Friday, July 25, 2008

Illustration Friday: Canned -

digital collage by Mick Mather
This week's theme at Illustration Friday, canned, sent me back a long way in my thinking. All the way back to the days of WWII when the British were hanging on by a thread, well before the United States got involved. Patrolling the North Atlantic to thwart the German U-Boat attacks on all manner of shipping was, I'm certain, a cold, daunting, grueling and lonely task. Heroes are rarely the sort one sees in the movies or television dramas; my hat is off to all who served and, do remember: "they also serve who only stand and wait."

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Blogger INDIGENE said...

A fitting image for those dark times!

7:47 PM  
Blogger cserháti hajnalka said...

I like it! Congratulation!

1:12 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks for stopping in and for this comment. They were dark days for sure.

csherháti hajnalka:
Thanks so much to you as well. I'm glad you liked this piece.

5:00 AM  

Hey mick, love the sepia tones and the idea behind the topic. Great Stuff! I'm impressed that you post more on vacation than I do normally.

6:48 AM  
Blogger harlequinpan said...

This one is matchless work!! Love it very much!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

the charm school dropout:
Thanks, Sarah. I was looking for that old, 1930's, Movie Tone Newsreel footage look.
LOL about vacation ... I'm not away yet, but I'm planning for it already.

Thanks very much, Harle, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the sepia color you've chosen works excellent here Mick. It really adds to the piece, keeping that haunting feeling of the original. Good (and thought provoking) work!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

As I mention in my reply to Sarah, there was a specific look I was after and I'm happy with the result. I'm delighted you think so too and thanks for saying so! :)

9:24 AM  
Blogger hpy said...

Before reading yor text I said "The Titanic"!

5:36 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

One of the things in this image that I couldn't do much about was the thick cloud of dark smoke that, I suspect, is what you see as the sinking Titanic.

3:58 PM  

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