Sunday, July 10, 2005

Illustration Friday: METROPOLITAN



Here's this week's drawing for Illo Fri....it's a slice of Metropolitan life. I thought about illustrating something with more hustle and bustle, crowds or even a more elegant moment with skyscrappers filling the skies . BUT, I just kept finding myself thinking of a more European/Soho/ parts of San Fran kind of setting instead, though my drawing depicts none of these specifically. A bazillion years ago I studied for a semester in Paris and more recently dated my man in San Fran (before he moved closer)...and the perfect day was to walk around the city neighborhoods and stop somewhere to loiter over a nice latte or glass of wine. That's MY idea of true city life. Here in Los Angeles, my life is more Suburban than Metropolitan...like the song says "Nobody walks in LA". Ahhh... but someday, I would love to live in San Francisco with a scruffy little dog. I hope I won't be 80 then and unable to walk those hills!

61 comments:

bee'nme said...

Paige - this is just GREAT! - I love your breezy style. And the the girl and her dog are just adorable - so confident and full of fun. This has to be one of my favorites so far! Kudos! I hope you make it to SF sooner than later!!

starky said...

Nice illo, i love the shades, that give some third dimensions to your composition.

isay said...

i like everything about it! i also adore the girl with those nice shades and shoulder bag and white shirst paired with denims-great! and the restaurant with the yellow tulip on the center table-so neat!. i have no summer holiday this year bec. of an emergency but i am having fun lookin' at the illustrations in IF.

Rowantree said...

Great, I also have a girl with his pet in my metropolitan illo

paige Keiser said...

beautiful Paige! Love your work!

Anonymous said...

Great illustration. I also particularly love the shades :)

bubi said...

I enjoy this illo very much, so relaxing , another side of metropolitan!

Anonymous said...

I like this. It really captures the feel of metropolitan life, where yes, people do walk their dogs. I saw so many dog walkers during my brief stay in NYC.

Joan
http://www.aztriad.com/illos.html

atomicvelvetsigh said...

woah touched by the influenced of the grandeiur of Paris... nice work! and first thing that came to mind when i saw this was walking thru the dtreets of Paris with the crisp scent of coffee lingering in the air...

knottydon said...

I love the puppy! i love the depth and composition. nice colors too!

lyn said...

Hi Paige, thankyou for your lovely comments and now I've discovered your blog too !. Your work is fantastic - so that means I'll be spending even MORE time gazing at the computer instead of doing the chores.Ho Hum !

Michelle said...

Fantastic illustration, I love all the reds you've used.

Alison Ashwell said...

Really gives and idea of the girl in her own calm oasis in the misdst of the city

garth bruner said...

I'm just a fan, what can I say? Your sense of style and composition, in addition to your characters are just a feast for the eyes. Thanks for your comments as well. I've had you bookmarked for a while and I'm never disappointed.

noah's dad said...

What eye candy! I love everything about it. You've captured pure serenity. I wish I was sitting at the table in the background enjoying the day!

Rebeccashane said...

I absolutely love your style.. So cute, please tell me that dog is a Yorkie! lol.. Too cute:O) what a nice relaxed illustration.. too cool

Newspaper Editor said...

About METROPOLITAN i understand...Give a look at my blog and you'll understand...

wiSHEs&HEros said...

thanks for the comment. I love all your work!

kay susan said...

Love it!

steve said...

Just amazing and beautiful work as per usual Master Pooler! Love the little pup and his cool scarf. Perfect touches.
Best,
Steve

SteveLambe said...

Awesome as usual, Paige! I think I enjoy your little blurbs about life just as much as your illustrations.

Any chance you'll be hitting SDCC again this year? Be great to meet up again. Hopefully for more than two minutes this time. ;)

aly de villers said...

I like your illustration :>

paige said...

THANK YOU ALL! It pleases me to no end that you all commented on this. I rather like this one myself...I think it's the colors. I love red accents. My apartment is filled with red accents.

Lyn: thanks for stopping by. I was dead serious about my comment on your AMAZING teddy bear...the cutest bear ever.

Alison A: thanks. I think you picked up on what I was intuitively going for....even if I didn't exactly mean to.

RebbeccaShane: thanks to you too!
Yorkies are super cute, but in my mind, this one is a full-blooded mutt. Sort of Benji-ish.

Newspaper Editor: I went to your blog but I didn't pick up on what you meant. Sorry.

The Steves (both of you): Clearly, you know I think you boys RULE so I'm pleased as pie you commented!! Steve Lambe...I'm still undecided about the SD Con...but I'm leaning heavily towards MAYBE. I'll decide for real in the next day or so.

Thanks again...to EACH and every one of you. XO

Kyra said...

