Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fleeting


So I went up to my parents house yesterday, only to have the misfortune of finding their cat Lilly, Dead.   She was a great cat, and I am REALLY going to miss her, but sadly, like everything in life, it could not last.

This didn't take very long to draw, and I understand that it's a little macabre, but it will help me to remember her, and also, help me to remember that dying is okay.

Sad.

8 comments:

anna said...

I recently read the book The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman (you would LOVE this book by the way, she's an illustrator for the NY Times and its love-love-lovely). Anyways, she was talking about how on most mornings she reads the obituaries over a cup of coffee. She states "It is not morbid. It is epic."

I'm a big advocate for how tragically beautiful death can be and it's a lovely, sad, drawing.

:(

Ben Ross said...

this is so beautiful but sooo sad. :(

Hannah said...

kittyyyyyy :'''''(
whyyyyyyyyy :'''(

emma brown trithart said...

What blows me away (besides this beautiful drawing, of course!) is that this didn't take you very long to draw!

Erik is super human drawing man!

Edith S White said...

How did it die? Also what are those wood pieces for on the cat?

Edith S White said...

Im sorry to hear that, the illustration is brilliant but really sad. Poor cat, ;;-((

Elmaira said...

very very good drawing but i am depressed now...
however you did an excellent job!

ale balanzario said...

Very good illo, sorry to hear about the cats death.