Friday, February 15, 2008

Illustration Friday-Theory

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This is my entry for IF's "theory" topic. But I NEED YOUR HELP. What labels should I put on the graph??? Send me your ideas. Things like eating veggies vs. misery, cell phone use vs. car accidents, etc. I'll revise the drawing a few days based on YOUR input!

Also, I want to apologize for not making "the rounds" last week. It was amazingly busy. Thanks for all the great feedback!



Blogger Kate said..., this could really be anything on that chart, huh?

Reminds me, I have not sent you the "hand" photos yet. Please forgive me, I have been so busy myself. My "to do" list is larger than life.

Maybe the chart should be about the rate at which time evaporates the older we get.

February 15, 2008 1:55 PM  
Anonymous Anangeli said...

The man must be an engineer, always thinking about possibilities and IFs. I like the illustration

February 15, 2008 2:00 PM  
Blogger Diana Evans said...

Great work how you can manage to use hands each week...very cool...will make a great book one day...

p.s. I have to take some photos of the manicure thing....but we just haven't scheduled anything yet....but once my friends and I will be getting an e-mail...


February 15, 2008 2:37 PM  
Blogger Shani Thomas said...

Excellent illustration Scott. Hmmmm...well, as for the theory what about how your chances of having a heart attack increase with the Monday morning alarm?

February 15, 2008 2:43 PM  
Blogger Richard Cardona said...

I like the audience inclusion part.

Happiness - Chocolate - Work

Gnomes - Creepiness - Children

Ditch Digging - Gold - Septic Tank

Firefly - Audience - Movie Studios

Rocky Road - Vanilla - Cherry Garcia

Great work as usual dude.

February 15, 2008 2:59 PM  
Blogger Curious Art said...

Hmmm... how about how interesting an art job is, vs. how little it pays? That would be IF on the upper right.

I like the way you worked in the graph paper, edges & all.

February 15, 2008 3:15 PM  
Blogger André Gribble said...

Amazing work! I think I'll have to suscribe to your blog.

How about Feb '06 - Feb '08

...yes I've been looking at your archives. You have developed your illustration skills alright.

February 15, 2008 3:39 PM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

mmm, what about how many people got valentine cards vs those who didn't vs how miserable valentine's day is for most people!

February 15, 2008 3:43 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

howz about fineart vs commercial art/illustration. That would be right up your sidewalk and through the door! Haha great fun Scott, can't wait to see what ya do?

February 15, 2008 5:20 PM  
Blogger Teri C said...

The wayt that line jumps up it would have to be listening to poltical campaign news! :)

February 15, 2008 5:32 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I like this a lot, Scott. For me there's no question regarding the words for the graph. It's the same as I used myself but I won't tell anyone else if you want to use it too: theory - practice.

February 15, 2008 5:34 PM  
Blogger Issi said...

Great conception.

February 15, 2008 6:45 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

hmmm chocolate and broccolli..... ?
*eyes twinkling*
gReat idea scott..
and thankyou for your input on my blog and your thoughtful comments..

February 15, 2008 7:35 PM  
Blogger Elin said...

Chocolate seems to be on several people's minds. My first thought was the number of m&ms I eat before I get on the treadmill vs how many minutes I need to be on said treadmill. Or the number of m&ms I eat vs how much of a headache I have later. I eat too many m&ms.

February 15, 2008 8:34 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Parsons said...

one more for the chocolate theme on the theory goes up with each Lindt Truffle eaten...

great illustration, as usual. love the textured background.

eBeth, who is in a chocolate comma from the huge box of Lindt truffles her husband gave her on Valentine's Day :)

February 15, 2008 9:22 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

You've really got drawing hands down cold, Scott. I'll be thinking about what should go into your chart.

February 15, 2008 9:54 PM  
Anonymous johanna said...

your illustrations are consistently brilliant, scott!

February 15, 2008 10:16 PM  
Blogger isay said...

nice idea scott...

uhmmmm????let me think....

February 15, 2008 11:03 PM  
Anonymous jim said...

"This is my projected web stats from 2008 people!"
Lovely work.

February 16, 2008 1:00 AM  
Blogger Faruffa said...

Perfect for the topic!
Why not happiness? this graph seems a great Smile

February 16, 2008 2:20 AM  
Blogger ms. froggie said...

wow! go grab ANY of the ones richard c posted. PERFECT! love love the patterns here...and his hands. you almost make them look nervous. tentative. like, they are speaking for the head above. great piece, scott! :)

February 16, 2008 5:25 AM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

Great illo, Scott! The graph can also be left like that for audience to fill in the blank ;)

February 16, 2008 6:20 AM  
Blogger eyecontact said...

