Friday, February 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: Leap





My submission for Illustration Friday's "Leap" is from one of my Marisol Greeting Cards and it stems from my having worked in an office when I was younger. It takes a leap to live as an artist and believe in yourself.

39 comments:

Brine Blank said...

I'll print it and give it to my boss next week on a bad day...I'll let you know how that works out for me...you do have room under the stairs to house me should I get fired I suppose...

rbaird said...

Clever!
That's quite a leap isn't it!
Nice one Val.

Faruffa said...

Gorgeous!!!
I love the idea and its magical representation, you have a great great talent!

NANCY LEFKO said...

this is a wonderful interpretation of the topic on a number of levels...and a terrific illustration, as always.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Wonderful! I love it, what a great idea!!!!! And of course superbly done as always! So cute!

Teri C said...

Just wonderful and perfect for the working person!!!!

RyanLoghry said...

Oh man, great concept. Having just escaped a lousy job, I can relate to your illustration. I like how the character is out of frame too. Awesome job.

claudine hellmuth said...

love love love!!

Krimo said...

Love it!
I give myself one of those certificates every time I feel like it! Absolute fun, Val!

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

I get this. It's like a get out of jail free card!

Diana Evans said...

I love this submission and the idea is so clever...and your quote at the end...so true...

thanks for the smiles...I really enjoy popping by your blog...

Cheers,
Diana

Ces said...

It certainly does! Imagine leaving everything secure and then venture into a million possibilities. There is something to be said about artists who brave the realm - they must really love what they do and it shows in their work.

Tracy said...

Wonderful idea! I love this :) Too bad I don't have enough confidence and know-how to take such a big leap of faith! Great illo, Val!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

Awesome!!! It has a very surrealist feel to it too. Great!

Emila Yusof said...

Stunning! I totally agree with you! Takes a lot of courage to be on the outside!

Lois said...

I'm so glad you are not working there anymore! Cute idea with the gift certificate for one hour in it.

Ellen Byrne said...

AMEN!

andi butler said...

absolutely beautiful, Val! While I'm not surprised, I'm always impressed with every illustration you create! Still want to live in one of the housed you've painted! Take care!

a : )

Tony LaRocca said...

Give one to your boss so everyone gets to go home early!

tusen said...

Great concept! I'm sure every office could use it :)

bog_art said...

I totally understand you.. I am the kind of person who really likes to go out if the day is nice.. the times I have been working in an office I feel like I am in a cage like your draw..
PS: Wow.. I didn't know that salty technique that you used in your last post.. :D

isay said...

great take of the topic!

Ursula Shaw said...

Wonderful! Love the certificate that goes with it.

Gillian said...

It certainly is a leap and I bet you're glad you took it.
Great styling on this - I love that cage.

princesstomato said...

val, this is brilliant :)

we are so lucky to be able to do what we love, aren't we!!! :)

teri

Jan said...

Thank you. For this illustration.

doodlestreet said...

How perfect it is a bird cage and we stretch our wings as artist so we can see if we can fly on our own.

Hey, where do I get one fo those little 'get out of JAIL free' cards!! Hhahha...not that I'm sayin' work is like jail...okay, maybe I am. OH NO!

J. E. Morris said...

What a great concept. Love the feet flying out of the picture. There are time that I wished my boss had given me a get-out-of-work-free card!

sketched out said...

Super clever and oh so true! It's so encouraging to see someone become successful after taking that leap.

Thanks, I needed that.

Janice said...

Lovely idea... and aint it great to be free! (so to speak)

Dot said...

your stuff is always so interesting!

studio lolo said...

You're preachin' to the choir sister! Great job and concept, and hurray for you for making it on the 'outside!' Wonderful illo Val;)

Kstyles said...

Great take on the theme Valerie.

atomicvelvetsigh said...

brilliant and beautiful! now that's a leap i need to take as well i guess.. (see im still doubting)

im so buried at work i almost couldnt hop thru all my fave artists at IF.. and more.. not able to draw and paint as much as i would like to..

lil kim said...

heheh. so THAT's why the caged bird sings!

johanna said...

so true. i took this leap recently too. it's a bit scary sometimes but i'm happy with my decision. i love your illustration, valerie! :)

imwithsully said...

Great minds think alike. I just posted a birdcage illo this morning before I saw this one. Cool work!

M. Patrizio said...

I love it too!

suana said...

You have a beautiful way of depicting situations and little adorable spaces!