Wednesday, October 22, 2008

African Jug Band

Hey, look! It's another jug band! Unfortunately I haven't come up with anything more to say about jug bands since the last time I drew one. I probably won't have anything new to say by the next time I draw one either... which will likely be soon. It turns out I'm kind of hooked on drawing animal jug bands lately. I like to think that animals gather together and play music when people and their documentary-filming cameras aren't around. Luckily for me, no one will ever be able to prove otherwise. So with that in mind, mountain, desert, ocean, and mythological jug bands should be coming to my blog soon... unless I get hooked on something else before then. One thing I know, though... lions play a mean banjo.

33 comments:

Rebecca's Portraits and Murals said...

I love it..I have to say tho, I never imagined a zebra being the moonshine bottle guy..I always figured that job for the warthog.
The grass is perfect.

Michael said...

Love the zebra's expression.

Sam Nielson said...

The only thing I can imagine making this perfecter would be a baboon playing a jaw jarp. That's okay though, because it is a pretty wonderful picture.

Zach said...

I LOVE the elephant! He's obviously the mellowed out Rastfarian dude that's just goin' with the flow. Excellent work!

The Rabidmilkman said...

I think it would be tough being in a band where the leader was someone who would eat you for breakfast if you ever put one pacydermial toe out of line...
Nice work as always, Shane!

Nathan Lindsay said...

oh man.

love it. go ahead and send me the big version of this and I'm putting it on my kids wall.

Jacob said...

I love it! But I can't shake the feeling that I've seen these guys before. Maybe all jug bands just look the same...

Ken Chandler said...

Everything about this image makes me laugh. Just when I think you can't outdo yourself, you draw again, and prove me wrong. Incredible work Shane!

Richard Gaines said...

Cool! Animal jug bands are the best. You've displayed three unique personalities and it looks like the zebra doesn't seem he's in the mood.

Andrea said...

Came across your blog by chance and my hubby and I spent a good half hour browsing your great artwork and giggling at your comments. Well, I guess he wasn't giggling so much -- that was me. Anyway, we both got a kick out of the novice bunny juggler. And I didn't think anyone but me remembered the Ladybug Picnic. I agree about Elmo. My kids don't know "Sesame Street" -- the whole show is called "Elmo's World." Thanks for the laughs, and keep up the good work!

B Beach said...

Beautiful! Is there an Australian jug band in the works? I hope so....

flipstudios said...

As per usual, you have outdone yourself again. Looks to me like the Zebra might be having a bit of trouble keeping up. All the best.

Tatevik Avakyan said...

I am always amazed by your work...its soooo awsome!

Penelope Crackers said...

I'm happy you gave the elephant a drum. He looks like he's really good at it. :) Happy Birthday by the way! Cool people are born in October.

Artist Anika said...

I'm ready and waiting to see the mythological jug band!

I am particularly fond of the elephant in this pic. :D

Annie said...

I don't know how I happened upon your blog but I LOVE it! You are hillarious, and a great artist too! Keep up the good work, you definately made my day.

Heather D. White said...

I am so totally a jug band fan! LOL! And this is one of your very best. That elephant (love elephants anyway) is classes...he looks like he's high on something. Maybe he's high on happiness over being part of such a happenin' jug band! LOVE IT!

riptideraptor said...

Your art is way cool! Do you ever imagine a gorilla in one of your bands? Long ago I was a roadie for a jug band who wore sweatshirts with a gorilla on them. No sweatshirts have survived. I'd love to see your take on it.

Tony Gaddis said...

Love your work!

Aparna said...

Lion looks so cute, very nice illustration

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

Shane.... what a great illustration. Congratulations!!!! :)

Darice said...

Oh my gosh...that lion has me completely in stitches...could his expression (those eyebrows) be any more perfect! Great illustration!

froggie said...

i would KILL if i could get my hair to do that. big cats are just soooooo lucky!

this is awesome, shane! great characters! "-)

shay said...

so good! it reminds me of the better disney movies back before cg animation took over...

Patti said...

Great Job on these. Terrific Character to the animals.

Ana said...

your work is amazing. Yes, as someone wrote it reminds me of the great disney movies of my childhood ♥

Raluca said...

Great characters!!My fav is the zebra!!!

Chibi Janine said...

Super illustration. It is bright and energetic. It is a delight to look at.

Ray Ferguson said...

Just wonderful! Adorable! Super!

theartofpuro said...

Woderful illustration!Love their expressions:)

Majoni's Illustrations said...

Love this!

Michelle Henninger said...

Haha!! That's hilarious! They look like they are having a blast!! They sure can rock the jug band! Well done!

Emily said...

Ah music & moonshine, a bond stronger than predation! Just don't tell the lion that the monkey's his uncle. (Crap... I’m trying to be silly but I think it’s just late, cheers!)