The super-duper extra long Kentucky rifle was instrumental in defending the Appalachian frontier.
Pictured here is the Super-duper Extra Long Kentucky rifle pictured with its inventor Ignacio Broderick Leighton. This little known piece of historical trivia was very important to the early pioneers as they crossed the Appalachians and settled in along the Ohio River.
Rain falls heavy on the desert town, drawing and photo by author
Here is my interpretation for “rain”. It’s kind of an abstract drawing created with art markers and it reflects my view of the Southwestern (USA) desert, where I am currently visiting.
Sometimes it takes a little imagination to spin a good yarn
“Spin a Yarn”
I have taken this week’s Illustration Friday topic and expanded it from the original
“yarn” to the more colloquial “spin a yarn”. This term is kind of aphorism for storytelling in general, so what follows is a short discussion on storytelling.
Spinning a good yarn begins with observing an actual real life event. This yarn begins with the observation of a strawberry moon, a rare astronomical event that occurs, when the full moon falls on the solstice. In reality, such an event just occurred a few days ago.
Spinning a good yarn is enhanced when the truth is stretched a little bit. Maybe the man in the picture heard the owl or possibly just saw the bird fly by.
Next you need to fib a little bit more. A flying canoe is definitely in the land of make believe.
Finally there comes the big lie. In this case it is the lake monster.
My idea of a cheap vacation on a tropical isle, drawing and photo by author.
The dead of winter has arrived (especially here in northern Montana), where I now live. What better time than now to take a cheap tropical vacation. Unfortunately, I think I forgot the rum.
Soar, a pen and ink drawing by the author
Jim always wanted to soar like a eagle. Little did he realize that it was just as simple as climbing a large hill and then jumping off.
Here is my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday theme of
“animal”. In this case, the animal is a rather large fish-like creature that is being pursued by an under-equipped fisherman.
pen and ink drawing entitled, “Big Fish”