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Sunday, May 07, 2006

Fat – Illustration Friday


When coming up with my illustration this week, the first thing that came to mind was a fat cat. Of course, I tried to think out of the box...so, I drew my "fat cat" as being a rich man; a millionaire...a tycoon (you get the idea!). Somehow while sketching my "fat cat"...I thought of that little gentleman from Monopoly. Of course, my fat cat doesn't look anything like Joe Millionaire (aka that Monopoly Guy), and I didn't want it to...but, I was drawn to the color of the Chance cards (those are orange...aren't they?). This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday.

Update: After seeing that many visitors saw "The Monopoly Guy" in my illustration...I decided to share a link to a photo of the real guy! I notice, thank goodness, my "fat cat" looks much more suave and rich...and much more snooty! LOL! Here is a photo of "The Monopoly Guy":

Don't forget to check out my "Weekly Photoshop Challenge." This week's theme is "colorization." We had some great entries last week, and I hope we get even more this week! Enjoy!

46 Comments:

Blogger michael dailey said...

when i saw ur thumb nail the monoply guy was the 1st think that poped into my head so i guess u arent to far off. nice color and illo

Sunday, May 07, 2006 9:26:00 PM

 
Blogger Natura said...

Like it, very graphic and fun!

Sunday, May 07, 2006 10:58:00 PM

 
Blogger ValGalArt said...

This is a wonderful image and I love the idea of a fat cat!!!

Sunday, May 07, 2006 11:01:00 PM

 
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the style, beautiful!

Sunday, May 07, 2006 11:04:00 PM

 
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Wonderful and postive twist to the theme. Great job and an awesome illustration!

Sunday, May 07, 2006 11:09:00 PM

 
Anonymous aynaku said...

very creative....like your style but not Tycoons!
:)

Monday, May 08, 2006 3:15:00 AM

 
Anonymous benconservato said...

love the style and your fat cat generally...

Monday, May 08, 2006 7:44:00 AM

 
Blogger jessi.tsoi said...

nice idea!!! great style. thanks for your comment on my blog

Monday, May 08, 2006 9:10:00 AM

 
Blogger TEEFIN said...

Love the style, shapes and colours. Thanks for commenting on my pic.

Monday, May 08, 2006 9:25:00 AM

 
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

This is wonderful for "fat!' As soon as the window popped up I thought 'Monopoly'. I like your version of this fat cat. And I do believe the cards are orange (or yellow- I always mix up Community Chest and Chance). Really great stuff!

Monday, May 08, 2006 9:32:00 AM

 
Blogger carla said...

He's perfect! I like you interpretation, and I love the vintage colors you used here. Good one!

Monday, May 08, 2006 10:25:00 AM

 
Blogger steve said...

Oh yeah, the monopoly dude! this is one of my favorites from you yet!

Monday, May 08, 2006 12:07:00 PM

 
Blogger JO said...

You have a great style. Your blog is so cute.

Monday, May 08, 2006 12:16:00 PM

 
Blogger ~b~ said...

well, i'll be darned! i just found your other blogs! LOL! my dd might like this one b/c she is great at art! looking forward to the day when I have 13 comments to one post, positive OR negative!
love,
b

Monday, May 08, 2006 1:21:00 PM

 
Blogger kidz illustrator said...

I recognized Mr. Monopoly right away!!! Great solution!

Monday, May 08, 2006 1:31:00 PM

 
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Thi illo is a very clever and quite unique take on the theme, You have A good depiction of "monopoly guy" here. Like this piece a lot!

Monday, May 08, 2006 4:05:00 PM

 
Blogger Piotr said...

Nice style and simplicity!

Monday, May 08, 2006 4:20:00 PM

 
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Cute! I like it (though the Monopoly Guy's official name is "Uncle Pennybags") I'm just full of useless info

Monday, May 08, 2006 4:48:00 PM

 
Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Thanks, Tony! I never knew his name...but, I'm filing that away in with the useless info tha pops up in Trivial Pursuit from time to time.

BTW...I REALLY don't want this guy to be the Monopoly Guy! LOL! Let's just say he is Uncle Pennybags' richer cousin, Uncle Nicklebags! :)

Monday, May 08, 2006 4:55:00 PM

 
Blogger Collin said...

