And she did hold the torch upon high saying...
September 24, 2007 5:00 PM   Subscribe

Help me find a Victorian style line art image that I simply cannot find!

I'm looking for something specific in a piece of artwork, but I have no idea what to Google.

I need an image in a Victorian line art style of a hand/forearm holding a candle or torch upon high, as if lighting the way through the dark. I'm trying to make Save the Dates in a "I will follow you into the dark" theme, and I have a specific image in mind but cannot find it.

Specifically, I'm looking for images like those used by Married to the Sea in their older comics.

Help me if you can.
posted by santojulieta to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Let me include a few examples.

Many of these links are not so SFW!

I like the style of the hands in the following images.

I like this whole Lighting-the-way-through-the-darrk style.

Also, look at the Married to the Sea archives. (Not for August or September '07. They changed the style of artwork used for the comics after this point.)
posted by santojulieta at 5:09 PM on September 24, 2007

I'm not clear on this - do you want images of only a hand holding a torch/candle, or a whole person/scene in which someone is holding a torch/candle? Here are a couple of hands only I found.
posted by iconomy at 5:26 PM on September 24, 2007

Response by poster: It could be just the hand/arm holding the torch, or an entire body. I plan to crop everything past the elbow either way.
posted by santojulieta at 5:41 PM on September 24, 2007

This drawing of a hand holding a lamp comes from Horning, Clarence P. Handbook of Early Advertising Art, third edition. Mineola: Dover, 1956.

No good torches or candles there, sorry.
posted by mbrubeck at 8:00 PM on September 24, 2007

Here's one.
posted by tellurian at 11:55 PM on September 24, 2007


Or This
posted by Addlepated at 12:12 AM on September 25, 2007

Can't you use photoshop to combine the images you want? It seems as if there are a ton of hand images that can be found and a ton of candle images to be found. It should be a 2-minute job to combine the two.
posted by JJ86 at 6:08 AM on September 25, 2007

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