Wednesday, December 30, 2009

IF: Pioneer - Benjamin Franklin


Benjamin Franklin was a pioneer in the study of electricity and renowned for his many contributions throughout history. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. Benjamin Franklin is truly one of America's most influential Founding Fathers.

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26 Comments:

Blogger . justin segal said...

Nice one, Michelle! Did you know that Benjamin Franklin tried to make America's national bird the turkey instead of the bald eagle? Ha! Would we be eating eagles at Thanksgiving and protecting the turkeys?!

6:34 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

HI Justin! That would be funny. thanks for stopping by!

6:37 AM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

oh, i love this! great concept and rendering!

6:40 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Well done.

6:45 AM  
Blogger Squirrel Girl said...

Very nice! I like the texture you used in the background.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Karin said...

Wonderful work! I love the idea and the background texture. It really adds depth!

7:36 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Great work! I also love the roughed up background-- gives it an old-fashioned (yet still modern) feel!

7:52 AM  
Blogger Manelle said...

What a fun idea!

7:54 AM  
Blogger tusen said...

hi Michelle, I really like your idea of the series. And the textures in this one are great, too.
Of course I remember you :) Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I'm happy you like my work. I haven't been much on Illustration Friday lately, but I'm definitely going to change it in the New Year :)
Happy New Year!

8:21 AM  
Blogger justdoodleit said...

Very nice, you could add the lightning too and his hair getting all frizzled by the shock :)

8:37 AM  
Blogger Studio Zuga said...

Sure why wouldn't i remember you michelle. Your one of my fav IF artist. I've always enjoy your style of art. As for not being around i think i should ask you that question. LOL Hope to see more of it in the new year, have a great one.

8:56 AM  
Blogger sandybau said...

Excellent work! Love the faded background and lovely idea!

10:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thank you so much guys! And nice seeing the old peeps again! Hope you are all well. Have a great New Year!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Traci Bixby said...

Hi! This is great! Love the clouds - so poofy. I like the red in the kite too. Makes it really stand out!

11:45 AM  
Blogger Loni Edwards said...

Nice job, Michelle! Love the idea!

12:16 PM  
Blogger k.h.whitaker said...

Very nice, definitely a pioneer, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my work, I appreciate it! Happy New Year!!!!!!!

12:44 PM  
Blogger Susan Beth Studio said...

Just found your blog Lana - Ben is one of my favorite historical figures, sort of the American DaVinci. I love the contrast in this piece between Ben and the background, nice!

1:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle Lana said...

Thanks everyone! Thanks also Lonie!

1:47 PM  
Blogger Jack Foster said...

Wow Michelle, Great likeness, all the way down to the crows feet. :o) Love the textured background too. Great take and fantastic illustration. You have my vote for the week's best!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Acting Journal said...

Nice piece of art. And thank you for your nice comment on my art.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Shirley said...

Michelle -
Have a wonderful new year ahead. Wow, this is a fantastic Ben Franklin. I love that you're doing historical figures. It's been wonderful seeing your work this year. All the best in 2010!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Jose said...

Great drawing, love the backgrounds texture. Happy New Year!

4:19 PM  
Blogger isay (Marissa) said...

ang galing galing naman Michelle! Hey, Happy New Year and more blessings to you and your loveones-

best regards

3:46 AM  
Blogger Katherine (a.k.a. Katie) Corrigan said...

Your blog is wonderful. I enjoyed all of your whimsical images. You
are so talented. Well done. Wishing you happiness.

6:33 PM  
Blogger Art Fan Ako said...

Cute BF! He's a good example for sure.

6:31 PM  
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