Saturday, July 11, 2009

Illustration Friday - Hollow


"Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe". - Nicholas Breton
When I saw this week's word the picture that formed in my head quickly was one of sadness. 'Hollow' makes me think of someone that is mourning something, or someone.....missing something.....feeling empty. So I painted this lady. Then I decided to see if I could find a quote that I could put along with it. I came across this one by an old English poet, Nicholas Breton. I loved the quote straight away. I think it goes with my picture very well. Perhaps this lady is feeling hollow because a friend that she relied on and thought was true to her, turned out to be the opposite?

8 comments:

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

This is fabulous Nicola!!I like this quote too and it's so very true, isn't it?!
Have a great weekend!
♥Darla

NatashaMay said...

She looks sad. I can almost feel her emotions. And I love the quote you found.

ValGalArt said...

It is sad when that happens! Very beautiful style, i love the movement in your art and your wonderful colours :)

ArtSnark said...

great illo. Your unique interpretation of prompt is perfect for your style. Love the colors too

Jessie said...

This is lovely (even though sad!) I love the way her body is humped over, it really adds to the feeling of woe.x

INDIGENE said...

Wonderful illustration and quote!

Serena said...

wonderful take on the IF topic....you did great at capturing her sad look ~ :)

Leah said...

I love this one and it means alot to both of us at the moment i think. you're so talented.

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