Thursday, August 04, 2005

Illustration Friday: AGING



A little on the late side for this week's Illustration Friday theme, "Aging". And it's not because I forgot or even a result of being tired (both symptoms of old age) I was simply buried with work. But wait, I am forgetful and I'm exhausted too. Add to that, the numbers. And the numbers don't lie, I am getting older!! Dammit!!

Instead of waxing on and on about aches, wrinkles and those snarky greys...I kept thinking of the song "Young-at-Heart" by ol' Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra. Great song. Wonderful song. So, then I started thinking about little kids...and this image came to mind. One of those seldom times where the idea AND the execution came together nice and quick. Which is great, considering my age and all!! ;)

101 comments:

paula said...

Hee! Excellent concept, Paige, and well illo'd. Interesting how we moan in our 30's and 40's about being old. We don't know the half of it. I guess we're just getting an early taste of the body not being able to do everything it used to.

kc said...

Fantastic, I can see myself as the old man one day (in the form of a woman, of course)
Keep up the fabulous work. :)

Ron said...

Wonderful take on the title, lady. :)

Since this is my first comment on your blog, I'd like to let you know I really dig the great things I've seen here. Love your stuff!

pulga atómica said...

it remembered me of my grandpa :') thanks!
Nani (the atomic flea)

JAX said...

How funny Paige! I just commented on your last post wondering if you were going to do an illustration on "aging". I love this one. You continue to impress!

gipster said...

This is cute.. I like it. hehehe.. Hey, I have to say.. you're illustrations are really nice. I love 'em! :) - Giff

Penguinaut said...

There's subtle widsom, innocent-beauty-of-youth in your writing. At that, you aren't "old" at all. *)

MiSs DiTzY said...

Hey Paige,
This is my first time on your blog.....and i must say that your drawings are awsome!! I am Australian and haven't seen many drawings likes yours before. Keep up the great work ;)!!!!

isay said...

i like this one paige! i can relate to it because the young girl's drawing reminded me of my niece when she got so disappointed that i get to try first her new computer game...bad aunt! poor girl!

carla said...

Wonderful expressions on the faces, great body language, and the old guy's flipping comb-over is a perfect touch...

Eliane said...

Let's shake hands, I am busy drawing rockets all week!

Anonymous said...

this is soooooo cute x)

R2K said...

Haha very nice! :) The expression on that kids face is cute!

Michelle said...

This is such a fun piece. That's going to be me when I grow old.

Anonymous said...

You consistently make me smile. Thank you.

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CC said...

First time to your blog.. It is wonderful.. thank you for sharing your passion.

Kactiguy said...

Great! It got a out-loud laugh from my son. I actually got on one of those a couple months ago. It was a horse. I think I won the derby. Don't work too hard Paige, just keep the pictures coming.

Vicky Lou said...

Paige Hello from Bristol in the UK. Your illustrations are fantastic and a lot of fun, look forward to seeing some more of your illustrations :-)

AmberLion said...

That painting brought a smile to my face. It really is a wonderful piece of artwork.

tstar said...

Hi! This is my first time reading your blog and I love it! Good job, keep it up!

Denis said...

Haha! You know, I hope I can have the nerve to do the exact same thing to a kid someday...when I'm VERY old, that is. :-)) Very cute illo Paige.

BrainBlog said...

Wonderful illustration! I just pointed to this post on my blog. Thanks!

s3iwl!nG said...

wonderful idea~! so so cute~! looking at ur work.. made my day!

Red Ladyblog said...

I love what you've done with your blog, Paige. You have a GREAT talent!
-a fellow doodler & blogger

Jdatri said...

Paige, I love your illustrations and your blogs. Pictures that tantalize my senses and words that tickle my heart. I want to LIVE in your blog, and dance on every word and play with every character that come to life on your website!

I guess I'll just have to settle being the "Alice in the looking glass"! *sigh*

jojo said...

seeing ur artwork is like taking a respite from a stressful day! keep it up!

