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9 februari 2012

illustration friday: suspense2x

To feel the suspense you have to be Dutch, but I'll try to explain. When it's freezing, like the past two weeks, everybody in Holland gets the skating-itchAnd when it's really freezing cold everybody gets super excited because of the 'Elfstedentocht'(eleven cities tour). That's a race or a journey of 200 kilometers over frozen canals, rivers and lakes along 11 villages in Friesland. The thickness of the ice has to be 15 centimeters and the 'rayonhoofden', the heads of the eleven regions, have to measure the ice and decide: is it a go or not. So when the 'region heads' are in consult the suspense is killing.
walking on ice... there's allways the suspense... is it strong enough?

7 opmerkingen:

  1. I came over from Koosje Koene's blog, & I LOVE your 'rayonhoofden'-drawing :D The details are so cool, the fish, the owl, the moonlight :) Awesome :)
    We can all let go for now, breathe - no Elfstedentocht... ;)

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  2. Hello again, I had lost track of your blog but recognized your style instantly. I love the top drawing, so many unexpected things happening. The fish is my favourite. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog!

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  3. loved hearing about your customs and of course i always love your art!

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  4. I love in the top drawing how you conveyed the moonlight!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I don't know how I missed this last week (except there are hundreds of entries, yikes!) but I just love this weird little group of creatures and that great ray of moonlight. And it's so funny you mentioned the Elfstedentocht because I was just reading about that the other day. Very nice entry!

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  6. This is awesome! I love it that you took the topic in a dutch way! The huddling creatures and the way the light shines on them.... It's reallym great!
    Weren't you happy when all the suspense and talking about the elfstedentocht was over, when it was decided it was no go?

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  7. Thank you all for your comments! I find it very stimulating and inspiring. The ice has melted. I can smell spring coming. Joepie!

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