Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Illustration Friday: "Alone"

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In A Mental Corner, 2005 • Blue Col-Erase, Fine Line Black and Orange Sharpie®, Staedtler Pigment Liner, rubbing alcohol and Photoshop®

I was in this mental state last night...it seems I enjoy being miserable sometimes. I was reminded of the many lonely nights before I met girlfriend when I would stay up until 5 AM doing nothing vital. Truthfully, I still did that after I met her, just less frequently. I was a little less depressed.

I wanted to depict the "alone" mental state above without drawing myself because I'd truly end up disgusted with myself. I draw myself constantly, so this would've hit too close to home. There's a bit of myself in this, however: his hairline is receding, and so is mine. And I can totally relate to how he's feeling, of course...this dude could be alone in a crowd.

Don't worry, I'm okay.

6 comments:

Ms Elle said...

Allan, you definitely succeeded in capturing the concept here.

chillies and chocolate said...

It's very good.

janey said...

Hey that guy needs some advil. Well done illo.

Allan L. said...

Thanks, folks!

Natascha said...

I like it!

Don Tate II said...

Geez, you had to go and depress a brotha. I certainly feel ya. Great illo.