Monday, August 07, 2006

Illustration Friday: Capture


This took a bit of thinking. First, I had the idea of a bunch of people capturing God, showing that we've made him in our own image instead of the other way around. But my parents needed ceiling fan put in, so I didn't have all weekend to work on something good.

Deciding to do something cheap, I chose to draw a human soul being captured. But how? It's a lot trickier than they make it look in the movies. Then it hit me; there's only one thing left that sucks people's will to live, and that's TV.

Don't believe me? Right now, there's something on called "Wife Swap." I don't get it. These guys actually have another woman come into their home and tell them how to live their lives- but they don't get to sleep with them. What are they, nuts?

TTFN
-Tony

19 comments:

french toast girl said...

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAhahahaha!

To quote Homer Simpson:

"Disgusting... yet straaaangely compelling."

love, me

Aravis said...

You have such a gift for (humorously) summing things up. Excellent illo and commentary! *G*

ValGalArt said...

Ha ha yer so darn funny!!!

String said...

Okay so far this is my fav...love it great illo, technique and all...and what are you doing watching wife swap anyway - dreaming?

Gabrielle said...

The wife swap thing sounds dreadful, why bother drinking decaf?

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, so true....haven't actually watched "Wife Swap" but did see the other one on the other channel "Trading Spouses." I don't get it either. Another obviously vapid soul crusher series is "Sweet Sixteen" on MTV. Wow.

uvor said...

thats exactly my situation when I look TV at night, (Im alone fore 6 weeks), after 20 min. I pull the socket out of the wall to avoid standby-consumption (bcause of my solar-power)
And man, this moment is perfect satisfaction! ;)

scarecrow said...

There is a lot of spookie stuff on the tube.

Later

denise said...

What a wonderful concept and illustration. I love your line work.

; * said...

Fantastic! I love how you did the TV glow. This would make a great poster!!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Great idea!

Ian T. said...

I don't know if it's your soul exactly - maybe more your mind - but either way TV does suck (especially timewise)! Hmm, wifeswap - I did watch this once and found it vaguely interesting, but don't appear to have stumbled onto it again since.

Your picture definitely captures "Capture" - that sense of being stuck to the couch and unable to even get up and go to bed.

Paula said...

Funny and sadly true.

Janet said...

Ha!....I like the light effect!

Michael O'Connell said...

tony… you are a brilliant man… i have been ready mr. king's latest scary book and it is about the cell phone stealing our souls… brains… thoughts… the thinking is so on but even more so your illustration is so impressive… it says so much with so little…

Serline said...

I bet you will continue watching as your mind have already been capture by it. But don't become the one in the drawing.

Rayne said...

Wife swap? You have got to be kidding? I love the picture and fear my mother has gone the way of your sad little, soul-less stickman. Do you know she actually gets mad at me if I haven't watched any t.v. lately? She doesn't know what to talk to me about and says I do it on purpose.

tiffini elektra x said...

God - just flippin' hilarious. I love the glowing t.v. death lighting. And the tongue - perfect.

Lee said...

funny stuff Tony...I think wife swap definately has the potential to steal people's souls...what crap (the show not your wonderful illo. ;))