Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Speed




As soon as I drew the sketch for this I couldn't believe how much it reminds me of one of my sisters when she was little. It's the hair,and the grin and the whole I-have-life-by-the-tail attitude. I was her biggest fan growing up and I guess I still am in many ways. Plus it was the method of "speed" that I chose that reminds me of her as well as she is now a scooter bike-riding diva instead of a manual scooter - which BTW we never had, I think they skipped a generation! The original story in the background is by my son, scribed by and illustrated by my niece. If you read it, I am not a princess, his dad has never been in jail nor is he a queen. Happy Easter everyone.

13 comments:

"Maggie" said...

Love it, love it Jules! I especially like the thoughts about your sister and the story in the background by your son-too funny! Something to cherish and save forever. :)

It's been in the 80's here this week, a far cry from the 50's last week. I'll send it your way!

HARDWAX said...

A lot of fun to look at, she's as happy as can be and really movin, very cool!

JO said...

Great drawing and story.

Kim Carney said...

very adorable

Ellen said...

Adorable piece!!!!

Alina Chau said...

LOVE this illo a lot!! Make me smile!

Bron Smith said...

Wow! I love your drawing style.

carla said...

This is purely delightful! I just love your exuberant character and the use of collage...the heading on the little essay makes a great piece of interest along with the drawing. It's just wonderful:>>>>

Duncan said...

Great illustration and great movement to it love the carefree stance.

Suzan said...

Very nice illo. I like the way the story is faded in the background. Great drawing! I get a real sense of the freedom and joy.

shawn said...

Oh Jules! i LOVE your illustration! Infact, after seeing it, I had fun looking back over your other drawings. I LOVE your work. It's so incredible!! You're amazing!!!

scribblesk said...

Delightfully freewheeling and lively!

The Saddest Girl said...

I love this, it's whimsical and fun! You can feel the wind whipping through her hair as she roars away!