Friday, July 25, 2008

Canned

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'canned.'
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57 comments:

INDIGENE said...

I know this is going to sound mean, but I would love to tip those over! Wonderful illustration! :)

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Tracy said...

Oh, this is soooo good, Eric! I love the Eiffel Tower-tower of cans. What a great idea :) Your art amazes me! You make it look so effortless.

Sean Ashby said...

I've been trying to think of what on earth I could do with the theme of "canned" and haven't come up with much. This is a great idea, I wish I'd thought of it! (Really well done, too, of course =)

johanna said...

that's quite an accomplishment for him. i hope it manages to stay up but i think a lot of kids would be tempted to see those cans topple over. lol. love the illustration!

Amy said...

Wonderful -- I love how he seems so proud too. :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Wow, that's quite an accomplishment. Don't tell me -- that's French Onion Soup, no? He SHOULD be proud! Wonderful, cheery illustration.

Kate said...

Aaawww!! How fun! I love it! The grocer looks so proud.

SENTA said...

What a great idea! What else can I say, fabulous as usual...

linda sarah said...

this is so wonderful! the eiffel tower made magnificently out of cans - very beautiful and very fun - I love visiting this blog!

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks Indigene! I want to knock it over, too.

Thank you, Tracy.

Thanks, Sean. I know what you mean... some topics are just hard to illustrate.

Thank you, Johanna.

Thank you, Amy.

Merci, Bella!

Thank you, Kate!

Thanks, Senta!

Thank you Linda... I love visiting yours as well!

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

This rocks! It has total appeal and really nice design. Great work!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

hey, missing your entry last week.
Now, this is another fantastic piece.
love the guy in apron and stacking high canned food, what a clever entry Eric !

ValGalArt said...

He looks quite pleased with himself and you should too! I love this Eric :)

zime said...

Nice illo so funny!!
(^v^)

Renata Nunes said...

I loved your idea, so colorful and funny! Great job!

Jo1day said...

Great idea, and I really like the fresh, simple style

cata said...

OH!!! La France!!!!
Bellissimo, Eric.
Cata

Katie said...

That's an excellent idea for the topic. He looks so proud of himself. You should proud of yourself. Great illustration.

Sandra said...

Eric this is a great illustration, he does look very pleased with himself.

em said...

I love it! Very cute! ~M

ratsliveon said...

Tres bon!

That's right I'm showing off my high school french ;)

He looks so proud! I hope nothing bad happens to his tower.

erin said...

oo-la-la, can't wait to watch the last day of la Tour tomorrow in Paris (the race will be in paris, alas not moi). Great illustration!

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks, Scott! I lived in Colorado for almost 7 years and really miss it.

Thanks, May. Sometimes it's nice to take a break. :-)

Thank you, Valerie.

Thanks, Zime!

Thank you, Renata.

Thank you, Joanna- I appreciate the compliment!

Thank you, Cata. His leaning tower didn't work out so well. ;-)

Thank you, Katie!

Thanks, Sandra!

Thank you, Em!

Mercí, Ratsliveon. But I think this will end badly. :)

Erin- me too! Can't believe how close this year's tour is! Thanks for your comment!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Very creative! And yes, why is there an overwhelming desire to jump in this illo and tip over all those cans.
THanks for sharing.

janie said...

He's being very ambitious, i think I'll just take that one in the middle:)

Gaia said...

How great!! Such a fantastic take on this week's topic!
I agree with Sean, it wasn't easy at all... :)

Lori McDonough said...

That Eiffel Tower wouldn't stand a chance of survival with my kids in the store! Yikes!

Awesome illo! Great idea.

krisztina maros said...

great design by this stockboy :) and really great retro illo by you, again!

Flora D said...

Lovely illustration!

Mary Anna said...

WOW! Your work is amazing! I love, love, love the colors, the softness, the everything! (Oh, to have talent!)

ms. froggie said...

bwahahahahahahaha!!!! i can never visit this store....that is just WAAAAAAY too irresistible!

fantastic illio, eric! love the mood, his gesture! :))

Edrian Thomidis said...

Eric, this is so clever. I love the look of satisfaction and pride.

You manage to say so much with so little. I really enjoy your style.

It would only take for one of my kids to come on by and knock it down! Great job!

Eric Barclay said...

Thank you, Lisa!

Thank you Janie... There's an aisle clean-up in his future.

Thanks Gaia!

Thanks Lori. It wouldn't stand a chance with my kids, either.

Thank you, Krizstina.

Thanks, Flora!

Thank you Mary Anna!

Thanks Colleen! :)

Thank you, Edrian!

nina seven said...

very clever...and so well done! i love it!

jim said...

Brilliant!

Sascha Preuss said...

Verry nice illustration! Great idea!

abhishek singh said...

luv ur work !!!
loved the canned ...
n what mood in ur foggy ..i really liked the expression in that one ...
:)
i' always happy to look at ur beautiful stuff.
n ur work is always conceptually driven.

Roberta said...

I want to shop where you shop. The grocers in this part of Texas are never that creative!

Clever and perfect illo!!!

Bobo Cat said...

Yeah! He's a grocer with architectural background! Brilliant idea!

Shani said...

Wow, Vive la France! I just have to love this one. Great concept, great execution!

-J.Meyer said...

Nice, I like the use of the blue cans for negative space. Smart! =)

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks, Nina!

Thanks, Jim!

Thank you, Sascha.

Thank you, Abhishek!

Thanks, Roberta. They don't stack them like this at my grocery store, either.

Thank you, Julia!

Thank you, Shani! When I saw that the topic was 'canned', and that the person who suggested it was from France... the idea just popped in my head.

Thank you, Jennifer!

Natura said...

So nice! I enjoyed your work very much :)

kathy hare said...

a very clever response to the word Eric.. :)

Happy Little Atom said...

okay, hi. I can totally see this in the Jacque book...

carli said...

great idea and wonderful illustration

lil kim said...

great illo! See - this proves you can work in a perhaps mundane job but still be creative in it! (no offence to all the shelf stockers out there)

Thierry said...

Ahahah! So great!
I like your works!
But what is there in these cans?

vjarumugam said...

you are one happy man eric! all your illo's show that. :) there is this certain amount of peace that lingers in every piece of yours. you are certainly right about your description. you have a beautiful family that inspires your work. "simply" awesome.

lucky said...

Eric,

I truly love your work...
So whimsical!
And always bringing me back the children's books that I loved as a kid in the 70s!

Thanks for your kind comment!

Denise

SaiSai said...

Nice concept, it makes me nervous that a herd of kids might run by...

Kelly Medina said...

Wonderful illustration. He does look so proud!

Thanks for your comment :)

*daisy said...

Adorable!! :D I really love the lines and shape of the grocer and the overall composition- and you always such fun colors too!

Eric Barclay said...

Natalí, Kathy, Carli, Kim, Denise, Saisai, Kelly, and Daisy: thanks so much for your comments!

Vjarumugam- thanks so much for your kind words.

Thierry- thanks for your comment. I think it's French onion soup in the orange cans, and blueberries in the blue cans. The only thing certain is that the stock boy is dreaming of France. :-)

Kari- can't wait to work on the book when you're in town!

Connie said...

Love the Eiffel Tower! Clever idea and charming illustration.

Christy said...

Very clever stack 'em up! :)

Mike Vatcher said...

Your stuff is great. Such lovely little stories.