Saturday, April 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Remember" Charles Schulz, 1922-2000


I am so busy with work right now, so I thought I would dig up something from the past since I probably won't have time to do new art for IF this week.. I actually did this illustration in an Illustration class at art school in 1989. We did not have computers to make art back then, so the lettering is hand drawn and painted on a vellum overlay.

Besides, it's good to remember the simpler times. I grew up on Snoopy and Peanuts cartoons, and I am pretty sure they inspired my art since I recall drawing a lot of Snoopies.. One of my cherished gifts from childhood was a Snoopy wrist watch, which I think I still own. It was the one with Snoopy holding a tennis racquet and the tennis ball travels around the face of the watch as the seconds tick by.

34 comments:

  1. You're up late for someone in the midwest! I like your entry. It was fun to read your bit of history. I already posted one more flower on my blog. After perusing your profile, I'd recommend you read "A Severe Mercy" if you haven't read it. It's a powerful true story. Thanks for stopping by so regularly! Regards, Scott

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hooray for Snoopy! Very lovely tribute, Kathleen.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This is excellent- thought it was a photograph at first- nice job and nostalgia!
    I am also from the "snoopy era"

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very nice tribute! Funny, my husband just mentioned him the other day telling me CS hated the title of "Peanuts" for his cartoon strip. I guess the publishers can call the shots, especially if you get a nice syndicated deal from it. Still, it never sat well with him :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I really like your work. I can see how you stay very busy. I'm a Picture-Bookie too.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for your comment Kathleen :)

    And I love your tribute to an amazing artist!! Charles Schulz is by far my favorite! Wonderful work!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for you work and have a good weekend

    ReplyDelete
  8. Kate, you are too talented!! What a wonderful piece. As I was reading your post it brought back so many memories, in fact I think I had that same snoopy watch.

    Well take care my friend!
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  9. radiantwoman4/29/2007 12:56 AM

    How nice to find your blog, leaving comments gets me places too.
    I once won a snoopy soft toy, on my bed for years, took all the cuddles I had to give. :-)
    Thanks for remembering me.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice entry! This has a lovely character, I remember drawing Snoopy too. My favourite was Woodstock though. (I talked my Dad into posting some paintings!) Thanks for stopping by.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wonderful! While perusing the topic of "remember" I recalled a piece that Mr. Shulz did (I believe it may have been called "remember")with Snoopy honoring WWII veterans. What a great artist he was - and yourself as well!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ah, One of my favorites! Good to remember the greats. I like how you chose to leave snoopy in his original drawing style. Nice memorial.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sweet memories about snoopy, great illustration , thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Excellent piece! I'm very impressed. Hand lettering made me sweat bullets, messing with the triangles and T-square... ;) Btw, I lol when I read your comment about jumping on the swing beside me in response to my "Remember" piece. Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  15. WOW! The lettering is perfect. So is the portrait!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow, this is so poignant for me. Mom framed one of my first Snoopy drawings from when I was 7. It was definitely one of the ways I got into drawing. Peanuts was very inspired. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Great tribute...I too remember pre-computer vellum. Productivity has it price I guess. I missed your Polar piece last week, love it!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Great tribute! Nice illustration!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I loved Charles Schulz' Peanuts too. Cartoons about relationships, dreams, and vulnerability, done with compassion and humor - his work was something special.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I remember doing something very similar when I was in school in 1989. No computers, just hand drawn letters, overlays, and amberlith. Those were the days. Thanks for sharing the lovely memory.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a beautiful sentiment for two legendary characters! Charles Schultz is my hero! Great work Kathleen!

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow, that is awesome! Hard to believe the words are handdone!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Ditto on the Snoopy stuff. I drew him all the time!

    Fabulous post!

    Big zippy smooches,
    The Tart
    ; *

    ReplyDelete
  24. Wow! That's quite an impressive bit of shading! The bit from Peanuts that I always remember is "Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown." "I think... I think... come on... let's go- let's go!"

    ReplyDelete
  25. Absolutely 100% brilliant, both as a cover and as pure art. I love the contrasting textured pencilwork on Charles Schultz, against the pure black-and-white of Snoopy (and his looking back). A fantastic and worthy tribute to a truly great person and artist.

    ReplyDelete
  26. awww...yes! Lovely tribute... love Snoopy.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Snoopy is the dog! Pretty image!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Sweet! I missed this last week. Must have got the "tribute" vibe - I did Mr Rogers for the "neighbor" theme. :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh, I loved Charles Schultz! I was so sad when he passed. Same with Jim Henson (mourned like crazy when he crossed over).

    ReplyDelete
  30. how can one not remember the man behind the dog and his friends
    nice tribute

    ReplyDelete
  31. this is amazing. Charles Shulz an awesome talent, wonderful tribute!

    ReplyDelete
  32. WOW! Your work is awesome!

    ReplyDelete

Hey you, don't be shy! Share your thoughts!