Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Sketches...A Tribute to 9/11...We Will Never Forget!

I'm sure that all of us can remember where and what we were doing on this day 10 years ago as the tragedy that we know as 9/11 unfolded!  Myself, I was in Boston for a trade show and was on my way to work when the announcement came over the radio.  As we drove the rest of the way, arrived and ran into a hotel lobby across from the convention center...the coverage streamed live over the television.  We watched as the second tower was hit...it was unbelievable what was happening before our very eyes! 
Our lives changed forever on this day and as a nation we promised that we would never forget those that lost their lives that day...the passengers on the planes, the many people that worked at the world trade center and the heroes that bravely ran into the buildings!
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So this week during Sunday Sketches I wanted to create a sketch that was a tribute, in my small way, to remembering and honoring those that lost their lives along with the memory and the promise we made as a country that "we would never forget!"
I've been working with colored pencils and Sharpie for the last couple weeks and decided to create this sketch using the same.  I've also been in a kitten and dog themed frame of mind and thought a dalmatian seemed like a good choice for this sketch...added the fire hat, flag and 9*11 medallion...resulting in this finished sketch dedicated to the memory of the heroes of 9/11.
From pencil sketch to pops of color!


"We Will Never Forget"    8"x10" Sharpie/Prismacolor Pencils

Remembering in a big way...The Memorial Site!
Interactive Lady Liberty page showing the replica Liberty that showed up outside a firehouse in NYC after the tragedy...no one knows how it got there, but it is covered from torch to toe with uniform patches, miniature American flags, money, mass cards, rosary beads, condolence notes, souvenir postcards, angel figurines and other mementos from mourners and passersby.  
In memory of the heroes of 9/11...I salute you and will never forget!
And will also not forget all of the brave men and women that serve this great country here and around the world!  





23 comments:

Auroran Lauriel said...

I really enjoy your drawings--you are so talented. I love color pencil, so it's a treat to see them applied so skillfully.

I also appreciate your tribute to 9/11. The difficulty of this day is tempered with the sweetness of your pup.

Yes, here's to the heros of 9/11. Let's all salute you today.

linda said...

Lovely way to give tribute to such a terrible day.

Jehanne's doodles said...

This is a wonderful tribute.
Love how you have used the colour pencils, really fantastic!

Christine said...

Very touching sketch Joni, a wonderful tribute!

Heather said...

an adorable and perfect tribute! Nice job!!!!

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Linda Pruitt said...

Many of us had the same ideas today--remembering! Your sketch is just adorable and a great vehicle for rememberence. Thanks for adding pictures of the process, I love to see process.

Melisa said...

I love your sketch and the sentiment behind it. We really will never forget.

Carol said...

Your Puppy is great! Your sentiments are shared by millions today as we all remember.

craftattack said...

Yes, it was a terrible day, and something I will never forget. Those who hurried to help, risking their own lives, were such heroes. Valerie

Teri C said...

Just perfectly wonderful.

Theresa said...

Hi Joni, What a wonderful tribute post. I have enjoyed your last 3 posts and illustrations. Today I will take time to salute our hero s and those we lost & hope for peace.

aquariann said...

Such a sweet tribute piece! The pup is too cute. ^.^

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

great post!!!! love the pup!!! A day none of us will forget.
dana

Debbie said...

your sketch is adorable and what a great tribute to those who died on 9/11. You're right...we will never forget!!

Kristin Dudish said...

What a wonderful tribute post (and the perfect piece for today)... Beautiful!
xo
Kristin

Sophie with her Illustrations said...

This is such a wonderful piece specially for today. I enjoyed reading your post. Have a wonderful Sunday

Sabina said...

I'll admit to being somewhat 9/11ed out but I love this pooch! Really adorable and appropriate.

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful drawing today and more importantly beautiful tribute to the 911 event.thank you.

mfk1022 said...

I love this design!You should put this on t-shirts and sell them!!!

Sophia said...

Your doggy and American flag are adorable and quite inspiring. Thank you for sharing such a touching post. Hugs :)

laurie said...

this is beautiful,, such a beautiful tribute

WrightStuff said...

A lovely tribute. I still can't believe that it has been 10 years. I remember that day so well - etched forever into my memory. My friend's son was in the first tower. He got out physically fine but mentally suffered for a very long time afterwards. I can't imagine what she must have gone through watching the scenes unfold on tv thousands of miles away across the ocean knowing her son was in there. That's just one story of the many thousands affected.