Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Visitors



When I was little my parents entertained a lot. It was always so much fun to see them and their friends all dressed up and they'd serve fancy food and drinks. My sisters and I would dance to entertain them. Picture a 4-year-old with pink cat-eye glasses and Shirley Temple ringlets in a flannel nightie dancing on a big round orange nagahide footstool that twisted - good times! I'd kill for that footstool now.

I'm calling the couple on the left the Wallace-Scotts. I haven't decided on the right side couple... maybe they are on their first date - she's a divorcee and they are trying to fix the two of them up... what do you think?

12 comments:

Kevin Spear said...

Great use of texture in the illustration.

NANCY LEFKO said...

I think it's great!

princesstomato said...

love the woman on the right side! and i too would die for that footstool you describe. would even go with the orange carpet in my living room! HA!


teri

Julie said...

Their body language looks like they are hitting it off! A match! :)

jrose said...

i adore your artwork! beautiful textures and colors...thanks for your post too...

Cathie said...

i can see that scenario in your drawing! i think the lady's name is jane. not sure about him. they look nervous like they had just met. good work!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice, you have a great style! I liked your words too!

Diane Duda said...

I recently went through all of my Grandma's old photos. There were many with party scenes similar to this one (minus the color). She was good enough to write on the back of each. Her parties usually included the Roses, the Palusos and the Tedrows. :)

Also, my little witch isn't holding her dress up (although that may have been funnier). She's holding a trick or treat sack. :)

Alina Chau said...

oooh how lovely and charming, beautiful design!

Paola said...

Lovely scene!
You described it so well that it's easy to view it from a child's point of view, charming memories :)

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Ellie K said...

Oh wow, that is exactly how I want to look when I'm dressed up! They are so elegant and sophisticated, your two retro couples having cocktails.

Really nice image and artwork. It reminds me of my grandmother's old photos. Did you draw anything else in this style?