Couples alone and together Share this:FacebookPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 22 thoughts on “Couples alone and together” Add yours Much can be read into this poignant illustration. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Sharon – that’s helpful to know. I’ve been working on portfolio pieces – this one wasn’t coming together (I think I still need to work on the light on the window and the drawing in general) but it’s good to know that the story in the illustration is coming through. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply perfectly illustrates long term marriage…some years you’re close, others not! thats life! thankful, we are close now! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m glad to hear that! Thank you – I appreciate the comment. LikeLike Reply I like the man looking at us. A bit of a plea? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, it could be. As I sketched, I thought of him as in a world of his own … but the faces come out as they come out – maybe that has something to do with why I like drawing people! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You have a real gift for capturing and distilling emotions and emotional situations. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Thank you, Claudia. I was commenting to Sharon below that I’m working on some portfolio pieces – people, relationships, meaning of life (not really, but sometimes that creeps in :-)) – and this one was hard, partly because of the light and still figuring out drawing style and approach – but yes, good to know that it’s conveying some of the emotional story. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No, you’re good at this, I look forward to more. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you, Claudia. LikeLiked by 1 person I love the emotion. The look on his face is priceless! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I’m glad the emotion comes through – thank you, I appreciate the comment! LikeLike Reply Wow, this is really good. All of your work conveys emotion very well, but this one jumps off the page. I think it’s one of my favorites LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks, Jon – I really appreciate that! LikeLike Reply One sees this a lot! and I love your capturing of it… LikeLike Reply Thank you! LikeLike Reply Heartbreaking. LikeLike Reply Yes, a lonely moment in a relationship (though it doesn’t have to stay that way, or so I like to think). Thanks for the comment. I enjoy your blog – the reviews are great! LikeLike Reply Those damn ghosts….(K) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You capture small cues that add up for me. They stare in opposite directions, she at a passing, maddeningly happy couple (everyone else looks happy when you’re not), he at something or someone in the room. A slight slump to their posture, despair, resignation. Their drinks are different — his has a maraschino cherry garnish. She seems to hold her drink with two hands, a sign of tension or insecurity. His is perhaps drained dry — maybe he’s looking to order another. I hope you don’t mind my reading these things. It’s remarkable how much your drawings convey. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I don’t mind! Thanks for sharing what you see. It’s always great to hear. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I know you haven’t posted much lately but I’d completely missed this…and it’s beautiful, definitely one of my new favourites. I hope you’re well. You are so noticeable by your absence x LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.