Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Big Monkey

Hi, Peeps! Thank you for all the warm wishes. First day at the new gig went very well. I met a lot of very nice (and super talented) folks and already learned quite a bit. The hardest thing was sitting there at my new desk...you know, just being in an open cube situation. It'll just take some getting used too...I definitely felt weird about checking email or the internet....which is something I normally do ALL DAY LONG, when working from home. Already though, I totally dig my new cube-mates, Sandra and Kyle. I definitley had my share of questions yesterday and everyone was incredibly helpful. I've already learned a lot of new "quick keys" in Illustrator CS Software! Wooo hooo! Gotta love that. (See, I'm one of those "don't like to read manual" types...so tidbits and tricks shown to me are like golden nuggets)



Here's a drawing of Big Monkey. He's just a really BIG monkey. Kind of an Ashton Kutcher-likes-to-play-cranks and thinks everything is super funny. He shares the house with Nessie, Red and many others. So yes...another old drawing. I think I'll just keep pulling from that particular file until I have time again to draw something new to share. Some of you (drawingboard pals) have already seen these, so I apologize for the repeats!

Thanks again, everyone. It was so nice to read all the (non-spam) comments last night.

115 comments:

laceandlumber said...

ha they monkey is really cute. it kind of reminds me of a monster form that movie "Monsters inc."
hah good job though.

paige said...

ohh, does it? Well, I wouldn't be surprised if some inspiration seeped in. Not intentionally, of course, but all Pixar art rules and I own all the "Art of" books...so, it's possible. You should see my Yeti. He looks a lot like Rankin Bass and I swear I didn't mean to do it. Maybe I'll post that one next.

tstar said...

hi paige! i was wondering what happened last friday without a post.. good luck on your new job! as long as you like your job and doing what you are good at, not to mention getting a paycheck for it, life ain't too bad! cheers!

Akotan said...

Just wanna know how to do your draw textures? They're beautiful! When I draw something using computer, they all look kinda flat... even with shadows and gradient fills...

I found your sites (blog and portfolio) browsing Drawn! blog. You're the best! Seriously!

Ah, good luck in your new job! (^_^)

Naveen said...

Interesting & Creative :)



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Kactiguy said...

I like him but he doesn't look so much like a monkey as he does a big sasquach. Body is monkey, head is kinda teddy bearish. I think it's the nose. Still he is cool, happy and orange. Orange is good. Bring on the Yeti.

Sofi said...

It reminds me of the "ME WANT HONEYCOMBS" monster from the saturday morning cartoon commercials. Whatever happened to that guy?

Your drawings are lovely. They made me smile. Hehe, usually, only Prozac can do that.

Henry said...

hi i like this ill be visiting more often its a nice place to forget......

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Arsh said...

cute blog!

LittleAttitude said...

nice one again....just have to say that I have joined the ranks and am a frequent visitor...(and if you have any tips on those CS quick keys....would love to swap..as I am a fellow designer....)

Ciao

sombody said...

Keep the Oldies coming! I'm sure there are many of us Paige-newbies finding you all the time. I like that Big Monkey!

Smook said...

They may be oldies for you, but for some of us they are new. Glad I had a chance to catch the reruns!

Blog guest said...

Great drawings. Good luck w/the new job...you won't be the newbie for long.

pinky said...

lol paige this one is halarious its ur funniest one yet

She Unlimited said...

Cool, Freshy and Funky images...got to love them. If you have time we are looking for contributors at our magazine...in our "Art" digital arena.

: )

All the Best

kg said...

just wanted to say how much i enjoy your art and your blog. i stumbled upon it when it was featured on blogger, and through your blog i discovered illo friday, which is the coolest thing i've done in a while! so a hearty thanks and good luck @ your new job.

kg said...

PS: OMG, there's such a thing as blog comment spam????? i just saw what you were talking about. we're not safe from spam anywhere, are we???

Abigail S. said...

Hey... It's my first time to your blog. I love all the drawings!
I hope you enjoy your new job- I also just got a new job. It can be quite exciting!
I look forward to visiting your site often!

Raj said...

Don't worry, soon you will be so comfortable surfing the net in your cubicle that you won't even notice other people walking by. I know I don't.

me said...

greetings, paige. requesting permission to link you in my blog, if u dont mind. feel free to check me out anytime convenient. thks.

Anonymous said...

hey, it's my first time on your blog, and I find it really cool...
Sorry it's hard for me to speak english!
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if you speak english, german, and french this blog is for you!

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Pema said...

HAHA, what a lovely monkey ~~ Hello from Hong Kong ^_^

Bridget said...

awww he's cute.... looks kinda like he's "here to help".

will you check out the stuff on my blog... i'd apreciate the input

Jeff said...

