Monday, October 27, 2008

Illustration Friday – Repair


just a quickie this week… so much for the vacation r&r… they're working me hard again… and again, i took a few liberties… the spirit of the season and all… maybe it's because i have been thinking about all that candy… and that got me to thinking about all the money i have recently been giving my dentist… and the combination of all of those things got me thinking that the repair of my teeth was sort of a frankenstien mess… and there you have it… re-pair!

This is part illustration and part collage of found images. The pear is mine… the rest… ?

And for those of you who always adhere to the literal take… see the stitches?

29 comments:

Teri C said...

This is just GREAT!!! And I want you to know I built my dentist a new office! Lots of repair. :)

Kris-Tea said...

Cool idea and illo!:) Thankss for your comment

Tomás Serrano said...

This is bloody but it has appeal. Specially after reading yor words. Be careful, dentists are dangerous!

Paula. said...

I´m thinking of disguising as "Frankpearstein" :) ;)

marcello murru said...

Michael : I like to add the link of your blog on my bloglist,but please tell me if you want.
regards
marcello

studio lolo said...

The colors are wonderful! This is a good take on our Franken-foods that the media is always yammering about. Very cool collage, love it!

I guess dentists are a tough subject right now. I've just had a complete 'smile makeover' to the tune of, well, let's just say many thousands...no insurance :P
At least I'm smilin' pretty!

Michael O'Connell said...

it seems everyone can relate to the dentist story… how is this for a ghoulish dentist story…

it has been almost 20 years since my father died… and he too had a painful tooth story… too long except to say that in the end… he had a mouth full of gold… and before he died… he tried to get me to have it all pulled out of his head when he :no longer needed it"… suffice to say… i couldn't bring myself to do it… i did follow his wishes and spoke to his dentist… he thought the same thing… even in death, my father kept giving…

ArtSparker said...

A handsome illustration with amazingly convincing digital blood..the contrast with the pear is helpful. My procedure with the dental bills is stretch out payment as long as possible in part because 15 minutes after I have it paid off, something ELSE goes wrong that costs another $700. Considering the state of my finances, I think I'm going to the local dental school from now on.

isay said...

ohh i like pear and your illustration is really beautiful// it has the mysterious effect.

....i am looking for another dentist.....

ROSÁLIA LERNER said...

Nice idea ,so well done...it hurts!!!!!!!
And Thanks for comment my illo.
(:)

Chris Howard said...

Love it! Who knew a pear could look this ghoulish? Very cool.

francesca said...

uuuhh, poor pear! did you take it back to life with the skin of a dead apple and the earth of a deceased banana? I love it.

Zórdís said...

Pair repair! Great idea ....

Katie said...

Now that's what I call an awesome Halloween image. Love the illo! Very clever and creative.

Andrea said...

I think this is awesome! Nice job on the coloring and shading. The lamb in the back is great! The way the blood comes out shows great texture.

Josh (musarter) said...

Very odd and unexpected, therefore, great. I can see your design sense entering this illustration.

I need dental insurance.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

The Dentist scares me!!! Really! It's always a nightmare when I go. I love this bloodly pear! This collage is just delicious. Great play on the word. Thanks so much for very kind words left at my blo. I really appreciate it! I'll make sure I leave some pears for the monsters.

get zapped said...

Poor pear. But, at least he's been tended to. Nice work!

linda sarah said...

hee hee - this is spooky and great! Wonderful illustration - and I loved reading the story behind it too - brilliant:-)

Roberta said...

Very nice...perfect for the season!!!

Bobo said...

It's HURT! Perfect illustration for your words!

SENTA said...

Nice!! Love the colors, and the story behind it. Yeah, the dentist is definitely not my favorite thing...I can't believe that story about your dad! Bless his heart!

Michael said...

Thanks for visiting!

Fantastic piece...

yoon see said...

Great idea and meaningful illustration.
I love the bold contrasting colours that you used here.

Tash said...

brilliant repear! from a non artist I especially love the colors and texture!

Cecilia Levy said...

scary - wouldn't want to meet with this pear on a dark night.

I'm looking forward to photos of your dog! I just posted a few more of Asta!

ValGalArt said...

You made an incredible image here Michael! This should be on the cover of a magazine!!! Really great :)

ottoblotto said...

I do so love tortured fruits and vegetables. Most excellent work.

md said...

see we thought a like on this on. like your repear job on that pair.