The title of my submission is, "The Little One That Could."
I figured that this etching fit the theme, given that trains (to a degree, sadly, for my public transit loving self), old-robber baron types who would force someone to shine their shoes, children being forced to work (and do said shoe-shining), and even smiling trains (a la Thomas the Tank engine, since he's still around but is also a bit vintage) are all on the old-fashioned side.
This illustration is also old-fashioned looking because of the fact it is an etching, and the people are Victorian-seeming. It's kind of cute and dark at once and it was fun to create!
To see more submissions for this week's theme of "Old Fashioned," and last week's theme of "Acrobat," go to www.illustrationfriday.com. To see more etchings at my website, please go to http://drawdvl.com/etchings-and-linocuts.html.
Happy illustrating and Happy Friday --!! ;-D