Saturday, February 18, 2012


In physics, a fluid is "a substance that continually deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress. Fluids are a subset of the phases of matter and include liquids, gases, plasmas and, to some extent, plastic solids."

Yeah, okay.  There won't be a quiz later.

It's Illustration Friday on Saturday time, and this week's prompt is "fluid".  I painted some paint.  And a smiley face cup that has probably held some fluid.

When I was in college, I had to take many hours of "Fluids" class.  I don't remember much of it now other than lots of airplanes and jets and wings in particular.  And the book was red.  And the professor seemed to really like himself.

So rather than wings - one of my first considerations - I painted paint.  And a smiley face cup.

The sign in the background is meant to read "WET PAINT".  I feel it's a bit of a fail when I have to explain an illustration. 

Oh well, just take it out of my pay.


Shawnte said...

Nice illustration! I can definitely understand your explanation here. For anyone who has used paints, lots of fluids involved...Or am I going way off here x.x.

By the way, what subjects did you take when you were in college? It's probably none of my business but since you mentioned it, I though I'd ask xD.

Abby said...

Thanks Shawnte! Yes, plenty of fluids when painting, including sometimes - tears!

I have a bachelor's in mechanical engineering. You can ask me anything :D

ShadowRun300 said...

First off, I knew it read "wet paint". ;) Second, I love the smiley face cup. It reminds me of a kool-aid cup I had as a kid. Was that the idea? I can't help but smile when I look at it! Nice job, even if it's a day late. I still give it an A+

Judy said...

The smiley face cup makes me happy.

Abby said...

Thanks! It does look like the Kool-aid guy (Oh yeah!) now that you mention it. Must have been subliminal channeling!

Abby said...

Good. I'm happy that you're happy.

agg79 said...

Ah, a fellow BSME. I knew there was something analytical about your approach to things. Perhaps you could explain Bernoulli's principle to me again (it's been so long)? Fluid dynamics was one of my hardest and most favorite classes in college. Had a really cool prof teach it who wasn't from the old school of thought. He didn't win any points for being a stylish dresser, but he did teach us about fluid dynamics. He actually held on of our study classes at the local ice house.

Nice smiley face.

Cindy D. said...

I really like this! It's a rather inspiring painting, with the bright happy face practically glowing, and all those paint colors still wet on the brush and filled with possibility. Hooray!

Abby said...

Is there any such thing as a stylish dressing engineering professor?? I never went to an ice house for class, maybe I should ask for some of my tuition back!

I love Bernoulli. He taught me to open my windows during a hurricane... should I ever be in one.

Abby said...

Thanks Cindy!

terri said...

This is cute! It's more playful than your usual fare.