illustration friday: free

by brandon as illustration friday — brandon Sat 19 Nov 2005 2:26 am


The sea is the graveyard of the Chateau D’If!

I have been reading The Count of Monte Cristo, and I do not have time to spend coming up with clever concepts or anything, but rest assured: this depicts a moment of freedom. In three hours I will be on the first leg of a trip to Sicily. I’m not sleeping tonight. Will doing that help with jet lag? God knows it’s been long enough since I’ve had to deal with that – I don’t remember. We shall see!

But I could not just skip Illustration Friday, you understand.


  1. Comment by Anonymous — November 19, 2005 at 3:29 am

    Hhheee – I understand … great image, lots of foreboding whatevers!!! What IS that – that has leapt to freedom from the Chateau D’If? Is it a telephone? Can of softdrink? A BODY IN A BAG weighted with a sinker attached to a chain!?! Enjoy Sicily and enjoy being free – for the moment …

  2. Comment by ssssssss — November 19, 2005 at 10:26 am

    Beautifull illo!! Great colours and fantastic movement! FREE

  3. Comment by HannoverFist — November 19, 2005 at 11:17 am

    Outstanding! Beautiful colors and angles!

  4. Comment by Paula — November 19, 2005 at 11:35 pm

    well, if one dreamt freedom for long and got it at last, this is Montecristo. Wonderful piece of art.

  5. Comment by Mose120 — November 20, 2005 at 12:23 am

    This is fantastic!

    Great style and colour 🙂

    Enjoy your trip

  6. Comment by Urban Convert — November 20, 2005 at 6:59 am

    Excellent illustration. I could easily see it on the cover of a new edition of The Count of Monte Cristo!

  7. Comment by Tony Sarrecchia — November 20, 2005 at 9:26 am

    Wonderful! Great colors, and perspective. I love the sense of the movement of the waves.

  8. Comment by Holly — November 20, 2005 at 4:57 pm

    Absolutely fabulouuuus! Cheers!

  9. Comment by carla — November 20, 2005 at 5:43 pm

    This is a very scary looking scene! The waves and tower are so strong , and the body looks so small and insignificant. Excellent technique!

  10. Comment by kyra — January 5, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Gorgeous piece!

  11. Comment by sayani — June 25, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I have gonna mad after reading the book’The counts of monte cristo.’I always imagine if mercedes and edmond never got seperated, how sweet but life played a big game with.I madly want to see the movie!

  12. Comment by Lily — August 16, 2018 at 3:26 am


    We wanna use your awesome illustration in the chinese version of Le Comte de Monte-Cristo. Please contact us.

    Best regards,

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