Thursday, March 1, 2012

Illustration Friday- "Capable"

























"Tom Hamilton labored like a giant, not only with his strong arms and rough hands but also with his heart and spirit.  The anvil rang in the forge again.  He painted the old house white and whitewashed the sheds.  He went to King City and studied a flush toilet and then built one of craftily bent tin and carved wood.  Because the water came so slowly from the spring, he put a redwood tank beside the house and pumped the water up to it with a handmade windmill so cleverly made that it turned in the slightest wind."   East of Eden, John Steinbeck

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  1. Excellent work Tom, great composition which seems to put the focus into the golden section!! Congratulations on winning the Illustration Friday Challenge!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the contrast of the front on the lighter background. Also love the Steinbeck reference. Cheers!

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  3. This is beautiful! Congrats on winning this week's Illustration Friday challenge, you deserve it!

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  4. Wow, I love this! Excellent composition, it's a feast for the eyes. Congratulations!

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  5. Wonderful illo! Congrats on the feature!

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  6. You are so awesome! I just looked at all of your sketches on your blog. Amazing. I always tell people that my brother in law is my favorite artist :) It's true! Proud of you, Tom!

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  7. What a great illustration... Congratulations, Tom!!!!!

    No doubts it deserves to be the illustration of the week. :)

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  8. Congrats on winning this week! Excellent illustration. :)

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  9. Great illustration! The figure is excellent and I love the contrast between the dark foreground and the brighter, hazier background.

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  10. Hello Tom, you've made a beautiful illustration with Steinbeck's text. I love it.

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  11. Congratulation!!! Nice take on the word, beautiful piece :)

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  12. I like the contrast between the dark figure and the background. Congratulation!

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  13. Great illo and great text of inspiration... congrats... .)

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  14. Wonderful job, and congratulations on winning this week's challenge.

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  15. Beautiful! It takes you right in the scene - you are ready to hear the clang of the steel/iron? hammer! Perfect illo for the Steinbeck text reference. Much deserved!

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