Saturday, February 26, 2011

Illustration Friday: Swarm

The moment Harry takes a seat on the park bench, his favorite flock of pigeons swarm around him. They love the seed he always tucks away in his jacket pockets, but more than that they love his kindness.
Harry is very grateful for the pleasure of their company, especially since losing his wife of fifty-eight years. He's quite convinced the one that sits on his knee is his wife's way of letting him know she's nearby. Harry can often be heard cooing back to her.

I tried for a very loose and soft touch today...for Harry♥

35 comments:

  1. How beautiful! And, in so many ways! The illo is lovely-soft & intimate. The story is so touching and comforting.

    Bravo!

    -Barb

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  2. Beautiful and touching.
    I commented on your comment on my blog. I am excited.:)

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  3. A nice drawing and touching story to go with it.

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  4. Love it--love it!
    Very touching Lolo~~plus all those birds... ;-)

    XXOO~~♥
    Anne

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  5. How did you came on the name Harry?....
    My hubby's brother is called Harry and bless him ,he's been my lifesaver this last weeks by helping out with all the carpenterworks.
    And Mr.B will miss him because he also can play the rough Ridgiegame ;))
    What's going on with you well I think Lo has the flow,what a beauty you've created,love it Zuster...
    xxxMar

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  6. First I went over to Lynn, just to see nothing had happened to her uncle Harry, which I love.
    This is a beautiful illo and story dear!
    I am home after my Tokyo trip.
    Tired but I did well.

    ♥♥♥
    >M<

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  7. sweet sentiment and beautiful drawing. It is soft and flowing today. I feel like Harry is a real person...is he?

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  8. What a nice spin on the topic, and a wonderful story to go with the sensitive drawing. Nice!

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  9. Aw, so lovely, Lo! Such a sweet image. It has warmth and kindness written all over it. I love the story! xox Pam

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  10. I love this. Such a warm picture while being a little blue at the same time.

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  11. Such a soft and intense illo... love the sentiment:)

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  12. Who does not see this scene happening in her of his local park?
    Lovely illustration and accompanying story.
    Paula

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  13. Reminds me of the one book by Nicholas Sparks "The Wedding", where the older man thinks his wife visits him as a swan! It is so beautiful!!! Love your scene and story here!!!

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  14. I love this illo. Peaceful and nice. Some minutes and a graet breath in our speedy and agressive life. Thanks.

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  15. hello luscious lion :)

    you and i know so much about one another so i'm wondering about harry. your illo here is so tender, it belongs in the new yorker magazine.

    'swarm' for unknown reasons is one of my least favorite words in life. that said, you did it proud.


    kj

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  16. Aawww what a sweet story to go with your sketch.

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  17. this is so tender and sweet and makes me feel so much respect for you. i love the way you think lo, and your sensitivity to every living thing.
    what a beautiful drawing and words.

    xxx

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  18. I always love seeing a pigeon person in the park. My baby sister has a pigeon phobia, though.

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  19. Such a nice story and such a nice illustration! Wonderful job!

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  20. So beautuful, and sad too. Thanks for you nice comment on mine: )

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  21. I love this, and the charming story that goes with it! This is really cool, Lolo, how you put a little story with your art. So interesting.
    Hey, check out this sculptor that I discovered: www.christinekosiba.com
    You're gonna like her.

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  22. What a touching story to go along with your wonderful illustration. Thanks :o)

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  23. Wonderful illustration!!!

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  24. That's awesome...nice take on this...I like the elegant simplicity of the work....

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  25. oh very sweet. love the line work.

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  26. This is just wonderful and so sweet.
    Poor Harry, alone except for the pigeons.
    It is soft and loose, I adore this.
    So much emotion in a few well placed colors and lines.
    Well done you!

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  27. What a beautiful, gentle-hearted picture! Lovely!

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  28. This is lovely! The watercolor and linework really works here to set the mood....

    Thanks so much for the well wishes for my daughter, I can hardly believe it's her 16th b-day!!

    Take care my friend, xo

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  29. A delightful line and light wash piece, Laurel. The technique sort of reminds me of R.O. Bleckman's work. I wish I were able to post Trowbridge episodes more often, but with my workload it's hard to post any at all. I can't believe I've been posting episodes since 2007.

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  30. This is wonderful! When I lived in Seattle there was an old man who had all of these pigeons flock around him. It was a magical sight. Thanks for bringing back that memory to me! I love your technique. Nice!

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  31. You, my dear, are simply amazing...your art and thoughts and words so gentle and kind...I love you for it! :)

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  32. Aaaw, Laurel. This is just the BEST. Reminds me of the old man reverencing Our Lady of Guadalupe (that you commented upon).

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  33. hey, thank you very much for your comment!!!
    I like very much your illustration. And your Header!!!!
    it's so cute!!!!! Really!!!!

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