Saturday, September 6, 2008

Clutter

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'Clutter.'
Here we have a 'clutter' of cats.

Some other animal groupings (for real!):
A rookery of albatross
A congregation of alligators
A coalition of cheetahs
A colony of chinchillas
A parliament of owls.

71 comments:

ValGalArt said...

My kinda clutter :) love this!

Pagas said...

Wonderful composition sense.

Colours and lines taste is sublime.

Excellent!

Ciao
Pagas

woody said...

this rocks! what a mischievous clutter of furry nonsense...

Ellen Byrne said...

And a fine clutter they are!

Shyang said...

cool! i love the color n the iconic features!!!

Mia Charro said...

ohhh is so lovely, i love cats and their faces look so happy...

zime said...

I love those kittys!!!
(^v^)

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Of course you know I love this kind of clutter. I need this kind of clutter in the winter when the oil prices go up! Yeah I need them all over the bed to keep us warm. I just love your illustration Eric! Just clutteriffical!!!!! Yup a new word I just made up. You inspire me. he he he he

paula said...

Gotta love a clutter of cats! Very colorful, too!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

my first impression is this illo here looks like studio poster, it will be great to hang it up for display! great artwork!

Angela Brown said...

Oh Eric! They are divine! Thanks for your comment on my blog...my first ever!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

LOVE THIS! And wish I'd thought of it!!

linda sarah said...

This is the the most beautiful and wonderful clutter of cats I've ever seen! And I've fallen in love completely with the purple one:-) Beautiful illustration - I love your pictures so much!!

Juan said...

Very nice work Eric!

debw said...

wonderful clutter:)...love your style.

Kelly B. said...

Eric, I love your work!! Very old school feeling. Fantastic.

krisztina maros said...

oh, such a charming expressions they have! love them :)

Kelly Light said...

This awesome- this would make a great print!

AWells said...

Neat- I've never heard the expression before. What a great piece!

Lori McDonough said...

This is really sweet...love the pink polka dot kitty most!

Lisa M Griffin said...

what a wonderful collection of cats... wonderful composition in both color and group. Thanks for sharing.

Tropical Chainis said...

Ohhh i was dreamming with cats yesterday, and they were lovely, just like these ones! gorgeous!

Faruffa said...

Sono BELLISSIMI !!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love the colors, the composition and the wonderful clutter of cats! Great job!!

*daisy said...

super cute! I like that these are a departure from your normal style too... (of course I love your normal aesthetic- just saying!) : D

These have a really nice retro feel to them in their design and colors- love their faces and expressions!

Chris Leavens said...

Awesome. I like the two on the left, the orange one (orange also happens to be my favorite color) and the brownish one with the spot eye. My wife and I have accumulated three cats and as much as I like them, clutter is definitely an appropriate term. They enjoy overpopulating the sofa.

Parliament of owls! That's perfect. Someone needs to draw George Clinton and the gang as owls with a quickness.

Tracy said...

These kitties are ADORABLE! :) And don't forget a GAGGLE of GEESE...I think that's right! :)

.leo. said...

thx for your comment, i really appreciate it. i'm a big fan of your work, so that comment makes me feel great thx a lot again... :D

ratsliveon said...

They're all so cute! Though I'm fairly sure the orange one is planning something diabolical. He's got that look ;)

erin said...

I love animal groups, a murder of crows and a storytelling of ravens, they go on and on, but always love kitty clutter!

Bella Sinclair said...

A very cool clutter of some very coooool cats! Eric, this is divine! I get a kick out of their expressions and the shape of their bodies. Sssshhh, I think they're about to break out in song. Always such a big fan of your work. :)

Shugar said...

ooooh these are so cute!! i love cats and this clutter of yours are certainly wonderful!

Mamaliga said...

WOW! I just discovered your blog, fantastic stuff! Love your style!

cata said...

Ah!! Eric, your color choice is always a great inspiration.
Bellissimo!
Cata

Candace Trew Camling said...

awww I love it! Can you imagine how gross that litter box would be though?

theartofpuro said...

great composition and love the cats

Ellen said...

Luvin' the "kitty klutter!" The Kolor is krafty!!

