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Friday, May 12, 2006

Angels and Devils

This my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is angels and devils. "Angels and Devils" was drawn with a Faber-Castle 3-H pencil then inked over with my Gel Roller on a scrap of multi-purpose copy paper, then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

I usually spend about an hour doing a picture, but today I took my time and I enjoyed it. I started the illo while listening to Animals. When that was over I put on Brutal Youth and finished inking just as that CD ended. It took the entire Sex, Age & Death album to do the Photoshop work. I popped in Close to the Edge just as I got on-line and that's what's playing now.

Just thought I would add those fun facts. Here's some more; I spent the whole day doing yard work. Ok, not the whole day, but six nonstop hours of it. My arms and legs are shaking. I didn't mean to spend time on the yard today. I just went out to the garage to see if the weed whacker still worked. We had some problems with it at the end of last summer. I got the stupid thing put together and I wanted to test it so I tried it, and once I got started I couldn't stop. Then after all the weed whacking I decided I better mow the rest of the lawn before it got super long again, then the next thing you know it's seven o'clock. I feel tired in a good way even though I'm not real crazy about yard work. Anyhow, I don't know what any of this has to do with angels and devils.

All I really wanted to do today was sit around in my underwear and play Destroy All Humans. (*sigh*) Ain't it the life though.

Do you love to whack weeds? Do you love me?


  • Wow I'm first today!
    Love all your views here. They are terrific. I also love doing yard work. So sending you lots of love.

    By Blogger Toni, at 03:45  

  • Hahaha! That is hilarious! Great work!! I just love coming here and see what you've come up with this time! :D

    By Anonymous carra, at 04:20  

  • Man! You are wearing me out. I have a whole woods of weeds and am like ugly on a gorilla on them.
    My chain saw went fersnizle so I had to get a new one. Oh Boy!
    That aint got nothing to do with the theme either.

    Good work!


    By Blogger scarecrow, at 04:43  

  • ja,ja,ja,I´m enjoy with you.

    By Blogger Lu***, at 04:54  

  • You're so lucky that you got to weed-whack all day. I wish I had a yard so that I could spend all day raking leaves. Seriously. I love that stuff.

    Loving your friday illo.

    By Anonymous bozena, at 05:54  

  • How true your illo is! Always love visiting here.

    By Blogger Teri C, at 05:58  

  • we says in my country exatly what you draw. "O inferno são os outros" or "the hell are the others".
    Beautiful Bush, its a coincidence whith the theme or proposital?

    By Anonymous Tiburcio, at 06:03  

  • Ooh,love that Georgebashing.
    More, more!

    By Blogger Liz Jones, at 07:41  

  • Your choice of music is showing your age, Unknown. It's showing my age, too, as I approve of/relate to all choices except I would probably never get around to listening to anything by Yes any more.

    Dubya is like a funhouse mirror in Ethicsland.


    By Blogger andrea, at 08:18  

  • I think whacking weeds is like working on your illo in that neither job is done until the little details are worked out.
    Love your illo.
    Love. (I forgot to leave some love last week).


    By Blogger IdiotHead, at 08:54  

  • Oh, that's devilishly funny ! But I got one observation to add, wouldn't Bush have NO reflection ? He is after all some form of leech/vampire...


    By Blogger steve, at 09:26  

    And dude, your illo made me laugh.

    Peace out.

    By Blogger ., at 11:15  

  • I love to whack weeds! your cats always look a little scary to me. And I would still listen to favorite is the Yes album.Love

    By Blogger Janet, at 12:40  

  • I have a running joke with a male friend about weed-whackers and the activity of whacking.

    Love your illo!

    Weedless love to you!!

    By Blogger TravelingMermaid, at 12:49  

  • toni kelly: Hooray! We're number 1! We're number 1! Heh, heh.
    Thanks. :-)

    carra: Wee Hee. Thanks Love.

    scarecrow: Woods! You don't go weed whacking in the woods! You go camping in the woods. :-P

    lu***: Heh, heh. Thanks.

    bozena: You're welcome to come over and work the yard anytime. :-)
    I love potted plants and small gardens, it's just getting the yard to that point that I'm not crazy about.

    teri c: :-)

    tiburcio: Thanks and What? :-)

    liz jones: Hmm... It seems to be taking over my IF posts.

    andrea: I think it's showing I haven't been able to get new music for a long, long time. :-P

    idiothead: Heh, heh. True.
    But you didn't forget. :-)

    steve: Ha! You could be right.

    brock: Oh my! (blush) :-P

    janet: Thanks. My cat is a little scarey.
    Yes, I love Yes. :-)

    travelingmermaid: Hmm... Sounds dirty. I like it.
    Weedless in the near future. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 12:53  

  • Ha ha ha...yeah I love to whack could really go somewhere with this one, but I shall decline!

    By Blogger String, at 13:45  

  • That is REALLY funny, what a great idea and your illo is so well done.

    By Blogger Katili, at 14:12  

  • jajajajajajaja i almost peed my pants!!!! my pijama pants that is since i spend all saturdays in my pjs... I dont whack weeds, jijiji (so many things to say about that phrase LOL) anyway, u should listen to the peppers man... oh and i bet u would love " a perfect circle" give it a look seee... let me know how it goes

    tons of love to ya

    Dani California ***peace***

    By Blogger (¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯), at 19:42  

  • Weed whacking and Bush whacking, a whacking good day.

