Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Early Buzz

The Early Buzz

Oh, hi!
I can't believe it! I am actually participating in Illustration Friday again! WOO HOO!! Looks like an excellent start to 2007!!

The topic for this week is "Buzz".

And well, ok...this is an extreme cheat because I drew these concept drawings a couple years ago. Yeah, I know--pulling from the trash heap doesn't really count!! But maybe I could just squeeze these in...
Anyway, these were for a preschool "bumper" idea I called, " The Early Buzz". It was kinda silly-- Bugs would report on a "word of the day" like, say, "Snowflake" or "Sunrise". They would inform the preschool audience all about it --scientifically, educationally and creatively. I still don't think the idea is as stinky as the executive I pitched it to did. BUT, whatever, the illustration fits the topic for Illustration Friday perfectly! So, it wasn't a complete waste!! WOO HOO!

Anyway, here's a couple more, since I had them n' all. (I'd like to redesign some of these bugs, big time!)

Example

Example

21 comments:

ryuku said...

sooo cute!

I look forward to your website!

ryanluikens said...

hola paige!

was referred to your doodly blog by a friend - and im definitely glad i stopped by!

chau chau!

<3ryan

Jeannette said...

these are cute! nice work

isay said...

I just want to say hello and to greet you Happy New Year! I hope and prayed 2007 will bring you more blessings.

I like the last image most especially!

said said...

Nice!! Make me smile :)

Pati @-;-- said...

Awww... they are so sweet that I want to hug them! Beautiful bugs!

Michelle Lana said...

sweet style! lovely work!

paula said...

Not only are the illos cute, but I like the idea, too! The idea seems worthy of more pitching to me, but whadda I know...

Natura said...

Great characters. Lovely and cute!!

Uloo said...

extra super cute and clever

tekentijger said...

I agree with Paula, I think the idea is very cool, just like the illustrations.

Anonymous said...

I was looking at your "the early buzz" illustrations with Sona and we both love them! Sona said, "Look at them, mama! I love bugs!" :-) ----Yukako

Loni said...

What a great colorful style you have! Nice job, love all the ideas!

paige said...

thanks, everyone. Your lovely comments made my day. Perhaps, one day soon I'll take another look at this idea and see what I can do with it.


Ryuku!! Isay!! Paula! Uloo! Yukako!
It's very nice to see your familiar names around these parts! Hope you are all doing super-excellent and swell!

Uloo: no galumphing? I miss your prose!

Yukako: please tell Sona I said thanks and that all the bugs send their very best!

Ryuku: I got to see Marty and Kiyo for dinner tonight. It was so nice. Hopefully, you can come to Los Angeles again next year!

Kristina Bustamante said...

These are so adorable! My favorite is the bottom illustration. A blue-colored TV seems like a fun thing to own ^_^

shannon m. said...

Aaw, I love seeing lotsa art here again. Yay 2007!

Alina Chau said...

Paige,

Your illos are too cute and pretty!! HE ! HE! They makes me *smile* ... Great to see you at the dinner!!

erika said...

so so cayoot. i like the idea!

Chris Battle said...

Super-charming, Paige! That network exec totally missed out! Ya need to take these guys to Hallmark or something... they'd be cool as cards 'n' stickerz!

paige said...

Kristina, thank you!
I also like the idea of a brightly colored tv monitor.

Thank you, Shannon, and Erica. xoxo
I hope to be a better blogger in 2007 so that means, hopefully, lotsa new drawings. (and not just posting old stuff!)

Alina, it was great to visit you at dinner earlier in the week! Looking forward to seeing you at a sketchcrawl or Priscilla's some time too.

Chris! You're nice, thank you. I like stickers...maybe I can make stickers. Hmmmm.

Kevin Barber said...

sooooooooooooooo apealing. Very soothing to look at.