Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Circus Elephant

Despite what you may have heard, very few circus elephants are alcoholics. The reason they perform those crazy stunts is because they enjoy it... or possibly because they don't like being beaten and whipped, which is what happens if they don't do crazy stunts.

I drew this for my daughter's birthday invitations... she had a "circus" party. You should have seen the crazy things we had those kids doing to avoid being whipped. The life of a circus performer seems most unpleasant, but the life of a ring-master is hilariously fun.

14 comments:

The Rabidmilkman said...

Great job keeping those youngsters in line. Somebody needs to teach them a lesson.

Heather D. White said...

ROFLOL! Glad to hear we're not the only ones who crack the whip! Hey...your giveaway is coming up soon! Stay tuned!!! Happy day! And love this drawing...elephants are still my faves!

Felicia said...

LOL I bet her party was great!:)

Francesco said...

uuuh, un nuovo lavoro! Molto bello! But for yours works use FLASH?! (sorry for my english :)
ciao!

pablo pablo said...

Very nice animals!

Anonymous said...

Sorry for my english too. Don't beat children.

MJ said...

Shane...You need to do a 365 day calendar I've decided...I have lots of buyers. :)

Todd Oman said...

Elephants love to be beaten its a scientific fact. Oh and nice drawing also.

The Jorgensen's said...

We'd love to see you guys. Megan is still trying to get over a nasty cold, so we'll call you when she's feeling better. We don't want Gwenny getting it!

Scott said...

You should change your blog sub title to "My Life, My Drawings & My Angry Pants"

At least that's the way I read it just now on accident and it made me laugh.

See, skinny shane, you are funny even when I misread your blog sub title.

Ken Chandler said...

Your comments reminded me of the Frosty illustration you did... "he made the children laugh and play".

I never would have figured you for the 'whip the children' kind of a guy, but more of a 'put them in shark cages and lower them into the water, and chuckle warmly'. Shows what I know.

I'd like to be a ringmaster, but with my luck an elephant would lose it's balance and fall on me.

Hope the party was a hit. Your elephant certainly is.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Really super work again !!

Ben Reynolds said...

Dude, love this elephant!!

Artist Anika said...

Maybe I'm weird, but my favorite part of this drawing is the smooshed, oblong ball under the elephant. That made my day.

Whip 'em good!