    By Blogger MsDabble, at 23:21  

  • i had no idea how handy you are!!! love!you really have a beat on how dogs and cats and fatcats think too love! love

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 00:42  

  • Heeheee, I love your political cartoons. This one is perfect!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 06:10  

  • Very funny! I love the President's expression.

    By Blogger ilustricia, at 06:50  

  • Hey! Your three favorite subjects. Cats, dogs and stupid people. Funny stuff.

    By Blogger Jonpaul, at 10:28  

  • string: Ahh... come on. We love the bad jokes here. :-)

    katili: Aww... sweet. Thanks.

    daniela: EEK! I hate pee in my pjs
    I will get the peppers when I can. I love the peps.

    msdabble: Ah-ha! Whacking! You found the common thread that illuded me. I knew there was a connection.

    valgalart: Ha! I draw what I know. (just kidding)

    andrea: Wee Hee! Thanks.

    ilustricia: :-) Thanks.

    jonpaul: It's true!

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 10:41  

  • Do you love to whack weeds? Such an interesting sounding question. Ummm, can't say that I have ever weed whacked before, but your Bush wacking is always the best! The Best! Love this one!


    By Blogger creative kismet, at 12:29  

  • what is a weed wacker? i just pull my weeds out of the ground. did lots yesterday in my vegie allotment and discovered the brocolli are growing well. there are still plenty of aubergine and peppers left from summer. they look highly coloured and distinctive among other's pumpkin patches.What does your third devil see when he looks in the mirror through those rose coloured glasses, or he just blind to everthing apart from his ego.

    By Blogger a nice day out, at 15:47  

  • LOVE THIS ! lol! What a great cartoon! I can't wait for my husband to get home so I can show it to him! Really well done!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 16:08  

  • awh, love the way you tied in your music to this post. glad to know that people are still istenting to close to the edge. love your second illustration too. the whirl of the circle sums it all up. great work!

    By Blogger susan, at 17:44  

  • you better be saving all of might have a future as a political cartoonist/satirist (sp?)
    Too friggin funny! Wityh so much material to work with everyday you should have several hundred pages to least to 2008.....until the next source of material....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 19:20  

  • Love it.......

    Don't talk to me about weeds though!!!!!! - I've jsut about destroyed my garden in a feeble attempt to get rid of weeds, and guess what survived?


    By Blogger Jayster, at 01:05  

  • That's hilarious. The views of the cat and dog.

    By Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou, at 01:41  

  • There is one special weed you like whacking for sure! Great cartoon/ message and musical info.

    By Blogger modroom, at 03:43  

  • You nailed it with this topic. I have both cats and dogs so I can relate to the first two. I can also relate to the last one since I'm American and live close to DC.

    Also, to relate your yardwork to this weeks topic. Try... "doing the work is the devil and the reward of a beautiful yard is the angel."

    Great job on this one!

    By Blogger Lou, at 07:39  

  • You're a cool dude, Unknown... It's fun to read about the music people listen to while creating their art:> I love your illo...I love the cat and dog thing, and I love the Bush commentary. I don't love him, though. As for weed whacking...I'm afraid of weed whackers, so I am exempt from that duty in our household. I'm in charge of enhancements (planting flowers) and he's in charge of maintenance. It's a good gotta love it:>

    By Blogger carla, at 12:25  

  • dog-gone-love

    By Blogger crosshatched, at 13:52  

  • Love you hate the shrub

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 17:30  

  • Weeds nope. You yes!
    Your drawing of GWB is sooo true!

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 19:33  

  • Great as usual! Love.

    By Blogger the heartful blogger, at 04:24  

  • sharing the love… somehow, i think only you could come up with this… although, i'm sure, there are many who think it… well done…

    By Blogger Michael O'Connell, at 09:43  

  • No, I don't love whacking weeds, in fact I hate cutting the grass, what a waste of time.

    On to the things I do love:

    This cartoon! especially since we have introduced a new dog into the fray of 3 cats who are very set in their ways. Can totally relate to it!

    Animals! My fave Pink Floyd album of all time! Poor little sheep.

    By Blogger Gabrielle, at 08:16  

  • Great Satire Batman!


    By Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud, at 13:45  

  • this 1 is absolutely funny, lov it again ur political satire is great

    By Blogger michael dailey, at 11:06  

  • creative kismet: Hmm... Are you thinking double entendres? :-)

    a nice day out: A weed whacker is a torture device created by the housing authourity intended to make people crazy.

    catraven: Gosh! Thanks.

    susan: :-)

    mikepflaumart: Heh, heh. Thanks.
    Yeah, I can't wait to see what kind of an idiot we get next election. I'm sure they will also provide lots of source materials. :-)

    jayster: Thanks.
    Damn weeds! :-)

    chuang shyue chou: :-)

    modroom: Hmm... are you talking about drugs or my penis?

    lou: Thanks. Someone once told me the key to success is diversification. :-)

    carla: I'm a cool dude!? Thanks. :-)

    crosshatched: Heh, heh. :-)

    detlef: Ha! :-)

    merlinprincesse: Thanks. :-)

    tammy hanna: :-)

    michael o'connell: Thanks. :-)

    gabrielle: I hate cutting the grass too, but if we don't the neighbors complain to the city. Apparently the law in my area says you only have to keep your grass trimmed if the neighbors complain. Damn neighbors.
    Thanks. :-)

    princess pepper cloud: :-)

    michael dailey: :-) Thanks.

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 13:44  

  • Who knows where to download XRumer 5.0 Palladium?
    Help, please. All recommend this program to effectively advertise on the Internet, this is the best program!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 16:56  

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