)

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  51. Striking imagagery!

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  52. I really like both of them. You have a very appealing rendering style.

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  53. did i ever tell you that that match box is the coolest.

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie