July 29, 2012

Lonely

IF this week = Lonely

Quick sketch of what popped into my head...



82 comments:

  1. Hello:
    Alas! A mournful look on the face of the girl, but we cannot help but think that the skull has a grin. Perhaps the skull's owner had the last laugh after all?

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    1. Yes...I imagine that's why all skulls have that certain smile ;)
      Glad you are back! Thanks, as ever, for stopping by!

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  2. Good idea and veri good drawing. Congratulations, Elizabeth!
    I wonder, who is more alone?
    have a nice week!!!

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    1. That is a very good question, Roberto. I hope you have a nice week, too!

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  3. I love your sketch!It's so powerful:)

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    1. Thanks! I think "lonely" is a pretty strong feeling for most people, so I'm glad you think this sketch is a match :)

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  4. Such expression on the face of a "quick sketch." Nice!

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  5. Let's try this again! Okay, toss out a Yorick comment as
    too easy. (Tried this on a clerk once at a craft store with
    a plastic skull and she was all, like, 'huh?'.)
    I have found out it is illegal to keep human remains in your
    house in our state. Just warning you.... bwa-ha-ha!

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    1. I do have a model skull that sits on my studio table. Not quite the same as a real one, but the top of his head is removable...a perk not available in the real thing, so I have to say I am quite satisfied ;)

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    1. I KNEW he would! So glad Macabry's back :) :)

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  7. Perhaps a Cirque de Soleil version of Hamlet! So delicate and interesting. Nice!

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. Yes, there's always a bit of theater in skulls...don't you think?

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  8. Oh my! You found a skeleton, too! I love the touch of colour and that big puffy sleeve.

    How about.

    'I thought you were taller...'

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    1. Yes! Gasp! ;) I think you should invite her to your tea party--although I think her friend might leak a little, too :) ;)

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  9. Two heads are better than one.

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  10. some wonderful lines in this drawing. some days i do wish i had a few sets of heads :)

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    1. Me too, Sandra. Although I think I would prefer it if they were both alive ;)

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  11. Yeah, he was a slob and a drunk, but now she wishes she hadn't done it. He did have his good points.

    For some reason this reminded me of that H.R. Giger rumor that he kept a skeleton of his ex-girlfriend in his studio. Nobody came forward to claim her body after she committed suicide so he claimed it himself, and used carpet beetles to strip the flesh from it. Lovely story.

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    1. He has some good points now. First and foremost, he doesn't talk back anymore ...no wait, maybe he does! Re: Giger rumor. The idea of having the skeleton in his studio is a bit fascinating...but the carpet beetle part grosses even ME out. Ewwwwewww, Ted. Ewwwwwewww.

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    1. Well put, Suze. You always know how to say it best :)

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  13. Oh my gosh...I LOVE LOVE LOVE your illustrations! Thank you for visiting my blog! I'm your newest FOLLOWER! YAY!

    Tif
    Ramblings of a Southern Belle
    http://www.her-southern-ramblings.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Tif! Your blog is really fun. Thanks for the follow :)

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  14. Potent. But then I laughed at everybody else's comments :)

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    1. My followers leave the best comments--that's why I <3 them :)
      Thanks, Linda!

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  15. Lovely line quality. So much expression for a quick sketch!

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  16. Great expression and I thought, when I saw it, we all hold our intelligence in our hand, to grow it or squash it. :)

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  17. You pictured it so nice. And slightly creep. Well done!

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  18. Hamlet popped into your head??? I'd love to have a peek in there. It reminds me somewhat of Anne Bachelier's work.

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathryn! What a wonderful compliment :)

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  19. Interesting take on the word ;)

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  20. Great!! quick sketch but controlled line..!! Amazing!!

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    1. Good thing it's not a chicken skull. Henny wouldn't like that.

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  22. OMG you are so good, Elizabeth!!!! You are now inspiring me to use PENCIL. I have been using pen but it works for only some ideas.....THANK YOU!!!!!!!! Anita

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    1. Looking forward to seeing some of that pencil work, Anita! I'm sure it will be gorgeous :)

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  23. Good job on the quick thinking! And it looks like the wheels are really turning in her skull as she contemplates...

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    1. Hi Sharon. I think she's trying to figure it all out. Not sure it's working, tho. ;)

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  24. Amazing work Elizabeth, You have inspired me to draw again!

    Hugs

    Marisa.

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  25. Thoughtful, weird, magnetic, lovely. I really like it!

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    1. I really like your description of it :)
      Thanks, Laurie!

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  26. I'd have to say after wondering who was the lonelier that, since loneliness is the state of not wanting to be alone, then I think SHE'S the lonely one. ~~She may be lonely for who the skull used to be, but people change, and that's a fact. She shouldn't complain though, she's still got her friend, and now they won't argue so much about fashion choices any more...

    I like your wandering line.
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    1. Thanks, Richard. Yes... no more back chat from her friend. Silence is golden ;)

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  27. Wonderful! I love the teeny touch of color which pulls it all together.
    And yes, your lines are wonderful!

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  28. Fantastic job! Love the lines.

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  29. You call that a "quick sketch", that I call it a thing of beauty. You, my friend. have a wonderful talent! I look forward to visiting your site, because I never know what amazing piece of work you'll be showing next. *golf clap!*

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    1. Mr. Turnip,
      You are too kind. Made my day.
      :)

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  30. This is a GORGEOUS sketch...such lovely lines. Love the round shapes, and her head alone is so masterfully drawn. Love it.

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    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much. I know what a great talent you have, so your comments are especially appreciated!

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  31. This is beautiful and sad. Her eyes are drawing me in, she has a story to tell.

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  32. What a wonderful sketch - and so thought provoking! I love the expression!

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  33. Beautiful and contemplative, think your use of pencil works really well for this.

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  34. Yes, that sure must feel very lonely to hold a skull of your beloved husband. The woman's eyes and mouth corners are dropping and it is therefore she looks deeply unhappy. She also looks a bit upper-class medieval so I think the story goes about her husband who died during a crusade. The woman pays for another group of knights to bring back the skull of her late husband years later. Now she holds it and looks at it to scan it for possible recognizable resemblance with the fading memory she holds of her good husband. An echoing loneliness.....

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  35. this a great interpretation of the IF word!
    great job!!

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  36. This seems a bit of a departure from what other posts...but I like it very much! Beautifully rendered and full of soul...bravo!

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  37. Hamlet?? And that skull just popped into your head! haha! It looks great!

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    1. --Can't go wrong with a little skull-popping ;)
      As for Hamlet...she is a bit of a drama queen, I suppose...

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  38. I like this along with your other 2 latest posts.Beautifully drawn.

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    1. I'm so glad you do, Cerena! Maybe she's contemplating an up-coming anatomy exam ;)

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  40. "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? (Hamlet, V.i)"

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