1.18.2006

Illustration Friday: E is for Ezra



Whew! Well, after a crazy deluge of traffic thanks to a recent mention on Boing Boing, it's nice to get back to doing what I really love around here and that's to draw and to create. And to participate in Illustration Friday. This week's theme is a rather different one: E is for.... I like that it's a theme that can be so open and be interpreted in any way possible. Nice.

Well, the first thing that came to my mind was E is for Ezra. He's my boy. He's not like any other kid, and I love him so.

He's energetic and all over the place (just ask Andrea). He tromps around the house like Godzilla and is obsessed with balls. With that, can I add that he's got this incredible left throwing arm? It's unbelievable, I tell you. He greets me with the warmest smile and the best "Dad-deeeee!" when I come home every evening. And when I pick him up he embraces me and I immediately melt like butter. I do not want to forget this about him.

Anyway, that's Ezra. He's my boy. And I love him so.

17 comments:

  1. Heartwarming. Fantastic style. Well done on Ezra and his illo.

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  2. Great drawing and use of colours. Like the Godzilla reference my smallest one does the same but is the female of the species - she's just taken to drawing on walls.

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  3. Fantastic illustration, Ward! As always, it's a pleasure to hear about your family!

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  4. Great illo. A southpaw, huh? Lookout major leagues!

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  5. They get better every time. I love your style. Ezra's a character, all right. : )

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  6. You will never forget the sweetness of your little boy at this age. They have this way of reminding you how wonderful they can be. Fun illo. Very expressive.

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  7. Glad to know You and very nice and cool things here , I'll link your blog soon.

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  8. Thanks all for your nice comments. I really appreciate it!

    And sorry I've had to start moderating comments now. Just something that probably needed to be done yesterday, but oh well.

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  9. Ward, I always like yer I-F posts. I like the close-knit range of colours you put in these pieces - I'm a-try to use this to inspire me on a thang I'm workin' on tonight. Can't be just coincidence I saw this first.

    Very, very nice. E is right up your inspiration alley.

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  10. do I even need to say it? how much I love this? and holy smokes, the boy really can throw. he sure didn't get that from me.

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  11. very sweet and heartwarming. would be fun to see that arm in action! love your style as always!

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  12. oh my gosh! this is so heartwarming...and it take alot to warm my heart.

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  13. Great illustration! A little family treasure I'm sure!

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