Friday, July 18, 2008

ENOUGH IF*

Is there such a thing as enough support from others when you feel like you are falling apart? Have hope and remember that true friends will always stay close by, when they know what you are made of on the inside.

I think this illo represents a lot more about friendship then I had intended. After it was done I took a closer look.

There are those who stay close by your side like the little Doll. She does her best to be comforting and keeps a pulse on the situation. The tiny Mouse may think of himself too small to help, but he remains close to your heart. There are those like the Nurse that have the knowledge and skill to assess the problem which keeps you hopeful that healing will come. The Bunny is genuinely concerned, but with no paws is unable to do anything. Others become Soldiers who protect you when you are most vulnerable and know who to call when action is needed from those from afar who can bring more aid. And then there those who I'd rather not name. They look down from their high place, focus too closely on only the damage, and speak in judgment. Yet, all of them can hold the title of Friend.

Which one are you?

10 comments:

http://hav8.blog124.fc2.com said...

Very good......

Juan said...

Very cool. Great illustration!

RyanLoghry said...

Gorgeous illustration. Obviuosly a lot of thought went into it too. Great post.

Jo1day said...

I love this one. Wonderful technique and I love the story, both what you wrote and what's expressed in the picture
--Joanna Huffaker

INDIGENE said...

This is a great illustration! I'd be a soldier! Your commentary is wonderful and I'm feeling it!

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Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful illustration. The details and colors are wonderful. I think I'd be more the like doll -- I want to comfort, but I'm a bit squeamish so I won't look too close, thank you.

carli said...

what a gorgeous illustration and how true about all the different types of friends.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Beautiful! It was a delight to look over your blog. Thankyou.

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is a spectacular children's illustration....I just love it !!!!

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

I love this picture! Very cute animals, and it looks like a very solid illustration. That's one of my favorite framing devices, and it's very effective in your piece!