Saturday, January 24, 2009

Illustration Friday: Climbing


Not unlike her cherished roses, there were just some days when she felt like she was climbing the walls.


graphite and colored pencil on paper bag for IF prompt: climbing
Click to enlarge...she looks better that way!

34 comments:

  1. I am with this bag lady. I could definitely climb the walls what with this cold, windy day keeping me inside, again. Beautiful bag lady.

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  2. damn. i love this idea. i never thought about all the beautiful climbing roses.

    i really like the woman you created standing there. i think she likes the smell of those roses...

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  3. I love when you draw on paper bags.
    and the words are great@@@
    Don't we all climb the walls sometime?

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  4. amen, sister.
    amen, friend.

    and yet, it's probably better to climb than to shrivel... (sometimes i don't know what to make of how my mind works...)

    her facial expression says it all. i know the feeling you've captured so well.

    :)

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  5. great expression of her mood. been there a lot all reved up and no where to go. michael dailey

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  6. I like the simplicity of this--yet it also has richness.

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  7. I also love your bag ladies series - am always drawn to brown paper. I saw a painting recently that was wrapped in brown paper and it was a bit ripped open so you could see the painting underneath. As I got closer I realized that the brown paper was actually part of the piece. The brown paper was the painting.

    I just loved it!

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  8. this is so beautiful - I love so much these works on brown paper - they're just bursting with poetry and dreaminess - lovely:-)

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  9. Your bag ladies are a wonderful series! There's something really beautiful about the contrast between the rough, humble bag and the elegant style and colors of your drawings that is captivating. This one is very pretty... she looks as if she's about to become one of the roses!

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  10. i would be climbing the walls too, if it weren't for maggie. this winter has been a real trial for me and i have been very depressed.what a lovely face she has.(maggie and your lady tee hee).

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  11. Beautiful! and I love how the wrinkles in the bag (which are in perfect form and places in the piece) along with the cast shadow you rendered give it a 3Dness

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  12. This is the timeof year to be climbing walls, mid-winter,cabin fever. I wouldnt mind climbing a wall with those lovely roses on it.

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  13. The shadow of her on the background really completed things. Great work.

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  14. The shadow of her on the background really completed things. Great work.

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  15. This is beautiful. You know you're talented when you can draw on anything, I.E. a paper bag and create something so special and beautiful. You are an inspiration my friend. This is wonderful and fun.

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  16. You've really got those bags working for you. Another beautiful piece.

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  17. Great bag lad Lolo!! I love your interpretation of climbing.

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  18. This is beautiful, love the climbing roses and the girl is lovely. I want to climb the walls way too often!!!

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  19. What a lovely contrast, of pretty roses and her not so rosy expression. Pretty nonetheless. Again, we were on a similar wavelength this week with IF :)

    Peace for your week and joy for your soul.

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  20. I am climbing one right now.

    Don't even tell me you have whales in your back yard.

    I love your paper bag ladies.

    Renee

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  21. Laura you are so beautiful to say that to me. That is true, I have to think and believe in all this powerful energy.

    Please give my sincerest sympathies to your dear friend. Now losing her granddaughter would have to be the living end.

    I hate when children or even people younger than me have this god damn disease.

    xoxo

    Love Renee

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  22. Again,a masterful piece...in word, emotion, and deftness of hand! Powerful. You take my artistic breath away!

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  23. I think we've all felt this way from time to time...you always touch on something we can all relate to...

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  24. great illustration. I'd love to see all your pictures displayed together they are so interesting with their stories.

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  25. Like the character the substrate gives to this! The header is pretty sharp as well...

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  26. I think most of us can relate to that sentiment. If only I looked as beautiful as those posies when I was climbing the walls. It's just really not a pretty sight when it happens, heehee!

    Another gorgeous bag piece!

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  27. Well, just like the rose, she looks gorgeous when she's climbing the walls. This is beautiful! I love her eyes.

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  28. Her expression says it all.
    Simply beautiful artwork, and I feel a kinship with her as well.

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  29. Love the bag idea. Great drawing.

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  30. is that a bit of a self-portrait? great work!

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  31. Mmm see what you mean! This is beautiful & I can definitely identify with your words too!!

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  32. how cool! i ought to do this. just to get my juices flowing.

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