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CD Cover Illustration Idea


This week, Illustration Friday has "FUEL" as its illustration theme. This is my entry. It's a combination of my watercolor technique and 'shopped enhancements.

Comments (10)


You say fuel, I say tax
You say ducks, I say quacks
You say jobs, I say hey man
You'd better take it up with the president of America
You say DEMS, I say please
Stimulus, I say geez
Health care bill, I say squeeze my
Grapes any harder at the checkpoint gate
I'll miss my flight 2 hours late
Cause all you want to talk about are


They want to build more windmill farms
They want to build windmills
Paid for with promissory notes
Get bent & take your happy pills

Goofy mood. Intermittent insomnia. Hope it seems at least a little bit funny.

John Cox:


Neat! Poignant, yet darkly whimsical.


Matchless picture! :)

devon cox:

this is more of a green energy book cover i would think


Devon! Welcome! :) I agree. I was thinking "pollution"... like there's a veneer of flammable gas or oil sitting on top of the lake, ready to explode. Weee!

That was fun, T. I like your goofy moods. :) Reminds me of mine, though maybe with a touch more darkness or cynicism. Just a touch. :)

John Cox:


Nice catch. I used the landscape background (woods=fuel) as a contrast to the burned-out match, a symbol of consumption.

Ed B:

Hey T,

Best Queen song reference ever.

Fat bottomed pols?



I was thinking more along the lines of Imbecile Race (& all that Jazz).

Here's a better last line, though:

"Paid for" with promissory notes
Default & push a grand tax bill


And thanks, J & Z.

Doc Al:

Remember to close the cover before striking.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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