Friday, March 16, 2007

Illustration Friday - Total

My friend Ed has magic hands. Total command, and he draws with his total heart.

(And I'm starting to really enjoy this painting thing!) :-)

"Life beats down and crushes the soul,
and art reminds you that you have one."
-Anonymous

107 comments:

  1. I love the sense of loose movement in this piece - great colors too!

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  2. so are we (liking this painting thing)!

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  3. this painting thing is tops i must declare!!

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  4. very nice and great blog!

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  5. Oooh Willie I LOVE it. More paint please!!!

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  6. Total looseness! Great paint!

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  7. Great color and texture. The hand holding resting atop the paper is especially nice, I think. Could look at this piece for an hour.

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  8. I didn't know you painted! I should visit more often. It matches your drawing style. Cool.

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  9. Totalmente maravilloso!

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  10. wow! hadn't been here in a while. love the color and feeling here and use of the space.

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  11. radiant woman12:19 PM

    Keep painting, great hands and use of color. Thanks for commenting too!

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  12. Love the energy and the expressiveness! And your quote is great too!

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  13. You should really do more paintings. This is great!

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  14. yes the paint adds a lot - I like the way its operating somewhat independently of the drawing

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  15. This is excellent. Wish I had magic hands.

    Anonymous said that? I don't believe it! };-}

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  16. Top notch work Willie!

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  17. Nice combo of colors!

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  18. A much better total than mine!

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  19. Sometimes my soul is too crushed for art. That is when chocolate and peanut butter come in handy.

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  20. colors are a wonderful addition to your artwork's style indeed..

    8)

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  21. I agree with what loralee said...yes, chocolate. : )

    Beautiful painting. Simple yet intriguing.

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  22. u always had good line quality and now i see it carries over to ur painting. nice work

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  23. cbobak8:09 AM

    I like that your strong drawing style is not lost in your painting, but rather enhanced. I love the quote too!

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  24. this is great - painting of painting!

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  25. Very nice, colors and feeling are strong and yet so cute! I like it a lot!

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  26. Loving this tons, WB. And (because I have a junk-heap for a mind) made me think a little bit about Ben Shahn.

    Keep on painting!

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Ben%20Shahn&btnG=Search&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&um=1&sa=N&tab=wi

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  27. yes, i like that video a lot. that was your town? that's pretty neat! how could you tell?

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  28. nice painting, very effective... it reminds me egon Schiele's work. tnx for stopping by

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  29. Get your !@# into a gallery- if you haven't already.

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  30. Willie, I LOVE this piece... keep up with the painting... nice incorporation of line with color... a constant struggle for me. well done!

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  31. By all means... by any means... KEEP PAINTING. This is wonderful. The texture, the colors, the line, it all fits so beautifully. You are now the one with the magic hands.

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  32. Great quote and I'm loving your painting too!

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  33. Very nice Willy, but there is no reason to let life beat you down - set yourself free!

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  34. Very different style, and yet, I love it too ;)

    BTW, two weeks in a row being the first one! Wow! You are the best, Willie :)

    cabanadigital.com

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  35. I love the marriage between painting and drawing in this piece...I think you're on to something fabulous here!

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  36. very nice painting,strong and great colors

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  37. yes yes good, i like the paint/line mix

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  38. love ur style...simple yet unique....great work and style....hope to keep in touch....

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  39. totally loving this painting thing of yours. what a natural you are.
    love it!

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  40. Great painting!
    You have a reason to enjoy doing it. Thanks for posting!

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  41. This is so cool Willie. The colors, loose feel of the line and direction...great!

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  42. Really like your painting and I did say that!
    };-}

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  43. *choking* Mwhahahahha! I love your painting. This is great RRRRRRRamone! *meow* But I think Anonymous is a bit....mmmm....anyway...

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  44. you are fantastic!!!!

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  45. Very nice colors. I really like the loose line work.

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  46. beautiful tribute and quote!

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  47. Anonymous5:59 AM

    I really love your painting style, it complements your drawings well without changing the style much! Excellent!
    (this is Caroline, I can't remember my blog's name... I'm on Flickr too and I'm the one with the rodeo paintings)
    Take care!

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  48. This has got so much character and energy in it! Rather different I should say. I really seriously think you should continue with this, though I love your lines as well :)

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  49. Heyyyyyyyyyyyy
    A little color with those lines!!
    Looks great!
    (See you didn't need to drop acid anyhow)
    ;o)

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  50. Hey there,

    Thanks for finding my blog and checking it out--I found your blogs (they're so cool!!! I love your art and your message--the Homeless Signs and Happy 2007 blog were wonderful to peruse!) through your profile. :)

    Looking forward to seeing more!

    Take care,

    I.

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  51. wow, cool! I like it:) thanks for your comments!

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  52. i love that saying! art IS the reason for me to stay survive.

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  53. Hey, Willie, have always been a fan of your line work and your unique take on the subjects, now this with color, Awesome!

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  54. Hello Willie,
    I like this illustration much… Very different from the others! It's superb!
    Have a beautiful week!

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  55. thanks for the comment.and yea... its true i am the shortest of all my friends

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  56. Beautiful expressiveness! Love the textures and colors!