Steven said...

Great blog. What do you use to create your drawings?

paige said...

thank you, nice people! this was a fun little mini-illo and I loved doing it...mainly because it didn't take very long to do. I see know some tweaks I'd like to make...but, for now, it's fine.

A few replies:

Paula, yeah you're so right-on. I'm still pretty young but 40 is not many years away...this freaks me out. Still, don't they say that "40" is the new "30"?!

Alex: I kept your requests for a new drawing in mind! ;)

Penguinaut: that's a very nice compliment, thank you!

Kactiguy: it pleases me to no end that I got an outload chuckle from your son! That is awesome. thanks for letting me know.

Denis: yes, I've actually tried to wedge myself in one of these...a few years back. It's impossible. Maybe when the bones have settled more (osteriousis?) I can do it too. I'll meetcha in front of the grocery store for that ride!

Jdati: my goodness, thank you!

Steve: I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software and a very OLD and "crashy" computer to make my drawings.

Thanks again, all of you!

Ezer Kenegdo said...

Hi, I'm new to this whole blogging thing. I wanted to tell you that I was looking around and found your blog, and that I'm really excited about it because I'm going to school to study illustration as well! So, anyway, i thought it was cool to find someone on blogspot, and then you have all these links . . . But I'm rambling. I love your site and your artwork.
~Ezer

Wombat & Aspen said...

I do that all the time! Thanks for capturing one of my many vices in technicolor.

:) Midwest

Kyle Miller said...

Illustrator and Photoshop? Someday I need to learn how you get those great textures!

lyn said...

What fun, I love it.

Love.Leigh.Knitz said...

Paige - LOVE your blog! do you mind if i add your link to my "favorite cliques" on mine? (http://www.loveleighknitz.blogspot.com/)

i love your artwork - great style! so up-beat, cheerful! really enjoy it!

Jodi said...

Great illustration! It's so important to stay young at heart.

Drazen said...

thank heavens you managed to muster up the energy in those creaky bones to dish out this beauty! Damn cute, the old guy looks terrific.

joshua kirby anderson said...

hey, i was just browsin' around and stumbled across your blog...seems pretty cool...check mine out sometime...www.joshuakanderson.blogspot.com...its art related, just a different medium...take it easy

Friends of McDougal said...

Excellent work. I battle old age with frequent trips to the gym and long runs through the suburbs.

The end result:

Chiseled abs and popping pecs?

Nope.

Tendinitis and chronic back pain.

What the young don't know, the aged don't want.

Courtney said...

Just wanted to say I love your style.Great take on the topic too.
:)

Jesse said...

Ha! I love this picture, as well as all your pictures. You are extremely talented.

midwest_hick said...

lol.......Nice.....even us old guys like a ride now and then.

Chicana Pero Picosa said...

These images are awsome!!!

Jeremiah said...

Man that's me when I get older :0). At least I hope so.

bubieeboo said...

hello paige!
ur illustrations are different and they're cute too! I like how u talk about some topic then have the pictures to accomodate! u're a fantastic artist!

Maria said...

Paige, I just turned 30 a couple weeks ago and lamented about it for weeks. THis illo reminds me that I am only just beginning. Thanks!

penny stocks said...

I love our art. Only wish I had a nack for it. Keep up the awsome work!

Teresa said...

thanks for the previous about banners.
I figured out!!!

Lakenhia said...

Paige, I'm new to blogs, but your art is great. I see you have a fan club. Keep up the good work-visit me sometimes.

Chibithulhu said...

Chibithulhu supports the ideqa of being young at heart, even when one is vigintillions of years old.

kizzie said...

Oh, Paige. That was wonderful. My youngest is heading off the college in two weeks and I have been feeling, well, kinda old. That made me chuckle. I might have to run out and ride one of those horses at the store. Have a lovely day, and keep them coming!

Suzanne R said...

