This image struck me and drew me in. As an insomniac, this immediately hit uncannily close to home. The scarce background and way the character is holding their hands combined with the way the ink makes them look detached and ambiguous is perfect. The intense stare really captures the intensity and frustration of insomnia. Something about the black lines connecting the figure to the bottom of the page is unsettlingly accurate. The contrast between the bare whiteness of the page and the blackness of the lines really sharpens the area between being awake and being asleep, where insomnia takes people. I think this piece is beautiful and powerful. Your style is incredible, and I definitely look forward to seeing more of your work.
As Aristotle said once: "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." This image not only caught my attention because of the outward appearance which describes for itself suffering, psychotic disorder and lack of sleep, but the concept itself sends a message of the feeling of insomnia and some other psychiatric illness, I feel identified with the character. it might not be the best critique ever, and it might not be as consistent as other, but all I can tell is that criticism is not always a bad thing! so keep up your work! ARTIST!
I really like the execution! If you concentrate closely enough on the bags under the eyes and ignore the irises, it almost looks like the person is asleep. I don't know if it was intentional or not, but great work nonetheless!
Il tuo lavoro è meraviglioso... è a dir poco inquietante. La adoro. Mi sono permesso di utilizzarla come copertina di un mio racconto, se per qualsiasi ragione non vuoi ti prego di contattarmi e la leverò assolutamente. Mi trovi quì [link] Ancora complimenti!!!
I am an admin of the writing club, #Live-Love-Write, and I do the weekly writing prompt. This week is an artwork prompt- our members are tasked to respond to the artwork selected. May we please use your piece for the prompt? All credit due to you, of course. Please reply as soon as possible!
Pretty accurate representation of how I feel most nights when I'm lacking in sleep meds. Insomnia is maddening. I can't stand the feeling of not being rested, of having struggled all night trying to get in even an ounce of sleep, not knowing when next I'll be able to get an actual decent sleep...
Excuse me but i think your art is beautiful and i wanted to alert that i used it as a cover for a poem i wrote. I gave you all the credit for the artistry and if u aren't okay with this please tell me immediately and i will take the picture off the poem. thanks and this work is awesome
This is outstanding! I can totally relate to this piece of beautiful artwork. The most drawing part of this is the eyes. When ever I have lack of sleep, due to insomnia or even staying up too late working on my art, my eye's seem to be the only part of me that I can feel. The way the colour is only set in the eyes reminds me of the burn they get, the itching desire to close for the night.. Also the whole expression is perfect. Definite favorite right here! ^^
I'm glad you made the image of true insomnia, rather than the 'insomnia' people have when they can't turn away from their computers until 5am. That's really just over-stimulation. I've had insomnia for a few years (turns off every five months or so in which my body literally shuts down to recuperate) and it's as pretty as this picture paints it to be. ...Rather, it isn't. I look like this after a week or so! All in all, this is an amazing piece. The lines are bold enough to give shape but not to overwhelm, and the expression is spot on!
It's not exactly attractive per se - I am not going to use this as a pretty desktop wallpaper - but I think that's the point; Insomnia isn't pretty. Insomnia seems like such a mundane thing, really, until you're the one experiencing it...then we look a little crazed like the subject here. (like me now at 3 am, lol) I guess it's kind of how I always considered "The Scream" - not something nice to look at, but definitely something that makes you feel (makes you feel the essence of the word).
And please don't take this to mean that your work is ugly - just that this (rightly) can't be pretty. Besides, this is exactly what I was looking for when I typed "insomnia" into the search bar. If I could form my own picture dictionary, this would be the entry for insomnia.