Saturday, March 14, 2009

Illustration Friday | Legendary

Balto is the legendary dog who led a team of huskies through a blizzard in 1925 to deliver medicine to halt a diphtheria epidemic in Nome, Alaska. In Central Park in New York there's a beautiful sculpture honoring this amazing dog. It was one of my favorite spots in the park when I lived in New York. Once my husband and I went there after a blizzard when the park, and the statue, were covered in snow. I don't like winter, but that was just perfect :-)

Balto é o famoso cachorro que liderou um time de huskies durante uma tempestade de neve em 1925 para levar remédios necessários para curar uma epidemia de difteria em Nome, Alaska. Em Nova Iorque no Central Park tem uma estátua comemorando este cão fantástico. Era um dos meus lugares favoritos no parque quando morova . Uma vez eu e meu marido fomos lá depois de uma tempestade de neve quando o parque, e a estátua, estavam cobertos de neve. Não gosto de inverno, mas isso foi simplesmente perfeito :-)

28 comments:

  1. Whimsical and well rendered. I really like all your work on your blog. Great work! :)

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  2. cute illo, monica!!! i love it! it's great the dog is honored!

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  3. Great illustration...I love when people acknowledge how great animals are! :)

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  4. What a lovely illustration Monica! It feels so quiet and reflective. My daughters have a story about Balto, and love it. I'll have to show them your illo! :)

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  5. I just watched the animated movie about Balto recently (it came out a while back)--what an amazing story.

    Your drawing is lovely. The smile on the little girl's face is the best. Your little details just make the whole piece sing.

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  6. oh yes i know Balto, i've seen the movie about him. so great you did a tribute for this amazing dog, a very fine illustration too!

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  7. Another delightful illustration Monica! What a wonderful story too! Animals are sometimes such heros!

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  8. Another great illo!
    How do you do that? I looks like it comes easy for you, that must be a great blessing! And I am glad you share it with us.

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  9. Atta boy Balto! Love the little history and really enjoy your simple (yet detailed at the same time) illustration Nice!!!

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  10. I loved this story! Lovely line style!

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  11. Linda e merecida homenagem a Balto ! Acho que você me havia levado a visitar o monumento. Parabens !

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  12. Hi Monica!
    Love the Balto illo! Great timing with the Iditarod going on right now! I'm a huge fan of it! Even though I'm not in AK anymore, I can follow via the internet. Well done on this weeks illo!

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  13. Great choice of legend and lovely supporting illustration :)

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  14. Excellent illustration-- perfect for the prompt!

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  15. Great illustration.I love the story :)

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  16. Great Job and nice take on the topic.

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  17. Love your idea and a great dog. I wish he wasn't so close in color and tone to the background so it would be easier to see him.

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  18. Wonderful illustration! Thanks for the background story of the Iditerod.

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  19. He looks so strong and dutiful. Thanks for sharing this illo.

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  20. Fantastic, a really lovely work, very powerful! congratulations and regards!

    Rui Sousa

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  21. Beautiful watercolor :)
    Best Wishes,
    Issi

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  22. love your illo and the story!!! Now I've one more thing to do in NY. (one of my dreams: go to NY. I have a blank book where I write and copy all about NY)
    Hugs!
    Georgina

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  23. Pure enchantment, your painting! You know, I lived in/near NYC for 17 years, and I never went to see the Balto statue! How I regret that. I know the story, and what a tremendous one it is. When we first moved to Tokyo, one of the first things I set out to see was the statue of Hachiko at Shibuya station. Hachiko is a legendary dog who faithfully waited at the train station for his master every day, even for years after his master died until he eventually died himself. The story always makes me cry.

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  24. Love this story...your illustration fits it perfectly!!

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  25. Perfect for the theme, especially since it enables you to do what you do best... doggies!!! This is wonderful Monica!

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