I can relate to your illustration -- I feel much younger than I am! LOL! At 57, 60 isn't far away! I love the way your mind and your talent works! :-)

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Phoenix said...

Age is but a state of mind. After all life is about being a Phoenix!
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Lee said...

Just popped in and want to say I agree with the floating on the water, and the tranquility ...we all need that in our lives..-Aging? I don't know how old you are, but I personally don't even think about it..life goes on..so I just' live life ' each day - Great drawings, I love it also- it is such a great way to express myself- although I also love poetry - quotes and writing. Take good care, priorities/Lee

charlie said...

your pictures are really great, they look like they've been done on a computer or something, or out of a magazine - they're amazing!

johnnykocktail said...

I LOVE your illustrations! Well done on a cool page.

I'll be back and back and back...
john

shez said...

wow! on all the blogs ive ever visited never have i seen one with soooooooooooooo many comments!!!!!
im getting old also...i turn 17 nxt year!!!!!!! ooo how im aging lol...anywho ta taa

love shez xoxo

Chandanjali said...

Happy Friendship Day :-)

Roz said...

MAN! Look at all these fabulous people leaving you comments. Well,I'll add my 2 cents too and say, FABULOSO! Love it. That will be me in about 30 years with a grandchild or two sulking I bet!

myka said...

hey, i came across ur blog. and i must say your illustrations are really goooood! it just makes me smile. keep it up.

i hope you can do a girl daydreaming & caught in the lalaland of her imagination ---amidst all the academic stuff she's required to do...

Terrie said...

What can I say, your work never disappoints. My page is dealing with me trying to look and feel younger through weight loss so I can totally relate to the old man in the picture who is trying to regain youth through play. I only wish my daughter who is 8 going on 18 could understand how important it is to enjoy her own age and not aspire for years yet to come.

stop by and visit me sometime, I would love to hear your input.
The Vanishing Woman http://terries.blogspot.com/

Cloud said...

Fantastic Blog!! I love your artwork. My Blog is about the next generation game consoles; please check it out sometime!!

little kernel said...

God, I adore your artwork, and it keeps me coming back! Do you sell originals at all? I love the way you capture human beings. I try to do that in my blog, but being only gifted with words, people are captured in their humanity with typing only. Kudos, though!

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Happysurfer said...

Hello from Malaysia, I love all yr illustrations. They really make my day. The old gentleman's hair
reminds me of Cameron Diaz in "There's something about Mary" - remember the 'hair-gell'? Keep up the excellent work.

Baba said...

Hello
You have a very distinct style. I like the way you draw simple things and make a statement.

Good luck!

Jenn said...

i LOVE you're artwork...ha, you like to doodle? you mean you like to creat amazing artwork. you've definitely got my stamp of approval if it's anything to ya.

Katie said...

Hehehee! I saw this and just had to comment. Your little illustration is the cutest thing ever. This totally makes me imagine my awesome crippled old dad beating his grandkid to the $.25 toy rocketship, to leave the youngin to pitch a fit. Lol ;) Couldnt pass it up without sharing some thoughts. Wonderful concept, Paige.

chele said...

Forever young -- my sentiments exactly! Thanks for sharing your talent. Great work!

DLAK said...

Hi, I have been posting doodles for a couple months. They are a little darker then yours I think yours are very good. Leave a comment on my blog and I will link you. (or not)

Fulton Beal said...

When shopping the store
I like the treats more
Games, or a new toy not small
With a wriggle we'll win
A dear rocket to ride in
Surely we'll have us a ball

Come race to the spot
With the quarters we got
Use your cane, or a walker if need
We'll shove kids away
Cuz they'll soon have their day
For age is a chore we all heed

Put that in your liver spot and smoke it ;)

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Carla Manaças Ferreira said...

Hi Paige. I have to say that your blog is great. The best one I saw so far. Keep up the genious work. I love the drawings. I which I could have some drawings like those on my blog as well. Wonderful blog.

lisa said...

just came across your blog. I love your illustrations! I'm bookmarking it so I can read it later. Have a great day!

