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Color Illustration by Goñi Montes - 'Trickle Down Effect'

This illustration was lifted off of someone's facebook profile picture, in the "people you may know" section (I didn't). After researching it, I found it was drawn by Goñi Montes, a Puerto Rican illustrator.

I was drawn to snatch this picture off of a stranger's online profile because it's awesome. I identify with the character in the drawing (on his website, the artist says it was originally a male character, and the commissioner asked him to change it to a woman). She's riding a unicycle across a tightrope while juggling 8 flaming torches. Sometimes life feels like that. Oh yeah, and the rope is on fire. But she's stylish with her suspenders and strapless shirt, wearing jewelry, and looking like she's giving it her best shot - she either won't admit she's in trouble, or hasn't realized it yet; it's just a hard task she has to keep doing.

I also like the color scheme. It's not "technicolor" at all, but sort of "sepia-meets-warm-colors". The trees at the bottom may as well be more flames, or a lava pit. The sky has an overcast-sunset glow; I imagine you'd get the same glow and haze from a large fire or explosion.

The artist's website: http://www.goniart.com/