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Peculiar Picture #37
That's cool you sold the image several times. You should make him look like Colbert. Someone would snag it.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on September 14, 2015
Well, i can understand that one selling more than once -- i've felt that "rope is about to snap" feeling more than once in my life. Fabulously done.
By: mimi on September 14, 2015
cool image! That could be the stockbroker teetering on the stock market ....
By: Kathe W. on September 14, 2015
Your work is wonderful. And, yes, I thought of Steven Colbert!
By: Mitchell is Moving on September 14, 2015
Very cool. I can think o several business men where I'd be rooting for the rope to snap. They had computers in the Vietnam era? I guess theydidn;t fit in your pocket.
By: cranky on September 14, 2015
He does look like Colbert. I really like how distinctive his facial features and expression are, Stephen. I'm surprised it didn't sell more. It's a prize.
By: Robyn Engel on September 14, 2015
Great picture. Stephen Colbert would be great but keep Donal Trump in mind too! Lol
By: Bouncin Barb on September 14, 2015
Cool image! (Think you could alter that guy to make him look like the weird-haired Donald...?) Makes me smile just to think of it.
By: Susan Swiderski on September 14, 2015
You really should make him look like Colbert. Especially now. When the jury's still out on how he's doing as Letterman's replacement.
By: Al Penwasser on September 14, 2015
Perfect for so many uses!
By: jenny_o on September 14, 2015
Wow does that ever get the message across!! Glad you sold it several times, hope it continues to produce for you.
By: Akansas Patti on September 14, 2015
One of your better ones!!
By: fishducky on September 14, 2015
I enjoy seeing your art work and appreciate your sharing pieces here. Reading your post prompted me to wonder how fascinating it might be to see "out takes" (to borrow a tv news term) or rejected pieces. I'm sure other illustrators have files too. What an interesting art display that would be. Guess an imaginative curator needs to be located who stage a show- Good Art that Wasn't Accepted" or some such.
By: Tom Cochrun on September 14, 2015
I agree, a very versatile painting. Would love to know who actually used it, and for what stories.
By: Tom Sightings on September 14, 2015
Illustrators amaze me. As you say you paint a metaphor. It's always interesting.
By: red on September 14, 2015
Clever marketing strategy. Kind of like renting the same tea bag to various folks around the dinner table. But not.
By: Val on September 14, 2015
Gosh I love this illustration! There is so much thought that went into this. Love the thin rope and he does look a little like Colbert. My computer is working again...for now:)
By: Birgit on September 14, 2015
that's a good one!
By: TexWisGirl on September 15, 2015
Love it - and yes, he does remind me of Mr. Colbert :)
By: The Bug on September 15, 2015
A great piece!
By: John on September 15, 2015
Hey that's a cool one! (of course they are all cool though ) Hey, on a different note .. Do you have coffee cups for sale?!
By: Hey Monkey Butt on September 15, 2015
You are so talented. Multi-talented, in fact. But I couldn't figure out why that guy looks so alarmed. I thought he was Clark Kent and, you know . . .
By: Catalyst on September 15, 2015
Oh my - you painted the feelings my husband has about his job!
By: Pixel Peeper on September 15, 2015
I love the full size image with the frayed rope... There's time I've been there.
By: Sage on September 15, 2015
You are so talented! And yes, he DOES look a lot like Colbert!!
By: marcia @ Menopausal Mother on September 15, 2015
You have a remarkable talent Stephen. I can see that illustration on a magazine cover.
By: Rick Watson on September 16, 2015
I never wanted to go into commercial art and wasn't a painter besides. luckily for me I stumbled on something I could build a businees and livelihood out of.
By: Ellen Abbott on September 16, 2015
Stephen: You are blessed with a great imagination. I never made the Colbert connection, but I can see it now.
By: Michael Manning on September 16, 2015
This is one of my favourites, it's in a slightly different style for you I think.
By: LL Cool Joe on September 17, 2015
This illustration could be used in so many different ways. I was just imagining how all the Republican candidates would look on their frayed bits of twine.
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 25, 2015
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