What a wonderful blog, your art is amazing!

Azza said...

saw your blog via IllustrationFriday.. Very creative. I was just wondering what software you use and how long does it usually take to do a piece of work. For example the Metropolitan for Illus... was what I saw first and I thought it was cool! .....

Thanks

cosmochiq0011 said...

hi!i love your drawing style. Ü

~Autumn said...

Bring on the old ones! I'd love to see them!

african oracle said...

Well done, your illustrations are splendid - I loved the one on aging!

el guapo said...

cute monkey, reminds me of my in-laws and some cousins of mine. the nipples were a nice touch.

nicki said...

Love the monkey. I am newer to your blog and would like to see your old stuff. So keep posting them. They are all so great.

Jodi said...

I like the Big Monkey too. I, like the commenter above, have not seen much of your old stuff, so it's a treat. Aren't those spam comments annoying?

Trixie said...

Hi there. I do a little Ill and Photshop. But Phsp mainly. I would love to learn some tips tricks from you. My Ill pics all look like aliens. At least that's what ahppenes on my last GD class I took at IVC. But then again it was IVC and the teacher was well, let's say he actually asked me to sign out of the class as "I" knew more about Ill than he did and he felt it was distrupting the class! Go figure.

I love your pics. Good luck on your new job. I start a new job on Monday, but I don't design, that is jsut fun on the side.

Batteries Not Included said...

Hi Page,

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your work. It just makes me feel good to look at it.

just sayin' said...

You have a wonderful blog. Great links. Good luck with your new job though I can't see why you would have any problems (except in the maintaining a personal life area which, frankly, most everyone has to deal with). I shall return.

arzenne said...

hi there
beautiful work
I think it is impossible not to smile when we see your monkey
love and light
arzenne

Jess said...

love, LOve, LOVE your blog! You are a brilliant artist and I really like your candor. Good luck at your new job!

Cheers!

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carla said...

You just keep pulling out the cutest characters! He looks a little mad as in kinda crazy. I think it's the eyes. He's nifty! BTW, if you want to block the nasty spam, just go to your settings and under comments you can choose the word verification option. It prevents the automatic spammers from hitting your blog.

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The Jew and Sssslow Ryan said...

how do you get so many hits?

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Stacey said...

cool

AmberLion said...

That's a wonderful painting...and congrats on your new job. :)

Deety said...

I like it. It reminds me of Honeymonster in an old TV..

Eric said...

Nice blog. I like the little orange guy, very cute.

Eric

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Cory said...

Hey, just found your blog and it looks great!

I work for an illustration studio in SC and just started a blog myself.

lightnightrains.blogspot.com

Give it a look if you get a chance, thanks!

M harris said...

these grathics are impresive. i also create grathics but only as a hobbie but am expecting to improve as i will be doing some study into it at college. mabey you could comment on some stuff on my blog sometime.

http://funnyeditedimages.blogspot.com/

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Kyle said...

I love your art! You characters just have so much... character! A lot of fun.

Cloud said...

Hey paige, you really are talented girl!!

Ward Jenkins said...

Love the monkey! And I'm very excited for you on your fulltime gig. Very curious to see what you have up your sleeve, eh?

To the people who place links to your blog in the comments:

Don't you know that if you click on your name that it takes visitors to YOUR PROFILE WHICH IN TURN TAKES VISITORS TO YOUR BLOG???? Stop with the blatent "hey, check out my blog!" and then posting a link. Doing this is frowned upon by many and is considered spamming. Do everyone, and especially Paige, a favor by being considerate and not spam comment, please. It's ugly!

Anyway, go get 'em Paige! Best of luck to you at your new job! Whoo hoo!

paige said...

Ward! You rule!
thanks.

peachesncream said...

Love the picture there! Very good!

Cloud said...

Who are you to tell me not to?? If those were Paige's words i would've listened. Did i not post good comments about her work?? So do ME a favor and butt out. and Paige, i'm sorry for doing so, not happening again.

paige said...

Hye Jin....

You were not the only offender... over the past couple of days I've had tens of spam posts...and I delete those the moment I can. Ward is a trusted web-art-friend of mine and if you'd read my post below his...you would have noted that I agreed with him. So, please, no telling someone else off on my blog. Thank you.

Girl Turned Sideways said...

just wanted to say i love the big monkey! good luck at the new job, i'm sure you'll rock it!

Ward Jenkins said...

Thanks, Paige. And Jin -- I'm just watching Paige's back here. No singling out of anybody -- just a general rant to everyone who's doing this. And who am I? I've been doing this blogging thing for almost a year and have been reading these things since 2002, so I feel I pretty much know what I'm talking about.

