Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Illustration Friday: Immovable

When I think immovable, truly immovable, I think of mountains, continents, even single boulders, but people too can be immovable. The force of a person's will is a mighty thing to behold.

I started a picture yesterday that I was really liking. This was the one I started while I was waiting for the ink wash to dry on the other one. I'm not sure I'd really call it done, but it's done in that I'm not going to do anything else to it, because I don't know what I can do to make it any better, so this is it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Another "uncaged" joyous person

Here's the second picture that I started for the Illustration Friday topic "caged." I'm really enjoying these joyous pictures.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Illustration Friday: Caged

I was reading again, the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou, looking for some inspiration, and there are indeed some great lines--like the free bird who "dares to claim the sky" while the caged bird "stalks/down his narrow cage" and "can seldom see through/his bars of rage." Powerful stuff. But I'm not interested in illustrating "bars of rage." I would like to think instead that the human spirit CANNOT be caged, and thus I've started three drawings of uncaged people, joyous people. Here's the first.