inspiration



Every once in a while I post on here people that keep me inspired. Today it was a stranger and what this person did for me was tremendous. People that know me, know that I make my money doing caricatures....Well I was drawing today at the zoo and I was asked to draw someones friend. Out of nowhere a Tibetan monk sits in my caricature chair with a huge smile. His friend translated for me that once of the main things he wanted from his trip from America was a caricature because he heard of them, but they weren't offered to him in any places he's been before. To make a long story short I did a drawing and showed it to him. He laughed and smiled so huge that I was this close to giving it to him for free. Even though I couldn't understand what he was saying, I felt like I truly was giving this guy something significant through my art. His friend said that he can't wait to get back to Tibet so he can put it in his Temple. In all honesty, this piece of art that I did in 5 mins is one of my most proudest pieces.

8 comments:

Lizbeth Quispe said...

That's a very nice story, Francis. I'm glad you're having a nice summer. Keep up the cool work.

Tamte said...

Hey man, Thats great to hear! It really seems like your letting loose with your sketchbook. There is more francis in there than I have seen in your other stuff. Your stuff on CA.org looks great too. Keep rockin mna

-Tamte

Tamte said...

You know what I take it back. All of your stuff has mega-personality. hahaha stay fresh man.
-Tamte

Evan Mayfield said...

GREAT STORY! i wish it had happened to me. I like the caricature alot and i know you had fun with it.......... its s tibetan monk for craps sake! sick

willie.d. said...

Dude. On your resume you can say, "Works exhibited: Tibetian Temple."


Good job man. good to see your summer is treating you well.

Kathy Bailey said...

Proud to have been there when you created it Francis! You rock! :)

Shaa said...

that's a really cool story and ,i likes your art :D

Anonymous said...

Nice stuff. Oh by the way that's Thai Monk not Tibetan. (Known by the robes).