Thursday, April 03, 2008

IF - Homage to Mr. Dressup



Mr. Dressup was my favorite TV show as a kid, and it most likely my first artistic inspiration. Mr. Dressup was played by the late Ernie Combs. Along with Mr. Dressup is Casey and his dog Finnegan, who were brought to life by puppeteer Judith Lawrence.

The Mr. Dressup show was fantastic! He would tell stories, sing, and of course dress-up in silly costumes and put on plays. My absolute favorite part of Mr. Dressup was when he would draw, and I dreamed that one day I would be able to draw just like him.

11 Comments:

Blogger Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

A very nice tribute! Great illustration.

I also got sidetracked on Kathleen Edwards, thanks to your sidebar. I'll have to pick up something by her. I like Gillan Welch, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Willams, etc.

7:37 PM  
OpenID princesstomato said...

I have never seen Mr. Dressup. It sounds like a good one, though!

Perhaps Mr. Dressup was like our version of Captain Kangaroo. He didn't draw, but there was a cartoon segment on there called "Hello My Name is Simon" and it was my favorite. Everything Simon drew came true.

teri

8:10 AM  
Blogger Candace Trew Camling said...

I've been a Kathleen Edwards Fan since itunes gave a track away for free in 05!
More importantly, your illustration is awesome!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Jeff Brame said...

Love the colors used in this and the illo is just fun. I guess Mr. DressUp is your version of our Mr. Rogers Neighborhood.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

hi david, i've missed you....awesome work as usual! hope your'e well!

10:34 PM  
Blogger Bearuh said...

Nice! Never saw it but I LOVE all of your illustrations!

12:02 AM  
Blogger crystal driedger said...

Ohhhhh Mr. Dressup! This means you too are Canadian. He was so cool. I liked the version better when Casey and Finnegan were in it too (did you see the later version?). I too admired his drawing skills. I wonder if there's a clip of him drawing on you tube? Sigh... thanks for the childhood reminder. :)

11:58 AM  
Blogger Joy Eliz said...

Great illo! I can't say that I've seen Mr. Dressup but probably would have liked it too.

6:34 PM  
Blogger andi butler said...

i used to watch this show as a kid too! we used to get CBC in Detroit! Looks just like him!

a : )

10:36 PM  
Anonymous sketched out said...

When I was a kid, there was a man dressed up like a sailor who hosted Popeye cartoons (o.k. that dates me a bit.) It was a silly show, but he would also draw. So I can relate. It always got me excited and I would grab my pencils and paper and draw along with him.

This is a sweet tribute and a really fun illustrations. But of course, your drawings are always a lot of fun and well executed.

3:01 PM  
Blogger Vhrsti said...

Amazing works! Love especially "Late Blooming Garden" and "IF - Homage".

2:35 PM  

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