Saturday, November 14, 2009

IF - unbalanced


I couldn't believe my luck when I saw the word of the week on Illustration Friday. Unbalanced! Perfect for my next card design in the Santa series - Skiing Santa! Poor Santa, he's about to take a header into the powder, big time!

15 comments:

Jack Foster said...

Ho Ho Whoa!!!! Nice work Nina! very great!!!

Jill Grace said...

These Santa cards are too fun Nina! Very cute :)

Cintia Yamane said...

hohohohoh... very cute!!!

peggyfussell said...

I love this sesries! Santa is so cute and the snowflake skies are wonderful!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Ha! That's perfect!

Pencil Pocket said...

haha, brilliant. I'm loving this series :)

Daniel Chaffin said...

At least he's wearing that big red suit. It'll be easy for the rescue team to spot him. Good job on the composition and everything!

Mary Jane said...

Love santa. It's a great time of the year for drawing the old guy with the white beard.
Lovely work!

Shirley said...

Poor Santa! Hope he gets down that hill without injury! Great illustration in your Santa Series! Your last post, Flying Santa is super too!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Its wonderful seeing all the Holiday card designs! (the one with santa riding the tree is hilarious!!!)

cally jane studio said...

Brilliant Nina! Really cool work :)

ZDENNY said...

Thanks for your post! Very cute:)

A man named Finite awoke and found himself in a sinkhole full of quick sand. He was sinking very slowly and knew that he would meet certain death.

A man came along who had holes in his hands. The man threw Finite a rope and told him to grab it and he would pull him to safety.

Finite looked at the holes in the man’s hands and said, “Your not real.” “It is not scientifically possible for a man to live who has holes in his hands.

The man with the holes in his hands looked at the guy a little puzzled and said, “You are in a sinkhole and about to die. Your response to my help is to say I’m not real?”

Finite said, “Well, I like how warm the sand is and I really don’t want to get out. Second, I know I am having an illusion because it is not possible for a man to have holes in his hands and still help me out.” Therefore, morally I like my plight and scientifically, you don’t exist being a mere projection of my mind.

The man with the holes in his hands said, “Listen, I was sent here by my father to help people out so please let me help you! I will take you to my father’s mansion where you can enjoy life for eternity. Obviously, death was not able to hold me in the grave because the holes in my hands are proof that I overcame death. I now have the power to save you so grab the rope!”

Finite put his fingers in the ears and said, “Now I know I am hearing things because there is no such thing as eternal life…Everyone dies so I am going to take my turn and just enjoy this warm sand until the end.”

The man with the holes in his hand said, “If you won’t grab the rope, then I won’t be able to help you…please, please take the rope and I can pull you out. Have faith my friend.”

A few moments later Finite sunk into the quick sand and out of sight. Finite was surprised that he did not die as expected. He just sat there surrounded by sand, unable to move, unable to breathe, unable to talk with his fingers in his ears. Finite tried to comfort himself by thinking, “I would rather stay here for eternity than believe that the man with the holes in His hand could help me. Faith in that mirage is irrational!!

So Finite sat in the quicksand for eternity. Day in and day out for eternity Finite was always thinking about the man with the holes in his hands. He would comfort himself thinking, “It was better to not have faith than to believe something that didn’t make sense.”

The man with the holes in His hands continued to call him for the rest of eternity; however, Finite could not hear his voice because he had plugged his ears.

www.ZDENNY.blogspot.com

justdoodleit said...

This Santa series is so much fun!

Amy C said...

yeah, there he is again, dear Santa, I hope he lands okay.
This is such a cute series Nina.

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

I love your Santas!!! <3