Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Unwelcome

After the Sparrow Incident, Mr. Whiskers was no longer welcome in the neighborhood.

Gouache on Paper, 12x16

83 comments:

kathy hare said...

Oh poor Mr Whiskers! how embarrassing! a wonderful illustration Eric.. :)

Peter Breese said...

Super cool buddy, one of my favorites!

Ale said...

I love this!!! jajaja! You make me happy with this ilus!! Thanks!!

Un abrazo desde Guatemala!!

Ale

Fotf said...

Nice one Eric lol

nina seven said...

eric - i think this rates as one of my all time favs from you! well done!

buep said...

Lovely illu, Eric! :D

ArtSparker said...

Heh, we'll hope he's learned his lesson for his new neighborhood.

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Your images are so juicy and yummy. This would make a GREAT print!!

michael robertson said...

fantastic piece, eric...your work is so wonderfully appealing.

Silke said...

I love it! Great colors and amazing sense of humor. Love the way you look at the world...:) Silke

Chris Kennett said...

I love the little touchs you add, like that one curly whisker! Lovely work.

Ann Marie said...

Great piece! Love the characters and the clouds.

thedoodlegirl said...

You always create such fun and memorable characters! I love the detail on the rooftops, too!

yoon see said...

Poor pussy, poor pussy.
Brother Eric, I really like the mute background oppose the more colourful characters here.
You are so clever.
Thanks!
We will have a few day holidays in Malaysia on this Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
I am going to enjoy it with my sister and her baby. I will post some of their photos up soon.

Happy weekends to you too.

Karen said...

Love this one!

Tomás Serrano said...

One of my favorites too. The colors of the houses, the cat, the idea...

mirchideyaya said...

hahaha!
you've made my day! great illo!

Co. said...

What a great idea ! And it is a beautiful realisation !!

Pencil Pocket said...

Eric, this is amazing. Totally wonderful work!

Francisco Martins said...

Wonderful illustration as always, Eric! I just love this!

Francisco!

Christina said...

beautiful piece!

Cheryl Lynn said...

This is soooo cool! Poor Mr. Whiskers! This is such a beautiful illustration. I love the look on Mr. Whiskers' face.

You are just your brilliant self as per usual!

Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm still trying to work with this silly computer at my job, but I don't know...

Have a great day!

Dante Terzigni said...

great color palette. Your illustration style is great!

zime said...

nooo poor kitty, he is welcome to my house :DDD

Caroline said...

Hello Eric - Good to see you here again! Oh, dear - naughty kitty, getting what he deserves, really!! Full of humour and super colour, as always!

The Green Telephone said...

Hehe, I like this a lot! I especially like what you did with the clouds and the outlined houses in the background. Looks super.

Abz said...

I hope you're not getting bored of people commenting on how brilliant you are..... wait, why would you? :P

This, I love. Make a book! I'll buy it! (with half price off cuz I'm a loyal little guy!) ;)

-Abz

michele said...

Very cool, I love your colors and humor! The cat's expression is priceless!

serline said...

I like the cat as the main focus of the whole drawing. And the little details of the buildings make the whole picture look so fun.

What better way to teach kids than cartoons? said...

Hiliarious expression! Nicely done.

theartofpuro said...

hanks for the comment,your illo is always fantastic and so funny.Love the cat expression

Food and Drugs said...

Not even Mr. Whiskers can be above the law!
:-)

Lins Artyblobs said...

I agree with the other comments - great illustration.

damon said...

nice one

Miss J said...

Such a great illustration! I had a cat puppet I once loved named "Mr. Whiskers". Your image reminds me of him!

Tanya said...

Ha ha! Naughty cat. We have a few of those in our neighborhood. This is great!

Elise's Art Garden said...

Wonderful as always!!

Angela Matteson said...

I love the color combo. Nicely done Eric!

Art Fan Ako said...

Just like everyone here, love it!!!

pretty day said...

What a great look on the cat's face!!

I just saw your post about your upcoming bear-bicycle book... I love those pictures! It looks like it'll be a fantastic book!

Ely'sa Castro said...

excelente!! Eric, siempre excelente.
saludos :)

Sami said...

Lol :) Love the post Eric- magical what you create!

Gis said...

woa eric its so awwesomeeee :D :D :D

Asja said...

hehehe, Mr Whiskers looks confused, i'm not sure if he knows what's going on :) great work!

Manola said...

It's absolutely fantastic! I love this style!!! The poor cat is simply fabulous and the idea is so brilliant! Great work as always! Have a beautiful weekend Eric!

Mighty Kwan said...

And Mr. Whiskers thought Mighty Mouse kickin' his tush was embarassing!!! What ever will he do now?

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahaha, take THAT, you naughty kitty. Whoa, that is one strong bird.

Great, great piece! I love your clouds and depth. Plus, it looks like cut paper! Cooooool.

roz said...

hahaha!

Juan said...

hahah Wonderful piece Eric

nessadee said...

This illustration is fabulous! I love the colors, style and that poor kitty!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

HAHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHHHAHAAHAHHHHAHA!!!! Poor Mr. Whiskers!! He can't help it. What's a cat suppose to do??? This is so cool and of course I'm crying over here LOL! I'm just wondering what the heck did he do??? Never mind LOL!!!! If yall really want me to come to Texas, send me some bookstore near yall that might be interested! I'm totally serious! I have to now go back and stare in total awe of your greatness and hilarity!!! he he he he

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OOOOH please tell me that you are planning to print this???? I didn't hear anything??? Umm we are waiting.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Just love your work Eric. You are so talented!!!!

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MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

such creative piece, I really enjoy it!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

the green one, the green hot!! It's chili pepper hot!

Ces said...

You are a master illustrator of whimsical and lovable creatures and people.

Diana Evans said...

oh so cuteeeeeeeee!!! wonderful work Eric!

MONICA said...

Ohhh!, cute illustration :)
Nice week. Kind regards from Spain.

Tara Ross Studios said...

I love your blog and your work!

Amy C said...

adorable, the cats expression is perfect.

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Can not say enough about this illo. Love the idea, color, layout, color and expressions.

Mônica said...

Oh, let's give Mr. Whiskers a second change! :-)

I always love the color in your pieces, and this one is no exception. Love those rooftops too!

matt dawson said...

Really love that kinked whisker...says so much about Mr Whiskers personality, while the colour palette is very well chosen indeed. Given your new blogger id pic cats seem to feature large is your life of late :) Congrats on the award as well... I like the way the guy (you...? :) is cupping his wine glass.

matt dawson said...

Many many congratulations on the Slovian book by the way. Beautiful, whimsically packed work!

Edward Ernest said...

Awesome stuff here.I am working my way into the animation buisness. I was wondering if you can check out my blog when you have a chance and comment on my work.

Gaia said...

Lol! So funny, priceless expression!

roberta baird said...

That's what ya get when you pick on the little guys!!!

rebekah said...

made me LOL. i feel for poor mr whiskers :3 cool illustration!

EDGAR ERNEST said...

I really love the artwork you have.I am working my way into the animation buisness. I was wondering if you can check out my blog when you have a chance and comment on my work.

EDGAR ERNEST said...

thanks for the comment, and yes. He's my twin brother.

Cauê Zunchini said...

Hi Eric !! thank you very much for your kind words !! I love all your works, your character designs, colours are amazing, Very very very
beautiful !!!

sorry my failed english rsrsrsrs
abraços
CAUE

TH3DEN said...

hahahaha i love it! :D The cat expression is priceless!!

Lisa M Griffin said...

I agree, poor Mr Whiskers! But I am a cat lover by nature. Fun, charming with a twist of quirkiness that I love about all your work. So, very talented! =)
Have a great weekend.

Dam Ferreira said...

Very beautiful man!!
I like your designs!!
Congratulations

Cheers

Teodolinda said...

ooohh!!! your style in so sweet!!!
I love it!!!
bye ^__^

MONICA said...

Hi Eric! nice week for all :)
Kind regards from Spain.

Kacey said...

Oh my gosh, so cute! Love Mr. Whiskers expression as he is flown out of town. Great style:)

johanna said...

Poor Mr. Whiskers! Love the expression!

Dot said...

too cute!
Sorry it's been a while since I stopped by... trying to catch up!
nancy

Alina Chau said...

Oooh poor thing! Wonderful illo!

Coloribus said...

Thank you ! You make me smile with this very good illustration :o)

Erin Hunting said...

Beautiful work!

Eugenio Enrique said...

Hi Mr. Eric, this artwork is awesome! i like very much your style, obviously, is very adecuate for the childrens, well done, congrats! please, I invite you to take a look and give me your comment about my blog, I appreciate it a lot! Thanks!

EE