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Friday, July 21, 2006


This is my picture for Illustration Friday the theme is Opposites. This is not an original idea. I first saw this image on a poster that was hanging in the house of Chief, who was my Pop's best friend. The poster was an ad for some rock band but I don't know which one. (Bonus Points for anyone who knows!) I was trying to think of something clever and original but it's too damn hot. It's 103 degrees where I live and the our PC room is upstairs, meaning it must be well over 110 in this stupid room. So, I'm drawing and writing as fast as I can, then I'm heading back into the basement where it's cool. (I'll fix typos and bad grammar when it cools off, a few days from now.)

"Opposites" was drawn on a scrap of paper with my Gel-Roller, then cleaned up and colored in Photoshop.

Do you like to sweat in buckets? Do you want to leave me some HOT love?


  • hahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa it made me laugh! good work!

    By Blogger Rosa Murillo, at 22:05  

  • When I saw that drawing I thought "that's what it's like here right now," too. Fortunately our pc room is in the basement, though, and there's a ceiling fan above the bed. Phew...


    By Blogger andrea, at 07:30  

  • this is what it's like to walk outside from the A/C

    By Blogger Tony LaRocca, at 10:26  

  • Yuck....I don't like to sweat buckets! Fortunately, our computer is right in front of the air conditioner.Unfortunately, it's in my sons' room, so I have to fight him for computer time.I don't remember the poster you mentioned,but our computer is right beneath my sons' Foxy Brown movie you remember her? LOVE

    By Blogger Janet, at 10:37  

  • guess the best place to be is in the puddle. ur frezzing just enough to get warmed by the fire

    By Blogger michael dailey, at 14:35  

  • Yay for fire and ice! Wasn't that a Michael Flatley show? The heat is cooking my brain, too. Unfortunately we live in an apartment, so the "basement" is the parking garage. Think I'll go hang out there now anyway.

    By Anonymous Kaya, at 15:46  

  • Sorry, I have no personal tales that relate to this one--- ohhh wait I do, about a HOT moment with a mouthful of ice- but that is too X-rated for here. Maybe another time.....

    Love it

    By Blogger Shroom-Monkey, at 16:07  

  • oooo, baby, you so hot!

    It's even hot up here in Missoula. We got over a hundred here. I'm thinking of dragging my bed under the airconditioner so i can get some sleep tonight.

    It's a tiny thing, even turned all the way up, my house is in the low 80s.

    By Blogger Catnapping, at 18:45  

  • Funny ... I'm siting in my studio with a wet tea towel around my shoulders (and there's another in the freezer ready to take over when this one warms through). But since it's only 93 degrees here, I'll quit complaining ;-)

    By Blogger Bibi, at 20:07  

  • So unique without by being so not unique! Nice.

    By Blogger steve, at 22:05  

  • When I first saw it I thought it was a cube of butter...then I realized it was ice. Great image.

    By Blogger Jana Bouc, at 23:04  

  • Its so hot in here that even ice will burn ... Need cool ....

    By Blogger marina, at 07:56  

  • You put too much candles on your icy cake, honey!
    Cold/Hot Love... :)))

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 09:43  

  • I like it! total opposites.

    the only problem with this theme is the fact that I can't stop singing that Paula Abdul song, Opposites Attract.

    By Blogger The Dark Lord Omz, at 18:42  

  • I've been doing the same thing, dark lord omz.
    We finally had a cooler day today (Sun), but it has been very hot here. Our computer room is upstairs where its 20 degrees warmer than downstairs. I finally put a fan in front of the A/C grate to try and move some sool air. This is what I get for running two computers and a small television in the same tiny room. Reminds me of my youth when we had no A/C.
    Oh, yeah, nice job on the topic.

    By Blogger IdiotHead, at 22:34  

  • I can't think of what rock band used this as a poster image, but I did immediately think of Robert Frost's poem:

    Fire and Ice

    Some say the world will end in fire,
    Some say in ice.
    From what I've tasted of desire
    I hold with those who favor fire.
    But if it had to perish twice,
    I think I know enough of hate
    To say that for destruction ice
    Is also great
    And would suffice. for sweating buckets...I don't love it! I hope it cools off soon in your part of the country. We just had a relatively cool and dry night, so I loved every hour of my good sleep! That means I'm in a really good mood, so here's some extra-hot love!

    By Blogger carla, at 05:18  

  • ;-)))))))) you are sooo cute !!!
    it's the way you tell things too .....

    By Blogger luisa brehm, at 13:50  

  • If ya think about it, ice is just oxygen1 and hydrogen2 married by electricty to form a cohesive bond. Both o' those elements are quite volitile, and if you believe the Planet of the Apes series of movies and graphic novels decades back, they could explode if ya used the right kindo bomb...

    I luv crappy sci fi technology !

    By Blogger steve, at 14:48  

  • Nnnn-ice!

