Sunday, September 06, 2009

Illustration Friday - Strong


this girl is not just strong. she will kick your ass.

So here's how the conversation between me and my 12-year-old went yesterday...

me: i need to get a reference of that popular war poster...you know, it has a lady on it and she's rolling up her sleeves and...i want to modernize her...i can't seem to find it anywhere online - i don't know what the heck to call it...

12-year-old: (look of incredulity on face) oh you mean the "we can do it" poster with Rosie the Riveter on it?

So i look up "we can do it" and like 8,000 of said poster shows up.

i have been in denial about this but it's official - my 12-year-old is cooler and smarter than me.

On another note: tomorrow is Labor Day here in the States and i want to say i hope you like your country (whichever it might be) as much as i like mine - because even though there are a few morons running around spewing vitriol, it's still a very cool place to be.

24 comments:

glorv1 said...

I love that poster and of course we all know, "from the mouth of babes." Have a great Labor Day. Smart boy you have there.:D

OPPY said...

she does look tough, nice illo!

Yuri said...

I like your version of this poster! ^^

Tracy said...

dont worry about her being cooler then you... i teach high school students and i have also come to realize that they are cooler then me with their nicer, newer cell phones.

love the image! very womans lib!

josh pincus is crying said...

great illustration!

DEB said...

LOL! Yes, I think we stay stupid until the kids go off and try to create their own families. Then we get smart again, and they even ask our advice. Great job modernizing Rosie!

blissful chick said...

ok, but consider this: she's able to be so cool 'cuz you're her mom!

BEAUTIFUL ILLO!!!

Heather said...

I like how strong she looks, but have one little thing that bothers me. Her bicep seems slightly smaller than her forearm. Funny story--and so true. I guess the only thing we can do is take credit for our kids being smart and cool! And great comment on our country--it is so easy to get caught up in the emotional swirl and forget how lucky we are.

Hannah said...

Great illustration! A really good idea.

linda said...

Very nice watercolor! Definitely modernized...go girls!

Shirley said...

Oh great...I have two girls...8 and 10...I am in for, aren't I? Just kiddin'..that's funny re: your 12 year old. You nailed the piece though...really STRONG gal you illustrated! Well done!

Art Fan Ako said...

Yeah, girl power!!! Love it!

Yuri said...

thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it :)

Linda Sue said...

Rosie has aged so well! SUHWEEEET!

Carolynn McDade said...

Hello there Adrienne!

This is great! I love, love LOVE your art!

~~carolynn

jazzlamb said...

As said before, Awesome work!

mika said...

Oh, I love this one and The meaning of that poster...wonderful!

Renee said...

What great art and I love your modern day version of Rosie.

For your 12 year old to be able to spout her name is pretty interesting.

Renee xoxo

Renee said...

p.s. none of the art on my blog is mine, I downloaded while I was getting chemo for a few years and I don't even know where half of it came from.

xoxoxo

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I love this piece!!!!!!! So glad you updated Rosie...she needed a makeover...LOL...and your 12-yr-old is brilliant!!! Cheers! Janine XO

A Cuban In London said...

Both poster and commentary were brilliant. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

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Sniffles and Smiles said...

Just checking in to see what my friend has been up to...Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! ~Janine XO

Isabela said...

wow! I loved the art nouveau inspiration!