Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Illustration Friday: Dusty

Okay please bear with me...

This week's Illustration Friday theme is Dusty. As I've decided to go with the very first thing that comes into my head upon seeing each week's theme, the word Dusty immediately made me think of Dusty Bin!

For the uninitiated, Dusty Bin (as the name suggests) was an anthropomorphic rubbish bin who appeared on the UK television game show 3-2-1, which appeared on ITV for ten years between 1978 and 1988. As well as being the mascot for the show, the losing contestants each week would win their own Dusty Bin to take home.

Anyway, all of which brings me to my drawing for this week's theme. A slightly melancholic image of Dusty Bin dusting and dreaming of happier times...


  1. Nice. Very efficient for an ashcan to do the dusting. Somebody should build one of those.

    Love your site. The colors are electric and awesome. Great design.

  2. Poor dusty, all washed up. Was he a child star?
    I love your illustration and especially the photo of him in his hey day behind him. Lovely work

  3. Good call. I would have done Dusty Rhodes (the wrestler).

  4. Thanks for all your comments (even you Tom!)...

  5. My pleasure, here's Dusty Rhodes:

  6. Awww...great poor dust bin! Very fun illo!