Friday, October 03, 2008

IF : Sugary


He talked a blue streak about how wonderful things were gonna be.

Damn, I swore I wouldn't fall for those sugary promises again.



Dining room table sketch on a paper bag, graphite and paint.

60 comments:

  1. i like it, too. nice take of the topic. i am curious if you'll add something more in your illustration.....

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh! This is so beautiful and haunting - I love so much how you've created this picture and the words too. I wanted to read more...:-):-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful - simple, yet haunting. Gorgeous work.

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my oh my i love it...see, that dining room table works for you. happy IF.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a really beautiful drawing. I love the the wrinkled brown paper. It reminds me a little of Toulouse- Lautrec.

    ReplyDelete
  6. FABULOUS! Everything about this is great - LOVE the paper!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh yes, keep it as it is I say! This really captures that feeling of broken promise. Excellent Laurel!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You've touched on something we've all felt in one way or another. Haunting and perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love it. The simplicity, the details in the coat, the beautiful expression, the economy of line, the horizon and that flash of blue. There is so much to say about this piece, so many subliminal messages you're sending. I can't stop looking at it!!

    The dining table, well, economy of space might just be an inspirational tool..
    :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks everyone! I feel like I'm back and it feels so good!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey Girl friend,

    Really liked your drawing a lot. I am writing also to say I liked it better when you had your face on the blog not just your eyes. Anyhoodle. I'll talk to you later.

    love, MH

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great illo!
    I simply like how you have captured the mood here with clever use of brown paper:)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your are NOT suffering having to work on the kitchen table; I think this is one of my very favourites or yours of all times. Have a nice weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  14. i really love this and it breaks my heart a little bit too :( moving and beautiful! i really love your little avatar too it touches me deeply and makes me think of my ratboy :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very introspective! Is this on a brown bag?? wowzer.

    ReplyDelete
  16. WOW! That's great, a wonderful take on the theme and so often so painfully true!!!

    And a very cool illo!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Damn, that's a cool effect drawing on the paper. Very nice. And the lines on the face very gentle but beautiful. Very cool. You are so bloomin' versatile in your techniques.

    ReplyDelete
  18. This is really amazing! So simple and perfect. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Truly beautiful and very touching. I really like the whole effect.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really good! The dining room must be happy to have you doing art there again

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the simplicity, the lines and choice of colors.

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow, this is great!
    i like your style, too.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful illustration! I like your concept, the simplicity, the colours! Very creative!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Great rendering!
    You conveyed the feeling of bittersweet sadness with the downward baby blue stroke and pale pink lips tied together with the paper bag.
    Excellent!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I really like this! I love to see work on unorthodox materials!

    Fantastic stuff.

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh, this is just beautiful in it's simplicity

    ReplyDelete
  27. Love it. Of course, now I want something sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great, I like it as it is, and I love the idea behind it!

    http://indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Wonderful idea and execution.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lovely take on the theme - great expression conveyed.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Very beautiful! How daring to make something like this on a paper bag! It is so great, I would frame it!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Unique, simple, beautiful. This is so very nice.

    P.S. The story you shared on my sugary entry was disturbing, but it made me and the guy I married laugh very, very, hard. I plan on telling it to everyone I meet regardless of the situation. Job interview? Poop story. Christmas with my grandma? Poop story. My best friend's wedding? Oh you better believe everyone will hear the poop story when its time for me to give my drunken maid of honor speech. So, THANK YOU for that ;)

    ReplyDelete
  33. If you had not told I could not have realized that it was paperbag.. It is beautiful and with a touching story!

    ReplyDelete
  34. i like the take you have on the theme of sugary, very deep. Its also interesting to see you chose the paper bag to put the image on. its such a visual quality in all. great stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  35. awww I very much like this one. just lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Very touching...very sad...very well done and well said. We've all been there and the feeling you created is "familiar."

    ReplyDelete
  37. Outstanding in every aspect...well done! :)

    ReplyDelete
  38. aw dang laurel, a sugary illo based on heartbreak. that does it, me too!!!
    beautiful and evocative piece...i'm so sad for all the girls and boys that get suckered by sweet talk.

    ReplyDelete
  39. oh, a nice change from your usual... very neat style.

    ReplyDelete
  40. this is so lovely. I like the media, too.

    ReplyDelete
  41. gee i missed alot already.. this is a very cute and sentimental post 8) and yeah promises promises.. they are meant to be broken.. *sigh* tho im corssing my fingers on something.. hehe..

    well my new watercolor is up tho i know i need to practice more hehe..

    ReplyDelete
  42. Very beautiful! I love your use of empty space, it is very expressive.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wow!! She's beautiful! You can really see the disappointment in her expression. Wonderful work!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Yeah! Your dining table seems given you inspiration for creating something different from your usual painting! I like the sentimental feel of this drawing, lovely style!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Gosh, that's goooooooood! Incredibly touching piece. So full of raw emotion. And the words are perfect. Minimal, but just enough to make you think of all the things that must have gone on. WOW!

    I also enjoyed reading about your visit with Sketched Out! I LOVE her stuff! But I also love yours, so I've given you an award over at my place. Have a wonderful day.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Oh, now I REALLY like this! It's so true sometimes that less is more, very well done.

    ReplyDelete
  47. Wow, different take on the topic. Very nice!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Look at you go on your dining room table!! I love how this illo looks on brown paper. Sort of reminds me of Toulouse-Lautrec. I'm also enchanted by the evocative words that accompany this poignant image. Your studio is inside you!

    ReplyDelete
  49. You make art out of anything! This expresses her woe so well. Sorry to hear it happened again :( Love your simple color choice.

    Hope your week is going well. Thanks for all your comments.

    Peace and joy~

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow! I really love the way you drew this. And I like how you took sugar and turned it into something bitter.

    ReplyDelete
  51. this is AWESOME... saying a lot in a nutshell...

    ReplyDelete