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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Cold ...

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From the prompt "Cold" for Illustration Friday.

This is actually a piece I did a while back for my short story, "Dad's Boots." I was hoping I could do something original for this one, because the prompt "Cold" really inspires me, but I don't see the time coming this week. I'm still hoping, but just in case ... This particular image was done up pretty quickly, just to have a display piece on the site. I think the expressions are kinda neat, though.

And here is an excerpt from that story:

I still heard his boots when I woke up. No smell of pancakes. No morning news. Just squeaking and creaking, old leather boots.

I don't want to give any more away, because I'm afraid it would ruin the payoff of the story. But, please, take the time to read it and give me your feedback. html version | pdf version

Thanks for lookin'! ;o)


Niko said...

Wow it's great, o live it, the wind and color, good job

vfm4 said...

drying my tears.. beautiful story, the (lovely) illustration is hardly needed, i really was there, seeing it all before me

Anonymous said...

This looks so cold. I like the color choice and the wind.

Holly said...

Well done. Glad you included part of the story.

carla said...

Brrr...that looks so very cold. The colors and the body language really cinch it. I will come back for the story...I'm at work and am sneaking my blog visits in quickly, but you have piqued my interest!

Alina Chau said...

This is very beautiful!! It feel really cold!! :)

Ray Dillon said...

niko- Thank you! Love your design style.

vfm4- Thank you so much for taking the time to read the story. I'm glad you liked it and it brought forth some emotion. Your photos and artwork are great, by the way. Very inspirational. Thanks again!

wynlen - I appreciate you stopping by. Your work is fantastic.

holly - Thank you. And you can read the whole thing here if you'd like. Love to hear your thoughts.

carla - Great! Can't wait to hear what you think. Thanks!

alina chau - Thanks!! Always so nice.

I appreciate it greatly, everyone!! Thanks for the feedback!

Toni said...

This is cold. You can feel the wind around those boys.
I will be back when I have more time to read your story.
Will let you know when I do

R-C said...

wow - I love the colors too. It *feels* cold.. I'm glad it doesn't get that cold here. It only got up to about 70 yesterday and I was whining about it being 'freezing.'

Ray Dillon said...

toni kelly - Thanks! Yes, can't wait to hear your thoughts on the story!

r-c - Ha! Yeah, it's actually pretty nice around here. But, last winter, I spent all night and day out in the freezing temperatures shooting a film, so I've got the cold engrained in my being now. ;o)

garth bruner said...

Oh, man, this makes me shiver. We do get that cold here in Salt Lake City, and it's not too far off. Very, very nice illo. I got you bookmarked as well! I'll be back!

Friederike! said...

that´s a fantastic illustration. Great!

Ray Dillon said...

funny farmer - Yeah, I'm kinda looking forward to it, actually. Of course, the weather is so back and forth here in Kansas that it has been freezing one day, hot the next. Usually does that until November or December, and even then it does it every once in a while. Sheesh! ;o)

friederike! - I like your name. ;o) Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you like it.

Ninette Brisebois said...

I like cold . So thanks .