are we there yet?!! : soft pastel & charcoal on sugar paper (42cm x 39cm)

I haven't done an IF in a while.

17 comments:

Uri said...

Love it!

ksklein said...

great style. love it!

steve said...

This is hilarious Ian, but what really takes the cake is the writing on the window. Good to see you back in I.F. land again!

Ian Sands said...

I have the answer. when asked are we there yet I respond, we are here, we just are't there. It makes them think.

ps, nice first name

studio lolo said...

I love this! I can feel the blue metal inside of the car. The colors are great...and I agree with Steve about the window scrawl!

Kayleen West.- Stewart said...

ha ha that comment is enough to cause a crash hey?

ValGalArt said...

beautifully done! clever idea!!! love this!

Mise said...

I love the colour in this Ian. Great!

Johnnynorms said...

That must be one of the worst jobs ever - be a test crash dummie. Great stuff Ian, how do you keep those pastels and charcoal from smudging too much?

ps. Elbowroom's back!

Jemima said...

Well that made me smile, but I am the type to ask that question incessantly on journeys of any length, allegedly for comedy value, but I think everyone would agree I'm less funny than irritating.

Anonymous said...

great colors and nicely done oh and the humor isnt bad either lol: michael dailey

ian russell said...

cheers all!

yeah, as a CT dummy it's better to travel in hope than to arrive...
note the car; its compact curved shape was governed largely by the width of paper yet possibly unconsciously inspired it resembles the form of a Citroen CV2 - a car I had to drive across France in exchange for a free holiday once and the nearest I've come to feeling like a crash test dummy - the chassis can turn on a sixpence while the rest of the body wants to go straight on. It really is motoring's answer to the soapbox cart, I recommend it for a laugh.

Johnny, it's a peculiar thing. I'm not conscious about avoiding smudges, it just happens! - my engineering drawing teacher singled me out for it; ''russell might not know what he's doing most of the time but he always manages to keep his work clean - and that's what the examiner will notice first!'' ha, ha.

Caroline said...

Oh I wouldn't want to be a crash test dummy... great idea for the topic... I'm giving it a miss this week... so that means I'm not crashing...

Joy Eliz said...

Ha! This is so clever! I absolutely love it.

the heartful blogger said...

Darkly genius. Love it.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

this is wonderful - pick up those pastels more often!!

ian russell said...

thanks, caroline, joy, heartful b., and ascender.

yes, I should ascender - practice makes perfect. :o)