Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Christmas (shopping)


This is a Christmas themed drawing I did about 4 years ago. I have to admit, the excessive commercialism of Christmas gives me something of an empty feeling every year. That's not to say I don't like Christmas -- I really like the opportunity to see family and friends over the holidays, but the overwhelming emphasis on consumption and christmas shopping and all the advertisments and marketing during the holidays leaves me a bit cold.

As for the drawing, it was done in gouache and ink on water-colour paper and you can see how much I liked drawing big-headed people back then (and still do!).

15 comments:

STOVEPIPE.NET said...

Nice! Big heads and small hands, what does it mean? Hmmm?

I know what you mean about Christmas though, I don't see how there's any way of going back now.

Frannie said...

I've always loved this painting! The mood is so Yonge Street, made pretty with the fat snowflakes and glossy road.

Anonymous said...

true say brutha! I wish Christmas could be a little more special.

Very nice drawing and same goes for the previous ones I didn't comment on. Keep up the awesome work!

LEO said...

Michael!
Happy New Year~!(^o^)b

the doodlers said...

Sweet image. There's a sense of bustle and isolation. but it's not dark. Great mood.

Best in 2007!

CHRIS GEORGE said...

Wow! You've got some amazing stuff on here, man. Do you mind if I link ya?

Btw, thanks for dropping by my blog. And Happy New Year!

m cho said...

Thanks, everyone!

I hope you all had a very merry christmas and I wish you all the best for 2007. Happy New Year!

Mike

Anonymous said...

Michael,

The way you use a mono-colour is fantastic.

Thanks once again for the Iron Man sketch you did for me in November!

Anonymous said...

I'm digging your balance of the 3 tones here (white, orange, black). In some of the other illustrations on your blog, you're relying more heavily on the black line. Here, everything is working in harmony. Great work!

Chris Battle said...

Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Chalie Brown-iest.

Nice piece!

m cho said...

Ty & Bob: thanks for the kind words, guys.

Chris: hahahah! you're the best, dude! That's the funniest comment I've had in a looooong time...:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Mike! It was really cool seeing your stuff, and a nice interview, over at Newsarama. 2007 is definitely going to be the year of Mike Cho! All the best to you and yours, sir. Keep up the great work!

Freudian Slip said...

I love the colors in this! Totally hear ya on the Christmas thoughts. Everyone feels so much pressure to spend money, and that's not what it is suppose to be about at all.
Matt

Drazen said...

all the stuff is killer
but i do love this one

Anonymous said...

I love Christmas time!Merry Christmas everyone! Let Christmas into your heart!