Sunday, March 7, 2010

IF-Brave



My Illustration Friday drawing for this week's word: Brave. I can remember the first time I jumped off the high dive like it was yesterday. I have no idea how old I was. Maybe eight? I stood up there for awhile. Too scared to jump, too proud to climb back down that ladder. When I finally jumped and came to the surface, I remember swimming toward my mom who was waiting for me by the side of the pool. I was laughing. I did it! When I climbed out, she hugged me and I burst out crying. It wasn't because it hurt when I hit the water, or because it scared the crap out of me. It was just so emotional!

5 comments:

  1. I really like how you've made that diving board feel sooooo high.
    ~Deb~

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  2. Marvellous work! Absolutely well done. A great interpretation about the subject week! Congratulations!
    Regards.


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  3. Love this. So much tension in such a simple package. Very nicely done.

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  4. Beautiful illustration! It perfectly shows the little brave girl´s fears and worries before jumping.

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  5. What a great take on the subject - it really looks high and she is indeed very brave to dive from it!

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