Powerful piece, Kathleen. I can feel the screaming! Ack. Love the technique. Your pencil work is beautiful.
Hello Kathleen! This drawing is very interesting! I love the expressions! You are great artist.
Very intense! What a jerkface! This illustration makes me hate that guy!
Really wonderful drawing - you can feel the rage and disgust. Great
Thanks everyone. I usually post my sweet children's book style illustrations, but I know not everything in life is happy and comfortable. I felt like doing something different this week.
wow. immediately powerful. the way you have drawn him, he could even be a really benign guy, too. until he opens his mouth and that hideous temper comes out. great great sketch! :)
Incredibly great! I feel fo her! Well done Kathleen!
Lot's of drama and itsurely comes across- very good!(But distressing!)
A simple image that evokes an intensity that kicks us in the gut. Incredible pencil work Kathleen. You are very capable of evoking a wide variety of emotions. It's a sign of a very, very talented artist.
Thanks everyone! It's certainly not my usual post, so I am glad it evokes something unexpected in you!
Hi Kate,what a beautiful illustration, very expressive. Though he gives me the creeps.
Wow Kate, what an amazing drawing and a very profound subject. This shows your versatality and range as well. It's astonishing how women could for one second stay in such a situation, but it's even more astonishing that any guy could sleep at night thinking it's alright to act this way.
Beautifully rendered dramatic and awful situation. Indeed an emergency.
What a sad situation that I'm sure many many women have to live through each day. I too have never understood why one would stay, but I've never (THANK GOODNESS) had to deal with that. So who knows how battered your self-esteem gets by that point? Very powerful images...your work is great, includes a variety of styles. Thanks for sharing!
You've got to hate guys like that, guys like him need to get counseling. Nobody deserved to be treated that way. Nobody. Way to tackle a tough subject. Loved your 'Missing' piece too. Very cute.
very powerful illustration.. well handled. great work Kathleen
Wow! This is pretty powerful. I could have drawn something similar of my college boyfriend. Makes me shudder to think of it..
Just amazing Kate - excellent job on such a powerful piece! Not what I expected - but in a good way!
Really great Kathleen, makes me feel angry and sad inside just looking at it, which is a good and appropriate response. I think your attention to detail in capturing the facial expressions and body language is what makes it work so well, take care.
great approach of the subject. so sad that many women are in her position...
ouch, i feel like i can hear his shouting! really powerful!
Wow, this is very unexpected from your usual work, but you did it so well. Very nice illo!
I like the power of this illo, very expressive, beautiful pencilwork too.
This illustration is really well done! It is a change from your regular posts, but still very effective! It is sad that some women actually put up with such abusive behavior. I for one do not put up with anything! It's a good thing I think!
Wow, very thought-provoking piece! I think the fact that this verbal abuse "had now become a routine part of their lives" is an emergency situation in itself. It is definately NOT ok to scream at people at anyone like this.
I agree, JC, thank you. Thanks everyone for your comments.
Excellent pencil work, Kathleen. You've boldly captured the couples' body language in your composition. The accompanying prose accents this piece admirably. An intense situation to be sure.
Kate... I hope this is not an everyday event in your home... In my line of work I run into alot of women that stay in relationships like the one this picture suggests and its not worth it.... If you are in a situation like this it best for both of you to end things... I hope your safe...
Thanks Annt32, and thank God this is not MY situation!
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