Sunday, May 3, 2009

IF: Hierarchy


Probably not my best work, but it fits the mood lately. Saw the theme for Illustration Friday was hierarchy, so i took a stab at it.

16 comments:

Brine Blank said...

Ahh...the married life...been there...to make it even more realistic you should have had her foot on his back and a riding crop...

Coreopsis said...

I disagree with Brine Blank--the foot on the back and riding crop would be too much. What's here is a bit more subtle. It's not that he doesn't love her; it's just that he's feeling a little overwhelmed, and not in control of his own life.

It's a beautiful drawing!

joseph's art and stuff said...

that's funny Brine!

Coreopsis, is it that apparent? because that's what i was going for... thanks!

Brine Blank said...

Sorry...my comment wasn't a critique as much as a sarcastic tirade lol...sometimes the dry humor doesn't come across in text form...I'm working on an 8-track verbal version...

mcverhoog said...

well, I think he's just having a soar neck ;-)
BTW: nice illo, as usual!

Jennifer said...

It is a beautiful drawing. Before I looked at the larger version I read the center line of the sketchbook and the horizon line as cross hairs of a scope.

Dot said...

It really works. Great emotion in those simple lines. I so adore your style.

Dot said...

ps, i linked to you on dabbled as one of the featured IF's for the week! http://www.dabbled.org/2009/05/illustration-friday.html

joseph's art and stuff said...

Thanks everyone for the comments and the link, Dot!

Senta said...

Very nice, who can't relate!! Hey I love your work, it's all really beautiful. I want to add a link to your blog, hope you don't mind!

Emily said...

hehe...oh dear dark times! though missery makes for great art they say!
I am dead envious of your texting btw!

yoon see said...

Time to have peace, after the hierarchy, balance comes in:)

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

Whoa--dark take on the topic--but very well done! Nice job.

joseph's art and stuff said...

Senta, thanks for the comment and add!
Emily thanks, i envy your fine work!
yoon see and Tony, thanks for stopping by and commenting!

tsu-mina said...

I like the little piece of doily to characterize the domestic life...Nice work! Sad but nice!

Björnik said...

hehe! i can relate to this. being in a relationship is indeed difficult and sometimes you just have to give her the reins. nice take!