Saturday, February 23, 2013

Whisper



This week's prompt at Illustration Friday is "whisper".  Hmmm... how to illustrate a whisper?

The word conjures images of mouth-to-ear action.  In fact, when I went to see what the prompt was, there were already many mouth-to-ear submissions.  All nicely done, of course, but I'm too much of a non-conformist to jump on that wagon.

The word also suggests images of intimacy.  Hmmm...  this is a pretty PG-13 blog, so nope.

I decided to to the mouth-to-ear whisper after all, just from the opposite end of things.  Non-conformity lives.
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13 comments:

  1. Ya know. I tend to always say the same thing about your pics, and I'm running out of ways to say "I love this!" But I must tell you, when I saw this drawing, my first reaction was that this was your best yet. Not just because you did a fantastic job of drawing it, but because the feelings it conjures up went straight to my heart. So sweet! I love the view point. I love that you can tell what they're doing without actually seeing it. I love it.
    Long live non-conformity! :)

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    1. And I'm running out of ways to say, "Aw, thanks!"

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  2. Ditto what shadowrun said. I have really loved your sketches and haven't seen a bad one yet. I may be slightly biased but I think you captured the intent of the prompt without relying upon the standard mouth-to-ear shot. Great way to fight da man and rail against conformity.

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    1. Thanks! Be as biased as you like, I can take it.

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  3. Like! It still relays a sense of intimacy, just like the whisper itself.

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    1. Good :) that's what I was shootin' for.

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  4. Fantastic drawing!! And seriously, us non-conformists invented the phrase "thinking out of the box". I immediately knew that at the top of the drawing was a little boy, his hands placed on either side of his mouth, while he whispered to the taller person.

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    1. You know it Ljoy, keep fighting the good fight.

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  5. You drew that? Wow. You have some REAL talent!

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  6. You have SUCH creativity in you! I love this. You've drawn just a small piece of a bigger picture that I can clearly see in my mind.

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  7. Very interesting take on this, and wonderful wonderful drawing. It leaves a lot to the imagination, while being solidly THERE. Nice!

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  8. What a terrific, original perspective on the topic, "whisper". Your image conveys more than most while never revealing the actually focus of the exchange...super!

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