    By Blogger AndyDoodler, at 16:18  

  • no air sucks, sweating buckets all depends on why ;)...your drawing does not...too much partying for me, I can't remember far enough back to place your poster ;) XXXOOO Lee

    By Blogger Lee, at 17:45  

  • Oh cool, you know how sometimes when you burn yourself at first it feels really cold? The nerve endings get confused I think.

    I have that Pat Benetar song (Fire and ice) from the 80's going thru my head now, though. (gah) Scuse me while I go poof up my bangs with a whole can of Adorn. Not to worry, I will keep away from open flame while it's drying.

    I really like your drawing

    By Blogger Gabrielle, at 19:35  

  • Excellent! I love your bright colors and clean lines. Mmmmm burning ice. cool

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 09:45  

  • Great work!
    I could use with a few ice cubes myself, even if they were melting... it's really hot here too! Then again, I will miss the sun and the heat come November ;)

    By Anonymous carra, at 12:57  

  • It's been super hot here too! We are used to our foggy nights and comfortable days, this heat has got to stop! Love the dwg, it's new to me...

    *steaming love*

    By Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud, at 13:41  

  • Ok - I take the ice, you may keep the fire!

    Here in Denmark it's hot too - at my balcony there were 35 degree Celcius this afternoon. So you can get lots of HOT LOVE from here, from Denmark.

    At last: Fine drawing, clever interpretation

    By Blogger georg, at 14:53  

  • I love it! Oh this so ROCKS the opposites topic! Very cool illio and just an excellent take on the whole thing!

    By Blogger tiffinix, at 08:17  

  • Yo! The 1975 Styx album called Equinox featured cover art of a flaming block of ice. Could this have been the poster you saw?

    The band has definitely cooled off over the years, but back in the day they were hot! :-)

    PS - Mr. Unknown: Do you know who I am? I am the biggest Styx fan you know. Also, I have a map!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:57  

  • flaming hot here in reno as well. 103 today. forget it!

    here's to the HEAT! effin' heat.

    By Blogger Andrea, at 17:13  

  • How many years till the next ice age??

    I'm thinking of moving to the Yukon!

    By Blogger Catnapping, at 07:03  

  • rosa murillo: Thanks. :-)

    andrea: I'm a big baby in the heat. One of these days I'll get AC for the 10 or so hot days we have here every year.

    tony larocca: AC!? You lucky dog. :-)

    janet: Your son gets the AC and the PC? Spoiled! :-P
    I do remember Foxy Brown. Yummy!

    michael dailey: Like they say, "Out of the freezer and into the fire." Wait... is that what they say? :-)

    kaya: Eek! To Michael Flatley and your basement being the parking garage.
    The only problem with my basement is it smells like catbox. :-)

    shroom-monkey: What!? Hey, we like the erotica here. :-)

    catnapping: The whole counrty is swealtering. Sticky icky.

    bibi: Yeah, I've been using an ice pack, but it gets warm in about ten minutes and then I have to put it back in the freezer and wait an hour for it to get cold again. :-)

    steve: Ha! Thanks. :-)

    jana bouc: That would be some flavorless butter. heh, heh.

    marina: Heh, heh. :-)

    merlinprincesse: Ha! :-)

    the dark lord omz: Thanks.
    EEK! That is a horrible side effect. :-)

    idiothead: Ha! Thanks.

    carla: Wonderful poem.
    How about some cool love. Heh, heh. :-)

    luisa brehm: Aww... (blush) Thanks.

    steve: Ha!
    Get your hands off me you damned dirty ape! BWhahahaha...
    I love that shit too. :-)

    andydoodler: Ha! Good one. :-)

    lee: Heh, heh. Are you being randy?
    Well, I was in 5th grade when I first saw the poster. It must be from the early 70's. :-)

    gabrielle: Ah yes, good ole Pat Benatar. Man I had the biggest crush on her.
    Thanks. :-)

    jaimie: Thanks. :-)

    carra: I like the cold. I think you can always get warmer. You can't always get cooler. Unless you're the Fonz. BWhahahahahahah... ahem.

    princess pepper cloud: :-)

    georg: The world is aboil.
    Thanks. :-)

    tiffinix: Thanks. :-)

    anonymous: That's it! Thanks!
    The biggest Styx fan I know traveled with me through Europe.
    I do know someone with a map and a head for trivia though. Maybe I should call you Jib-ka! Bwhahahahahahahahaha...
    Thanks for stopping by Steve. :-)

    big a: Yuck. I would die.

    catnapping: About twenty years I think.
    I'm up for a road trip. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 01:21  

  • Again more laughing ~ sweat in buckets .... hmmm, maybe!

    SMooches & tons of LoVe,
    The Tart
    ; *

    By Blogger The Tart, at 21:22  

  • the tart: I guess it all depends on why you're sweating. ;-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 00:04  

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