Friday, August 6, 2010


Happy Illustration Friday, where this week's prompt is "caged".

I know this guy. He's a nice guy, and he drives a forklift. He prefers to earn his money by cooking, and has done so quite well in the past. He's also an aspiring artist - graphic novelist to be exact.

So he's a cook. He's an artist. But he currently earns his paychecks by driving a forklift, and he's okay with that. He calls it his "purgatory" job. It's not ideal, but he's also grateful enough to know that it could be much worse.

A bit caged maybe. Caged, but never trapped.


  1. Heisann!
    Both my sons are graphic designers, one with a regular job, one without... I know how hard it is to have sufficient income in this trade even if you are talented.
    You have posted a great submission ;:D)

  2. He sounds like a determined guy. I hope one day soon he gets to leave his purgatory and move on to that dream job.

    Great depiction!

  3. We've all had purgatory jobs. It builds character. It also teaches a lesson to some - keep working towards a goal/dream and someday it may come true. Good to see that he appreciates the opportunity he has.

  4. Very nice portrait. We all do what we gotta do!

  5. Nice picture!
    Hah, I am still living in hope that I will one day get away from my purgatory job. I'm getting closer!