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"To be at peace in crime! ah, who can thus flatter himself."

-- Voltaire

Tech Talk

Corel Painter, Watercolor tool. It's still not a perfect emulation of traditional watercoloring. Using faint values and flat coverage is particularly difficult. A fair amount of brush and color control was sacrificed just to produce finished art. However, I'm much happier with this than my previous attempts (My Wind | My Mask).


Another example of my fascination with how war and peace are inseparable realities. Hopefully this is more than an updated Vietnam War-era "Make Love Not War" concept.


So far, this week's theme "80s" just didn't grab me. I didn't want to break my iFriday streak (at least 1 per week since September '06) and had some unfinished business with the Peace theme.

Comments So Far ...

Blogger Michelle Lana says:

powerful work you've got here...great! Permanent Link


Blogger Brine Blank says:

This theme was a tough one to get a grip on...You're pic reminds me of a scene out of a 70's movie when there tended to be experimentation with layering of still scenes over an action shot...(not that I was looking for such things in the 70's but catch em on Turner classic or the like).. Permanent Link


Blogger Digital Scott's Illustrationblog says:

I like IF because of the challenge of not knowing what the topic will be. Sure, we can all have fun drawing those safe things that we are familiar with, but I like to try different things and create work for a topic, even if it's not my most favorite concept.

I sort of get tired seeing all of the repetitive cute things that are so familiar to many of the IF entries. Gotta stretch, experiment and grow!

I like your work, and admire your constant efforts! Permanent Link


Blogger JO says:

Wow, this is awesome. I do love your style. Permanent Link


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What the Heck is Illustration Friday?

Think of it as a voluntary, client-free playground for illustrators. A topic is posted every Friday morning. Participants from around the world create, post and share their interpretations.

No Client? Why Bother?

At this stage of my career, I need a weekly public exercise to draw anything at all.

Freshness Dating

Unless otherwise stated, my iFriday work is all-new, created soley for that week's theme. Other Freshness categories include:

  • Repurposed
    Old art, lifted straight from the archives with no current modifications
  • Refurbished
    Previously-viewed art, modified and enhanced for current times
  • Alt Theme
    Past iFriday themes, presented when I have nothing for the current week's theme

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