Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Suspense - Illustration Friday February 3, 2012

Inspired by the Illustration Friday word: Suspense.

Childhood imagination is wonderful - fills in blank spaces, the unknown beyond the horizon, answers the question: what will happen next? As a kid, what your imagination provides may not always be pleasant. And the suspense of waiting for the imagined to befall can be interminable.

I'm glad I still have that imagination - and even more pleased to have context for what it conjurs up. Still, I don't do suspense.


  1. I totally agree. This drawing reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are. Maybe Sendak was saying the same thing to himself?

    1. That comment stayed with me, LH, and I'm still mulling it over. I remember first reading that book and wondering what it was all about - it seemed to give me permission as a kid, as a reader, to dive into a book quite differently - and come out changed. A lot of his books do that. Still mulling.

  2. You definitely have the imagination! Great drawing!

  3. This is great and I totally agree with your sentiment!

  4. Your idea is so cute! As an artist you should really try to keep the ability of imagination. And maybe also cherish the feeling of suspense. It won't always be fun, though. I sometimes still look, if there's a monster under my bed.


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