9.01.2005

Illustration Friday: Dreams



Ava asleep. She's one of those perfect sleepers where she looks like an angel while slumbering. I know that this sounds like a typical parent thing to say about my own kids, but it's true. She's so peaceful, so content. Like a small lake at 5 in the morning, smooth as glass, you wouldn't dare disturb such beauty. Like a small treasure that only you know exists and you want to keep it to yourself.

Well, here I share my perfect little treasure with you all.

What is she dreaming about? Only she knows....

17 comments:

  1. Aww! What a sweet little illustration. I love that curled up pose, she looks so content. I really admire the line work and the colors.
    -Elisa

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  2. dude ... you just get better and better ... better and better ...

    i love this picture. i have shots of Ava sleeping in all sorts of silly positions ... she loves to move around whiles she's sleeping ... arms spread out wide, all over the bed ...

    nice illustration, man ...

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  3. dude ... it's late ... what are you doing up working on this?

    you're an animal ...

    goodnight

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  4. What a lovely picture and commentary! Very poetic analogy about a still lake at 5:00 am - I just love that! Beautiful!

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  5. Hey, you guys are quick! Thanks for the early comments. Slim, you crack me up -- the late nights, I crave them. You should know that about me by now.

    Oh, in case anyone wonders, Slim's daughter is named Ava as well.

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  6. this is such a precious illustration. i think she will treasure these when she gets older. i can't imagine how thrilled i would be to have a drawing like that from my father. such great style too - lovely, really lovely.

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  7. For Ava's Thursday: Dreaming is one of human's greatest gift, and the pic almost reminds me of a massive ark in the middle of the ocean...

    For Illustration Friday: Once again, love that drawing of Ava you made, Ward!

    - Glen!

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  8. and Ava's the answer to all your dreams... lovely picture again... :)

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  9. Love the strokes and colours. And the "weaving" you added to wee bit of her hair. Nice touch.

    About kids' sleeping ... I think they are peaceful because they aren't when they are awake! ;)

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  10. hi, love your illustrations!

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    thank you!

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  11. beautiful drawing, ward. jeez, i'd give anything to be able to sleep that peacefully again...

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  12. Lovely, Ward. The placement and cropping of the thought/dream bubble is an especially clever way to keep the mystery of the dream just out of reach. Hope school is treating her well!

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  13. That's really great, Ward, as your posts always are.

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  14. so peaceful and serene. she seems like such a creative gurl, im sure her dreams are just full of sketch ideas!! very cute!! hope you had a great labor day weekend.

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  15. Ward,

    I know how you feel.

    Between 6:30 and 7:30 each morning, however, our two lakes turn into tsunamis.

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  16. Love the colors. Since I enjoy most of what you do I'll just comment on the things I "LIKE"...rather than just plain ol' "like."

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