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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Uncalled for - IAE Challenge

 We had an intriguing and powerful theme for the IAE challenge this week - "uncalled for". 

I hadn't actually planned to enter anything - I've been exhibiting this week and had a few other things to sort out - but I kept thinking about this drawing. 

I sketched this from a photograph, literally years ago. I can't even remember now where the original  image was from, or what event it illustrated, but I do remember being struck by the body language and expression in the man's eyes and wanting to capture it. So this is my submission - reducing another person to this, for whatever reason, is uncalled for.

21 comments:

  1. Angie, you are so talented! I was so struck by the expression on his face, it tells such a story. Whatever is happening to him, I think it was truly uncalled for.

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  2. Awesome work and totally fitting to the title of the challenge.

    Micki x

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  3. WoW.
    What a moving piece.
    I had no idea you could draw this exceptionally!
    You have captured so many emotions, I love, love, love it!

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  4. Powerful work..very compelling!
    Victoria~

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  5. Such a powerful drawing and yes, perfect for this theme.

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  6. powerful image and then your final comment - brought tears to my eyes - great responce to the prompt

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  7. Man's inhumanity to man...uncalled for!

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  8. I was so moved by your submission to this week's challenge Angie. You captured an unjust situation very well.
    Hope the showing is going brilliantly!
    Hugs♥

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  10. Angie you draw amazingly. You really captured everyone's attention and moved us. It is inhumane how another person can cause this. Just shameful!

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  11. I'm late coming to your blog, and everyone has already said exactly what I thought when I first saw this POWERFUL piece. You should have heard me gasp when I saw the pain, suffering, and humiliation you captured so successfully in your drawing. I'll repeat what you've heard all day: POWERFUL and exactly what this challenged called for.

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  12. i don't like it!! you know what i mean.


    bunny

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  13. Thank you everyone for your thoughtful comments - it was certainly a thought-provoking challenge this week.

    And Bunny yes - I know what you mean :)

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  14. As I am wordless from this heart breaking drawing, may I just borrow words from the others? POWERFUL. Wow....this will be with me all day.

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  15. Dearest angie, this drawing is soo powerful!! You are really talented! Such a wonderful entry to IAE challenge! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

    jacqueline
    http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

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