This monthís feature is inspired by a few factors. First
of all we have last monthís article which started me on a thread
LargeInCharge.com Editor-in-Chief, Raqui and I have a weekly
drawing challenge, where we choose a random word to illustrate.
Once the word is chosen we take a week to create our rendition
of that word. It is a fun exercise that pushes our ability to
communicate with art to new heights. The most current WORD OF
THE WEEK is the word -CHERISH- the artwork featured here is the
result of that challenge.
Now the main inspiration for this piece also comes from a
very special place. My wife and I are celebrating our 22nd
Wedding Anniversary this week. 22 years of love, support,
friendship, ups and downs. I have learned a lot about her, child
rearing, and about myself in that time. I am grateful for her
patience and her ability to push the very best out of me. Itís
been a wonderful journey, and I am happy to have her to share it
This JNESS illustration represents the time two people
share with each other, stealing moments that allow them to
forget about the stresses that the challenges of life will
bring. The man is holding his big girl as close as he can while
leaving the world behind. Itís amazing what an embrace can do.
It was created using alcohol based markers for colors and
blends, ink for outlines and definition, and color pencils for
highlights and tones.