Friday, November 11, 2005

Strength

strength
They say that gram-for-gram, ants are among the strongest creatures around. This is for those of us who are small in stature but with the inner strength that it takes to accomplish mighty things. I like that idea... the rhino doesn't.
For a step-by-step of this piece, go here.

14 comments:

mel said...

very creative. love it!

merlinprincesse said...

Wow! Very nice illo of the subject! I like your style! And funny.

Catnapping said...

great idea! very good illustration.

doodlestreet said...

Very very cool...I like your idea and art. As a smaller person, I say "right on!"

Holly said...

Oh I have learned about this ratio business-my 3 year old is tiny but very strong. Really great idea and excellent illo. Cheers!

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very nice...great 3D work.

Anonymous said...

Poor Rhino - he really looks like he's lacking strength of character (although drawn character is excellent); but Ant - WOW nice suit of armour - looks very confident also :) Agree strength comes from within! Although, sometimes friends and family contribute to your finding that strength. Rhino still has hope :)

Caroline said...

The Rhino looks like he is being distracted - maybe a friend is coming to help!

I love the shadow of the links, it seems to be the real link to me...

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks for the comments! Caroline, that's sort of the look I was going for, like "hey, guys, I can't believe this is happening, but I could use a little help here."

Toni said...

This is really cool
great illo!

Cecilia's Art said...

i like them a lot, how do u do them, exactly?
very good work!si,si,si

Rick Lovell said...

Cecilia-

Thanks for the kind words. As per your request, I've posted a step-by-step of this piece here.

coffee81 said...

A piece that speaks loudly on strength.

Yes, ants are hard workers. They put a lot of strength to survive the 'giants' world.

Jeroen said...

Hi Rick,

I really admire your work and I visit your site from time to time to be amazed again.

Now for your rhino. When I saw it, I immediately had a different version in my head:
a 180 degree turned (low) POV so you have a close-up of the ant with the rhino in the back. That way you can see both their faces and the rhino will look bigger. You can also make the ant bigger and still make it look smaller, if you now what I mean.

Anyway, keep up the great work.
Cheers, Jeroen