Saturday, February 10, 2007

Crash

I started the weekend with every intent of completing a large mixed media painting of the Tipper Tie water tower from sketches Grayson and I drew two weeks ago. But for some reason, I couldn't get it together.



I kept coming back to this silly idea of an animated water tower that I sketched. Every time I looked at the sketch, I smiled so I finally decided to sit down and color it.



The water tower is standing by a road and judging by the look in his eyes, he has either just witnessed a crash or is about too.




The guy on the left is the Tipper Tie water tower. I think he crashed into the Apex tower (guy on the right) causing him to spill his water.

8 comments:

Michelle Lana said...

Cool colors and very nice work!

steve said...

These are fantastic Ian! I never knew water towers could have such expressive faces. I'm teaching my students about personification and this would make an excellent example. Love the colors as well.

karen lee said...

funny!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

must... work... in... series

glad you worked it out... great job on the personality of the towers!

amy said...

Interesting! We always used the small town water towers to orient us when we were traveling. They all have unique personalities! Our favorite one was taken down a few years ago :(

Neat idea, and nice execution!

Halloweenville said...

fantastic!!

C.R. Evers said...

Adorable! I especially like Tipper Tie. Great experssions.

Ginger*:)* said...

Beautiful~ I love these colors and the energy in all your paintings, Ian.