Friday, November 4, 2011

Barber Shop Stripes

This week's Illustration Friday theme is "stripes."  I could not for the life of me think of anything to do with stripes all day.  Right before I was going to call it a day and just paint a normal drawing with stripes everywhere, I thought of the stripes on a barber shop pole.  And then one thing led to another and here is mustached bunny giving Sunny a mustache trim.

I love a good fancy mustache.  My childhood best friend and I used to shout out different kinds of mustaches as our moms drove us home.  I'm sure my neighbors thought it was freaky to hear us shouting "curly mustache!" and "rainbow mustache!"  It's especially impressive Sunny managed to grow this mustache considering she's a pug and a girl.  Billy and Emily are waiting outside on a bench, eating some ice cream.

I had fun with this one although I definitely need a better paintbrush for the finer details.  I want something with shorter hairs and less give.  My fingers were sore at the end.

Happy Friday!


  1. The colors on your striped awning are so emerald-y green-y good!! Stripes and checks are my favorite patterns. You've got 'em covered here!! Nice!
    (I like your little pugs, too ;) )

  2. Great idea! I was struggling with this one too, barber shop pole was a perfect solution, must have been fun to draw.

  3. heheh awesome i love the dogs sharing the ice cream :D sooo cute.

  4. Thanks! This IF theme was definitely more challenging for me than the other recent ones!