Wise, like all words have several variations of meaning, but it has always meant to me, more or less:
“having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.” (see dictionary.com)
I have found that it also depends on who’s opinion of wisdom you’re seeking.
In looking at wise as a visual, I’ve found wisdom, across cultures, genders and ages. So in my travels, in a supermarket, a daycare center, a senior center, across the road, the city, the country, and around the world, I see wise faces in the hope of a woman, the essence of a child, and the wrinkles of an old man. I’ve found the key is being able to see wisdom, at all.
Look for wisdom, in all ages and in all people, we all have some to give. Peace to you all.
beautiful drawings and wonderful words !!
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flower girl said
Oh!!Agree with your feelings, really wise! and great work. =)
Thanks for nice CM on mine.
i agree with you. these are beautiful illustrations.
Great style, colour choices and soulful expressions. Lovely!
Wonderful Work! 🙂
This post of yours is very wise, I must say, I just love it! And the art is beautiful
studio lolo said
My dear Indigene, I’m giving you a standing ovation now! (Just as you did for me!) This is a beautiful post and sooo full of heart 🙂
Vanessa Brantley Newton said
Such wisdom is to much for me. What wonderful characters and faces. I can tell you really studied these faces. They are just wonderful! I really see the wisdom in each of there faces. Excellent work!!! Wisdom comes in all packages ,sizes and ages. you are so right.
Michelle Henninger said
I think these illos are amazing! I agree, there is wisdom all around us. Thanks so much for reminding us of that.
Diana Evans said
Wonderful work and just perfect for the theme this week….very wise and wonderful!!!
Edrian Thomidis said
You are so right with this post, and the work you posted is beautiful!
Teri C said
A very wise and thoughtful interpretation of ‘wise’.
wise words and great drawings i must say. 🙂
Owl Eng said
very beautiful! love the renderings especially their eyes. they are wise indeed
yoon see said
Very interesting idea and remarkably done to embrace the beauty of having wisdom through different means:)
Wow from a woman, child to an old man…..
beautiful images and WISE commnetson the subject. A great triptich!
dear indigene, your works are so beautiful,full of emotions and they are really wise.;]]]
Beautiful colors. I love it 🙂 😉
Candace Trew Camling said
what a WISE post!!
Nice portraits… 🙂
The wrinkles of an old man…remembering my wrinkles on my grandma’s face.
Loni Edwards said
Beautiful! And well said. 🙂
Flying Colors said
Love the contrast of a monotone skin color and the intensity of color of the garments.
That in itself is a wise approach to these fabulous portraits!
Truly enjoyed reading your post and thoughts, awesome…
i love the characters of wise people. great illustrations I imagined images like these but could not do them the justice that you have portrayed. excellent. and thanks for your comments to my blog.
You’ve put a lot of wise thought into this prompt. I love your linework in the second illustration, and the detail of the woman’s shawl in the first!
lil kim said
yes, wisdom is everywhere, and i think you have captured that here, well done!
parisa mahmoudi said
so great text and portraits!
…and I agree with you!
I really enjoy your thoughts about the different topics besides of your art. The kind of wisdom achieved from life, experience and feelings.
Forrest Illustration said
These turned out great. I agree wise could be any of these. 🙂 Great work.
Wow, very nice!!! Wow! These are great.
Laurel Neustadter said
Wise words and a great illustration.
wow, these are wonderful, excellent work
very nice portraits, great work
Beautiful, I love your wise words!!
Anish Daolagupu said
i totally agree with what you are saying… beautiful words and illustrations… ^_^
Leticia (aka Leticce ) said
Thanks for the coments on my draw 🙂
yours are also great!
you never disappoint… wonderful work.. love the colors.. they draw you in!
Very intriguing portraits. Great emotion and color, very nice work!
Michael O'Connell said
so true… wonderful post…
what a lovely take on wisdom!
Flying Colors said
I’m double dipping to tell you that there ia an AWARD for you at my site.
You are the best and many hugs to you 🙂
Matalonga Jorge said
You are sooo right about wisdom…!
Thanks for your visit and comment. 🙂
You’ve summed it up so very well here in words and visuals!!
Beautiful warm colors!
wonderful portraits. what a wonderful sentiment. you are very wise.
thank you for the comments you left on my piece.
What a wonderful post and beautiful portraits – my favourite at the moment is, I think, the old man – the pose, the colours and the lines of the collar are so full of life. Love it. 🙂
you are a wise woman and you are really good at portraits! I love all 3 🙂
Lovely illustrations and a thoughful, true account 🙂
Bella Sinclair said
Indigene, you are the embodiment of wise. And these portraits are remarkable. They each tell a story and are truly wonderful!
Mie Illustrates! said
I like the meaning behind the portraits. Very nice interpretation!
Ann Marie said
Your portraits are wonderful! I love the patterns and color. Interesting that you kept the child’s and woman’s face in grayscale. They all look very interested in the viewer! Wise indeed!!
Beautiful pictures – I especially love the boy’s face – you’ve captured the way children can look so wise sometimes.
Wow great reflexion on the topic and great artistic work!
thank you for your comment on my illo 🙂