Sunday, June 24, 2007

EDM Challenge #114 - Something ugly I love

This is a quick sketch of a childhood doll that I keep in my hope chest. It's rather cute (in an ugly sort of way) but she says funny things when you pull on the string. She's just about 5 inches tall but has a pretty big presence. Her repertoire is:

"Guess what? I'm brilliant!"
"I'm going to have a tantrum!"
"Maybe I'll let you play with me."
"I'm going to be president."
"Nahhhnananahhhhnah!"
"I'm a perfect child!"

Hahaha, she cracks me up!

14 comments:

Tracy said...

and now for something completely different! now this is fun - we get to see a completely different side to you - the drawing is adorable and very different in style. and imo, she doesnt seem that ugly to me lol...

Joan Yoshioka said...

Hey Tracy, I've been busy cleaning so it's really nice now and again to do a small ATC that's fun and not "heavy" like the last one. Just looking at that doll makes me laugh. I think she's called Sassy Sally.

Kathleen Rietz said...

Cute! Sassy Sally~! Hee hee!

Joan Yoshioka said...

Hey Kathleen, isn't she the funniest?

juj said...

"I'm going to have a tantrum!" - that just cracks me up. Great drawing, and I agree with Tracy. It's really fun to see this side of you.

Joan Yoshioka said...

LOL Juj Thanks! I'll try to show my lighter side, which I do have most of the time. I guess what you're seeing is the real me. Sharing art can be a scary thing because it's so personal, yes? And, being new to blogging. I was a bit tentative but I guess I feel more comfortable now. Thanks to you all. :)

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

Anita said...

Joan she is adorable!
I had a similar doll that you could pull apart and she would say 'Here comes my body'

Laura said...

Hi Joan, came across your name through Mariana's blog, your work is beautiful. This doll is a hoot and so well done - love the details!! Thanks for sharing and I agree with you on putting yourself out there, it hasn't been easy for me either :)

mrana said...

Oh this is very cute Joan! A 'quick' sketch? heh, I wish my 'slow' ones turned out so well! Sassy Sally is cool.

Joan Yoshioka said...

Hi Rodrigo, Anita, Laura, and Mariana!
Anita - LOL. I think our dolls were before their time. :)
Laura - Thanks, I'm really glad to be a part of a community of artists that share their talents. It's really nice.
Mariana - Hi there! Thanks for your comment ... but I still think your drawings are unmatched. :)

Serena said...

Your doll makes me smile...great sketch!

Anonymous said...

LOL I have that same doll. I was trying to find what her name was. Too funny! I'm a perfect child!!!

Joan Y said...

Anonymous, if you ever find out her name, will you let me know? i kind of remember her name is Sassy Sally or something like that!