Saturday, October 21, 2006

IF - "Ghost" Stories


OH, how I enjoyed listening to my two older brothers' tall tales about ghosts and spooks lurking around our house back in Manila. And they always brought their flashlights for special "story effects" too! Ahh, I miss those days, and I enjoyed every single minute of it. This one's for my brother, Chuck!

80 Comments:

Blogger BINO said...

hahahahaha
Very very funny! ^^


Superbe!

Bino

http://binoland.blogspot.com/

7:06 AM  
Blogger artsymommachic said...

Too cute! Loved your smitten too!

7:53 AM  
Blogger ilustricia said...

I bet you miss that ;) No doubt those were better times.

Beautiful Illo, Michele, i love to see u as a child.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Sulea said...

hahaha the guy in the middle is so funny.. haha i love him.. and i love the litle kid with the teddy bear. Thanks for making me laugh :o)love your humour.

love
Sulea

8:22 AM  
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

Oh scary spook-ee!! heheh love the expressions~!

8:41 AM  
Blogger coloribus said...

A very special illustration for a beautiful childhood souvenir , thank you to share it with us. I like the funny faces of your two older brothers, and your expression of small girl scared in her bed listening the stories told with " special effects"...
Very very beautiful illustration !

8:42 AM  
Blogger the enigma said...

i love scary stories too! that gets us closer to each other because we have to share the blanket! heheh.
lovely illo!

8:45 AM  
Blogger JO said...

Michelle, you always make us laugh. This is very cute. The expressions are perfect. Thanks for sharing your charming stories.

8:47 AM  
Blogger iliki said...

lol, it's very funny and well done! I like your drawing for the contest black and orange

8:55 AM  
Blogger Kardozin said...

great one!... I like your style... me gusta... sigue asi, lo haces muy pero buy bien...

8:55 AM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

wow! very cute! and i love how she's protecting her teddy bear

9:37 AM  
Blogger Da Ghost Prod said...

really funny, it's the first time i see your blog and i'm happy to discover your style ! It's cool !
(thank you for your comment)
Regards

9:47 AM  
Blogger Loni said...

Michelle, another great illo! This one gave me a warm feeling as it brought back childhood memories of my own brothers. Great job!

9:48 AM  
Blogger denise said...

This illo. takes me back to camping trips with my family. The flashlight under the chin still gives me the creeps. Fun!

10:28 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is wonderful! Great memories and a sweet tribute to your bros!

10:35 AM  
Blogger robert casumbal said...

i really like your characters! very fun style... and I know personally the filipino scare tactics... i'm still scarred from my childhood :)

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey! thanks for your post!
i LOVE your illo! very pro like always!

10:47 AM  
Blogger a said...

very pretty.
great work
;)

10:52 AM  
Blogger claudine hellmuth said...

love it! This is great!

11:09 AM  
Blogger potatomamma said...

made me laugh out loud! love your illo, as usual! hugs from switzerland

11:17 AM  
Blogger michael dailey said...

excellent!

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another wonderful illo Michelle :)

12:04 PM  
Blogger aandreuccetti said...

as usual good idea and good design!

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

excellent work! I love the concept.

12:48 PM  
Blogger keithrmcd said...

hiya mitch,

i like this one too -- looks like you found one of those happy memories. and the flashlight effect is really nice.

1:33 PM  
Blogger marcisenders said...

So cute!

9:37 PM  
Blogger chrismarie10 said...

Ah, much of my family is in Manila too!

Nice classic ghost illustation. :)

-chrismarie

9:44 PM  
Blogger steve said...

Heh heh, too cute.

7:19 AM  
Blogger BGOZ said...

Great illustration. Looks like fun. I need to find a victim ... er, participant to test some stories on.

:)=

8:24 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I love the expressions! I have two older brothers so I can appreciate the scared younger sister in the picture! A really fun take on the theme, Michelle.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Ha! So, so adorable. My dad used to tell us kids ghost stories like this. Thanks for bringing back the memories. Great expressions on your characters. Beautiful work.

8:51 AM  
Blogger Jana Bouc said...

I used to love those scary stories too though flashlights under the face always scared me too much. Terrific illustration of a wonderful childhood memory. I know it must be sadder drawing it knowing Chuck's gone now.

9:08 AM  
Blogger baggelboy said...

You should never be too old to hide under the bed cloths at scary story's.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Tiger Mouse said...

