Thursday, February 25, 2010

propagate (illustration friday)

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i think this is the fastest drawing i've ever done... which may or may not be a good thing... generally, i draw at glacier speed and have been trying to draw the IF prompts as fast as i can with as much detail as my drawings usually have...

ennywey.... my mind drew a complete blank when i saw the word propagate. so, i looked it up:

prop·a·gate (prp-gt)

v. prop·a·gat·ed, prop·a·gat·ing, prop·a·gates

1. To cause (an organism) to multiply or breed.
2. To breed (offspring).
3. To transmit (characteristics) from one generation to another.
4. To cause to extend to a broader area or larger number; spread: missionaries who propagate the faith.
5. To make widely known; publicize: propagate a rumor.
6. Physics To cause (a wave, for example) to move in some direction or through a medium; transmit.

and being the true (brainwashed) child of the 70s that i am, i thought of this:

for some reason, the words "...and so on, and so on..." made me think of twitter and how a retweet can also multiply and propagate, etc in a similar and organic manner... so, i melded the ideas together... i especially liked making up the fake twitter handles and the "140 fl. characters" instead of ounces... :)

btw - the tracing of the twitter font couldn't have been accomplished without downloading the arista 2.0 font from

hope you liked it! :)

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josh pincus is crying said...

If I say I really like this illustration, will I be showing my age? (Nice work in both concept and execution.)

Geraly Unite-O'Day said...

josh - so what? you'd rather be16?! ;) say it loud! i'm "old" and i'm proud! i do! :) thanks for taking time to stop by and comment too!

nuprin said...

Brilliant! mebbe I should do illustration friday as well?

Geraly Unite-O'Day said...

tan-Q! :) yes, indeedy, you should!


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