Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sail.

A sailing adventure on the good ship Self-Employed-Illustrator! While sailing on the beautiful seas, it is for the most part, quite a lovely journey. Interesting ports, mostly friendly natives, and an occasional babe in a hula skirt. But sometimes the days are stormy as I view in the distance that treacherous Sea of Deadlines, but nothing makes the crew more mutinous than that legendary whirlpool of No-Work! The bones of many illustrators lie at the bottom of that part of the vast ocean. To be avoided at all costs, though sometimes the cruel winds blow in that direction. After a bit of bailing, am currently cruising quite nicely. Welcome aboard all ye wish to follow! (Side note: My world really was flat when I lived in Kansas! Also to be avoided.)

8 comments:

Jen A said...

Hmmm, I think I've had a cruise on this boat...

Great design.

Doug said...

That is one mighty fine drawing, there Mr. Bill...

I have been teetering on the edge of the Deadline drop off too much recently... need a strong wind to blow me back to one of those islands with friendly natives and coconut monkeys heads...

Solvere volo said...

Oh, no! Not the Sea of Deadlines!!! Is your boat fuelled by cafe au-lait, too? :)

INDIGENE said...

Hmmm...I'm living in that "no work" area which is never fun! Excellent work and timely piece!

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Laura Marsh said...

i love the colors and especially the scary sea serpents!

margothere said...

Now, I do make my living as an illustrator, but I have been self-employed, and I love your "Sail". Excellent sea creatures and concept!

margothere said...

Oops, I meant I do NOT make my living as an illustrator... still love your illustration!

Anonymous said...

After 14 years, the cruel wind has blown me into the Whirlpool of No Work. That is...me no work at SW no more. Call me at home for a coffee sometime, I've got plenty of time on my hands.