Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Illustration Friday - Portrait


So, I am back and busy as ever. I have a few deadlines to keep so I'm just going to have to dig deep. This one is from the late eighties. It is one of my faves.

21 comments:

michael dailey said...

nice watercolor like the contrast between the purplish blue shadows and the yellowish orange shirt and welcome back

Cez said...

beautiful portrait...and colors contrast...
Thanks for your kind message on my blog...your sensation about my text was right!!!!I'm so happy to read you again

Lori Witzel said...

Really really nice -- a lot of heart and grittiness in this!

Thanks for your comment on my "found modern art" and good luck on your interview sequence, I'll be wishing good things for you!

Debra Cooper said...

This is wonderfully done! I like the blue tones throughout the whole piece. I must say your words are so moving with your other posts. Especially the one of the David sign. Thank goodness for caring souls like you and your wife.

Thanks for your comment on my setter. It's my husband's passion - breeding and training english setters.

krista said...

Wow. That's talent. Beautiful.

Geninne said...

WOW Michael...you master so many different techniques! Cool! One big yeehaw! for this illo! :-)

Geninne said...

Oh! and I forgot...I loved your new blog banner design...reminds me of Magritte.

aynaku said...

beatiful illo and great colours contrast...I like his expression as well; thanks for your kind comment
:)

Sarah said...

Oh my, you are headless! Oh, that's just your banner ;). Beautiful work, amazing portrait.

Amy Zaleski said...

Such interesting color choices for this incredible portrait! I'm not sure who this man is, but you've really captured a quality here. Kind of looks a bit like Will Rogers...

steve said...

Wow Michael!!! You've got talent man. This is remarkable--the colors and the expression on the man's face. Fantastic!!!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Thanks, Michael, for your kind comment on my portrait post. Looking at your work, I can tell your opinion is to be valued. The cowboy is exceptional.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Another wonderful illustration. He appears to be panning for gold; perhaps it is the gold shirt that takes me in that direction. Though his face says that he has yet to be successful and perhaps he is rethinking traveling all the way across the country to the land of sunshine and opportunity -- still more gold references.
(thanks for your kind comments on my art)

Hotwire said...

the colors in this piece are beautiful.

Mike Thompson said...

Super portrait! I like the painterly approach a lot!

cristosova said...

With him comes an all earnest earthiness. Terrific!

HARDWAX said...

Woe, what a great piece of work, and the the colors used in this. Rugged and raw and so realistic. Beautiful!

Roz Foster said...

This is fantastic. He looks so alive--The color and movement are so dynamic that he looks nearly more alive than the rest of us. Great stuff. I love to see other people's work from way back when...

Muffin said...

wow, this is great. I love the colors and the expression. Not just a portrait. (;

Chris Graf said...

this looks great, i love the colors.

Paula said...

This portrait is awesome, Michael. You've got great talent.