Saturday, April 05, 2008

Save

This weeks Illustration Friday topic is "Save". I thought of this young Dove I tried a few times to rescue. He fell out of his nest up over my patio, and could not fly well enough to get safely home.
I borrowed a friends ladder to get him back home, yet just a few hours later he was on the ground again. I have a feeling he was tossed out of the nest. Today I painted a picture of him in Art Rage, and since I missed last weeks topic "Homage", I guess you can say I did this illo in homage to the little Dove I tried to save.

7 comments:

studio lolo said...

I love this, the lighting is fantastic! Isn't it hard when we want so much to help someone or something, but then we get it....it's not always up to us. That's a tough lesson.

Forever Young said...

agree with lolo in everything she says. well done.

i-am-oksancia said...

Great illustration! A bit sad, as the story itself, but very beautiful!

Jan said...

Your illustration is wonderful - poignant too. I really like the lighting as well.

Kate said...

Very nice, I love the painterly feel and the colors. I hope he pulls through!

rbaird said...

This is a lovely rendering.
Touching post.

neil said...

I really like the earth tones in this painting and the flowing lines add to the organic feel. Its a sad story but with a little tlc I hope it makes it.