Friday, April 27, 2007

Flooding the House

As a kid I had glorious visions of filling up our entire house with water and swimming from room to room. It never bothered me that most of my possessions would be destroyed in the flood or that my family would immediately die from electrocution if someone were to turn on the TV. Even knowing that the lack of breathing would only allow me to enjoy my aquatic wonder-home for about a minute before I drowned didn't stand in my way. All imaginable impossibilities aside, there was only one reason I never actually turned on all of the faucets and flooded the house. You guessed it... sharks.

Heaven knows, as soon as your house if full of water, it's only a matter of two or three minutes before sharks show up. And despite what shark experts keep telling me, sharks ARE mindless, eating machines.

Now that I think about it, though, it's not just incoming sharks that sour me on this idea. I've just realized that a small portion of my house-pool would inevitably be made up of at least some percentage of toilet water. So if it weren't for sharks and toilet water, this would be an excellent idea. But as reality stands, I don't think I'll flood my house on purpose... probably.

30 comments:

Jeremiah said...

I love this picture! Sharks and toilet water are definitely a bad combination. Always remember though that all of that moisture must dry out or else you'll end up with a house that looks like the cheese that's been sitting in my fridge for way too long.

MrSuspenders said...

I actually filled my basement with water once when I was a kid. Somehow I got my 3 year old brother to take the garden hose and put it through the window. The idea was that I would get to have fun playing with my boats on the basement floor while putting the blame on my little brother. It was fun, and I found out our house wasn’t level. One end of the basement was two feet deep (the fun end), while the other was only about an inch deep. I really hope that I never have any creative children.

Daisy Edwards said...

haha, I love it, this pic is just so much fun...i too tried to do this once, in the tub. Unfortunately mum came in to find me exuberantly happy with the tub over flowing.

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Shane, your amazing!! You continue to bring joy to my heart. I love the duck hunt drawings too, great work.

GhettoFab said...

darn it I already turned on half the faucets when I saw the pic. Then I realized the toilet water....crap. I guess I will soak in the tub...


Wow Shane lovin this post..pretty much like all your posts. Makes for a good day:) Thank you once again

ken said...

hahaha awsome drawing dude. love the weightlessness u gave ure characters. haha, sharks. hahaha.

Titus Todd said...

I see this a common childhood fantasy (with some even trying to do it or some close proximity to it) - now made even better with a visualization. I don't think I ever got as far as worrying about sharks and toilet water and mostly, my biggest concern was about getting all my stuff wet.

Sam Nielson said...

Funny post and picture. I think I imagined filling the house with water too, but for me it was a nightmare because I couldn't swim and was terrified of water (I always told my mom I wanted to be a shark when I grew up, but I screamed when she tried to put me into the bathtub. Go figure).

Kevin Keele said...

This reminds me of how I always wanted to stand on a cloud like they do in cartoons and Mary Poppins. I can't remember when I found out that you couldn't really do that but I was very disappointed.

benjatoon! said...

wow nice work dude! cool characters

LauraBraga said...

Hi Shane!!!
Tremendous work like always. You are a great artist!!!
I love also the "S.T.Lewis Arch" you posted before: funny and incredible!!!

Laura:)

I would like to link you blog!!!

Scott said...

Could you clarify, would those sharks be rubber, or just the real kind?

Joe said...

We could always try it here at work.

Heather D. White said...

Oh my crud...I can totally see my Kaden doing this..."just to see what it would be like." I love how kids think. Sometimes I tend to think just like they do...as you do in this entry. People usually just laugh when you "wonder" about things. Having a little boy has definitely kept me on my toes. I now know exactly how many seconds I have from the time the bathroom faucet goes on, to the moment it begins to overflow. LOL! I wish I was kidding. It would help if our bathroom sinks had the little draining hole thingey. Who the HECK decided that it would be a good idea to even MAKE a sink without a draining hole?! Dumb. Wish we would have caught that earlier...would have saved us a lot of mopping. LOL! Anyway...love this entry and the drawing...those puffed cheeks are so cute. LOL!

Ryan Wood said...

Well done, Shane! Love the floaty-ness and atmosphere.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

2 great things I've seen with flooded bathrooms are the film Delicatessen and the Laurel and Hardy short 'Brats' This is a great pic, super work Shane !!!!!!

Brian Cooper said...

This is an awesome illustration!! I love the expressions on thier faces and the color! Very Nice!

P.S. Check your email once and a while man! haha.

Alikins said...

hahaha ~ i love the way you put a story to your work, it makes it so much more fun and exciting :) i always wondered if i could flood my house as a kid too, but, then again, my mom always kept at least one window open and foiled my plans of an under-water fun house! curses!!

Penelope Crackers said...

I didn't realize I hadn't written you a comment on this one yet. I'm so surprised because I LOVE it! It's one of my favorites of yours. I've come back to it at least 3 times. I like your story and drawing. Purely wonderful.

Danyell said...

That is really great. If the sharks do show up, just punch them on the nose and then shake your finger at them. This should embarrass them into submission.

damon said...

nice

i like

froggie said...

bwahahahahahahahahahha!!!!! i so wanted to do this too...but i was more freaked out about the potty overflowing...all that tissue...ugghhhrrrr...

this is fantastic, shane! 100% believable their floating and under h20. ::)))

Katie said...

Awesome illustration. Reminds me of the alligators we had that would eat us if we stepped on the floor. I should have illustrated that. Oh, well. Love your work.

flower girl said...

Oh this is really great! Awesome illustration and story. its just so much fun. =)

Fadas & C.ยช said...

Your work is amazing! And your characters are really something! Congratullations!

tusen said...

hehe, nice picture. I love the way you've captured the floating.
As for visions of rooms full of water, it was my childhood's dream, too. I didn't even think about toilet water or sharks, I was just afraid that our flat is not water-tight enough, otherwise it would have been brilliant idea :)

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Shane, your character work is always so effortlessly professional! I always love stopping by to admire your work.

van dyke said...

Wonderful illustration. Great characters and expression. Love the situation! Nice!

Buskitten said...

Your work is absolutely brilliant Shane, I love it!
best Wishes,
Liz

xenos said...

still loving the piece only because kids would truly do that simply to see if it could happen. cheers...