Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Illustration Friday - Brave


I think Rosa Parks is a good example of bravery and her story is one that should always be remembered. The civil rights movement was not too long ago in the history of the United States and I think some people today are too quick to believe our country has completely overcome intolerance.

This was a quick ink job in order to achieve a dry brush affect. I'm always looking for ways to loosen up my style and this was an attempt at that.

24 comments:

Marcus Mientus said...

very good job and very good topic!

Dion said...

Very nice! I have a friend who has a similar style and it reads so clearly in print. Excellent!

Debbie Clandening said...

Great illustration.I agree Rosa was very brave.
~Deb~

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I think everyone on IF did a good job with the word this week.

elizabeth said...

Great take on the theme, and a beautiful tribute illustration. Love the colors.

thomas pitilli said...

I think the dry brush on the background works really well against the clean/crisp lines on the figure.

Shravani.Arts said...

very nice illustration...!!

Melinda Stanley said...

Wonderful! Great example of bravery! Love it!

Indigene said...

Excellent choice and beautifully rendered! Bravo!

doodlingbanjos said...

This is really cool, I love your color palate (sp?), and subject matter. Keep with the texture!

John

alex fine illustration said...

Wow, thanks for all the comments. I appreciate so much feedback. I'm definitely going to keep experimenting with the dry brush style.

larry said...

Brave indeed.

SEILER said...

Great style man!

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Larry and Jason. I appreciate you guys stopping by.

Jayesh-Sivan said...

Great Illustration..!! liked it.!

Matt said...

VERY cool. Awesome take on the theme, and an incredible illustration.

Alice said...

I love the loose style of this one. and your colour balance is great as usual! I think it transmits the meaning perfectly.

thanks for dropping by my site again (new spam catcher mistakenly marked you but i've fixed it)!

minorhenchman said...

thanks for the kind comment on my Geo. Washington picture. It means a lot coming form an artist of your obvious ability level. Your Rosa Picture is great. your work reminds me a lot of a few comic artists- Nathan Fox, Matt Madden, and Jessica Abel. Which is a way of saying, basically, I like it a lot.

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Jayesh and Matt for your kinds words.

Alice - Thanks for the feedback, I enjoyed your IF illo this week a lot.

Matthew - I definitely take being compared to any of those illustrators in any way as a huge compliment. Thanks for your comment.

donny* said...

this is such a fantastic image. as always, love your work.

alex fine illustration said...

Thanks Donny, this was a fun word to illustrate this week.

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