Shop More Submit  Join Login
×




Details

Submitted on
August 18, 2009
Image Size
288 KB
Resolution
620×877
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,953
Favourites
166 (who?)
Comments
56
Downloads
47
×
Gone by c-t-elder Gone by c-t-elder
Sometimes, you took it upon yourself to protect another life. You guide it on it's path, nurture it, take care of it.

And then suddenly, fate rips this little life out of your grasp. You are granted one last glance as it clings to you for dear life, hoping you'll protect it like you did before. One last look to see the terror in it's eyes. And then it slips right between your fingers, like it never were more than dust.

It doesn't matter how strong you are, or at least think you are, it doesn't matter how much you wish otherwise.

It's gone. And a ghost of a memory is all that remains.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconmatthiasrat:
MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Very, very moving work here. I love the definition in the paws and claws especially. They look to me exactly what an anthro paw would look like for real. The ghostly ferret friend is amazing, and yes, I deeply touching. I know what it is like to say goodbye to one so very much loved for many years.

Dominus tecum
Reply
:iconc-t-elder:
c-t-elder Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Paws (and hands, for that matter) are a favorite medium of mine. Hands can convey such delicate, subtle emotions you simply cannot get through by face alone. While faces tell the basic story, it's the hands (and overall body language) that gives you an insight about what is someone really about. And since I'm weak at faces, I tend to compensate in hands and paws.
Reply
:iconmatthiasrat:
MatthiasRat Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I understand what you mean about hands/paws being able to communicate strong emotions in a way that the face cannot. I, when writing, try to emphasize both the expression on their faces as well as where their hands are and what they are doing (I also love using tails for that too because most of my work involves furs/scalies).

I would not have said that you are weak at faces. I have found them very strong and well-defined and they are also a feature of your work I love. But I can say that your attention to paws especially has really paid off as it shows. I so wish more artists gave them the consideration and detail that you do!

Dominus tecum
Reply
:icongingatokkyu:
GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so sad... :(
Reply
:iconc-t-elder:
c-t-elder Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Unfortunately, that's life. Critters come and go.
Reply
:icongingatokkyu:
GingaTokkyu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:icondragonnod2:
Reply
:iconsoldier-wolf:
Soldier-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very sad and emotional. The emotions are so powerful in this I could almost cry. :cry:
Beautiful work Changer. :) I can't think of anything else to say.
Reply
:iconc-t-elder:
c-t-elder Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank you. I can't really be the judge of that anymore since I don't feel a thing when looking at it. But I'm glad you like it :)
Reply
:iconsoldier-wolf:
Soldier-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You should feel proud of it. :) You captured the mood and emotion beautifully.

Why do you not feel anything about it anymore? Is it because you've accepted the death of your beloved ferret long ago or are you just not satisfied with it anymore?
Reply
:iconc-t-elder:
c-t-elder Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I have no idea. I just don't feel anything since I finished that thing.
Reply
Add a Comment: