Friday, August 28, 2009

Magnify

His wife was concerned about his health and quickly placed him on the latest diet plan.
The man wasn't even trying to hear anything about any new Magnify Diet!
This diet came complete with super magnifying glass, instructions and a card that said, "Good Luck Sucker!" I suppose you want to know what the instructions said???
Yup you guessed it!!! Hold the super magnifying glass up to your small portion breakfast,
lunch or dinner to, of course make it appear to be a larger portion, there by satisfying your
desire for a larger meal. He he he!
Have a good one folks

65 comments:

Daslav said...

hahaha very nice :d I hate diet ha :D

Tracey said...

So funny but true!!

claudine hellmuth said...

love your work!!!

Shirley said...

Wow, Vanessa! I just LOVE this piece..such a strong, strong visual with lovely textures and cleverness, all rolled into this amazing illustration. You are so talented!! Love the "light" in your work...truly you amaze me. Have a wonderful weekend!!

Pat said...

I really like the way the postage is incorporated into the illustration. Anything mail-related always gets my attention.

Roberta Baird said...

I hear that magnifying glass works on candy bars too!!!

side by side on IF again!

Ces said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh Ms. V. Your art is a veritable source of joy. I love the simplicity of the lines and then the bowl of peas

Ah yes, it's crazy because it was drawn by someone getting crazy!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Hi Vanessa! I love it - I've been MIA for a while and missed seeing your great drawings and your funny stories. I love this - especially his squiggly beard!

Valerie Lorimer said...

This is hysterical! I love it.

Alisa said...

Oh no, poor poor man!
Love the freedom in the line work. Great!

Eric Barclay said...

Excellent!!! Love the lines!

Gabe Ferreira said...

hey thanks for the visit and the comment!
i love your style too, especially the details you added on the top left corner, it really contributed to the artwork

nell said...

too funny! the expression is priceless, and i love your line drawing.

michael robertson said...

vanessa!!! this is really cool! you are just full of surprises-talk about retro. It has that saul steinberg feel but is still uniquely you. I LOVE this. I can't keep up with your posts- you post like a bunny rabbit! I love the other two previous post as well, and it simply shows your versatility...you are one talented girl!

Aimz said...

LoL! Nice one :D :))

Liz Jones said...

So cute! The poor guy... and peas. :P
Hope they're fresh!

Shell said...

This is funny. I don't know what's funnier the man given a magnifying class or the card saying Good Luck Sucker.

jerrychicken said...

Oh yes, I've been on that diet, it usually comes with instructions like "...and you can eat as much xxxx as you like" where xxxx is a leaf of some description.

etc said...

Wellll…yesss! I like yours TOO!
Both idea and execution!
Idea: Great! I think I’ll apply it to MY diet too, for a more fulfilling life!... ;-P
As for the execution:… I am a sucker for “cartoon moderne” style (so popular in the 50s and 60s) with simple, almost archetypical, images with the outlines independent from the color surfaces…
I am looking forward to seeing more of yours…

Maria Madonna Davidoff said...

I like the style of your work Vanessa. You are truly amazing!

Karin said...

Awesome work, Vanessa! I love it!

K Spoering said...

Very clever, and your little girls in the previous post are delightful!

justdoodleit said...

Lovely! Talk of variety. Love how you've used that postcard texture :)

Tomás Serrano said...

You always share an optimist story. I value it highly. And plus, your illustrations are great.

Dream Painter said...

beautiful beautiful style!!

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Amy said...

All your work is just super gorgeous! I love it. Thanks for your kind comments and for being an inspiration! x

Ces said...

Hello Ms. V! I came here to pick up my magnifying glass! HAHAHAHA! You are too funny. A magnifying glass to look for SOME REST. At first I thought you wrote SOMMERSET and I asked myself why in the world did I want to go to Sommerset? First I need glasses.

wendy w. lee said...

love your illustrations!!! They are so great-I'm impressed!!!! I like how this illustration is simple and strong, shows the message right away. :)

Kay Aker said...

He's a real down cat! Go Daddy-o! I can dig it! Crazy man crazy!

Mighty Kwan said...

Do you not sleep!?? How do you maintain the pace!?? Continually great stuff being posted to your blog on a regular basis! And I imagine we are missing a whole lot that never makes it on here! Great job Vanessa once again! Your metabolism is amazing!

