Saturday, March 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Legendary



************* Legends gloss over reality, which in this case is a very tired and discouraged boy, trying to play a man's role. That he will someday become a legend does not in any way lessen his current exhaustion. He is grateful for his faithful hound.

15 comments:

  1. Lovely drawing. I especially like the rendering of the faithful hound.

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  2. You've captured a moment that we've all felt--the weight of the world on your shoulders; a moment of respite, hopefully with a faithful friend... Beautiful textures and contrast!

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  3. this is really beautifully done.
    and i can feel the weight of the boys exhaustion!

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  4. I love your subject choice this week. He does look like the weight of the world is on his shoulders! Also, I really like your ink splatter!

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  5. Wonderful ink work and style! I love the post, too!

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  6. This tugs at my heart-strings! You've really made me "feel" for this boy, and appreciate his loyal dog, also--I had a bassett hound that would lay her head on my lap the same way when I was feeling sad...I LOVE this illustration!

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  7. This is really lovely! Nice style and ink work.

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  8. I really like the style of this work. There's so much detail in it! All the spot blacks really bring a heavy overtone, contributing to your theme that legends aren't all that they're cracked up to be.

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  9. Wow! Your inkwork is amazing! Such incredible detail. Very nice!

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  10. Very nice idea. I really like the expression on the boy and the syle you used on this.

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  11. beautiful! The dog's body language is spot on.

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  12. I really love your style. Why are you talking about splatches on your latest post? Are you using a brush?

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  13. Nah...just ink falling off the pen nib.

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