I'm sure you meant well, Jin, but it's still a spam comment. It's just rude. That's all I'm saying, so others will know this and maybe take heed. Especially if they're new to this sort of thing.

And for the record, I, too, had the same thing happen to me when I was on Blogger's Blogs of Note earlier this year. I do not understand why people feel that they need to ride on the coat-tails of others who happen to get some major exposure. If you want others to check your blog out, just say something interesting and that's it. More than likely if I like what you said, I'll check out your blog by clicking on your name. See? Easy as that.

Dr O2 said...

fantastic funny monkey! the art here rocks...

Jeremiah said...

LMAO, omg that is great. What talent. Wow. I'm going to show that to a lot of people.

"Maggie" said...

Paige,
The very best at your new job! I started a full time job back in May because I couldn't handle the insecurities of not having a regular pay check. You are very talented and you will go far, have no fear!

Marionette said...

Hey Paige, your scribbles are purty. :>

Blogger now has a comment spam filter. It's sad that we need stuff like that, but it's useful for weeding out the crap. I gave in and set it myself after I'd deleted 9 variations on "I really like your blog, whatever it's about. Come look at this website."

paige said...

thanks everyone! I've now added that spam filter, so...hopefully, we'll weed out those random ads.

Denis said...

I'm glad your first days at work are going well. I'm sure it'll keep getting better and better still. And I love that monkey. The head IS a little "bear-ish", but I love him anyway. Keep posting 'em Paige, old or new. We don't care, WE LOVE YOUR WORK!!! :-D

Buck said...

Hi Paige! Your blog is really fun-I wish you all the best at the new gig and I look forward to working with you again someday soon- you are incredibly gifted and inspiring!
- Buck

Mac the Knife said...

Hi Paige, Congrats on the new job. I came across your site a few weeks back and I find it to be a ton of fun. Also, thanks for the info on putting up a banner. I worked on it for about 2 hours yesterday and now my blog looks orders of magnitude better! Also, I've told lots of my friend of your site and have linked your blog on mine. If you want me to unlink it for any reason just say and I will remove it. Till then, Cheers!

Andrew

Girl With An Alibi said...

Hey Paige, Just passing through. Cool art! It's funny I'm a writer at full-time gig, thinking of going freelance. And you're going from freelance to full-time gig. Anyways good luck with the new job. You're obviously very talented.

Anonymous said...

OH!!! BUCK! I owe you an email! And some mugs...which have been here for a long while. Would love to try and hook up soon! You are AN AMAZING artist (and teacher/ mentor!!!)
~paige (signing in from work without passwrod)

Ana said...

aww.... ur drawings r very cute!! i just looked at ur blog very quickly, but from what i saw they're good
i just made my blog so it doesn't have much. i hope it gets us good as urs =P

R2K said...

Good job, as usual! Im glad to see that you have the spam blocking comment code now, which prevents bots and such...

I dont have one, and am not sure how to get it. So I get random comments like "Free russian porn". So I guess my comments sections are good if you like that stuff, but not for me!

http://r2000.blogspot.com

CRiZO said...

love your stuff, hope you don't mind I linked to your page from mine (just started this blog stuff)

The Megan said...

these pics are just too much cuteness - i love them!! i have linked your blog to my page, hope that's ok!

Sonny Shine said...

Excellent art! And by golly I just started a new job too! Balancing full time work with school is tough, but I want to learn animation. Have you ever thought about that?

Little Mama said...

Glad everything went well paige. Dont have too much fun, remember it's called work for a reason. haha have a good one

Kiki said...

i like ur drawing paige!! hope u like ur new job. and thx for ur explanation about banner. u know i've been trying how to get it, and i ask some people in blogger, but no one woul help me. but, when i stop by in ur blog and read it, i found it. ur awesome

madugongmaria said...

awww...why do other people have to be so good at this? buhu...anyway, first time visiting here...i love ur works! wish i could do the same things as well...;)

anandsharma said...

Your blog and your art are consistently brilliant.You are a born talented Great artist.Thanx for sharing your creativity.

mai said...

hey paige

i have all my faith on the fact that you read almost every comment you receive each day, just because i'd love you to read mine. I love the expressions of your characters, and im not much into freelance and stuff, but each drawing of yours just catches my eye so instantly, that I actually have to stop to see every line, shadow and form. I want to major graphic in graphic design, but now there's just so many branches of that out there that im still devating. Meanwhile, I work on my logos, and some characters i've developed.I dont use any computer program; instead, so far, all I have is Handwork, and i scann them to post them on msn my space and my blogspot. Im still trying to discover my style and essence, thats why i would really love you to just pass by and maybe give me any advice. I'd be really nice if you see what i have on my blogspot. I really admire your style, Paige, and by the way, congrats because of you new job! Dont you just enjoy working on what you love the most doing?? That'd be really cool. You have a nice one!Im looking forward your comment.

