Saturday, October 29, 2005

Illustration Friday: Broken

The Science of Broken Pencils
Here's a handy dandy experiment with broken pencils. It's a snap! Try it yourself! For every comment, I shall break a pencil...in the name of science! This image was created with my trusty scanner, pencil and photoshop.

29 Comments:

Blogger torpedeau said...

You made me break my last pencil.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Edric Hsu said...

Hey this is a great 3D illo! And haha I hope not too many pencils were harmed in the process! ;)

9:16 PM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Hhheee, your posts are very creative! SNAP, whoops another one :)

9:20 PM  
Blogger LDahl said...

Is this like an Angel getting its' wings? No, I didn't think so... I truly love your illo, it is so clever! Save the pencils! Save the Pencils!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Please don't break a pencil for me!

From your first posting it looks like its critics that you'd rather be breaking...

I love your pictures - please keep on posting them, with or without breaking either pencils or critics!

12:35 AM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Wee! Great illustration! Break a pencil for me I love science!
love

1:08 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

great idea! :)

6:22 AM  
Blogger Corrine Nelson said...

haaha this is great!!

7:40 AM  
Anonymous c. gregori said...

Very clever.

8:50 AM  
Blogger Cecilia's Art said...

haha!! very nice! i like it, very creative!

11:12 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

This is a wonderful take on broken.
I love it but yes save a pencil. you may need it. ;)

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Awesome:) Break one for me!! I love the artwork, too. Science can be fun!

5:27 PM  
Blogger Holly said...

Well this is quite original I must say. You may need to buy a bigger box of pencils because this is fantastic!

7:04 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

awsome, beautiful idea

4:45 AM  
Blogger carla said...

I love this! It's as if he's just popped off the paper to show us how strong he is! Excellent technique:>

4:27 PM  
Blogger ecm said...

hey gang...i have to tell you that my stubby pencils went first (sniff). then went my medium length ones, four of them and now (sniff, sniff)...i'm hitting the box of fresh ones (boo hoo). it's okay because i do love science. and you played an important part so i thank you for your comments! keep 'em coming...(snap)

7:37 PM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

lol...too cool for school. what a great illustration.

please don't break any pencil for me. Save The Pencils!

8:45 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

a very cool concept! The little guy looks very vivid!

8:55 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

SOooo CREATIVE! Love it!

9:13 PM  
Anonymous hartini said...

Hey I love that!! :D The effect is amazing!! Great work! :)

12:08 AM  
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

That's great. Love the effect.

7:02 AM  
Blogger rubio2d said...

gReat idea love this composition!
Nice expression on his face
Good work!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

Wow so cleaver! and well drawn

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jennarations said...

my son just broke his pencil today love the 3-D-ness...
jen

9:15 PM  
Blogger Amrit(raj) said...

EXCELLLENT !!!! :0)

7:57 AM  
Blogger Knitting Painter Woman said...

Trompe l'oiel. Tromp pencil. Great humor.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Gerald said...

This is such a great piece! I love the mixture of a 2-D sketch and a 3-D object. Turned out great.

9:48 AM  
Blogger Mary Witzl said...

Brilliant image! So many times I've wanted to do this, for so many reasons...

And the story behind it is moving, too.

6:03 AM  
Blogger ecm said...

Thanks for your comments, Mary. Wow, it's been soooo long since I've been to this blog. I appreciate everyone's comments.

I created a new blog which I've started up Illustration Friday again: www.justsketch.com

Hope you'll viist that one, too!

12:05 PM  

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