scientificillustration: 2012 Noel Badges Pugh (American contemporary) ~ Honey Bee (Apis mellifera), watercolor

scientificillustration: 2012 Noel Badges Pugh (American contemporary) ~ Honey Bee (Apis mellifera), watercolor

windypoplarsroom: 2012 David Ursiny (Slovakian, 1978) ~ Slovak Folktales

windypoplarsroom: 2012 David Ursiny (Slovakian, 1978) ~ Slovak Folktales

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2012 Anne Hathaway - Fantine, Les Misérables

stilllifequickheart: 2012 Pamela Kay (English, 1939) ~ Still Life with Cherries

stilllifequickheart: 2012 Pamela Kay (English, 1939) ~ Still Life with Cherries

Gatsby. DiCaprio. Christmas. Memorial Day, 2013.

…:::sighs:::…

victongai: 2012 Victo Ngai ~ The Day

These 2 pieces are for the Liberty magazine Nov/Dec 2012 issue.

The feature story is about a proposed legislation in Europe requiring observance of Sunday as the day of rest. You can read the story here

The growing European Sunday Alliance is made up of powerful labor unions, so-called civil society organizations and of course the Orthodox churches and many Lutheran churches. They believe a compulsory rest day is neccesary for the well being of Europeans’ health, family and society. Their reasoning for picking “Sunday” as “the Day” is that most people already have the day off on Sundays. 

The opposition of the movement argues that having Sunday as the Rest Day would do more harm than good as it’s a violation of  ”Seperation of State and Church” and “democratic choices”.

”Seventh-day Aventists worship on Saturdays. Muslims, meanwhile, worship on Friday, and Islam has become a sizable and powerful minority throughout Europe in recent times.”

The editor proposed a simple yet effective direction for the illustrations: a pleasant sun over a peaceful, rural European landscape for the cover; a threatening sun with the all seeing eye over the same landscape for the interior. 

As you can see from the sketches - I had a pretty clear idea of how I want to approach the cover but was toying with different possibilities with the interior.

What if the all-seeing eye sun is casting a shadow over the landscape instead of brightening the day? Or appearing among stormy clouds? Or a laser beam shooting out from the eye and burning the houses (what was I thinking?)…

Great thanks to AD Bryan!

2012 Gollum (Andy Serkis, English film actor, director, author; 1964) from “The Hobbit”

2012 Gollum (Andy Serkis, English film actor, director, author; 1964) from “The Hobbit”

2012 Kakao-bean (Russian, contemporary) ~ Fairy 

2012 Kakao-bean (Russian, contemporary) ~ Fairy 

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iamjapanese: 2012 Pieter Knorr(Dutch, 1950)~ Schaal met Peren en bloeisels;Olieverf op paneel

iamjapanese: 2012 Pieter Knorr(Dutch, 1950)~ Schaal met Peren en bloeisels;Olieverf op paneel

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stilllifequickheart: 2012 Kevin Sloan ~ The Tedium of Protocol
 stilllifequickheart: 2012 Hannah Hann  ~ Two Birds

 stilllifequickheart: 2012 Hannah Hann  ~ Two Birds

blue-bass: 06 08 12 James McAvoy carrying the Olympic Torch in Glasgow, Scotland x

blue-bass: 06 08 12 James McAvoy carrying the Olympic Torch in Glasgow, Scotland x

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eatsleepdraw: 2012 Joseph Meredith ~ Losing It One By One http://straightbackward.tumblr.com/

eatsleepdraw: 2012 Joseph Meredith ~ Losing It One By One http://straightbackward.tumblr.com/

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2012 Bence Mate ~ Parrotsnake and Lunch via

2012 Bence Mate ~ Parrotsnake and Lunch via

life-color-create: 2012 Robin Mead (American, contemporary) ~ By The Shore; via By The Shore Fine Art Prints & Posters

life-color-create: 2012 Robin Mead (American, contemporary) ~ By The Shore; via By The Shore Fine Art Prints & Posters