AmeriKaKanKare said...

Thanks for sharing with us. You should turn this into a money-making business.

Jack's Shack said...

Very nice, very cool.

Leslie said...

Wow! I found your site listed on the Blogs of note tonite on Blogger and I have to agree with them! You're work is fantastic, Paige! And I sooooo agree with the "getting another year older dammit" part! *shakes fist* At least I'm done for this year -- whew... gotta bulk up for next year. Keep doodling, it's great stuff! So happy I stopped by to see all your lovely works!

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Ben said...

Cool blog.

Ben
Thailand Mayhem!

Holden said...

Hey

Your Pictures are great! And the thoughts as well. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work....

Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Matt

Lian said...

wow! i really love your blog. nice way to express thoughts. i do believe that a picture paints a thousand words. mind if i link you!? thanks! ^^

euro-trac said...

I've just come across your blog. It's lovely! You are very talented! I'll drop by again sometime...

thegamebrain said...

Your talent is endless.. the creativity is amazing.

Sporklinger said...

You have an God given incredible talent - thanks for sharing it. Your art is fantastic!

Blessings to you,

Jeffc

Monica said...

I love your illustrations! I cant choose my favorite one,they are all so neat. Looking forward to more. You have an awesome talent, keep up the good work.

Dont Blame Me_ _ _ said...

it's adorable.. and sth worth pondering for... great!

Me said...

adiing banner is easy...though u hav done it....i myself prefer the html more than css.....

SooHK said...

Nice and cool illustration...

Scoob said...

Wow, I found your blog just by coincidence, but I gotta say I loved all your images, I really did.
Btw, I'm Agustina from Argentina ;)
Keep up with the good work

Lee said...

Actually the picture fits so well...if we keep some of the child in us as we age,- we won't think about the aging as much- as I have written on my many posts all over: "To see through the eyes of a child is a gift; simply relish it" Lee -I don't know your age, but your art shows you have a talent that transends age...you take good care, Lee

1001 Noites said...

Woow!! The other day my 3 year old daughter was just like that while i was making a sand castle on the beach!(like: why isn't she just lying and looking at me???) so cool! Love your Blog, keep up making us smile!

fundusashi said...

cool stuff.

mman said...

Another great image. I enjoy your art. It's simple and sweet and about life. It's true art because I know I could never do it.

SavedByGrace713 said...

Hilarious illo; thanks for posting it! I'm on the downhill slide to 40 myself (I'll be there in just under four months), but I'm having a blast, just like your old dude. For me it's dancing in church (yep, flags, streamers, the whole bit; and no, I'm not willowy and tall, but that doesn't stop me!), but I can totally relate to this guy wanting to ride the ride -- I've considered doing it myself a few times! ;-)

Keep up the great work! No wonder Blogspot had you listed (catchy name, too, "eyes wide apart"; that's what brought me here).

Setanta said...

I just clicked on this Blog randomly. Glancing through the comments here, I have a couple of questions to ask you: is that clipart, or do you design those pics yourself?

That pic of the man in the kiddie's funride thing looks incredibly like ex-Jordan Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan!

Setanta said...

My apologies by the way - having read more about you, I realise they are your original drawings. I must compliment you.

But one question remains: did you use Eddie Jordan as inspiration for that particular drawing?

Oh .. and another - what art package do you use?

paige said...

Setanta,
thank you. I have to be honest with you...I've never heard of Eddie Jordan. I'm not all that familiar with Formula One...I know people drive fast cars, but thats about it. For the rocket ship, I'd say my inspiration would have been geared more towards old school tin-toys of rocket ships and cars. Basically, I just used primary colors.

I use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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Sherry said...

Just wrote a poem on aging so this illustration tickled me...sort of the icing on the cake to my recent prose. You have an abundance of post-ers that make mention to your talent and I'm not a fan of redundancy, however, your stuff is really quite cool.

Sherry

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