Sunday, September 02, 2007

Illustration Friday: Alphabet & Captain

Yeah, I've been playing hooky from Illustration Friday and the old blog. Haven't got any good excuses, save the tired busyness standard line. But who isn't busy? Lots of you all find the time to post and visit other folks.

I thank the people who haven't given up on me, and even visited the 'missing' illustration that I hadn't posted through the IF site... mainly because I missed the deadline. Which is the story with the 'captain' illo that you see last in this column of pictures.

I'll get around to visiting other IFers. Looking forward to seeing what I've missed the last few
weeks. And, again, thanks to you who have dropped on by in my prolonged absence. Can't say I'll be any better in keeping up, but that's just the way it is here.

So here you have a motley crew of alphabetized critters. Thought mebbe I'd try to tackle all 26 of the letters, but that'll have to wait for a later time. Had fun with these guys, so perhaps...

And last in this column is a digital piece of Lincoln, the first person to come to mind when I read the 'captain' topic. You know... Walt Whitman's 'Captain, O Captain' poem. I'm sure I

wasn't the only one to pick him for the topic, so well-known is the poem. This was inspired by a photo by Alexander Gardner.

I'll try to catch up on the other two I missed... 'emergency' and 'visitors', I believe... in the next few weeks.

Peace to all you folks. Stay cool.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

i like em all and the pic of lincoln. are they ur childrens names, just wondering and i also thought about doing an a-z thing, if i ever had the time. thanks for the comments very appreciated. michael dailey

steve said...

Welcome back Mr. Twisselman. Looks like you more than made up for it then, not that you have to though. Love 'em all. Anyhow, you stay cool as well good man.

HARDWAX said...

Glad to see you back!

Looking at your gorgeous letters, makes me wish I had done the same, (well not exactly the same, that would be copying). Anyway, I'm lovin these, and I'm wondering to if these are your children's names.
Your portrait of Mr. Lincoln is wondeful.

Thanks by the way for your generous comments.

arxo said...

can't wait to see the rest of your critters...;-)

really nice looking characters...

Twisselman said...

No, Miri and Michael, those are just random names. We've got two kids, two cats, and one deaf dog, none of them with these monikers.

AndyDoodler said...

Yeah- welcome back! Awesome letters- really funny how they are posing- how'd you get 'em to do that?
Your Lincoln portrait is awesome too-- I stretched and used him for the alphabet this week. I wish he was still with us.

mcscrub said...

great work

Larry Lee said...

Always look forward to your posts. These are wonderful. Would like to see the whole alphabet. Great, as always.
8^)

studio lolo said...

Looks like you have your work cut out for you seeing as we all want to see the entire 26. Great stuff! It's always worth the wait.

Tony LaRocca said...

Ack! Lincoln's eyes follow me no matter where I go! Cute drawings, btw!

bee'nme said...

Gosh I love your work - it's quite wonderful - the softly brooding colors and textures, the wit, everything. You've been missed...

janie said...

great idea for the letters, I hope you do all 26, they're brilliant.