Friday, July 21, 2006

Illustration Friday - Opposites

55 comments:

  1. The answer:
    Depends on whether it's the former or the ladder.

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  2. Cool, Willie!
    (..and funny, EYE!)

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  3. I LOVE it!
    Love the new paper backround too, gives it a new dimension.
    Did I tell you how much I love your handwriting?

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  4. Hmmm...good question. Great ladder reference (nice pun, Eye) and cool yellow background. And of course I wouldn't be me if I didn't love the lettering. :-)

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  5. wonderful, love everything about this piece

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  6. Very cool. Love this.

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  7. A zen question of sorts, eh? Makes me think! Nicely done!

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  8. I love this! The use of words as the main focus is great...so simple & effective...

    Ouissi x

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  9. Hmm, intriguing! Very clever take on the subject. I just love your illos.

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  10. I think at the point when you would climb to the top of that ladder and jump off to land and splat to an untimely death...yeah, that would probably become the point in time when YOU became something else.

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  11. very clever! i like it.

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  12. We were discussing this thing in class yesterday. Fiction and fact.I find these co-incidences very intriguing. Fascinating piece once again.

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  13. I think they say at the point of no return ;)
    Superb concept and visually striking!

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  14. Wow, this is great. I love the tottering ladder effect, and the yellow background. And of course, the question.

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  15. Just my thought!!!
    And my answer: it's a matter of perception sometimes.
    I like your illustration, too. You have the ability to make it look simple, when it actually is complexity in disguise...

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  16. So true, such a compelling image. I really like what you're doing with ladders these days.

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  17. great post. the question is intriguing, the ladder tiltingly interesting, the word opposites so simple and complex.

    your work is way-cool!

    kj

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  18. i probably told you this before but i'll tell you again -- you have a way with words and sparity of line. it just blows me away.

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  19. Nice IF Entry Willie! Keep it up. I really dig your typography #10 as well.

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  20. it's a fine line...the comment about your images appearing to be simple, but in reality are very complex is spot on. brilliant, again!

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  21. great concept for this theme!!

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  22. You had all the answers right there!

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  23. I love this illustration, and I agree with the previous poster(s) about the paper colour going well with your blog design.

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  24. Wow. What a marvelous concept - beautifully executed.

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  25. A chicken salad you had for lunch passes on to your colon and becomes a floater.

    Which remainds me, I haven't had lunch today.
    Does anyone know where they serve a great chicken salad?

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  26. Very clever take on the topic :)

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  27. cowboydog
    It’s made me think in a deep vacant way for such a long short time.

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  28. ur a smarty pants, willie.
    :D

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  29. Here he goes again! Right on the point.
    Strike!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. Great job! You have such an interesting way of interpreting the subject matter each week. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next. Your work is so different than my own, I love that I found Illustration Friday and can subject myself to something new and different. Thank you!

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  31. Great concept and very thought provoking!

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  32. I'm not surprised you have so many comments and fans. Your work is really exceptional. I too really like your lettering and the thought-provoking concept. I always look forward to seeing what you're doing.

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  33. This actually made me think of the tower of Pisa and then the tower of Babel and then...well, it makes me think that perception is reality and sometimes we try to tip the perception in the direction that suits us best. Great concept, sir!
    P.S. - I have finished "your" painting, and as soon as the sun comes out, I'll be taking pictures and posting them:>

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  34. Like some of the other posters, I think that the paper color definitely adds to the drawing. Ideologically, your submission is one of my favorites. Mainly because it addresses the answer of "opposites" by asking a question. Good job!

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  35. you always challenge perceptions in the most wonderful ways! got me thinking :) A+ bud!

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  36. Very clever questions - and they can't be answered in one way. In one country it's good, in the other bad - and then there all the possibilities between. You ask when - we don't know.

    An example: In Denmark freedom of speech is good, in Iran it's bad. And that's not quite right - it's wrong for some people in both countries.

    Yes, it's a very philosophical question you've found. Thanks for you've quick-started my brain-cells today :)

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  37. 10 points, mate.

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  38. Fantastic! I love this illo's concept and theme. Clever and great use of color and composition. Flowing, yet very left-brained. Love it.

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  39. I would choose anyone...I think...
    intellectual exercise :)

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  40. I had issues with where the sky ended in relation to the ground when painting an outdoor scene in grade school, and dealing with the blue strip of sky everyone else was doing. On the other hand, all that extra sky down to the ground seemed to be a lot of thankless work.

    I really, really like the words in your drawing!

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  41. ok,will be bold here...
    will trade said shoe for this drawing... it explains the world.

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  42. Ha a philosopher! Great illo - and outlook!

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  43. Cool! I really like this one. Think deep.

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  44. Art for thought, something to ponder, cool!

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  45. in the midsts of all the thoughts in my mind these days, you've taken them in this translation of opposites, and articulated and expressed the biggest question of them all... at what point does one thing become something else?

    and i thank you for that willie!

    you asking the right questions, putting things in an abstract perspective, is one of the true gifts you are!

    oxo

    ang.

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  46. what does it mean

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  47. Luck of caffeine, perhaps? I really can’t say since I am a study of opposites harmoniously rebelling within one person… Thanks for stopping by last week!

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  48. Awesome - Again I love the font and the writting. Perfect idea for opposites!!

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  49. RE: earlier comment: It looks like it says (ME-ASH) in the middle.

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  50. this is such a poetic interpretation! You should make a print of it, or a card. Beautiful.

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  51. I really like this piece, and this question. It's a good question to ask about multiple things in my life right now. Thank you for this...

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie