Sunday, February 25, 2007

IF - Communication Part2: Ouija Board


Okay, serioulsy, I only tried the Oiuja Board one time when I was 13 years old. I think my friends and I freaked out and never did it again. I think we were trying to talk to James Dean :)

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67 Comments:

Blogger JO said...

Both illos are adorable.

9:56 AM  
Blogger Christophe said...

He he ! very cute :-) I haven't been here in a while! I like the new logo !

10:03 AM  
Blogger oamareloeonada said...

james dean?! :] at least you did a good choice... :]

10:27 AM  
Blogger oamareloeonada said...

i like both pictures :]

10:29 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

wonderful idea! the memories, how fun!!!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

love the mysterious atmosphere!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Catnapping said...

i am scared to DEATH of ouiji boards!

these kids are adorable. i like the way you made the candle light on their faces. great illo.

12:05 PM  
Blogger chiyoko said...

When I was a child , I was scared to that.

Great idea and nice job!

12:32 PM  
Blogger Sherry Rogers said...

Tried using one once myself just about that age. Freaked us all out too. . .we were having a sleepover and put the game outside for the night. . .like that was gonna help.

Great Illustration as usual. You did a great job on the perspective and composition. Characters are really lovable.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Pati @-;-- said...

Hahahaha... It happened the same to me (I guess i was a little older) but I was so scared that I never look at that table again ;)

Love the illo and especially the candles, Michelle. It's the coolest idea for the topic!

1:04 PM  
Blogger Paige Keiser said...

Oh my gosh, we did the same thing! Lol - and it was REALLY freaky. Our candle 'blew' out. Nice, spooky illustration.

1:29 PM  
Blogger Mac McRae said...

That owns. Reminds me of drunken high school days past. Without the kids of course. :) God those things are genius. Great illo!

1:46 PM  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

very clever! Ive tried it too...freaked me out although nothing happened haha!

1:51 PM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

oh my god, i did this probably 5 times when i was 13...all in the same week. by the 5th time i got so scared i was running out of the house screaming!! this def. brought back memories!!

5:09 PM  
Blogger zime said...

Wow... great concept and cute illo!!

5:39 PM  
Blogger mishka said...

This is great! I love the lighting. I also tried the ouija back in I-don't-remember-what grade. I think I got creeped out but was still fascinated.

5:40 PM  
Blogger The Lady Laura said...

haha, communicating with the dead, great concept!

i really liked the first one, it looks like she is so sad! my friends and i write to each other by "snail mail" as we call it. It feels so much more personal since you actually take the time to write something on paper, then fold it up, put a stamp on it, and find a mailbox to send it out... it's great.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Honor Bowden said...

Nice concept, I think we all tried it didn't we??? Crazy kids!

6:50 PM  
Blogger sketch-mark said...

another great illo, michelle. i enjoy their facial expressions.

8:40 PM  
Blogger tusen said...

I love the candlelight

9:42 PM  
Blogger studio lolo said...

Wow...deja vu! Those were the days. Thanks for a wonderful, whimsical trip back :)

10:56 PM  
Blogger Ujwala said...

love them both! a group of us tried the ouija board when we were in our late teens got quite scared and then never attempted it again.

a friend of mine convinced me to send her letters by mail. the problem i had was that 3 weeks later when i received her reply i had forgotten what i'd said and didnt have an online copy to check :P

love to come see you ilos every week. great job again.

2:33 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

So cute! I'm glad it's not just one kid playing alone!!!

4:52 AM  
Blogger Princess Pepper Cloud said...

You are so good a lighting and shadows and setting the mood. I was always too scared to try the wee-gee ;0).

8:11 AM  
Blogger Liz Jones said...

Love it! Great expressions. I used to feel the same way about those seances where everyone was supposed to lift you with their fingertips... no thanks!

8:23 AM  
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8:23 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Scary communication. I heard a lot of bad things 'bout ouija boards. You're probably lucky you never used it again :) Nice little illo....

9:39 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

hehe, good expressions , i can see their scared. visited your website its great easy to navicate and your work is awesome!

10:23 AM  
Blogger coloribus said...

Great idea !
I like this illustration with the lights of candles...

11:02 AM  
Blogger Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Such great mood and wonderful sense of light you created! Well done.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Lu*** said...

Excellent! Great imagination Michelle!

1:47 PM  
Blogger the enigma said...

i like this one michele! the eerie mood of doing ouija. heheh. nice work.

