Illustration Friday: Water

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to find the Illustration Friday topic to be the one I suggested recently.  I think I suggested it last week or the week before.  And, yes, it’s mine because I was cited as the one who suggested it.  It’s a little thing, but isn’t it cool?

So, that’s why my hits are unusually high today and probably will be all week.  Yay!  Welcome everyone from IF.  Feel free to take a look around the site and comment on things.  Make yourselves at home.  Follow me if you like.

But now I’m sitting here with MY illustration topic as the one for the week.  Which means I really should post something good.  Initially I suggested the topic after photographing this image:

I really liked it and I thought “water” would make a great topic.  But it’s hardly an illustration, is it?  Well, maybe a photo illustration.  Not exactly what Illustration Friday is all about, though.

I could also post one of several other water-related images I’ve created in the past.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Or I could point to the series of Rocks and Water photographs I took in Wisconsin this summer.

I really would like to give IF something new, though.  Perhaps I could finish off this sketch which I started for the IF topic of “carry” but never finished.

Really, though, I’m afraid I won’t work on anything for IF because this week I have THINGS TO DO.  The kids are off school several days in the coming week, I have to send out Halloween-themed art samples to potential clients before the end of the month, I need to meet with a web design client sometime next week, and I’m preparing all my stuff for the SCBWI conference on the 27th.  I’m busy.

So, it may turn out that this week I’ll have nothing new to contribute to IF, even though Penelope was kind enough to choose my topic.

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6 responses to “Illustration Friday: Water

  1. Wow!So many choices! I like the raindrops/graphic style one a lot, but I LOVE the top photo!

    • Thanks. I went ahead and posted with that top photo on IF. Still isn’t strictly an illustration, but it’s the best I can do. I don’t expect to have time to create something specially for IF this week.

      • julie rowan zoch

        Still waiting for them to take my suggestions – been many months!

        • You might try sending them again. She redid the website and may have reset the topic suggestion database or whatever.

          It’s definitely a nice boost to my traffic. I got 360 hits yesterday. Most days I get between 20 and 90 hits. More if I post a photo gallery, but my record was something like 160 when back when I was giving away a free copy of my book through GoodReads. Yesterday just blew that away and I’m already sitting at 142 hits today. So, if you can get a topic picked, it’s definitely a good thing.

          I also had someone pirate my tortoise and hare hidden picture on a Spanish-language website today. Probably found me through IF. But I asked them to remove the image and they did. So, that was good.

          • julie rowan zoch

            Too bad about the pirating, but I consider that a real compliment!

            • A compliment, yes. But it would have been a better compliment if they’d respected me enough to ASK to use the image. Especially since the site had a big old “Donate” link in the corner. If the site’s bringing in money, even a little, then it should be paying for its content.

              But, as I said, they took it down when I asked. So, no real harm done.

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