pet peeve

March 23, 2008



My day starts out blissfully, bright and content,
an excellent start, I believe.
I drive down the road with a song in my heart.
Oh how could I be so naive?

The woman in front of me picks up her cell,
causing her Hummer to weave.
The guy to my rear feels the need to tail gate.
ME OFF, they are starting to peeve!


The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Pet Peeves.”

This week I played around with some Photoshop free brushes offered by Alex Dukal. He is a wonderful artist. Drop by and take a peek at his work. I can’t wait to really dig in and utilize his brushes in the future, they are brilliant.

Oh and by the way, I was directed to these brushes by my blogging buddy Angela, over at Angelato. While your at it, stop by her blog as well. You won’t be disappointed.


23 Responses to “pet peeve”

  1. Kate Says:

    Pure Peeved Perfection!

    Really, the background is Photoshopped? Your digital illustrations always impress me.

  2. Bobo Says:

    I haven’t stop laughing from reading Kate’s post, and you make me laugh again. You seem having a good exercise at the back there. BTW, what’s this creature call? (Please forgive my ignorance!) XD

  3. tonymaukha Says:

    really artistic. be persuaded that created on the canvas. I am also a member of wordpress. I am posting my pics everyweek. my drawing is still not good though I use alot of photoshop. Sketch out is meaningful. my nick name is codingjoker.
    can reach my blog

  4. tombarrett Says:

    Looks like something from a Dr. Suess book! πŸ™‚

    And thanks for the link to those brushes. Those are awesome; didn’t know you could do stuff like that with Photoshop. Thankfully some do know how to harness all of its power, and are willing to share their knowledge and creations!

  5. Angela Says:

    Cell phone drivers are the first peeve to come to my mind this week as well. Great poem, and fun pet!

    I love how you did the page edges with the brushes. πŸ™‚

  6. artseafartsea Says:

    Two of my favorite peeves too. That pet is awesome and you look stressed in the background. Great image!

  7. Faruffa Says:

    Ciao Linda,
    I like so much your ode and your illo!!!
    Very interesting your suggestion about Photshop brushes (I’m looking for equally good brushes in Gimp …)

  8. I’ve always wondered what a purple peeve looked like!
    He’s even better than I’d imagined.
    Love the studded collar.
    Linda, you’ve got such an incredible imagination!

    Great extra links too!

  9. emily Says:

    hihi… too cute! that little guy looks like a peeve I could live with!

  10. But he’s just too cute to be that peeved with surely! Would never have guessed this was done in Photoshop!

  11. Ryan Loghry Says:

    Not to hi-jack your pet peeve post(I like the illustration by the way), but does anyone know where a person could get similar Photoshop brushes, but for a PC? Thanks in advance.

  12. froggie Says:

    FREE PSD BRUSHES????? OH MAN!!!! (ziiippp!!!!)

    (froggie? froggie?)

    ok this is a scary thing to have on a leash. dunno…he reminds me of a dude in the catina at mos isley 9lame SW ref!) and a muppet. but he has little sharp claws, like badger feet and a spiked collar. and notice JUST HOW FAR BACK SHE IS, that fab redhead? she’s no dummy! “))

    great idea on the topic, sketchie! :))

    ty as always for the visits! gonna go get my free brushes now and pay a visit to angelato! mmmm…gelato…frozen wonderfulness. (agghhhhh….)

  13. andi butler Says:

    ah faboo as usual!!

    a : )

  14. dot Says:

    so funny. i love the Peeve!

  15. Such a fun idea! Love the purple animal guy.

  16. Vicki Says:

    Love it!

  17. valgalart Says:

    This is wonderful! All those silly people think they look cool with their phones and their hummers, i like you, find it one big bummer! So i’m sorry i am such an ignoramous but this piece is not a watercolour and pencil it was created by using the brushes that Alex created? I really love your art every time i come here!!! πŸ™‚

  18. sketched out Says:

    Thanks everyone, for stopping by and commenting. I really love hearing from y’all!

    I feel I should clarify however, that the lil peeve sketch was done in pencil and scanned. I used Alex’s brushes to paint the background color. They do a pretty good job eh? I love these brushes.

    Oh, and the edge is a frame I downloaded ages ago. Although I’m sure a similar effect could have been made with these brushes. Sometimes I slap together little water color frames and scan them. They come handy.

    I’m all over the place. I love traditional techniques, but find digital so fast and so editable, it’s hard to resist combining the two.

  19. pupu Says:

    Really nice illustration! πŸ˜€

  20. snowee Says:

    What a perfect illustration for pet peeves!!!!

  21. vandyke Says:

    Fun illustration and poem. I like imaginative creatures and your reminds me a little of something from Dr. Seuss. Good job.

  22. Ratlion Says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Love Peeve!

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