4:19 PM  
Blogger Random York said...

That is fun and spooky! I only did that about once too- I think ours spelled out "Son of Sam"! Yeow! Take care! Don't forget your coat if it is still as snowy as it has been!

7:53 PM  
Blogger Shano said...

Great illo! Love the use of shadows. So what did James Dean say?

8:07 PM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

Perfect illustration and idea!

9:14 PM  
Blogger Elmyra Duff said...

haha! Cute and fun! I had a picture of J Dean in my folder when I was a child ;)

12:48 AM  
Blogger isay said...

another great take of the topic michelle!

12:51 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

OMG Michelle! This is awesome!! So glad you chose to think "outside the box!"

7:42 AM  
Blogger buep said...

hehe! Your little friends look really scared ;) I love it Michelle! Great atmosphere!

9:18 AM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

lol That's such a good idea for this topic! I think I played with a ouija board once too when I was 14 or so. One of my friends was so obviously pushing it around too. :p

11:33 AM  
Blogger mike r baker said...

awesome cute! i love your style. both illos are great but i think i like how original ouija board is.

2:53 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Deep concentration on those little faces, they are expecting to be amazed.
I like the darkness, the candles and the nice bright contrast of the little members of this communing with an other world.

3:10 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

James Dean? He made good sausages...

One night Jen and I made our own "Squeegie" board. With cardboard & a shotglass. I think the spirits were offended, because it didn't work.

I always loved the Monty Python routine with the Ouija-ing policemen- "U-P-Y-O-U-R-S... Up yours?!!!!"

Check out the Aqua Teen Hunger Force episode, Video Ouija. I love the idea of an Atari 2600 Ouija cartridge.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Pickledog said...

Spooky coolness! The lighting is perfect for the spooky atmosphere!

7:43 PM  
Blogger Josy said...

Ooh, lovely illo!

7:44 PM  
Blogger Andrew Thornton said...

I agree that both of them are adorable. Very sweet. A lot of people don't believe in Ouija Boards, but I do. I've seen some pretty creepy things happen in conjunction with their usage.

P.S. I know I'm not your cousin and the letter wouldn't probably be VIA AIR MAIL, but I'll send you a letter.

9:11 PM  
Blogger AscenderRisesAbove said...

those are sheer evil; don't do it again!

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9:28 PM  
Blogger Natura said...

Ohh! I'm very easy to scare. Hope they ended fine :)

Great idea Michelle!

10:08 PM  
Blogger Shiho Nakaza said...

your work is always sweet, even with a scary topic like ouiji board :) thanks for visiting my blog regularly!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

What a good idea! Very cute characters.

4:23 AM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

That's what I use to buy stocks. ;-) Kidding. Nice idea!

5:37 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

That's priceless Michelle...James Dean. Wow, I wonder if 13 year olds these days even know who he was?

7:23 AM  
Blogger Kstyle said...

You always have such wonderful illos! Very inspiring.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Rob Bodnar said...

ooh i like spooky stuff, good one!

3:18 PM  
Blogger chris chua said...

these characters are so charming!! Keep up the great work!

3:30 PM  
Blogger ANTONIO said...

jejjeej,wonderful adorable.

4:29 PM  
Blogger *Peruvian Princess* said...

Oh, I just love the Ouiji board theme you did. Its all so good!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Rico said...

GREAT idea and unusual take on the communication theme! Great expressions!
Never tried it myself... the concept creeps me out a little :-]

8:45 PM  
Blogger Emila Yusof said...

One cool concept and great idea. I like the first one as well.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Marlo said...

Haha, I've never tried it...I suppose i'd be running away after the first move. I like both of your illos

6:27 AM  
Blogger molita said...

Oh!!! this kind of communication is the best of IF!!!!

12:22 PM  
Blogger flossy-p said...

hehehehe, James Dean! hehehe, he probably just asked for a cigarette right?

You always have such clever and entertaining ideas. So great!

3:00 PM  
Blogger Jessica Wong said...

Very intelligent pick for this week's topic! Your lighting r nicely done. Good one!

6:06 PM  
Blogger A Sepia Colored Photo said...

thanks for the comment(^_^) cool illustration. i love the dark atmosphere

8:22 PM  
Blogger jessi Hooker said...

Love your image! I really enjoy the lighting and the characters. Good job!

9:32 PM  
Blogger Katie McDee said...

Both Communications are great! Wonderful!

9:25 AM  
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