Saturday, May 06, 2006

Fat? Or PHAT!!

Like the way the new Illustration Friday site looks. I have often discussed with other illustrators how the IF site could be improved. It’s as if IF read our minds and made the changes accordingly.

I didn’t paint this week. I was too busy moving my studio. Stuff was all over the place so painting just wasn’t going to happen. But I thought the new IF looked so cool that I wanted to participate.

So here’s what I did do this weekend. I finished the final draft of Pony Wombat and the Second Ark. The story is Phat!



Plus, I started working on the site.

Pony Wombat and the Second Ark is about a third grade boy who has the idea to recreate the story of Noah's Ark. Using his vast pet collection and a rubber raft Pony pretends his backyard is the ocean while he waits for his pool to be filled.

The neighborhood bully, Morton, makes fun of Pony until the backyard pool cracks. The surge from the ruptured pool sweeps everyone down the street in one giant wave.

The seemly miracles occurrence gives Morton the idea to start a club that recreates Bible stories. Unfortunately Morton’s flawed understanding of the Bible ends in some silly disasters. It's up to Pony to stop Morton before things really get out of hand.

7 comments:

Alina Chau said...

very cooo illo!

penelope said...

Please link to a static page next week by clicking on the date of your entry. :)

A static page is linked to your blog's time and date. Go to your blog, click on the time and date of your post. You'll notice that the window changes to only show that one particular post. That is the url you should use to link to Illustration Friday. That way, in the future, when people go looking for your post, they will find it easily.

Visit the "About" section on Illustration Friday to find out more...

Thank you!

penelope

Chad Baldwin said...

Wow talk about a full piece! There really is a lot going on here. I love it..

Jan said...

beautiful childrens illustration..its so full fun filled and whacky..just what kids adore, funny bright and filled with life...superb illustration from a talented artist...success to you in all you do :)

carla said...

This is Phat! It has such action and vibrancy. Very cool!

kidz illustrator said...

Great Illustration! Lots of action & fun!

Nikki said...

Great! as always, Ian....
The parrot is my favorite part...I like the way it fills the space for the top portion of the illo...

NICE...