Friday Favorites : Influence

I don’t know what it is, but I have been in a foul mood all week. Perhaps it’s the inevitable ‘coming down’ after having a really, really good week or it could be the earthquake-with-a-shot-of-hurricane natural disaster cocktail Mother Nature is serving up to my little corner of the world, but I am not a happy camper.

I have accomplished nothing this week (unless reading the Regretsy archives, scowling, and dropping a lot of f-bombs can be considered worthwhile accomplishments). And being unproductive makes me very unpleasant to be around.

So, why am I telling you all of this? Well, because Cranky Ruth is extremely hard to please. And yet, Cranky Ruth found the following Illustration Friday submissions worthy of her crabby/grouchy/I-want-to-punch-everybody-in-the-face approval. And that’s a feather in your cap!

So, here it is, this week’s Friday Favorites : Crankypants Edition.


Influence by Sophie Corrigan

Chaos and a bird. Cool.



Rain Maker by Helen Wheeler-Shaw

Another nicely rendered bird.



Influence: Thank You Jack by Hazel Ang

A very lovely tribute.



Influence by Adrienne Trafford

Such a gorgeous, rich color palette.



Influence by Moira Birch Swiatkowski

The heavy lines and limited use of color make this a very striking image.



Influence by Jennifer Orkin Lewis

A great interpretation of the topic.



Influence by Tanya

Check out the animation. So cool.



Influence by Rod MacGregor

Warning: Naked people. Heh.



The Queen’s Influence by Eric Barclay

Awesome and adorable.



Influence by Pat



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8 thoughts on “Friday Favorites : Influence

  1. ohhhh.. thank goodness some one else in an awful mood this week too!!! and …yes.. I was on a most fabulous high last week as well.. wassup with that??

    Well thankyou for featuring my bird here today.. I can feel a sliver of sunshine now pushing it’s way into my gloomy exterior.. !!
    haha.. Cheers , Ruth ..

  2. Ruth, its truly an great honour. Thank you so much for featuring my post on Jack Layton. I really enjoy looking through this awesome blog of yours :) I also notice you are participating in the Sketchbook project 2012! me too! Looking forward to seeing your work there.

  3. Heisann!
    Thanks for nice comment on my blog.
    And it is very nice of you to collect these illustrations, because I missed them all. It is hard to pick up the one I love from the long list!

  4. I’ve been huddled away since the hurricane and didn’t even look at my blog. What a nice surprise to find this today!! Thanks so much, it’s great to be here. I love all the work! Off to check out your site….

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