Nice take on "Fat"! The yellow/orange does give it a nice "days gone by" feeling.

Monday, May 08, 2006 5:01:00 PM

 
Blogger Steve said...

Nice illo, I really like this stlye

Monday, May 08, 2006 5:39:00 PM

 
Blogger yukoala said...

Nice and cute illo! I like the colors you chose.

Monday, May 08, 2006 6:43:00 PM

 
Blogger Lee said...

great image and the colors are perfect!

Monday, May 08, 2006 7:20:00 PM

 
Blogger Andrea said...

I always pick that guy in Monopoly. Nice illo!

Monday, May 08, 2006 7:47:00 PM

 
Blogger The Tart said...

LOVE this! I'll take the Reading Railroad, my fav.

Simply wonderful. ; )
Smooch,
The Tart

Monday, May 08, 2006 8:25:00 PM

 
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Oh wow Trisha, I like this. Real nice composition and great color choices :)

Monday, May 08, 2006 8:30:00 PM

 
Blogger Linda said...

Great job with your fat cat big shot guy, i got it immed. Love the color choice and the dimensions

Monday, May 08, 2006 9:03:00 PM

 
Blogger Twisselman said...

I had thought Monopoly guy at first... something to do with his stance. But you're right; you're guy is much more snooty dude. The Monopoly guy actually looks sorta friendly... not a fat cat at all. Great colors. Great job.

Monday, May 08, 2006 11:07:00 PM

 
Blogger Katili said...

He looks like the owner indeed. Great illo, very fine design. He must be walking to his Limo.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 11:02:00 AM

 
Blogger QweySpiral said...

as soon as the page loaded I thought: "Huh, clever! Fat cat, monopoly-guy!" Then I read what you wrote and laughed. Obviously, a successful illo!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:11:00 PM

 
Blogger Roz Foster said...

You've definitely captured the theme--and I think the Monopoly guy could use a makeover after all these years!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:35:00 PM

 
Blogger Gabrielle said...

He's perfect, I really like his hands. The drop shadow effect is really nice!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 5:28:00 PM

 
Blogger David said...

cool!

i liked the 50's woman too!!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 7:28:00 PM

 
Blogger Pickledog said...

Buy! Sell! Your illustration has me all caught up the rush of the stock market. Your "Fat Cat" is very suave indeed, like he just won first prize in a beauty contest..

Tuesday, May 09, 2006 10:38:00 PM

 
Blogger Bron Smith said...

Your illustration sure brings back so many memories of days gone by. I haven't played Monopoly in ages. Thanks for the memories.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 12:43:00 AM

 
Blogger Loca said...

It's a great FAT CAT and much more funnyer than the one on monopoly.
Love the colors.
:))

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 4:21:00 PM

 
Blogger scribblesk said...

Love your style!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 9:53:00 PM

 
Blogger Ellen said...

This is a really neat illo! I love the "under the sea" entry for last week also!!

Thursday, May 11, 2006 9:45:00 PM

 
Anonymous hartini said...

Tricia, this is GREAT! I love it! :D I wish I was a millionaire, but not a fat one though *hehehee*

Friday, May 12, 2006 7:37:00 AM

 
Blogger Derek Knight said...

indeed, the Monopoly guy is in significantly better shape. YOUR millionaire has been enjoying his Single Malt and Foie Gras a wee bit too much.

Fine work.

Friday, May 12, 2006 9:53:00 AM

 
Blogger tiffinix said...

Wow this is awesome! I love the colors and the white outlines. Very cool and very well done.

Friday, May 12, 2006 3:59:00 PM

 
Anonymous lx said...

Nice one, Patricia!

Friday, May 12, 2006 8:55:00 PM

 
Blogger Kelsee Franz said...

haha i like this one! it makes me laugh! lol yea but i also find it funny all the different ideas you had to go through to finally get the final product! lol your mind must really wander! but im glad it did cause this is really awesome!


two thumbs up! d-^_^-b

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 6:03:00 PM

 
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

love your illustration… joe mono has nothin on your fat cat…

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 12:44:00 PM

 
Anonymous chocolat said...

very stylish!

Sunday, June 04, 2006 4:15:00 PM

 
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