Thursday, August 07, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Sail"

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I had another piece prepared for this morning but the topic being "sail" really makes it difficult not to mention Ticket.

So to change it up a little and provide a some history for the cover I present the little doodle that inspired Ticket. I made this little drawing on a scrap of paper sometime about 5 or 6 years ago.

I called it "He Suddenly Remembered the Ticket."

I think the line came from a story I was writing at the time and it in there was a scrap of paper that you could write one thing on and you would get whatever you wrote. Many bad things happened but the character held on to the paper until the end and when there was nothing left he scrawled "rescue." So, rescue came in the form of a sail boat.

I really don't know what draws me to this picture. But I don't think it'll be the last time I visit. We can all use a little rescue sometimes.

11 comments:

DavidM said...

That's a great little sketch. And it's great to see the progression to the finished piece. I hope you finish up that story and get it published some day! It sounds really unique and interesting.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

another nice illustration; our time spent sailing in dreams perhaps?

Jo1day said...

Great sketch, and the finished piece is just wonderful Great work.

Juan said...

Great work!

mim said...

I like it even more than final piece!
just kidding but it make many sense in me! :)

mim,

sophie philo said...

that's so wonderful!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous sketch and concept

Jen A said...

Really beautiful

lil kim said...

just gorgeous.

INDIGENE said...

Something magically haunting about it. Wonderful imagery!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Diane Duda said...

it's beautiful.