Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Illustration Friday 033007 : Snap

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When I was just starting school, a suburban Long Island childhood was defined by a handful of specific toys: a hula hoop, a little red wagon, Silly Putty and pop-beads. I remember having a couple of long strands that were constantly being "re-styled", noisily. And, minus the crackle, one person's pop is another's snap...

8 comments:

Janice said...

I remember these... ! and they snapped till you over snapped em... then they kind of glided in...
Great memories and inspiring illo... ! :)

aeneadellaluna said...

Great idea! I really like the theme..and the colours are so beautiful!

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog! I actually draw "shapes", not really lines, for my lines. Is that confusing? The lines of my hands actually don't have a stroke applied at all, they are filled shapes. I place a ton of vector points and curves and tweak and tweak. So it's actually a lot of work to create all the line variations, but I think it pays off. If you're still confused, but interested to learn more, let me know.

Diane Duda said...

i forgot about these. thanks for reminding me...great idea!

MiKa Art said...

I like the colours! It reminds me of spring and childhood... even though I don't know that toy. By the way, I used to work in the library, too!

MammaJam said...

yes, I remember these too! Great idea well executed :)

my hermitude said...

Ooooh! Pop Beads. I used to play with and wear them, too. I loved them. Along with my hula hoop, key-tightened metal roller skates, bicycle and...the fake-fur stole and glitter-plastic & elastic band high heels for dress-up (from a store-bought box). That tells one's age, sort of, doesn't it?!...it was the 50's for me. Pop Beads are being remade now...found them on the web. Here's one site where I found them: http://www.thebeadery.com/product_p/7016.htm

my hermitude said...

Pop Beads! I played with and wore those...kind of tells my age, doesn't it?! For me it was the 1950's. I found them by Googling them on the web, and they are being manufactured and sold, now, by some companies.