Saturday, July 08, 2006

Illustration Friday - Skyline

In the shadow of the city I often wonder.

"The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

43 comments:

  1. :---P

    i was actually going to say
    hiii willieee and then :) but thts lying...

    ok gess wht tht is..
    its a smiley licking his snot.

    sorry.
    im in a sad :--( mood.

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  2. So after moving to the designated direction, we can't prove that it will turn out well. It really makes me ponder...

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  3. Yeah Willie....great lines....you are the best!!!!! LOL

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  4. great quote from Holmesa

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  5. and hopefully choose the wright direction. Great illo.
    :))

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  6. I used to have that quote tacked onto my computer!

    Like the drawing too, the lines are different from your usual drawings, but still feels free.

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  7. Different line style here Dubya-Bee, I like it.

    As far as your quote goes; What if you're one of those really obese people that has to be forklifted out of their home? Does the direction of bowel movement count as the greatest thing then?

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  8. Walking Tall Rrramone! Arrrrrgh matey.

    Smooch,
    The Tart

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  9. Nice! It really reminds me of a fashion illustration (that is a compliment :) just to clarify!)

    Good job!

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  10. Very picasoish!!!

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  11. cowboydog

    When I lived in the city I used to wonder why.

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  12. as long as im movin forward works for me nice pen sketch

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  13. Nifty thought and profile. I think I've had a few days like that...

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  14. Very debonair, very Fred Astairish. I think I see 2 eyes there, yes I do.

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  15. Hey me again. I just saw your exquisite portrait of a flip flop (just one, like your eyes)in the sky with a cloud over at the Tart's. Very nice. I do feel so impolite calling someone a Tart.

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  16. I like this sketch with a glimpse of the city behind you. You look like you might walk right off the paper. Fresh gritty look to this piece.

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  17. This handsome man is just my type. Send him over and I will use him as my new muse. Like Janey, I like your flip flop over at the Tart's blog. Nice work.

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  18. no actually Escher is very fitting for the illusion of love...i happened upon the picture by coincidence...matches my words...

    Anyway...I love the cool soul brother...looks like New York...

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  19. Great bold lines that really capture the atmosphere of this cityscape. Excellent illustration!

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  20. this man is definitely not happy here.

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  21. You're right bout the 'do taste'...
    silly mistake.
    and no they dont. thts just the taste of the dirt under your toenails...
    mine taste of white chocolate.

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  22. I like this! The perspective is very cool, and the Holmes quote is...motivational! I like to be motivated! BTW, the tatooed gal has just a few more sessions left at the parlor before she's ready for her next close-up. She's turning out well:>

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  23. very cool, love the quote....like the thicker lines you did this time too!

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  24. I like your new pen!

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  25. nice layout, few lines capture the mood of a city!!

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  26. Very nice! The bold pen strokes really give it a dark mood. I like it!

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  27. love this thickerlined guy walking tall here...
    makes him really part of that skyline.
    very cool...

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  28. Nice...this one's very gestural. I like it.

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  29. hrm...your style changed in this one....wonder why...unless, was this drawn by someone else?

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  30. Nice lines, sometimes they are embellished with playful details, other times they hint at stuff, like yer dude's hat and glasses.

    You're a breath of fresh air, ALWAYS!

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  31. This is really cool. So much for only being black and white - I love the effect and the continuous lines throughout.

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  32. The scribbly buildings are nice.. I have to agree with Hamsa Hand, that this dude is not happy in the city... or maybe his date is late?

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  33. delicious attitude. very pensive.........

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  34. Simple and effective! Great job!!

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  35. strong stuff as always. the quote is just perfect. hat's off.

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  36. Sophisticated charm!

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  37. I love your free line work-

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  38. You captured the atmosphere wonderfully...and very simply! Wonderful!

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  39. hey there! what wonderful sketchpad meanderings! lovely work ;)

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  40. First, I've never seen so many comments for one illo.
    Second, WOW! I really like your style. Excellent linework.

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  41. great sketch, I just love sketchbooks!

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie