Desire's Hope by eterna

Desire's Hope

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Added: Aug 07, 2004
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Can you not see, I have no tears in my eyes?
Can you not hear, I have no cries in my voice?
Can you not feel, my deep bitter pain within?
Can you not taste, my sweet fallow sorrow without?

But I do, I do most mercifully have
the bristled brush in my clumsy hand
the faded ink upon the sodden paper
And these are my voiceless tearless pain for

a
tearless
voiceless
artist
in pain

these
are
his tears
his cries

an
artist
in pain
in pain

why does he do art?
why indeed?

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They asked, "Why do your art always weep?"
I said, "Because my eyes have no more tears."
So they asked, "Why do your ink always bleed?"
So I said, "Because my heart has no more love."
Then they asked, "But why are you smiling thus?"
And thus I said, "Because there is no more Hope."

And so to him
who is no more

I asked, "Who are you to drag me up?"
He said, "I am you and you are me."
So I asked, "Why do you wish to hurt me so?"
So he said, "I only wish that you would live."
Then I asked, "It will hurt if you are here."
And thus he said, "But life will end, if I am done."

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1 mnth
Mechanical Pencil
Daler Rowney paper
Photoshop (levels, saturation)

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Guest's picture

omg i luv this one...keep up the gud work my dude...

Guest's picture

The attwork is, the poetry I think has leans toward the occult

eterna's picture

thanks Smile

Guest's picture

The subjcet tells, thats not just good, your are pro, thats really the best i´ve ever seen, i wish i could draw like that!

Guest's picture

uuuuuuhhhhhhhhh really?

Guest's picture

Wow... the pic on its own is fab, but with the words... you're really talented, you know that don't you? I think a lot of people can relate to this.

eterna's picture

yup yup Smile was partly inspired by Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Smile I nv really seen the animation before, but saw a few graphics and I love the style Smile

eterna's picture

thanks Smile

eterna's picture

thanks Smile

eterna's picture

nods nods Smile thanks

eterna's picture

thanks Smile

christar's picture

I think artists are born with an almost supernatural sensitivity, that's why even little things can really bother us.
We go into into this brutally indifferent world, we absorb the anger and pain of others like a sponge.
This negative energy just builds and builds, and the only way to release it, is through our art.
Great work.

meshenka's picture

This has absolutely beautiful forms right through it, William. Keep up the AWESOME work!

kirasan's picture

Hey boy, this is awesome! I really love your style!! :}

bp76's picture

This is a great piece of art! Love your style of rendering. Kinda has a The Nightmare Before Christmas feel to the elongated figures and clothing. Very nice!!

Guest's picture

i love this work of art, and your poetry, they are both very moving, i hope to see more work like this in the future. Alexis

Art at its best.