Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Children of the Night


A self-portrait of myself, at about 2am.

TTFN
-Tony

24 comments:

Rowantree said...

Please don't wake up at 2am !!

Anonymous said...

Wooooh, this is excellent!! Like the light on dark background :) Glad I never see you otherwise at this time of night!! I think many people do self portraits for their IF submissions but never recognise nor admit it IS a self portrait! Admire your honesty!

Ellen said...

I like the contrast!

carla said...

Is this you awake or your night mare? Either way, those teeth are sharp! Great white on black, Tony!

Todd DeWolf said...

Well I'll be sleeping so just slink around and try to not make too much noise, ok? Don't leave any crumbs either. Very dark illo, non?

Tony Sarrecchia... said...

That's great. Perhaps a little less caffeine and a little more green tea would do the trick. Love the starkness of it.

merlinprincesse said...

Now I REALLY understand the comment you left on my illo of the same theme. Nice and dramatic drawing!!!!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry interesting. Do you need some warm milk?

diosaperdida said...

yikes...goosebumps!
Oh..its 2:22 am!
I like it...great movement, and spook factor.

The Unknown said...

Eek! do you scare the kids at night!
Umm... your head seems to be getting bigger?
love

Jersey Girl said...

I want to have your baby.

Tony LaRocca said...

Thanks Jerzy! I have to tell you, though, two kids- perfect though they are- are quite enough. However, practice would be fun. Let me just ask my beautiful wife (the one with the knife throwing act) first...

Tony LaRocca said...

Anonymous- at the risk of sounding like a schmuck, all art is a self portrait, in some fashion.

Carla- that's me awake. My nightmares are a lot more fun.

JacqueLynn said...

The fast white movment of the lines on the black make for a completely unnerving effect.

Anonymous said...

You are a smuck for repeating what I just said Tony :)

PS: Jerzy girl is probably really a man :)

french toast girl said...

'Splain some... did you draw this digitally? Pencil and then reverse it in photoshop? Did you wake up the kidlets when you did it?

You know, one week we should let our kids draw the topic for us. It would be way better than "Billy fills in for Family Circus", and we wouldn't even need the dotted lines!

love, me

Catnapping said...

ouch. i think you need a file. I agree...maybe a little less caffeine before bed!

Alina Chau said...

Wooooooo .... COOOL!

isay (Marissa) said...

sharp in all edges! i just hope you just stay like that even if your awaken.

Caroline said...

Scary! Love those glowing lines.

merlinprincesse said...

KNOW WHAT?? KNOW WHAT??? KNOW WHAT??? You are an ALIEN...And never noticed it...

Tony LaRocca said...

Elena- I drew it on my Ipaq, then (in photoshop) inverted, diffuse glowed, blotted (made a black layer with a whit blot and set it on Multiply) then I flattened it and added a bit of noise.

Aravis said...

This is too cool!

Ian T. said...

Yikes! This is terrific! Are you awake or asleep at 2am?... Or both?