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“Just in it for the money” he said.“Oh, no”! I said“Yeah”, he said “Why”?“Another fish for the dragon”, I said.“Hugh”?So I drew him a picture. Abstract digital paintingCopyright © 2013 Richard G Witham
abstract fantasy metaphor dragon money lifestyle fish dove freedom security yellow red blue purple green
“Just in it for the money” he said.“Oh, no”! I said“Yeah”, he said “Why”?“Another fish for the dragon”, I said.“Hugh”?
So I drew him a picture.
reminds me of the little prince story :)gorgeous artwork Richard!and so clever
Thank you Vesna, and I didn’t do it for the dragon :-)
first off, terrific work, I think you’ve nailed this art so very well ~ and the story so relevant and relatable xx
Thank you Linda for your kind words about my “Nailing it” and great comments about this piece. i really enjoy this sort of art, and I’ve just found an App for my iPad that allows me to do the drawing. Then I transfer it to PS on my computer to do the painting.
Congratulations! Your very creative work has just been featured on:
WOW: Such a great honor Randy, Thank you!
Genial trabajo Richard……..Muy creativo…..!
Gracias Liliana: me divierto mucho con ese tipo de arte :-)
Intriguing and very clever creation, Richard! Is that bird a tease, or what??? ;o)
Yes, I think the bird is often a tease – that elusive freedom we often confuse with security.
MAGNIFIC COLORS !
Molte grazie Guendalyn :-)
I like the way you "splain things Richard but if I may I have to ask…the olive branch attached to the line on the fish? does this mean the sacrifice was worth it? I’m trying to wrap my head around this perplexing work of art and I hate it when that happens first thing in the morning!
Lol: First thing in the morning is probably not the best time to explore such deep and metaphorical artwork :-D
The dove is resting on wisps of smoke from the last blast of fiery dragon’s breath, or as you suggested, a fishline. The olive branch and the dove symbolize our quest for freedom and prosperity, (Which are really quests for joy in disguise). The dragon symbolizes the acid irony of choosing money as the path to attainment, even if it means toiling away our lives at tasks we don’t enjoy.
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