Friday, January 23, 2009

January 23, 2009

So, I was up almost all last night, watching the Australian Open, (curse the 16 hour time difference)...and decided to work on a color version of yesterdays sketchbook posting.


ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY - CLIMBING
I don't know if I'm stretching it with this topic, but I'm approaching climbing as more in the aspect of rising through the competition. To ascend, or to take an even more literal definition, "To move oneself upward, especially by using the hands and feet". SO, in using sheer athletics, discipline, and wicked amounts of talent...the best overcome their opponents, to CLIMB up the ladder that is the Grand Slam! Let's all just pretend that "using the hands and feet" is intended to represent people playing tennis...I mean, that's all what we thought they meant, right?

Sketch from post, "January 22, 2009".

12 comments:

  1. Great concept. I love the style you have going on here.

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  2. awesome stuff! i love the colour play, and it has great design sense in the face.

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  3. That is what I thought you meant. Nice illustration in your great recognizable style.

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  4. i love the color version of your drawing! great work, as usual.

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  5. Convinced !!! Nice one ... I like your work

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  6. this is really cool! nice color choices too.

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  7. What original work you got, very nice!

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  8. i love your use of colour for shaping. And i think your read on 'climbing' is perfect.

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  9. i like the fragmented style and am releived to hear that someone is as hooked on the tennis as myself!

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  10. Wonderful, what a great style you have!

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  11. i love the line work in your illustration style!

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  12. I love the shapes you've used in the eyelids and mouth – nice rhythm. You've really captured the intensity of his expression!

    Thanks for visiting my blog - yeah, I'm so excited to keep playing with the holga. Feels like I'm back in art school again...

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