Friday, August 19, 2005

Illustration Friday - WISDOM


A quickie in honour of a wise politician who died today. Mo Mowlam's honest, straight, affectionate and unconventional approach got things done. We could all learn something from her.

8 Comments:

Blogger vfm4 said...

that's a great portrait Julie..

i saw people talking about her on the bbc but didn't listen and didn't realize she passed away...

8/19/2005 12:16 PM  
Blogger carla said...

I like the bold strokes and the simplicity of this. It seems very much in keeping with your descritpion of Mo Mowlam...I confess that I do not know who she is, but your illustration has prompted me to look her up. Very nice!

8/19/2005 12:50 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

I really love brushwork like this. Did you use a brush pen?

8/19/2005 1:09 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you all.

Do 'Google' Mo Mowlam's name if you have the time - you have to hand it to someone who tells Ian Paisley to f*** off.

I had very little time to do this, so for me it was a very quick illustration - about 10 minutes and yes I did use a brush pen - wonderful tool.

8/19/2005 1:26 PM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Nice and expressive image.

Mo Mowlam and Robin Cook in less than a month - very sad.

8/19/2005 1:41 PM  
Blogger isay said...

tough woman! i should try brush pen, your strokes are really nice!

8/19/2005 11:28 PM  
Anonymous karen Winters said...

A very nice brush drawing

8/23/2005 5:22 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Karen, I have you to thank because I found out about these brushpens on your blog. A lot of the time I can't face getting out paintbrushes, inks, paints or water because of potential accidents with my toddler charging around, however the brushpens are a godsend.

8/23/2005 5:43 PM  

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