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Russell Franklin

"Sorrow" by Russell Franklin

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This is undoubtedly my finest piece of work to date. I have never spent so long on a picture in my life. The shading is far better than my usual sloppy work and the body seems to look reasonably realistic (though the scanner failed to appreciate this). I also paid a lot of attention to detail in the wings. It's far from perfect, but I am still overjoyed at how it turned out. I just wish I had planned the position of the wings better; and maybe done the tops different so they look less like lumps. I may draw a background at a later date when my talent in that area has improved. I usually give a story or short history with my pictures but won't in this one. For me the child is not so much a suffering angel but a child who sees his wings as a denial of his humanity. That is why the wings are very big and he is quite small. The wings ARE his sorrow. What does it mean to you?

15 Sep 2005:-) Stephanie 'Illontai' Schauer
Wow...this is beautiful. I love your thoughts behind it too. For me it seems that the water represents his sorrow which he is drowning in and his wings have grown so much larger to represent the weight of his fears and pain. I really like the use of pencil in this, it gives the image a depth and sorrow that colour would have taken away. Excellent image, well done!

:-) Russell Franklin replies: "Thanks. I really like your interpritation. Just because I drew it doesn't mean I completly understand what flowed through me onto the paper. Pencil is my favorite medium, as much because it seems to add a special something as because I can't colour 12"
18 Sep 2005:-) Erin E. Johnston
Sad picture! I love sad pictures (yeah, I know. I'm weird)! This is very good, I think.

1 Russell Franklin replies: "Thanks, it's my current fave =)"
22 Sep 200545 Anonymous
I love the wings, they most have taken an insane amount of patience. I love Stephen King as well.

:-) Russell Franklin replies: "It did take longer than I am used to..."
7 Dec 2005:-) Elizabeth T. Hartwick
I must say, this is my favorite piece I have seen of yours yet. You usually don't put quite this much time or detail into your work, however I urge you to do so. The time you put into this made it amazing. I can not do wings nearly this good. The points of great interest are the wings and the abdominal. You did beautiful detail and shading on these parts. Try moving more towards that direction.
23 Feb 200645 Kathryn jayne bradshaw
WOW, just wow!

so much detail in, well, everything. the wings are the best by far but all of him does look realistic.
my angels wings always seem to lack detail!

very good work!
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 • Created by: :-) Russell Franklin
 • Copyright: ©Russell Franklin. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Angel, Sorrow, Torment
 • Categories: Angels, Religious, Spiritual, Holy, Romance, Emotion, Love
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Submitted: 2005-08-28 14:50:01
 • Views: 645
 • Resolution: 589x700

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