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  57. great movement with so few lines, love it!! thx for your comments and the guess on the gumballs too =)

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  58. this is different for you...i really like it!

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  59. Nice one big willie! The enjoyment is showing through in your work!

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  60. Willie, your hands are magical! You are a genius alright. Are you Ed? Reminds me of the story of the "Praying Hands" by Albrecht Dürer:

    http://www.ftmagic.com/prayinghands.html

    Great work as always!

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  61. Very nice play off of the background...I'm one that doesn't always enjoy when a work gets too 'artsy'(I think sometimes people can try to pass off junk as art because of a lack of talent)...but this is not the case with your work...very sharp...

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  62. Wow! Your friend seems to have the hands of God! Cool illo

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  63. beautiful work.

    Thank you for coming over to my blog!

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  64. Interesting piece! It has a crinkled, choppie look, but at the same time is fluid, and beautiful to look at. I like the quote and the idea here.

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  65. Paint more! Especially the suggestive fingers!! :) :) (Is it just me?)

    Glad to see you painting. The world is now a better place.

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  66. Wonderful piece. Great use of color and loose styling. I wish I could loosen up a bit!

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  67. wonderful! Love the colours, composition and the ink lines...everything!

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  68. Your drawings are wonderful, and now your painting is AMAZING! I, too, have f.o.p. (fear of paint), but maybe a class is what I need, huh?

    Are you showing/selling your work anywhere? Because you should be.

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  69. I love the style andthe lines..also the colours are brilliant..
    btw If you want to add a little girl or a boy to your blog.. The site is:
    http://doll-doll.com/

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  70. This is beautiful, love love it!! Great design and very expressive!!

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  71. Hey WB! I REALLY like your paintings! I'm doing the catch-up thing, back online now and moved in. Your Fuck It Tree is splendid. There are so many goodies here, love your art outlook style.

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  72. Very interesting. Good interpretation of the subject, you are definitely better at this than I am. What I love best about it are the colors. You are really, really good at that painting thing :)

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  73. This is really cool. I love the colors. :)

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  74. WOW, you've been busy. I love the paintings and the 6 weird things.

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  75. Your line drawings are way cool! You seem to be onto something with this painting. Scrolled thru your blog - am still laughing about "boiling hairy corn". Thanks for stopping by.

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  76. I love the sensitivity of the line. Beautiful piece.

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  77. I really love your lines :)

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  78. i really really really love everything about this painting. very wonderful!

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  79. great style. Very UPA! if you haven't heard about this animation studio, look it up on the internet, I think that you'll like it.

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  80. Hey.. good work you got here.. I like your loose pen line.

    Thanx for your comment on my blog. I'm actually am not seeing the tournament as i have no cable at home, and been busy with work so who knows who will win.

    *I just like making fun of those shorts(skirts)

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  81. I'm loving this and that quote as well!

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  82. I love those hands! I wish mine looked like that. Maybe someday... :-)

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  83. Yow! Mine is the 89th comment? I'm sure to get lost!

    Beautiful illustration. I love the paint colors and the drawing and the sentiment. And I loved looking at the rest of your blog! If art reminds us we have a soul then your art surely reflects a beautiful soul of your own. Thanks. And keep on painting!

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  84. 90! Wow! What a honor! :)
    Wonderful painting, so expressive and free.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog, take care!

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  86. just a question... does nummer 90 get a present? Or are just saving it for the 100? ;)

    Keep on painting, drawing and being so creative!

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  87. I really really love this! The colors are beautiful and I like the line!

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  88. Love the lines and colors! Orange is my favorite to paint with.

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  89. the tracing is amazing, and I love the texture!

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  90. I likeit!.... contour drawing has so many possibilities... and your play with colour contributes well to the overall feel of this piece.

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  91. Great job and quote! I like the colour scheme too.

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  92. Very cool. Good words to remember, especially now when I'm headed to the studio. Nicely done. Love the over-lay lines.

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  93. Anonymous3:46 AM

    I love your magic. Well done! Helge

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  94. I've done it! I'm number 100! Do I get my gift? :)

    I see you can read german! I wrote "nummer" instead number yesterday... Sorry! Sometimes I get totally confused ;P

    Cheers, Cecilia

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  95. thx 4 ur comment. much appreciated :-) and to break the 100 - taraaaaaaaaaaa
    hope that painting is on some wall already. i can see it going well with a red couch :-)

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  96. I absolutely love this painting. My favorite of yours!! Lots of confidence.

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  97. Well I guess it has been awhile since I stopped by. I love that you're painting! Yet your unique line art style still shines through. That's a great quote - I've seen it before....

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  98. christ, I was going to say something, but it looks like it's been said. Must be happy with the response eh!

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  99. I really like your line style and you've incorporated this masterfully in this piece.

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  100. 105 freakin' comments?

    I was right -- EVERYbody loves Willie.

    (And hey, you deserve the luv, bro!)

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  101. meredith1:38 AM

    Beautiful. The paint thang is really working for you! I want this on the wall above my writing desk. The colours make me happy. I could be inspired.

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie