Saturday, May 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sorry

This doesn't quite say 'sorry' to me.

Turmoil? Remorse? Anxiety?

Maybe despair.

Took it from a sketch I did a couple of years back...something I did quickly in a dark time...a personal thing. Funny how bringing it back out can remind me of a hurt. But just as quickly I realize that all things, including despair, pass.

Peace and goodness to all.

31 comments:

Michael O'Connell said...

i don't know… i think the figure has a pleading gesture… it could mean sorry… at any rate, great work…

andrea said...

I'm sorry it doesn't say sorry to you :) but I think illustrating a dark time works well for the theme. This has a truly despairing aura about it.

Tony LaRocca said...

It's facinating to look at, sort of what a depressed muppet would feel. I love it.

ValGalArt said...

yes, this painting looks sorry! You're right Thankfully despair and pain does pass!

HARDWAX said...

Sadness and despair when put to paper or paint brings a lot of old baggage, but, as with this, they can also bring a beautiful illustration of those dark days. Love this piece

michael dailey said...

i see a person full of hurt and despair. there appears to be a pleading in his eye. i think it speaks very loudly. nice work

Joy Eliz said...

yes...this piece looks emotional. Very good illo for sorry!

tiffinix said...

This definitely says sorry to me. Very dark and sad. I really like the one big bloodshot looking eye. Great moody colors. How nice it is that all things pass. . .

Katili said...

Remorse may be, like he's been outside in the cold weather behind someone's window all night just to show remorse over something he did wrong.

Sea Angel said...

Seems awfully sad to me. There's a lot of sorrow in it.

Lou said...

I look at this and see a young child who is very sad. Since they are a child, they have a look of sorry, even if the person they are looking at should be the on that is sorry. This has a very sad feeling to it. Fantastic!

PaulSketch said...

this piece is so expressive and has so much style to it

The Tart said...

Sad & beautiful ... that's what makes it so wonderful. Love the blues. ; )

Smooch,
Your Tart

Psssssst. Have groovy week!

Janet said...

Well, it definitely shows sorrow...
he looks very sad!

Twisselman said...

Thanks, all, for the comments. I can't tell if my submission ever made it to IF... I know there were problems over the weekend... Can anyone clue me in? Looks like it's okay now, but I'm still not seeing my post on the list... Still it's nice to see folks checking in here. Mebbe I'll try submitting to IF again... Just hate to if the first time actually took, and I'm just missing seeing it. Apologies if that happens.

HARDWAX said...

You're there.

Cez said...

great illo...That's smell a truly despair story...beautiful!!

TXArtcGal said...

I think this definitely could fit in with "sorry"...very compelling illo...and I understand what you're saying about your post. I think this is why I keep putting off picking up my paints...last time I did, I was in a different area of my life; going through some tough times, and the lost of a loved one. It is as if I am trying not to relive those days.

Jaimie said...

this very aptly evokes a feeling of sorrow.

carla said...

Sorry means more than apology. It can also mean a sorry state, and this figure seems to be in some kind of sorry state. The blue is a perfect color, since it adds to the feeling of sadness and discomfort.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

Angst. wonderfully done.

the heartful blogger said...

He looks angst ridden enough to be reallly reallly sorry, great moody piece.

steve said...

Oh yeah, I've got some drawings too from a darker time in my life. I agree--looking at this stuff now can bring back those sad or angry moments but at the same time they do help you realize just how much better things do get with time. Great work and thanks for sharing.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

There is a lot of emotion in the eyes and line movements, I agree with Mike (1st post), when I first saw this it looked like he is pleading for forgivness or maybe understanding.

Ellen said...

That is sorry without a doubt! Excellent piece!

Lee said...

powerful image, I love the eye...so many things to be sorry for and so little time

Amy Zaleski said...

Very emotional work ~ it shows!

scribblesk said...

Really Liking the loose expressionistic mode!

Robert McLaughlin said...

Kinda late getting around to commenting this last week. I'm still recovering from New Orleans.

This isn't quite the style I associate with you, but it's a powerful image, none-the-less. My first reaction was "Gollum" from LOTR. Not that it looks like Gollum--maybe it's the facial expression that does it.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! I love this illo a lot!! there is something very emotional and touching about it, and the style is awesome!

ahmed said...

good art