Reneighborhood said...

We have a clutter of cats, the four of them like to hog the couch and the bed! I really like your illustration!

thefridayfrog said...

spot spot spot on! love the "quirky" orange tabby. he looks like he wants to cause trouble. :))

hey, what about, a murder of crows? always loved that one.

kathy hare said...

a clutter of cats! looks like my house :) a wonderful illustration..

The Green Telephone said...

Ooh, I like the tiny cute one... and the crazy one at the back! :-)

tusen said...

They are great, I love the different colours and variations in patterns and sizes.

Denise Gallagher said...

Great illustration and I love the color palette!

I also am a fan of little known animal facts!

Thanks for your kind comment!

Denise

Di said...

Totally charming! Love your clutter of cats. I also love the other "animal groups" - a parliment of owls and how about a murder of crows. Anyhow they could all be prompts for future illustrations. Brilliant!

Kay Aker said...

Pretty kitties!

Enid Soto said...

Thanks a million for the comment you left in my blog! it means a lot to me, especially coming from you because I think your work and style is amazing. This entry is beyond cute!

Random York said...

Very beautiful, Eric! Where in Texas do you live?- John

Tiddly Inks said...

Nice color choices...sounds realistic to me...who hasn't at one time in their life, had a clutter of cats!! LOL

Eugenia Gina said...

don't forget'human'! heehehee

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

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Gaia said...

My kind of clutter too, I really miss having cats around. Beautiful illo, the dark blue in the back has the funniest face! I also love your entry for "Memories".

Oooh... and you are missing "A Murder of Crows", something I've always considered quite odd...

Alicia Padrón said...

Awwww i love the little blue one in the front row :o)
Adorable as always!!

SENTA said...

OH MY this made my heart race it's so ADORABLE!!! Can you please make some notecards of your work? I want some!! The colors make me hyperventilate! :) (Sorry I'm way over the top tonight but I love this one so much...)

-J.Meyer said...

Nice variety of colors, great concept on clutter!
J.

sketched out said...

Ahhhhhh! Love it!!! Great idea!! A clutter of kitties is the best kind of clutter of all, especially your adorable lil fur balls! Adorable as usual!

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

Hello my dear friend Eric
I have an award for you, please come to my blog and pick it up

Alessandra Roscoe said...

Hi, my name is Alessandra, I'm brazilian and I use to write child books in Brazil! Since june I have a blog
http://contoscantoseencantos.blogspot.com and I receive an indicacion to Prêmio Dardos. One of the conditions to win the Prêmio is indicate other 15 blogues to receive it. I decide indicate yours.
See the others in my blog:
http://contoscantoseencantos.blogspot.com.
Congratulations and excuse-me for my poor english!

Alessandra Roscoe said...

Your blog is beautiful too! I dont Know if A Fada Emburrada will be translated to english. I'll be very happy! But this kind of negociation is our Editor who can decide. I really hope so!
Kisses,
Alessandra

Barnard Cyrus said...

nice work

C.B. Canga said...

nice use of shapes. i like it.

Alina Chau said...

Soo cute!

BlackMartyr's BlackBoard said...

absolutely brilliant...

is this for some kind of a competition? what with the topics and all...

Pickledog said...

Completely lovin' the multi-coloured cats! Very beautiful illustion.

Bella Sinclair said...

Looks like this is award central! Eric, I have a sweet award for you to add to your collection. Please stop by when you get a chance.

I hope you weren't affected too badly by Ike.

abhishek singh said...

n i thought i'm early to compliment u on this peice lol:)
long ist of compliments already ...looks amazin as usual ..i really lv ur stuff:)

nina seven said...

wow - 65 comments! you are a popular guy. I have a "sweet" award for you over on my blog. if you care to play. love your cats!

Sascha Preuss said...

I really love this picture! very well done and so cute!

flora said...

That's got to be the cutest clutter I've ever seen!! *-*

Tomás Serrano said...

I´ve discovered you in the favourits of Vanessa and I like a lot your blog. This family of cats is wonderful, apropiate for a big poster.

Maria Eugenia said...

great cats!

Dusik said...

love it.. meow