Sunday, November 04, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats

I love drawing old men in hats, even though I hate driving behind them. They are never in a hurry to get anywhere. I drew this guy on the inside of a discarded book that had a map of the eastern US printed on it.
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I miss a number of things about the east coast, not the least of which is an obligation to be somewhat punctual. Perhaps it is just me. I am early or on time for virtually everything. Not so everyone here. Arriving a half hour late for any event is the norm. I can't understand it, but I have a theory as to why this occurs.
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Arizona does not spring forward or fall back. Arizona time is the same all year around. As a result, I suspect no one is really sure what time it should be so they just split the difference. It is a lame excuse, but it is the best I can come up with.
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I am so not getting this laid-back western way of life.

9 comments:

Diane Duda said...

good theory...excellent drawing.
love the background!

suana said...

This is a beautiful textured piece!

neilornstein said...

this is one of your best

studio lolo said...

This really is one of your best OB. Just superb! And I love your theory about splitting time. Where back east was home?

Christine Clemmensen said...

WAAAUUW! This is so awesome. I really love this. Love the way focus shifts between the man and the map. Love the colours -- Comin' back for more:)

Laurel Neustadter said...

Wonderful drawing ... what a great idea to put it on a map.

Forever Young said...

wonderful drawing as always. yes, the laid back life is not for me either, i think you and i are very similar in lotsa ways.

imwithsully said...

Same thing in Savannah. Heck they move slow no matter what time of year it is. Your illustration is really a good one.

ValGalArt said...

This man looks like he has lived in meager times. He suits the map quite well and he has a look in his eyes that makes you wonder about what he sees? I love this!