Saturday, June 24, 2006

Rain

I like to ask my students to identify the product that's being advertised in this piece I did several years ago.

Noah_Sea
Give up? Windshield wiper blades! Duh! Everybody knows that Noah and the gang never would have made it if they hadn't tricked out the Ark with the very best wiper blades.

Here's the happy ending...
Noah_Shore
Acrylics on Illustration board

21 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

wow! great work! I love the windshield wipers!

chippamunkey said...

Holy Crap! Good job!!

carla said...

Rick - I sure wish i could come to Atlanta and be your student! Your work is so exquisite! I really love both paintings, but the light and shadow in the bottom one is gprgeous. You've captured the calm after the storm atmoshere so well. I am sooo glad old Noah had the right windshield wipers...

Janet said...

Ha! Fun stuff!

claudine hellmuth said...

thank you for your comment on my blog! And for the compliments on my web site! I am honored that you use it as an example for your students!

gudbrandsdottir said...

I think both pieces are great, and I sure would like to have those wiper blades for my car!!
Great dept and colours!

Cindy said...

Not only is this a unique take on this week's topic, it's so cool! Noah looks like he would make a great surfer dude driving an old VW bus.

mike facey said...

These pieces are just dazzling!

joona said...

I was so awestruck at your work, that i literally spent quite a while just staring at it! What great idea and execution! I wish i could be your student too!!!...

And thanks for the feedback on my work. You're right, some variation to my raindrops would make a BIG difference. Looks like you spotted my lazy work and the short-cut technique i used.... making you a great teacher already!

MION said...

Awesome! How did you do it! Great.

inki said...

More great stuff Rick! I saw your studio on :
http://www.on-my-desk.blogspot.com/
Do you teach workshops as well as at the school? I would take your classes anytime and I live in Atlanta area. :)
Dede

Jaimie said...

beautiful work. I love the realism/whimsy of these pieces

stp-illustrations said...

Absolutely fantastic! Great, great work!!!!

stacey m said...

really nice illo!

HARDWAX said...

Beautiful work, whimsy and realism-very exhilarating!

Ginger*:)* said...

I love happy endings! The pair of paintings are wonderful Rick. I got a kick out of the wiper blades, but what I liked most was the polar bear licking Noah's ear.

Makita said...

Great Illustration! I love this!

arvindh said...

you have agreat eye for detail!

Mutt_Ink said...

and I thought i could draw..... till now

wonderful piece

AnonyGhost said...

Oooooooohhhh ...

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Incredible! Your illustrations are extremely detailed and beyond description.

Please take a look at my stuff when you are free. Feel free to point out the mistake too. Love some honest comments from artists like you.