Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Illustration Friday: Backwards

Backward (adverb- at or to or toward the back or rear) glances from pretty young women can be pretty potent to backward ( adj. bashful or hesitant; shy) young men. So potent in fact, that in this particular case, the young man in question (being a recipient of such a backward glance) is about to make a complete fool of himself by wandering off the path and into a tree. Here's a closer look at the backward glance...


In case you're wondering about the girly dog's expression, she's probably going 'Hmph, how totally backward (retarded, underdeveloped)!' Can you blame her? You would too, if you saw someone walk into a tree.

Also, for the definition of the word 'backwards' as shy, hesitant etc., dictionary.com provides the following example -

9.bashful or hesitant; shy: a backward lover.

Backward lover? Lol...for some reason using those two words together strikes me as hilarious and just saying it in my head (forget aloud) makes me feel silly! Is it just me?

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13 comments:

aeneadellaluna said...

I like this a lot! The expression on the boy's face is really priceless :) cool

Tami said...

This is adorable. I like the slightly 60s retro graphic feel to it too. But it's still very contemporary at the same time. Great!

Candace Trew Camling said...

really cute!!! I did one with dogs this week too...Leashes...you really wonder whether your walking the dog, or if it's the other way around!

Rui Sousa said...

nice work, great style you have! Keep on.
www.ruisousaartworks.blogspot.com

Sparky Firepants said...

This is great. I love your style!

curlyillustrator said...

I love the woman's thick, bouncy hair!

Gaia said...

Very nice idea!! :)
I like the colors too

sketched out said...

What a great style you have! Very clever treatment of the IF theme. You've also really captured some great expressions on all of your characters, hee hee.

Thanks for stopping by and for your cute comment!

Kristi Valiant said...

Great style!

flora said...

Awww...this is great! Very very nice! I love it!
Backward Lovers does sounds funny, doesn't it? But it can also be a really cool band name, heehee!! :) I have to say doing illustration friday makes me re-learn a lot of words cause I have to look in the dictionary and really see what the word means!

Lianne said...

This is so adorable. I love the guy's hazy expression, being lovestruck, literally! Really cute storytelling and characters.

Backwards lovers does sound silly, haha.

tusen said...

This is great. I like the concept, the composition, the characters... I love the expressions on their faces - I love the girl's little dog's frown. And the patterns on the clothes are very nice.

md said...

lol at least his dog did follow suit cute illo

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