Monday, August 15, 2005

Wisdom

"Knowledge speaks, wisdom listens"- Jimi Hendrix
wise_ jimi
I never thought of Jimi Hendrix as being exceedingly wise, but as I was looking around for inspiration for this "wisdom" theme, I stumbled upon this quote from him, and it struck me as being one of the most sublime definitions of wisdom I'd ever heard. Who knew?...maybe all those psychedelic drugs did help him find enlightenment, after all.

12 comments:

Mercedes said...

Really, I don't think drugs helps NOBODY to find enlightment, sorry

carla said...

That's a cool quote and an even cooler illustration. You do such truly amazing work, Rick! Jimi is a great subject, too...his body language, his clothing, his face. I really like this.

Jeope said...

Hey Rick, this is nice! Fabulous colour. What's the process? I'm having a hard time telling whether it's hand-done or done in Painter or a program like that, or a combo of both. Enlighten us...man...

Rowantree said...

Great colors and strokes on canvas. It´s painter?

Anonymous said...

Really well drawn whether digital or not! Quote is great!

Kim's Suitcase said...

nicely done!

bee'nme said...

Your colors are perfect...just beautiful...and I love his quote. Nice work Rick...but then I repeat myself :o)

Ginger*:) said...

Exceptional!

Mustashrik said...

hey there!

your rendition of Hendrix is spot on, well done!

;)

kay susan said...

Good quote and excellent illustration. Great drawing.

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks, folks.
In answer to some of your questions, this is a combination of traditional and digital media; I started with a pencil drawing and scanned it into Photoshop. After coloring it in Photoshop I didn't like the too-smooth look of it and decided to open it in Painter and play with some different brushes to get a looser, more impasto feel to it.

vfm4 said...

the drawing is awesome, as was Jimi's music and i still think it's a shame he died so young...