Illustration Friday: “Lonely”

During a walk by the water yesterday, I stopped to watch the various birds search for their evening grub. A tall, slim heron, was idling along in the shallow waters on his own, while nearby were ducks and gulls in pairs or groups. And the ducks and gulls were often intermingled with each other. So I imagined what the plight of this heron would be if he were to join in.  He would certainly have some struggles to interact, as he towered at least a foot above the other birds. And so I figured it might be a lonely experience, to be in the midst of a group where you towered over everyone else.

9 Responses to Illustration Friday: “Lonely”
  1. Lil
    July 31, 2012 | 11:04 am

    I knew when I saw the title “Lonely” that it would be both cute and sad(ish).

  2. roberto
    July 31, 2012 | 11:20 am

    Ahhhhh!!! This is so so so funny!!!! 🙂

  3. paula
    July 31, 2012 | 11:36 am

    Lil: Awwwwe…You have an odd faith in me to pull that off!

    Roberto: Thanks for laughing!

  4. CIndy D.
    July 31, 2012 | 11:54 am

    Aww! So sad about the tall guy. But all those other ones with their friendly conversations and meetings of old friends (it looks like), are really great! Nicely done. I hope someone thinks to invite the other guy down to their level!

  5. Mary Jane
    July 31, 2012 | 1:41 pm

    Being an introvert myself, that’s exactly how I feel at social events where I don’t know anybody. My heart is touched for heron guy. I had a job where I felt like that at staff meetings of teachers in a high school. I have felt like this at some family gatherings. You have such understanding!
    And this is pretty funny too. The tragedy and the humor. Perfect!
    Thanks for the chuckles today!

  6. Elizabeth Rose Stanton
    July 31, 2012 | 7:34 pm

    Must be how really tall people feel sometimes. Lively, fun illustration!

  7. nancydrewit
    July 31, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    I love your heron. This is so salty-sweet (especially with those tears!). Very fun, and lovely color as always!

  8. paula
    August 2, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Wow…Well, thank you, all! Very kind and touching comments. Funny how a simple illustration/cartoon spurs such thoughts/feelings…

  9. Gary Bowen
    August 12, 2012 | 11:07 pm

    That is so cool Paula.