Saturday, October 29, 2005

Broken- I had a few other ideas before this hit me. When I had thought of the story of the broken sand dollar I knew I had to do it immediatly. It really is true, too. Five white doves EVERY time you break open one!!!
(The writing says,: Now break the center open and here you will release, the five white doves awaiting to spread good will and peace!)
This is in graphite, then watercolour pencils, then sakura ink.

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11 comments:

Caroline said...

This is a great idea - I'd never heard of a sand dollar or the doves so you got me searching on the web and now I have! Thanks for both the lovely illustration and the push to search for one (though only virtually for the moment!).

Toni said...

It has been some time sinse i have read the Legand of the Sand Dollar. Wonderful take on Broken

Holly said...

I am intrigued-i will have to read that. Beautiful image. It would be great framed on the wall or on a card.

Linda said...

thats beautiful, i like your detail. and you've peaked my interest i'll have to read the story.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely illo!! Nice abstract surreal feel!

carla said...

How unusual and very lovely...the sand dollar is so fragile and delicate looking. Beautiful:>

Catnapping said...

I like that you used such delicate colours. I think it adds to the message of this. very nice.

btw, I love your new profile pic!

Jaimie said...

very pretty illustration. and I love the quote.

angeillo said...

A positive concept of broken - to spread goodwill and peace. I love it! We too often focus on the negative. This is a wonderful spirit lifter. Lovely illo!

Amy Zaleski said...

This is very nicely done! I like the texture you've created, and the subtle colors are perfect. It doesn't need much more than that! By the way, I lived in Delaware for 7 years. Go Blue Hens!

anthony said...

very beautiful piece. it fits the topic, and is very unique in thought. it also reminds me of catching sand dollars at the beach, a very fun vacation.

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