Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Illustration Friday – Capture



Capture can get a person to thinking about all sorts of dark and scary images. The citizens of my lovely city are enduring somewhat of a murder spree, Jacksonville has surpassed Miami for bragging rights in the state of Florida and will probably make the top ten in the country. The neighbors on my street has been plagued by recent thefts and breakins, and I have had to deal with attempts.

So it would have been easy to just dust off my long unused pencils or watercolors and drawn some kind of criminal capture with a bit of police brutality thrown in for good measure. BUT I couldn't. I chose instead to look to the lighter side of lifeÂ… at things that make me happy. And children most certainly do that. My own children are such a joy.

I like the way their logic works and that's what got me to thinking about this weeks word. If a child wanted to catch some rain drops what better thing to use than the butterfly net that he used only minutes before to capture a butterfly?

Oh yeah, and if any of the thugs in this city get near any of my kids, they better HOPE and PRAY that the police catch them before I do. There. Now you get a little bit of darkness from me.

It feels good to be back.

12 comments:

Rosa Murillo said...

ha! so simpe and beautiful!

Amy Zaleski said...

Good to see you back, Michael! I love your light, happy approach to the theme, and the "kid logic" is great! Glad to hear you like your job, but sorry Jacksonville is a bit on edge now. My aunt lives there, so I've heard it from her, too. Stay safe!

ValGalArt said...

haha try to keep the joy feeling coming Michael! Love this!!!

HARDWAX said...

Such a fun illustration of a childs way of dealing with life, in a very lighthearted innocent way in this piece. Your artwork is so good and full of energy. Love this, glad you have landed a cool job and glad to see you back!

Gabrielle said...

Good for you for looking at the bright side!

Love his hairdo!

Kevin said...

Delightful illustration! I really like your style and approach.

steve said...

Welcome back! Very cool little drawing here--you've captured what it's like to be a child indeed.

smoen said...

Great idea! I love the line work and colors, nice illo!

lil kim said...

cute little kid. yes sometimes it's hard to focus on the innocent things when there are so many things to worry about out there, but I'm glad you have...

Cez said...

it's great to see and read you again!!! love your illo!!!!
My around the world should wait..I received a huge offer for working in Vietnam...so at the end of august, we'll move there!!!
a new life...a new adventure!!! but the same blog...of course!!!

aynaku said...

smart and capturing take on the topic!your writing is quite interesting and the illo is definitely funny...tnx for your comment...I guess you been in tokyo too.

kj said...

yay! michael's good energy is back!

kj