That is absolutely gorgeous. I love the expressions on your brothers' faces. I remember scaring my sister by running around with a torch under my face going "OOOOO!" I guess it's just a big sister/brother kinda thing to do.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Paige Keiser said...

Very nice cartoon stlyle - funny too! :-D

4:44 PM  
Blogger Tamsin Ainslie said...

lovely idea! great illustration

6:34 PM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

wonderful illustration!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

sooo cute!! great story moment!

9:30 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

pretty scary and pretty

11:49 PM  
Blogger garth bruner said...

Great tribute! Cute illo!

6:29 AM  
Blogger Roland Mechael said...

hillarious! so you're from Manila? I'm from the Philippines too! cheers! ;)

9:42 AM  
Blogger littlemissmachete said...

love them all!! It's my first time visiting your blog.
My favorite is your banner with you drawing in the middle of the night. Adorable!

9:56 AM  
Blogger Soo said...

:D i have these great memories too! I really like these drawings of your family :)

11:08 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

This is so cute! They look so animated!

11:11 AM  
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Oh my gosh this reminds me of when I was little. My mom used to scare us so bad. She's been known to jump out of a clothes drier just for kicks (to see us scream!). Actually she's a lot of fun. Great Illustration as always. Lovely work.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Michel said...

Cool desing!
Abrazo desde España.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Big brothers and flashlights... they just go together, don't they. Nice illo!

2:40 PM  
Blogger Andrew Thornton said...

Your illustration is so much fun! Really nice story to go along. I remember ghost stories with my sisters.

7:45 PM  
Blogger KaRLa said...

as always very creative, your illo!! very nice i love it

9:00 PM  
Blogger Issi said...

super illustration,
Best Wishes
Issi

11:42 PM  
Blogger mvillos said...

Funny and memorable. Excellent work!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Franfou said...

Thats great !!! look like animation.....wow !!!
and also, thanks for the kind words you gave in my blog, you are welcome anytime !!!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Karolina said...

Funny!
I also loved that ghosts' stories.

2:48 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Oh yes I remember those flashlight aided ghost stories! You capture it beautifully! Thanks for the memories!

4:10 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Wonderfully sweet memory. The girls hand over teddy's eyes is very funny.

7:05 PM  
Blogger esillustration said...

HAHAHA!!!! I LOVE THIS!

10:11 PM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Beautiful and fun! It's too bad you don't have any friends leaving blog comments. Well, maybe someday you'll be popular.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Lilo said...

Beautiful illustration! You are very talented, love your work.

3:04 AM  
Blogger Rivaldo Barboza said...

Awesome.
Everyday better.

Childhood is our best inspiration source.

7:43 AM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

this is just incredibly adorable and funny!

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny! Very cute.

12:44 PM  
Blogger Donna Reilly said...

This is really cute! I like the style you use for your characters, they make me smile.

12:46 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Nobody said...

Very cute. you're brother does look scary!

3:59 PM  
Blogger Siukwan said...

Hi Michelle,
Even though the topic is "Ghost", I feel warm from your picture!!! I like your lovely pictures!!!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Wonderful memories, thought at the time your bros seemed mean and nasty. My older brother and sister were always playing tricks on me. Great illustration. Here's to Chuck.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Pencil to Pixel said...

Your style is great. Very creative concept!

7:14 AM  
Blogger Alexiev said...

Ja...

Beatiful work...

I´love your humour...

9:30 AM  
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Hey, Michelle--Thanks for adding my link. I've added yours, too : - D

10:17 AM  
Blogger Francesca said...

Really sweet, and I love the lightning! Ciao Michelle!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Paulinho said...

It’s funny to participate, but your comments make it much better.
Like your work and your texts. Thank you.

10:51 AM  
Blogger r.prat said...

wonderful as always! love that you added the flashlights!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Senta said...

Ohhh, that is so sweet!!! I love the story behind this and of course the art is great.

6:51 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Lots of fun to look at and memories come back to me as well, older siblings thrive on moments depicted in your rendering. Your style is wonderful and fun!

8:34 PM  
Blogger sage said...

nice!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Garhuckle Caprice said...

Oh, the poor kid. I used to get really scared when people told me ghost stories.

2:33 AM  
Blogger wynlen said...

How fun! I love the facial expressions!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

5:27 AM  
Blogger Sil said...

lovely illo!!!
i love scary stories too! :D

8:40 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

Ah... Older siblings :-)

5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wonderful expressions. I've been on both sides of that one! -rob

12:37 AM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

CUTE

9:06 AM  

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