Sydney said...

You have just... a FABULOUS Blog! Good luck with the new job. Must be exciting!

Anonymous said...

How Strange is this, you are Paige, and I'm Paige. My friends call me
Poodle Paige, well becauase I love Poodles. Seems like we have a
connection. You can check me out at poodlepaigee.blogspot.com

Love to hear from you !

love,
Paige

Swahili Bob said...

Congrats to the new job!
I have been at mine for a year now and recently managed to get my own office. But it lacks an internet connection, so i'm completly helpless there.

Nice seeing people liking their jobs!

sunitachaudhary said...

hi-paige,i have become the regular visitor of your blog site.i find something really nice about your work.i hope my message is conveyed to you among these 83 nice comments.good work.good luck for your next drawing.

3ngin33r said...

heyylloo !! lurve the monster, and like someone mentioned earlier, it does remind me of the big blue monster in Monsters Inc. Its a great movie..

hm, imagine of some big director came on here and saw this monster and decided randomly to make a movie on the OBM - Orange Big Monkey :) kiddin' , keep up the great work ! take care

emceeONE said...

congrats on the gig and that's an awesome drawing. I've never seen it before, so it's new to me.=)

Sean Felix McMyrth said...

I really like your pictures. You are very creative.

Daniel McLain Hixon said...

cute site, nice pictures

Deb said...

You're very creative. Great blog and pics!

Cindy said...

Hello! I'm Cindy. Did you remember me? I have add your blog into to my blog already. Now, we have a funny game, hope you can join it.

Photographer said...

kick ass !
i'm amazed by your work, it's absolutely brilliant .. keep at it..

peace.

Anonymous said...

You have a fantastic imagination, keep up the good work dude

the.clock.remains.aflame said...

wow! look at all these comments u get! does it feel great to know you're effecting all these people? by the way, what do u use to make these cute illustrations? good luck and keep it up!

Ellen said...

hey, i love your monkey!!! It's awesome.

Cleancut said...

Wow that's great,just love your artworks.Keep up the good work! :)

c said...

I really enjoy your site. You may want to add some stats to your Blog so you can see where people are coming from, how often, geeky crap ... better than checking email.


My dauhter is a big Poodle Fan. Would you consider doing something for her, say, her head on one of your drawings ? poodlepaige@gmail.com

chris

R2K said...

Hi from NYC!
R2000 :O)

[ Moseonetwenty ] said...

Really like your designs, more please :)

nick said...

nice stuff!

The Virtual Gamer (Hevvy Metahl in RPGMMO's) said...

I like spam sliced thick and fried ona potato roll!

Really though, big monkey needs a t-shirt!

Punky Zebra said...

Wow! Your work is super amazing! How did you get so good? I love it! Your drawings are appealing and immediatly caught my eye! I'm totally becoming a member of your blog!

3ngin33r said...

hi agn ! i hope u dont mind, but i just added a link to ur site on my blog. keep up the good work!

Ivanova's life & regrets said...

Your draws are awsome!!!! Really!!! Tender and hilarious ;)

Ksha said...

hi there, i just happend to browes thru ur art work .... i tink it really looksz cute!

buh bye ;)

ExBF said...

That's one goofy monkey!

http://exgfproject.blogspot.com/

sophalopalus said...

I really like your blog and your illustrations. It's really cool to see creative people out here. Keep up the great work!

Steven said...

I love your art work. I've got a blog site that looked very similar to yours... it looks even more similar since then, thanks for the inspiration. I've got a two year old son, I guess he's my art. Anyways, thanks.

s.

mira said...

you are the best!

Osama Bin BlogSpot said...

very creepy

hiyapotter said...

wow u draw extremely well

Blanco said...

I love the art work. Being born in the year of the Monkey and being pretty fond of Monkeys in general, I couldn't help but comment on how cool your drawing is. I also really like the one of Chuy. He takes some of the fright out of the age old tale of the Chupacabra.

JJ said...

I love your work and your charactres...specially this one
OMG

I just need to know how to linkl you to my blog so I can keep and eye on your work....

Anonymous said...

Very cool! nice big monkey!

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Manikandan said...

Hi .nice blog.I am HR of a well-developing concern.I need to post jobs .can anybody suggest best way..
thank you............

Richie said...

I love your Monkey picture.

I play drums in a band called "Play Monkey Play".

Can we use your image ? Or would you be willing to make a change to it?

:)
Richie H

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