Thursday, July 3, 2008

Illustration Friday: Fierce Captain Monkeybones Sails the High Seas

I hadn't planned on creating any new illustrations anytime soon. After putting my Gnome, Sweet Gnome series together, I though a break from colored pencils was needed.

But I got itchy fingers...

When I get itchy fingers, there are only three things that I can do to fix them: Commit grand theft, hot wire a car, or draw a picture. Since I would probably get caught stealing anything (the only thing I have stolen was a button from a fabric store when I was in 7th grade.. and the alarm went off so I threw it in a carton of fabrics and ran. I didn't know fabric stores put alarms on buttons...). And since I have no clue how to hot wire a car I only had one choice.

So meet the latest sock monkey in my shop: Captain Monkeybones.

I designed this piece to be my Illustration Friday contribution for the week. The topic is FIERCE and I think a pirate sock monkey is pretty fierce.... well, he wants to be at least!!

I think this is my most favorite illustration yet. Actually, I think that about every picture I draw. But there is something about his newspaper pirate hat, wooden sword, and the fact that he is sailing in the most shallow water in all of the high seas, that completely appeals to me.

Plus, the vacant stare and joyful smile on this little red crab is beyond adorable, if I do say so myself. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to love my pictures quite as much as I do. This one is no exception. I love it!

And I hope you do too!

13 comments:

luv4sams (Lisa) said...

How about Captain Monkeybutt! He is adorable and so is crabby!

Novita said...

I really love the Captain Monkey..that's very original!

Denise Felton said...

So darling! And...someone needs to embroider that crab. *smiling slyly*

Whimsical Creations said...

love it!! :-) melanie

Marie said...

I love it Marisa-all the things that you said you love about it-the newspaper hat, the crab, the little wooden sword and the shallow seas-are my favorite parts about this illustration too!

*daisy said...

very cute! love his design :D

blazedanielle said...

I love it!! It's so great! :) What a handsome chap!!

Rosebud Collection said...

How cute and colorful..Another great illustration..

Marcyanna said...

I think he is may favorite sock monkey to date!

Abby said...

Your sock monkeys are just TOO cute! I think that when Maguire is old enough for his "big boy" room (not too far off!) I'd love to do a monkey theme! I've already got my very own Maguire Monkey from Tootsie and Grace :)

mam'zelle roĆ¼ge said...

Sweety style. Good work on this blog. Great !

ThisOldHenHouse said...

I love his hook hand!!

casserole said...

Aye, aye Cap'n! A much beter choice than hotwiring a car... Which I would have considered completely impossible for you to do until I read your "6 unimportant things" post... Hehehe.... (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

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