November 9, 2011

100 Watercolors #20 - Fortitude

I'm not going to lie to you guys - I had to look up "fortitude" in the dictionary before I could start sketching ideas out for this theme.  My iMac's built-in dictionary gives the following definition:  "Courage in pain or adversity."  Using that as a starting point, I came up with this illustration:

 

I used to skateboard when I was a kid, but I was never good enough to attempt a halfpipe.  If I ever had, I'm sure I would have ended up like this poor fellow here, though I'm not sure I'd have the fortitude to give it a second try!  ;)

Next week's theme: Vacation!

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