Saturday, September 10, 2011


Happy weekend, happy Illustration Friday!  This week's prompt is "boundaries", and I did this illustration of a parkour girl.  

Parkour is " a method of movement focused on moving around obstacles with speed and efficiency"  (from Wikipedia).  Have you ever seen any of those crazies that practice this?  Actually, I will admit that I admire their skills, and I could never do it because of my ridiculous fear of heights. 

So when I saw "boundaries", I remembered a photo I'd seen of a parkour girl overlooking the city, plotting her route.  She seemed to me to be saying, "I don't need no stinkin' boundaries!"

... p.s.  I'd just like to give a little thank you to the powers-that-be at Illustration Friday for honoring my platypus as Pick of the Week.  *squeals of delight*


Anonymous said...

what a great take on the topic - also your platypus is awesome!

Cathy Holtom said...

I have seen videos of this sport, your girl is perfect for the illustration!

Mindful Drawing said...

Well, I have seen 'parkour' but I had no clue about its name. Your illustrated girl looks dress for the sport and determined to take a few obstacles.
Very good for boundaries.

Laurie said...

Original interpretation of the topic. I'm a fan.

terri said...

Hadn't seen or heard of Parkour before. Your drawing portrays it well! And congratulations on your Platypus award. Way to go!

Linda Hensley said...

Congrats on being pick of the week! Well deserving of happy squeals of delight :) I've never heard of parkours before. I'm not especially afraid of heights, but where does good sense figure into this? Cool painting.

ruth said...

Congrats on being the Pick of the Week! So cool.

Indigene said...

I have to admit that I like it too! If only I was younger! :) Wonderful line work.