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so dainty, so modern

The morning sketch I posted today was actually something I drew yesterday, so I was itching to make a picture today that wasn't work-related. I was flipping through an album of 1930s posters, found this funny advert, and decided to redraw it roughly in the style of an illustrator whose work I really like, Simms Taback. It made me really happy the way it came out.

(So if you're looking for something to draw today, you could try copying an advert in the style of your favourite artist or illustrator.)
In the meantime, I'm going to go buy a new cleaning appliance and invite all the girls round for a look.


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Apr. 15th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
My great-grandparents had one of those!
Apr. 15th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Haha, when I was little, we had them in the church Sunday school rooms. They were terrible! Especially with glitter.
Apr. 16th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC)
we had one of those when i was a nipper. Yellow it was. A genuine Ewbank carpet sweeper. I can still hear the noise it made :-)
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, now I remember the noise!
Apr. 16th, 2009 11:23 am (UTC)
Looking at the state of our carpets, I reckon they should put these back on sale :-)
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
No, they really, really didn't work!
Apr. 16th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Oooo! A carpet sweeper! I have to say though, they are very useful :)
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
But I seem to remember that once it had picked a bit of something up on its rollers, it very often put it back down again. The frustration.
Apr. 17th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Hah! The original certainly is as dainty as you were saying in the pub last night, but I love your cover version. Reminds me a little of Lorna Miller, but I think it's that shade of green with the dot tones, she did something similar in a minicomic.
Apr. 17th, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I don't know Lorna Miller, I'll have to look her up.
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