Friday, January 18, 2008

Illustration Friday - Plain

I actually drew this on a plane while watching a movie that had this great old man in it. I am fascinated by faces, particularly men's faces. And I've learned to see the wisdom, truth and sorrow in men as they get older and their faces show the signs of age.

For some reason this resonated for me with the topic of Plain.

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."
-- H. Jackson Brown Jr., author

33 comments:

  1. nice image, i used to do this all the time (and i favored men as well); a great place for faces is the bowling alley on league night!

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  2. This one tugged at my heart. Truly, you are wise to see the truth and sorrow and joy in a face.

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  3. It is very plain that you are an amazing and thoughtful soul. I live how pensive this entry and your drawing are today.

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  4. i agree with q. you are amazing.

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  5. I am hoping this was posted becuase you did it on a PLANE and the word today is PLAIN. There is nothing plain about this face. It tells a long story and many tales in it!

    Thank you for sharing!

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  6. Great sketch - wonderfully expressive!

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  7. it is quite plain to see that you are a very intuitive and sensitive person.love it.

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  8. Lovely entry, truly great drawing.

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  9. I love this Willie. You got right to the soul of this man. He looks familiar to me in a haunting way.

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  10. Very intuitive and a great drawing.

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  11. Wishing I could draw like you!6:08 PM

    You have such a beautiful way with lines. I come by often but never leave a note. This time I felt compelled. Thank you for sharing your feelings and elegant lines. Becca from Dallas.

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  12. Yikes! Are those long nose hair?!

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  13. hihi ^_^ {{HUGGSS}}

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  14. amazing talent you have! and your analytic look on growing old. this illo has character indeed. not just by the person in the drawing but the one who made it as well.

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  15. yeah faces are very interesting, they can always tell so much about a person. Im always drawing faces too, nice post and illo btw

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  16. It's all in the eyes! So surreal!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  17. It is a very interesting face.

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  18. I love older people. That is a great drawing. Kudos!

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  19. You really capture the feel of this old man. I also enjoy drawing older people, for their faces have so much character.

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  20. Very interesting drawing!

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  21. This is so wonderful. His face almost appears like a map of his journey through life. Wow :)

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  22. Faces express so much...it's amazing how a space of a few inches can vary so great...millions of people are and have been in the world...each with a different face. Great face!!!

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  23. I love this, it's so expressive and is yet so simple...perfect for "plain"...

    a : )

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  24. and it's entries like this that make me such a fan of IF. interesting and expressive. just great.

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  25. Thanks for your comment, but it weak and transparent like my men.

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  26. Good story with this...I'm torn between wanting to see this finished and enjoying how it has ended...

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  27. I have been trying some faces recently too, they are so challenging! You've done a wonderful job here, especially from a movie on a plane, bravo!

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  28. very expressive--I love that the full details of the face are left incomplete.

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  29. You've captured such expression with such few lines. Beautifully done.

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  30. great drawing, you have a very cool style.

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  31. very Expressive... love the lines... they say all

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie