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Saturday, August 6, 2011

imperfect


Welcome to another episode of Illustration Friday, where this week's prompt is "imperfect".

I recently finished reading a book titled The Art of Making Money.  It's about a guy - who coincidentally is named Art - who successfully counterfeited the 1996 one hundred dollar bill.  Well, somewhat successfully since he's currently in prison...

It was an intriguing book and I was impressed by the lengths at which a person will go to break the law.  It was a rush for him, and I think an addiction, to pass his fake money as the real thing.  I don't in any way condone what he did, but at the same time, he did create masterpieces.

My artplay is a hobby for me.  I do these illustration Friday posts and other things, but trust me...
  
Plenty of my creations end up in the trash!
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8 comments:

ArtSnark said...

nice illo. Sounds like a good read too - will have to check it out

terri said...

Very nice replication of Ben Franklin. Probably wouldn't take much for you to come up with a counterfeit bill! :-)

Linda Hensley said...

Nice drawing! I'm curious about the book too.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

VERY nice sketch of BF. Well done. Interesting sounding book, too.

Scott said...

Abby, can you make that a little smaller, so we can print it out and use it?

Seriously, there was a counterfeiter many years ago, in Africa, who did excellent work, but made one mistake--he adorned each bill with a portrait of himself!

AHAviews said...

Love the feel of this portrait - better some images end in the trash than a till!

heidi aldin monteleone said...

Great drawing of old Ben. He's one of my favorite historical characters. Sounds like a good read.

Dana S. Whitney said...

It's always good when there's a book recommendation! (I'm wanting to read the one about art heists!) Likeable likeness of ol' Ben, too.