Illustration Friday: Run

hurricanewalk.jpg This piece was created for a story that ran in the Baltimore Sun. The author recalls Hurricane Hazel of 1954. She was a little girl when the hurricane hit and had to run home from school when the weather got bad enough for the nuns to dismiss them. She ran the mile to her home with her small sister and an umbrella that turned inside out from the strong wind. I thought this story was just ripe with imagery... I liked the idea of a sunny yellow rain coat against the gray green that comes with horrible weather.

For Illustration Friday's topic: run.