Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Artwork & Words © Richard Ewing all rights reserved

Monday, November 12, 2012

IF ...tree

Two full years living with the trees, the birds, the insects, the elements and of course the pond at Waldon had Henry David Thoreau living the 'simple life' and in the process become the beacon for quiet revolutions.  
"I did not wish to live what was not life; living is so dear."
 © Richard Ewing.  All rights reserved.
 © Richard Ewing.  All rights reserved.
 © Richard Ewing.  All rights reserved.
© Richard Ewing.  All rights reserved.
Thank you, and enjoy.

11 comments:

  1. He was wise man. I find a lot of inspiration in his thoughts......

    ( I do not have to stress it but this is very good portrait of him.)

    But I do. Very good portrait.
    Thanks. I enjoy it.

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  2. What a fabulous illustration! Such expressive eyes. Ahh his wisdom lives on.

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  3. Instead of just drawing a tree, you use the word "tree" to illustrate a connection with the Word "tree". Thats pretty cool. Because i would have just drawn a tree. ha ha, and i think thats what most ppl on IF are doing.

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  4. Thanks for sharing your process pictures. The depth of this character is amazing.

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  5. A perfect portrait for this week's theme! Great expression!! Thx for stopping by my blog - I loved your comment! :)

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  6. Love him! Fantastic curly beard and I like the way the frame is broken at the bottom. Wonderful style. He was, well, a bit privileged. But still had some fine things to say. ;)

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  7. Another great piece...in the drawing on number 3 down...it seems that the spider is a climbing human...then you changed it!

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    1. Someone else said the same thing about the spider to me... --If I'm being honest, I should admit that it's really just a failed spider attempt which I ameliorated later.
      A climbing human, however, would have been more intriguing but would have needing quite a spin to justify.
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  8. Guys from that era had that whole weary look down pat. They made it sort of en vogue. Awesome work as always.

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    1. I think the weary look was exacerbated by the few~and~far~in~between baths and shampoos the guys were allotted. No pre-rinse nor post-conditioning for the top either.
      --made for slippery hats one would assume.
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