Thursday, July 2, 2009

Worn

One of my fondest childhood memories
is riding in the back of my grandfather's
worn out pickup with my brother.

70 comments:

Gavin Goo said...

Charming! :)

Christina said...

love your style, great illo!

Shirley said...

Wonderful illustration!!!

cally jane studio said...

Brill work Eric, i'm officially a fan :)

*daisy said...

love this one! totally reminds me of a golden book illo : D

damon said...

very cool

love it

michael robertson said...

yeah, i remember that too-back when it was legal! great illustration, eric. beautiful color and texture.

An said...

Is cute, very cute

Jack Foster said...

Hey Eric! Nice work..makes me wanna find an old pick-up and hop in the back...well at my age...crawl :O) another excellent piece!...as usual

Peter Breese said...

Nice buddy, dig the truck!

Silke said...

Wonderful! I just love your style!! Great truck! :) Silke

Roberta Baird said...

So fun!
My dad used to delight in taking a corner and watching us roll in the back.... hee heee!

Mary Anna said...

Me too! At camp - all of of my mom's siblings, plus my grandparents and their best friends - had a cabin adjoined by a dirt road. We'd ride in the back of a truck to the lake to swim - my 7 cousins (at the time), my little brother and me.

ValGalArt said...

i share this fond memory! lovely Eric!!!

Bobo said...

I've caught up all your wonderful illustrations since my last visit! Very very creatively done!

Tom Barrett said...

they don't make'em like they used to...

Nice illo!

Ann Marie said...

Fun illustration! I liked the post, too. Made me think about fun rides when I was little.

Senta said...

I seriously love this, I used to do that too...love the colors and the textures, awesome as always!

pretty day said...

Super cute! Love the soft colors.

Artemis Wilde said...

Love this! My dad had an old red Dodge. Great work.

Caroline said...

What fun that must have been. Great illustration - which one is you?!

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this wonderful car. And the clouds...

Eric Barclay said...

Thanks everyone! Caroline, I'm the brown headed kid with the chili bowl haircut.

Omi said...

Hi, just found your blog. What a wonderful style you have!

Food and Drugs said...

What would we have done without our grandfathers/grandmothers?
Is it because of them giving us so mucho love and attention our longing of becoming artists developed so fervently?
Nice illo, very emotional.

Cauê Zunchini said...

Amazing Illustrations you have here !! Great style, beautiful colors and the character designs perfects!!
I‘ve post your link in my space !!

Saludos aqui de Brasil !!

Francisco Martins said...

Hey Eric! What a lovely illustration! Brings me back my own childhood memories. I love it!

Tracy said...

Did your mom REALLY put a bowl on your head and cut around it? LOL :) This is CUTE...very retro. Nowadays your Grandfather would get arrested for allowing you to ride in the back of the pickup truck! I used to LOVE doing that all the time! Great illo, Eric :)

Deb said...

Oh, I really love this! 1950 Chevy? Just like the one I used to have about 10 years ago. A rough but very fun ride!

Kay Aker said...

Classic, ye olde pickup!Greatness!

abhishek singh said...

nostalgic, an emotional rendition , priceless ,these fond memories
:)
beautiful

Amy C said...

sweet and lovely - and what a great memory.
We used to ride in the back of my Dads pick up truck and go to the beach - natural air conditioning whizzing through the hair feels so good!

vjarumugam said...

lovely illo! and loved the texture that you have used. your illo's always have that msg of moving forward, a journey, life that is......... :)

parisa mahmoudi said...

You look so beautiful Eric! :)
I really love this piece!

nellita said...

this is so lovely!!!!!:)

Diana Evans said...

what a cute illo and what a great memory...thanks for sharing this with us!!!

Happy Little Atom said...

I love grandpa and the clouds! Nice!

kathy hare said...

wonderful Eric, love the happy smile on your face... :)

sami in chains said...

your works are a treat to the eyes my friend. Just can't take my eyes off them.

krisztina maros said...

it could be great experience for a child! lovely illo with wondeful textures!

Abz said...

Heh, I think its great when we take fond memories and turn them into beautiful pieces of art! :) great job!

Dot said...

love the illo!

too bad most kids will never experience that feeling in this safety conscious day and age :)

Thanks for stopping by dabbled, and your nice comments on my Robot, too!

nancy

Lisa M Griffin said...

Delightful! And isn't art even that much more meaningful when there is a heartwarming memory behind it. Thanks for sharing.

ArtSparker said...

I think I recognize that truck...Lovely.

yoon see said...

Sorry to drop by late.
This is remarkbly beautiful way to call back sweet sweet memories.
Ha..Ha..and the memories still exist and never worn-off!
So, do you bring your children for a ride like this?
Happy days as everyday Eric and family!
These week I have got two entries for shaky.
Cloud nine shaky Jhony!
Shaky chicken

Carmen Saldaña said...

Hello Eric!
Your illustrations are full of peace, this one is really charming.

:-)

matt dawson said...

Beautiful! Those textures!!! The rusty truck and the clouds are superb. Miroslav Sasek himself couldn't do any better!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Hey man. I came out from under my rock for the day and I just adore this moment captured because my grandfather had an old ford truck that he would take all us kids fishing in. Boy did this bring back wonderful memories for me. As always awesome work!

Kaili (Billy and Button) said...

Always fanastic Eric! I love love your style

Christy Croll said...

So cute! :) We used to ride around in my grandfather's golf cart...LOL That illo wouldn't be as charming as this one, I wouldn't imagine.

justdoodleit said...

Like that pick up truck and its simplicity

yoon see said...

Take care Eric.
You must be super busy!
Happy weekends:)

MONICA said...

Nice weekend :) love your style
Hugs and regards

parisa mahmoudi said...

Dear Mr.Barclay,
Hi !
My first children book is published,if you would like,come and see it!You make me so happy! :)

Tanya said...

I smile everytime I visit your site! Awesome work.

Dam Ferreira said...

Hi!!
Very beautiful your designs!!Congratulations!!

Vincent Juanes said...

Funny!!!!

fashion fucsia said...

This is a wonderful memory Eric and the illo represents it perfectly, is super cute. Grandfather character is adorable!
^_^

MONICA said...

Hi Eric! thanks for your coment and visit. Hugs and regards :)
Mónica

John said...

59 comments!!!! WOW!!!! that has to be some sort of record OMG!!!!!! GReat illu but man wow! and mine puts you at 60 oh thanks for stopping over and saying howdy on my blog. glad you liked my paintings they have been some great stress relievers!

John

Art Fan Ako said...

Everyone can relate! LOL

Asja said...

this is so charming! i love your style so much!

yoon see said...

Happy weekend Eric!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Your art is so wonderful Eric! I hope you make your prints available for sale one day!

perezvila™ said...

hey! i just came by. I really like your drawings. They have some... happiness within...
beatful.

Coloribus said...

very beautiful illustraion, I like so much your style !

Rein said...

Wonderful illustration, love this!

Joseph Lee said...

I love this piece! It brings out the warmest memories in all of us!

yoon see said...

And same here.
Happy days!

princesstomato said...

ahhhh, the good ol' days when we could ride around in the backs of our grandpa's old beat up trucks. :)

great illustration.