Sunday, February 13, 2011


I'm a day behind this week, so it's Illustration Friday on a Saturday on a Sunday! This week's prompt is "sweater".

I've reached the last page of my cutie pocket moleskine, so I drew this somewhat lonely looking girl bracing against the chill... for Valentine's day.

What's the story? Her boyfriend gave her that sweater before deploying overseas? Her boyfriend gave her that sweater before dumping her? Because she's pregnant?? Her boyfriend gave her that sweater before telling her that his wife is pregnant??? All of the above?

Whatever, it's a sweater. It's the end of a moleskine. Time to open another.


  1. It's always a good feeling to finish a sketchbook, but kind of sad too -- until you open up the brand new one! Nice drawing :)

  2. It's not the end of the saga, just the beginning of another one.

    And she got the sweater on sale at Kohl's (with a 30% discount) the same day her boyfriend told her he was deploying overseas with his pregnant wife....

  3. It certainly seems to have a story behind it. Great drawing!

  4. She got that sweater from her boyfriend after a month of below zero temperatures because he loves her and didn't want to see her shivering anymore. And he's going to make extra sure she's warm by wrapping his arms around her and cuddling with her on the couch in front of the fireplace.(What can I say? I like a happy ending!)

    And it's a great drawing!

  5. Her boyfriend gave her that sweater before he died, unexpectedly.

  6. Great illustration! It's a wonderful sense of accomplishment when you finish a sketchbook! All of the stories work for!

  7. I'm not much use: I just looked at the picture and thought "KNITTING". Gorgeous picture though, as usual.