Wednesday, March 18, 2009

If - Legendary



Heathcliff and Cathy- grew up to together on the Scottish moor. She enjoyed the chase a little too much- He lost his heart. Neither one could see the dark sky looming ahead.

I'm a dweeb for tragic romances. If there's a girl who loves a guy- but he never notices her- or- a guy who just can't get the girl to choose him over Mr. Wrong- I luv it. CS Lewis said the purist form of love is unrequited. -sigh.

Sad thing is Cathy dies - haunts poor Heathcliff with her "undying" love and drives the poor dude to kill himself. Then their spirits roam the moor for all eternity. It's 5 hanky stuff people! - Doesn't get better than that. I may take on Romeo and Juliet and Tristan and Isolde as kids too.

18 comments:

Lianne said...

What a sad story, though I do love watching relationships like the one you described unfold (minus the death parts, hehe).

I love your style! Great color choices, excellent composition. You could really feel the carefree attitude in this piece (although it's a little foreboding with that backstory). I am jealous of your skills. ;)

2danimator said...

nice illo and good story too. keep posting.

Fadas & C.ª said...

Love the energy of the draw. The characters are really cute and funny!

Angela said...

I love seeing them during their happier days. I've always been mysteriously drawn to this story even though it plunges you into the depths of so much pain and heartbreak. Ugh, passion's problems!

Sherry Rogers said...

Wow I had never heard the full story. . .very sad. Wonderful illustration though! Love the action of her pulling up her dress to give her more action!

Nice to see you up and in full motion!

indigene said...

I love those passionate tales! Great concept and adorable illustration!

Jack Foster said...

Wow This is amazing! What detail! I love the way some of the blossoms are falling off the lilacs as she hurries up the hillside. Great motion and great style!

Patrick said...

WH has always been my favorite 19th century tragic love story. Love the illo, the landscape and characters are brilliant. I always imagined Heathcliff a little scruffier, myself. The tartan dress on Catherine is an inspired touch!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Nice work. Love your character design and expressions.

Brian said...

Awesome stuff Kelly. Man I haven't thought of that book in fifteen years.

Although skip Romeo and Juliet... they didn't know each other for more than five minutes and they were willing to kill others and themselves over their "love" for one another. To me, R&J is just a story of two overly-dramatic, horny, teenagers. But that's just my mean old man perspective. Forgive me.

xenos said...

dig the illustration and a story to boot. i think i like his expression the best...

Roberta said...

Much better to view a 5 hanky romance... than to live it I might add...lol!

What wonderful movement you have going on!!

David Kow said...

really wonderful piece of work!!

Nathanael Lark said...

Gosh I really love your work and this is no exception. Great job!

Edward Pun said...

Very nice illo.... and a sad story. :)

sketched out said...

I must have read that book and watched that old movie a million times... 5 hankies in hand, of course!

Absolutely love your depiction... but then I love all your stuff! Perfect for the them too!

J.Crysallis said...

Great illustration! I love the style.

Brian Lue Sang said...

Wonderful work!