Friday, May 02, 2008

Illustration Friday - Seed

From little seeds big things grow. ;-)

I drew this one morning during the High Sierra Music Festival in Northern California. It was peaceful other than the sound of the crows and the snoring. And I was most drawn to the details of the big tree looming over our tents. (click image for a larger view) It's one of the things I love about drawing moments from my life. In a way I'm planting a seed so that a memory can grow.

"Your vision will become clear only
when you look into your heart...

Who looks outside, dreams.
Who looks inside, awakens."


-- Carl Gustav Jung

37 comments:

  1. wonderful drawing and brings northern ca to mind

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  2. Nice drawing. I'm kind of a Jungian, so I like the quote, too. :)

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  3. Wonderful drawing, Willie. And beautiful, heartfelt words.

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  4. Great draw. I really like the contrast that is going on...One of my favorites...

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  5. I love the lines in this and the filled page. My brother was one of those recently threatened by the fires and otherwise he loves his home. I'll make sure he sees this drawing.

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  6. I really especially like this drawing of yours! Very nice indeed!

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  7. Fab. Incredibly dynamic for a static scene. I haven't looked for awhile, but -- do you ever digitally colour your drawings?

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  8. beautiful "birds eye view", great study and gorgeous lines! cheers!

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  9. it is always a pleasure to take a look at your site.

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  10. love this illustration! wonderful work...

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  11. "A seed for a memory to grow" Love the image in this statement.

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  12. Great illustration, love the trees! :)

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  13. Beautiful picture - and words. I love your work!

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  14. really nice!!! full of details!!!
    (^v^)

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  15. This illo here (to compare with other deep in illo), I can understand!
    Great sketched!

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  16. Nice. I like your linework in this illustration And it has a peaceful feel to it.

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  17. This is one of my Willie favorites. I love the tree trunk.

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  18. Very nice line drawing.

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  19. ohhh stunning work! i luv the details too.. kinda have some similiarity with my tree drawings on my wrinkles entry..

    anyway im finishing one for this week too and its sorta landscape as well..

    btw i luv the dreams quote.

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  20. love the background details.

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  21. wonderful clean lines, yet very loose and imaginative. I'm always delighted to see a piece from a sketch book; like peeking into someone's photo album. Nice work.

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  22. i love all the details on this!

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  23. this is lovely - i like the lanterns best. your first sentence was the inspiration for my IF too. Great work.

    ps. how are you always first? ;-)

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  24. oh man, willie! i ADORE this illio! they way you captured this moment, this place, the paper lanterns, all the stuff, and then the beautiful scenery peeking thru. this is gonna be one of my all-time willie favs. :))

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  25. Fresh and absolutly quickly still-life capture.
    I like it!

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  26. This is a nice one. Reminds me of Diebenkorn in a way too. I like it!

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  27. Well said ... how are you liking the music up there?

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  28. a wonderfully vivid and at the same time quiet sketch... if you understand what i mean... :-)

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  29. CB's photoblog is about my grandfather, who i didn't know, as far as i can read it from the photos i inherited and the stories told by relatives. it was a strange and unusual life and family...

    had he still been alive he would have been 131 years old.
    i, his granddaughter victorie, am 62..

    thank you for your interest! :-)

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  30. Such a lovely sentiment to go with a beutifully drawn moment.

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  31. indigene8:30 AM

    Wonderfully captured and true sentiment! Hope you had a wonderful time!

    www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

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  32. Great illo! I think this one is my favorite of your whole collection so far! You really capture so much with your line drawings. Nice job!

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  33. Great sketch - I love looking back at sketchbooks and reminiscing! You've captured a nice moment!

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  34. Always awesome, always enjoyable. Thanks for all you do.

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  35. i like your easy line way. very poetic. ;]

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  36. I love your lines ... how even in the simplicity of black and white, there is such a unique style.

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Thanks for stopping by! :-)

Willie