Friday, September 5, 2008

Illustration Friday: Clutter

Okay, here's the deal: I'm aware that there are Illustration Friday purists out there who contend that we shouldn't (from a moral point of view) use existing images for our Illustration Friday posts. We should draw inspiration from the word, consult our muse, and create some original art. When I started a month ago, that was my intention. But, as I often do, for the sake of convenience and pleasure, I've compromised my shallow morals, and have used existing images, previously paid for by my wonderful clients. My excuse last week: I was out of town for the Labor Day weekend, my time was limited, and I found a very appropriate image. This week: What else could I have possibly drawn? It's clutter! Given a forty hour work week, I probably would have come up with this exact image. And I could have lied to you folks, and given the impression that I drew it just for Illustration Friday, but seeing that I posted it 23 minutes after the word was announced, I suspect some sleuths out there might have suspected my ruse. So there is a glimmer of morality still in my soul.

10 comments:

kathy hare said...

wonderful, why daw something new when you already have the perfect image! :)

Connie said...

Stop agonizing; it's great! You are also allowed to use it again when 'back trouble' is the IF word.

Tina Vaziri said...

Uh oh, I hope he is lifting with his legs, great expression.

carole said...

Excellent

Juan said...

What a wonderful illlo!

Doug said...

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murphy girl said...

whew...that's a lot of...words to read. and doug seems to have a tiny issue with you? (as well as a lot of time on his hands, apparently)

Katie said...

Your not the only one. I haven't seen it. I don't think. Great illustration. Very cluttered.

INDIGENE said...

lol! I did the same thing! Sometimes in a pinch, you've gotta do what you gotta do! This illustration fits perfectly and I love his expression! Paper and boxes, the epitome of clutter!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

thefridayfrog said...

you and it are new to me, bill, so...it's perfect. masterfully rendered. :)))

lookit alll that paper!