February 12, 2012

Popularity

Illustration Friday topic: Popularity

He doesn't stand a chance...

copyright 2012 Elizabeth Rose Stanton

36 comments:

  1. oh, do not think so, Rose, he looks like a very smart guy
    and It is a very beautiful illustration :)

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  2. Haha, I like how the first label is "dork" but don't you know, dorks are much more in fashion than they used to be! Sure he's a bit on the lumpy side, but maybe he shoots a mean marble (do people still do that?) or maybe he is a great storyteller. Look at that cute face, he might do ok!

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  3. Into the maw of the current middle school environment...? I see a story in the Juniper Tree.

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  4. It's hard being "the new", but there is always nice people everywhere :) Lovely illustration, the boy seems warm, and I really love the old 70's clothes style :D

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  5. I think this guy will be popular because there is loads more like him!

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  6. Lol-this is great, I could not think of an idea for popular. I could only think of the opposite because growing up I had no experience with popularity lmao!!! Proud to be a *dork*, I'm rooting for this guy :)

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  7. Probably not, poor kid.

    But then, he'll grow up, get a degree in computer science, start his own company and become a self-made millionaire. He'll early retire and spend his days traveling on his yacht with the rich and famous.

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  8. He seems unaware of his problems, he won't be the new kid for long!

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  9. ah, I love him and his trousers :-)

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  10. I don't know....he looks like he can positively handle anything that comes his way in quite the positive way! As a matter of fact, the more I look at his pleasant demeanor....I'd like to meet him. Would you, could you introduce me? =]

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  11. I SO feel his pain! Having been the ‘new kid’ many times! LOL

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  12. They will love the yellow shoes.

    At least he didn't bring his pet camel to school :)

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  13. Oh but suspenders are pure hip these days did you not know?
    (BTW i think your blog itself illustrates popularity well;) )

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  14. He has so cute smile and trusting attitude, I'm sure he will do fine.

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  15. You always find a way to show us the topic on a different way! Your vieuw on things is great. that poor boy...

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  16. He'll probably grow up to start a company like Microsoft. [no offense intended]

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  17. Hehehehe, I dunno. He's pretty cute. And shaped like candy corn. I like candy corn. :)

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  18. He looks adorable:)Love his expression:)

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  19. What's his name? I need to know so I can start working on nicknames to call him. I didn't push new kids around or steal their stuff... no way.

    I just liked to be the first one to come up with hurtful nicknames.

    Cut me some slack. It's not like I wasn't on the receiving end of it: my last name is Blackman, you know. They had a field day with that one...

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  20. That happy face..I don't think he'll let the bullies get to him. Charming!

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  21. Oh, I'd be friends with this little dude...awesome Elizabeth!

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  22. Yep, there is a problem. But eating vegan for a year will help. A bit of sports too.
    Meanwhile all kids need love and support. Gosh, I'm getting too serious. :-)

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  23. Elizabeth, I am delighted to have found your blog, your drawings are charming!!

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  24. This guy is right on the mark. Aside from his expression, I believe it's his amorphous lumpiness around the midsection that will be his downfall...
    ...And he seems to be clueless for what he's in for on the first day at the new school.

    perfect.

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  25. He just needs thick black glasses and then he will be the most popular for sure! Great character!

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  26. Judging from the comments on this post, it appears this dorky kid has enough charisma to halt any first impressions. Although, he might consider wearing his trousers a bit longer … he looks like he's waiting for a flood. (Hardy har, har). Nice work, Elizabeth!

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  27. Oh, I dunno - with arms like that, he's a natural for the basketball team, and I'll bet opposing teams have no way to deal with someone like him. Always thought-provoking.

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  28. Ouch. I fear you're right. Though I love all the comments from everyone wanting to support him!

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  29. I don't care who you are...we've all been here! Amusing and poignant illustration.

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  30. seems this kid gets our approval to be popular :)

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