Friday, August 26, 2011

Influence: Olive Oyl and Popeye

Olive You: graphite, red marker, on heavyweight drawing paper. 11"x14"

My best buddy Kate gave me this Olive Oyl doll last week because she knows I used to LOVE Olive Oyl when I was a little boy and I drew pictures of her all the time. .

I never understood when my mother used to explain to me that she was supposed to be funny and not glamorous, to me she was a vision of loveliness.


8 comments:

paintblotch said...

ooh! this is sooo great! I used to love olive oyl too!

Connie said...

Oh Popeye!

Indigene Theresa said...

I love the contrast and color!

Rafa Simón said...

Congratulations.Beautiful picture!
It reminds me a bit of an old picture of mine:
http://www.rafasimon.com/borges/

Teresa Dresden said...

Olive Oyl is so beautiful now. Great job!

dinaillustration said...

great illustration - beautiful faces

mouseblossom said...

Ah, this is just so beautiful! Love the popping red on the greytones!

Isabelle said...

Ho wow.. it's a Olive make-over!! Me too loved Olive as a child (even if I am a girl... is that weird?) Anyway... great illo!! Beautiful contrasts in colors and tones. Love the touch of red too.