Saturday, November 12, 2005

Illustration Friday: Strength


"Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong- sometimes it's letting go." - Anonymous


This week's topic had me stumped. Really liked the illustrations using motherhood as a strength topic. Didn't want to do a strong man, though I saw some good muscleman iillustrations at IllustrationFriday.com. So I started searching for quotes on strength and found the one above, which got me thinking about the strength I've seen in true peacemakers. We need strong people of peace now more than ever. Started with a sketch, brought it into Photoshop, and played around with layers. Gonna have to start varying the technique here pretty soon, I guess. Peace, everyone.

13 comments:

rubio2d said...

Great interpretation of this week topic.
Nice work.

Holly said...

Well done. Peace to you as well. Cheers!

Meg said...

I love this interpretation. Very nice work...

Catnapping said...

you've offered a wonderful take on 'strength.'

i think this is a really good illustration...i like the hands, especially.

carla said...

I think this is both visually and conceptually beautiful. I love how you created the dove, and I love the background...it provides a contrast to the lightness of the flight.

Anonymous said...

I really like this submission - nice alternate take on the topic. Are they open mouths I see on the right in the blue? Lovely Dove - Peace :)

Marie said...

What a lovely piece. I like your photoshop technique very much.
marie

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great interperation of the quote and the IF theme.

Alina Chau said...

Great idea!! Lovely illo

Liselotte said...

Beautiful. I love this one - strength really is letting go...

Sarah said...

That's funny - I did the same thing! I was trying to search for a quote as well to inspire myself. I like what you've chosen, and the illustration is nicely done.

PaulSketch said...

WOW! This is beautiful! The drawing works perfectley with the quote! Now I'm inspired to work on my illustration :)

rose said...

Very nice illustration, wonderful sentiment.