This is excellent! I love it. It put a smile on my face. Great!

Kim Carney said...

Very fun, love it

PaintMonster said...

Hi Paige,
Waao!!
I love this illustration very much!!
I want printed your work.
Can you sell your work?
and Thank you very much for link to PaintMonsterBlog!!
LOVE Ya!

Kactiguy said...

Great illo Paige. I just stumbled across your blog and liked the picture so much I just had to comment. Nice solution to the topic. Someday I think I'll try a illustration friday too.

kay susan said...

She looks so confident and SERENE. Can you be serene in the city - it must be early in the morning, walking the dog before she goes to work!

Marianne said...

I love your work, Paige! Definitely one of my fav's this week.

Anonymous said...

Looks good. I love her attitude, and the dog is so cute.

wynlen
wynleDesign

Heather said...

I'd love to be sitting at that table right now. :)

paige said...

thanks again, youse guys! Speaking of Guys...
Guy: I"m glad you popped in and I'm even "gladder" you have a blog. YAY! I'll add you to my links next update!!
Paintmonster: One of these days you'll get something in the mail from me.

Ward Jenkins said...

I want your talent. Give it to me NOW!

Seriously, I love this piece.

R2K said...

Nice page, I enjoy the images too!

pinkmirage said...

The cafe you drew is definitely SF. Love the drawings!

Connie Allenbury said...

I just found your site and love all of your work, especially this one. I love SF too, and hopefully you'll get to move up here sooner than you think! You never know.

Clarke (Csnyde) said...

Wow another beauty miss paige,

I really love all of the new work you've been churning out lately. you've definitely set a new high point for yourself.

Great to finally meet ya face to face last week in SD. Hopefully soon i'll have the time and energy to start workin on some of my own IF illos.

until then, check out my blog snyde remarks
for occaisional updates and new stuff by yours truly.

patricia said...

Wow. That's awesome. Waaaaay better than my chic lady and doggie!

cyantee'ah said...

wow paige! i really like ur style of drawing..mind if i put some in my blog? http://iamcyantiahs.blogspot.com dun worry I'll put credits 4 u. thanx :)

tooned said...

Just came accross your work.fantastic stuff.love the style.

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banyay said...

Wow... Amazing ur art work !!!

Riviera blue said...

Just came across your work and am absoluty delighted by it. Such optimism. Hope you get tp the French Riviera one day to show us all your wonderful drawings.

Pam said...

Your illustrations are wonderful - joyful and inspiring - I'm glad to have found your site!

Cindy Elavsky said...

I love this picture. It reminds me of me and my dog. If only I were as slender as the girl ; )

Great site. I shall pass on the word.

Razerwirexxx said...

wonderful artwork, please keep up the good work

Jen said...

I adore this drawing. Is your stuff for sale? I'd buy a print of this.

Jodi said...

I just found your blog and really like your illustrations. As a crazy dog person, I was particularly drawn to this one. I try to make it a mission to defy the "Nobody walks in L.A." and walk places when I can, but there are definitely limitations to that! I'm going to put a link on my site, so I remember to check out your drawings.

Cheers!

Calined said...

wow :D
you use cool colors, so that it looks like a clipart or so(just mean the style..just a loooot better :D)
good work :D
*thumb up*

MaybeMeansNo said...

I just started blogging and came across your site. I really like your illustrations and how peaceful you make the city life sound. You got me hooked to your blogs. Thanks!!

Jeremiah said...

This is amazing work. Do you do pictures for cafes or anything? You could make some money if you could paint all this.

OneEyedJack said...

Just had to tell you I enjoyed your blog. I normally don't post a comment but I just happened to be listening to "Walking in LA". Good luck to you.
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GIGI said...

PAIGE I HAVE ADDED TO YOU MY BLOG LOVE YOUR STUFF!!! HOPE YOU DONT MIND :)

Jennifer said...

Hey. I love this Metro style. I wish I had prints of this to hang on the walls of my room and office!

Tiffany said...

Wow I just came across your blog some how and I'm glad I did! I read a message from someone saying that they'd like a copy of this to hang on their wall andI have to agree! I love it! Good work :)

ann carson said...

Hello, how do you do these? I guessw I am stupid, but what program do you have? These are so cute. I love them. Write back, either here, or E mail me at samestuf@pacbell.net


Ann

Professor Kal said...

Your drawing are as good as by Neiman, Max or Chagill.

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Peace and Dogs said...

Hello from Liechtenstein. Wanted to say I was drawn to your picture. We have a european doggie shop- and this picture fits to us. :)

Dexarouskies said...

Very nice art. I like it a lot.

Garry

cashewnutz said...

i really like your doodles. there fun to look at.

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