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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wascalwy wabbit


I have a rabbit problem. My yard is infested and nothing seems to help. They make brown spots in the yard and mess with the garden. We have wasted money on a couple of guaranteed products and I don't want to go the stinky fox urine route. Sometimes I throw tennis balls at them. They will move about 3 feet and just sit there until I get about 3 feet from them. With my shaved head and my growing frustration, they make me feel like Elmer Fudd. They obviously know that I am too soft to hurt them so my only option seems to be trapping them one at a time and taking them for a ride. Or coexisting with them.
Anyway, this illustration is not far from my freakin' reality. Sigh.

28 comments:

esillustration said...

My new computer background! I love it!!!
-tofusquirrel

Jo Bling said...

That's a wonderful illo Jim, very nice indeedy. Top work that man!

C

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks Liz. Enjoy!

Thanks Jo

Tony LaRocca said...

You need some west and wewaxation at wast!

Breadwig said...

Whoa. I think you may be top dog for the next DG. Your colors in this one are soooooo faboo.

jim bradshaw said...

tony - hahaaa! Thanks vewy vewy much.

bryan - I can't even imagine what you have up your sleeve

Doug said...

I feel your pain. We have wascally wabbits AND dorky deer. The deer are even worse. They eat up all my wife flowers and plants. She planted some new roses and they ate all the flowers.

... and we live in the suburbs... nothing but houses for miles and miles... where do they come from?

It's a mystery...

great illo, though!

Jeffy B said...

Cool illustration. Love the style used.

jim bradshaw said...

doug - they just know. Tell your monkey boy to monkeyup and get out there and rid your world of these evil meddlers.

jeffy - thanks man

matt dawson said...

really liking your work...great colour and texture, and your character designs are full of zing...thanks for the smile you put on my face. On your wabbit pwoblem, twy being wery wery qwiet, qweep up on them then bwast em and bwast em hahahah...if that fails what's acme's web address...?

Rrramone said...

have you thought about rabbit stew? Yummy!

jim bradshaw said...

matt - thanks wery much

rrramone - I just might by the end of summer

Muffin said...

i just love your style, jim. This one is one of my favourites!

Alina Chau said...

Love your llos, always fun and full of great personality!!

Michelle Lana said...

That's hilarious Jim....youre so funny..
love the illo and representation.... haha, awesome.

Chickengirl said...

This cracks me up, I kinda wouldnt mind if a rabbit looking like that is in my backyard. I would be amused. Nice buny suit too!

jim bradshaw said...

Muffin, Alina, Michelle, Jannie - thanks for your comments. Yes, Jannie, it is a nice suit. The neighbors laugh, but what do they know?

Stacia said...

Just checking in... Such humor in this one...and so beautifully done. You're colors are always dead on!

Nice work, Jim.

Jules Knoblock said...

I'll get my brother to come around and get them and then my Mum will make some rabbit stew (yuck, not a fan myself)
eeeew fox urine to get rid of them.. never heard of that one... don't sound very pleasant...
Very cool pic. As always it's your textures that draw me in. Is it digital?

jim bradshaw said...

Stacia - thanks, so nice to hear from you again

Jules - I would try rabbit stew only because I never had it but it sounds nasty. And yes, this one is all digital. Sometimes, it is a combination of traditional and digital. I did draw it out in pencil first before doing a scratch board line in painter then the rest in photoshop.

Jeannette said...

I will take them all as pets, thank you.

jim bradshaw said...

Jeannette - It's a deal! If you can catch them, they are ALL yours.

Vhrsti said...

Hello Jim! I admire many of your works! Absolutly wonderful blog! Congrats!

jim bradshaw said...

vhrsti - Thanks, come back anytime.

Jago said...

Hi Jim, you've inspired me to try out digital scraper-board. I love it! See what I made here:
http://jagoillustration.blogspot.com/2007/08/digital-scraper-board.html

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks Jago - I went, I saw, I liked a lot!

N L Robinson said...

Fantastic Illustration, I love your style. I hope you manage to fix the rabbit problem, I like the tennis ball solution. Haha.

jim bradshaw said...

Thanks Nicole. Yeah, at least the tennis balls make it a little fun.