And thanks for stopping by and the encoraging words! You're an inspiration!

Owl Eng said...

it is nice!! love the man's expression. a great take on 'magnify'.

Janine said...

HA HA very good!

Tomás Serrano said...

Ha, ha. Vanessa, muchas gracias. I´ve just seen you speak a very good spanish, he, he. Wonderful!

Charmaine D'Silva said...

Very clever V...love it! Wonder what else that magnifying glass works on! Speak to you soon..
xoxo

Lins Artyblobs said...

Great idea, lovely picture

Peter Breese said...

Such a distinguished character V... nice work!

ginger bred said...

I love your work! Such a beatuiful style and pure lovliness!!! :) this one is funny! he hee!

Ellen Byrne said...

oh, this is terrific! so funny and well done!

Heather said...

Such a perfect expression. Reminds me of the dieting advice that using a smaller plate will make you feel full faster...

nina seven said...

hey vanessa - i LOVE the background you created for this one and the bowl of peas. good one!

voz said...

Hilarious. His expression is perfect.

Diana Evans said...

oh what a wonderful piece Vanessa!!! I love the peas....the background is super cool too....you are so talented!!!

Hugs
Diana

Chickengirl said...

Your style always amazes me, its fresh yet vintage-y at the same time...I love it! Great piece!

Cheryl Lynn said...

So, ya did it again! Just one more example of the genius that is Miss Vanessa. I think I know this guy...oh yeah...it's me! Just last week when I was trying to eat "right" or "small" as you so eloquently put it.

Brilliant as per usual, my love.

Have a great one.

Bella Sinclair said...

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! Seriously, Miss V's Balding! BAHAHAHA! You had me cracking up so bad, the dog had to get up from his nap and slink away from me. You are a RIOT and a half! I love this illustration! I cannot get over his facial hair. Makes me wonder if he looks the same upside down as he does right side up.

Aww, this poor man. Hey, he can use that magnifying glass for other things, though...for other things he'd like to have enlarged like....like..... What? WHAT? Get your mind outta the gutter! I was NOT going to say that! I was going to say WALLET! Yeah, WALLET! That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.

Hehehehe, sisterfriend. You have yourself a great day! Love ya!

linda said...

Haha, hilarious! I wish that would actually work for dieting...thanks for visiting my blog and your work is fantastic! Very cool!

Miss Carole said...

Nice illustration, reminds me of old cartoons characters

rebekah said...

ooooh i love the colours and the simple lines of this illustration. yummy. i'm sure the peas are too. hahaa

Carla said...

HA! Ha, ha, ha...whew!

Angela Meijer said...

What a great illustration! His expression is priceless. :-). It's always so inspiring to see what your creative mind is cooking up.

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow, looks like I could use that diet! Wonderful illustration!

Debbie Egizio said...

You are a clever one! This is sooooo funny. I just always love to see your take on the Illustration Friday themes!

Mouse Prints said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I just love the illustration for Magnify. too cute

Sarah said...

I love it Vanessa! I´m happy to find your blog.

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Alina Chau said...

BRILLIANT!! I love the idea and the design!

eslina said...

love your take on the topic... it's so true!.. tiny food portions needs a magnifying glass to help us feel full :D great idea!

Shiva said...

Lol.Lovely!!this is really amazing :)

M.M.E. said...

Wonderful illustration! I'm so happy to meet another illustrator! Feel free to stop by my site and see my newest illustration. Oh, and don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Michael O'Connell said...

vanessa… amazing work… love seeing the peak inside your talented toolbox with the different style… always a fun visit…

kathy hare said...

Brilliant! just love it... x

Amy C said...

this is so fab, I love the subtle colors and those beautiful pencil lines

yoon see said...

Very nice, funny and humorous!
I love this mute piece with the healthy green hightlighted meal here.
He..He..It's my favourite colour again!
His wife loves him, that's why he should be thankful!
Vanessa, it's great ti hear that thr gifts arriving safe. I am happy that you love the gifts.
I am so worry of the plaster craft!!
Is the Hello Kitty plaster craft in good condition?!
OK, I will write to you now:)

donny* said...

love it! love that expression.

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