Friday, September 10, 2010


"There is relish to be found in competition -- in having put forth the best within you."
---Henry Kaiser

Happy Illustration Friday! This week's prompt is "Proverb".

So I thought, Proverb? What can I do with that? And then I had to leave to spend the day at Meego's school, for today was the annual Field Day.

Yes, field day! Such fun! Healthy competition amongst friends, and everybody gets a ribbon! (even though we all know that 6th place is really last place...).

This year I was assigned the long jump. So, it seemed only fitting that I would do a competition based proverb.

This is a guy in the midst of a long jump competition. As it formed on my paper, I think it took on a rather crucifixion-esque undertone. That was unintentional on my part, but perhaps subliminal due to the prompt.

Plus I do have a bit of an internal competition with myself on these Illustration Fridays. I want to get my entry posted on the day the prompt is released (they last a week). I managed to get this one scratched out in time to get the burgers on the grill for dinner. Now THAT was a race!


  1. I admire your dedication and talent; to be able to pop these images out every Friday.

    You've created quite another human specimen in this drawing. :)

    Field day? Our local elementary school has them at the end of the school term.

  2. Interesting image. If I might make a couple suggestion, turn his hand the other way and show at least a hint of the other foot. I do appreciate the crucifixion quality to this.

  3. I like the way you've captured him in mid-flight. To escape the bonds of gravity and leap skyward with the knowledge you will land safely.

  4. I love this illustration. Having watched plenty of high school track meets, I think you've captured the moment very accurately.

    I'm impressed that you're able to pump out these drawings as quickly as you do!