Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Illustration Friday: Brave

The first thing that popped into my head when I read this week's Illustration Friday theme, "brave," was a painting I made last year of a young girl called Helen.  Although I never had the opportunity to meet Helen personally, I get the sense that she was one gutsy girl.  By some mysterious coincidence, just as I was imagining what Helen's adult life might have been like, this new piece of evidence surfaced:Just as I suspected!  She was a great adventurer!  The only mystery that plagues me is the incongruity between Helen's 1920s style clothing and the Cherokee class 10-gun brig in the background.  My (wikipedia-educated) understanding is that most of those ships had been decommissioned by the late 19th century.  What can this mean?!  Possibly that I watch too much LOST?  Oh, and here is the original painting of Helen as a child:
Just in case you weren't in the mood to click on the link above;)  Didn't want you to miss it.

11 comments:

k.h.whitaker said...

very cool illo!

ArtSparker said...

I love the spot color, well, I love both illustrations.

FHNavarro said...

Cool!!

newgiraffecity said...

Very fine indeed. Love it.

Julia Kelly said...

That has such a "Cook" discovering the Hawaiin islands look to it- very nice!

alex fine illustration said...

This is a very well done painting. I really like your style and the concept makes this really interesting to look at.

Indigene said...

Wonderful concept and I love the old-fashion feel of it!

Cat B said...

Just a fabulous vision! Truly makes me smile!!

jenny said...

fantastic,I love a good bird lady!!
great blog, I shall keep dropping by xx jenny

Susan said...

Kaetlyn, I love your sense of humor, this is wonderful, both pieces!

Ben the Spider said...

I'm a little obsessed with this. This is an amazing piece.