You always delight the viewer! Great work, again! Simple, elegant communication!

February 16, 2008 8:11 AM  
Blogger Dot said...

hmm, i'll have to think about the labels. Cool pic though! Thanks for the comments on mine...

February 16, 2008 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Perplitudine said...

Lovelly illustration!
I like Mick's idea, the "theory practice" version, as well as Emila Yusof suggestion to leave it blank, which was also the first thing to come to my mind as well.
That leaves the image more clean and to the point, and also thought provoking, since one must 'fill in the blanks' as Emila underlines.
And would maybe also result less rhetorical that way.
And not limited to any language in particular.
But that's just another point of view:)
It's up to you to decide...
Have a nice day!:)

February 16, 2008 9:37 AM  
Blogger rbaird said...

Thanks for visiting! feeling better now!
You know I love your work!
Let see....traditional/digital,
dog/cats/other, oldER/youngER


February 16, 2008 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Indigene said...

I was wondering where you were! Wonderful as usual, I go with man vs. woman theory...that should start some controversy!

February 16, 2008 10:50 AM  
Blogger noodleoodle said...

I really like these hand pictures.

February 16, 2008 1:21 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Another great hand-some post!

February 16, 2008 6:18 PM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

tnx for your comment and great and smart work as usual...I would suggest this slogan:
"don't give up your intelligence"

February 17, 2008 2:18 AM  
Blogger Forever Young said...

have given you two awards for this inspirational and interractive blog. hugs.

February 17, 2008 4:05 AM  
Blogger Chickengirl said...

hey Scott...well, of course my input would be chicken vs. egg. But thats to be expected coming from me :-P

February 17, 2008 5:08 PM  
Blogger nina seven said...

how about just a big question mark?

February 17, 2008 7:09 PM  
OpenID janabouc said...

or you could just turn it into a happy face by adding a couple of eyes.... Nice drawing--I like the clean lines.

February 18, 2008 12:03 AM  
Anonymous benconservato said...

yep, hands... you should be congratulated, you have indeed got them "down" now.
I agree with Valgal, I like her theory. Thanks again for visiting my blog (as usual) and your comments!

February 18, 2008 5:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle Henninger said...

I love your illo! It's always fun to try to guess how you could possibly use hands "in this week's theme" -- Love it!!

I think there is a theory that hasn't been explored enough ... the inverse effect clowns have on attendance at any event claiming to have clowns. (gosh, I hate clowns - creeeeeeepy!)

February 18, 2008 7:43 AM  
Blogger SENTA said...

Love it!! To me the chart shows level of anxiety as wisdom tooth surgery draws nearer...EEK!!!

February 18, 2008 6:28 PM  
Blogger Josh (musarter) said...

I was wondering what you would do for theory. Nice way to get us all involved. I would say attention to blog vs. actual work that gets done.

February 19, 2008 6:56 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

hmm how about "illo friday entries vs actual comments" hehe.. or then again maybe somebody already said that..

pfew! after going over almost 40 comments i didnt saw the same suggestion. hehe..

your entry for this week is perfect! and btw thats a nice term to use "the rounds".. 8)

February 19, 2008 2:37 PM  
Blogger Brine Blank said...

I'm going for the 'Theory of the Smirk'...

February 20, 2008 6:43 AM  
Blogger Tim Hunt said...

Scott, another fine illustration. I like how the graph paper blends in with the shirt. Looking at your graph, I'm trying to think of a trend that's on the rise--scientists who wear checkered shirts? Or remember how we were supposed to become paperless with the advent of the home computer? How about "amount of paper used per household since the popularization of the PC".

Keep 'em coming.

February 20, 2008 1:02 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Love the grid paper overlay! I like emila yusof's idea that this is left blank, then the viewer will fill it in themselves with whatever pops into their head at the time. Your lines are beautiful! (I wish I had the patience for Freehand) ;-)

February 20, 2008 2:52 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

great illo and love the audience participation. How about time on public transport vs number of times you get sick?!

February 21, 2008 12:22 AM  
Blogger sanja janša said...

Your blog theory is great - to explain everything with hands. About the graph ... seems like something tehnical ;-).

February 22, 2008 3:06 AM  
Blogger bluerose9062 said...

I'm still laughing at "gnomes-creepiness-children", and the "theory of the smirk". Chocolate seems to be everybody's favorite though, but I say what about cheese!?

February 22, 2008 2:25 PM  

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