Saturday, July 31, 2010

Illustration Friday: Artificial


So maybe this is cheating, just a little bit, because I don't happen to think there's anything artificial about playing cello. I'm much more interested in the real, the connection, the melody, the music....

But here's a story. I've known this girl since she was a baby, and one day when she was ten or eleven, it broke my heart to see her flash me the most artificial smile I'd ever seen on anyone. She'd been having a really bad day, and I didn't really expect much of a response from her, but it didn't seem like that kind of fake smile was something a child should be able to do.

8 comments:

  1. it's hard to see the innocent personalities of childhood corrupted by the approach of adulthood. this is a gorgeous picture!

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  2. Oh, that's a pity:( I really like your illustration though - the colour and movement are lovely!

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  3. Love the texture and play with light and shadow in this. Very nice!

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  4. Wow! This is so beautiful-- it is so similar in feel to your ink drawings-- wonderful that you can show your personality so well in both mediums!!

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  5. i love ur drawings and ur text..
    i feel so match..
    btw, thanks for dropping by my blog
    nice to meet u

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  6. still there's music in your illustration even if there was none in that smile.

    I for one am a terrible liar, and smiling falsely is like lying I think.

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  7. love the sunlight shining through her face, gorgeous!

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