subtracted from this mortal coil

Through deep gasps and slow awakenings light cuts the eyes and rouses the shipwrecked trio. Once again Zoe and Dante find themselves in the echoes of a dark and traumatic night.

37 comments:

flower girl said...

Hi Emily!Thank you very much for your new year wish to me!...
Very beautiful drawing as always, and the story is also great.I just wonder...how long dose it take for you to draw each of this very beautiful piece? :)

Eric Barclay said...

I love the way you draw. Great, engaging characters and wonderful details. Even though the work is black and white, the warmth and emotion really comes through. Really beautiful work.

yoon see said...

Same here. Your works are always fascinating and beautiful!
Thanks Emily, I really enjoy dropping by here:)

Peter Breese said...

Very nice, can't wait to see the Island of the Birds! Great to have regular posts from you again.

Ces said...

My dear Emily, you are creating a masterpiece before our very eyes and you are a master. Truly awe inspiring.

lauh-ren said...

wow! this is great! and such detail!

Chameleon said...

The detail in your work is so attractive and intriguing. I love searching through each line.

tusen said...

I know that you already know it, but I love both your drawings and the story.
As always I can't wait for more.

Bella Sinclair said...

Emily, you are a feast for the eyes! I love blowing it up and admiring each and every pattern you've embedded in here. Wow!

Oh, oh, oh. Poor jellyfish. He's so...flat. He served them well, but now he's gone and that makes me very, very sad.

Is that Bjornik still on my tail, that little rascal? ;) You should check out his amazing works. You two have so much in common!

maria cerezo said...

WUOW! i LOVE this drawing... It's sooo beautiful

Emily said...

Such heart warming comments! Thank you all!
And to flowergirl, each of these drawings takes around 7-12 hours to draw depending on their size and complexity.

cheers!
Em

Coreopsis said...

Way cool textures and shapes. I love the jumble of it. This is fascinating to look at, and I imagine they're really fun to make.

Cserháti Hajnalka, Ojni said...

Me too! :))

Jolbi said...

Thank you!!!

Your header is wonderful!

faeorain said...

This is superb! From the massive ink detailing to the 3-D effect in the background. Very nice work!

Marco Costa said...

Interesting blog!

damon said...

nice

Mia said...

*RE*

Omg Im all giddy to actually hear from you, Im a big fan of your work ^^ <3

I'm taking the camera with me everywhere if I can, but today it seems I misplaced the lid to the objective so Im a bit scared to take it anywhere so the objective doesn't get damaged -.- It's like I've scanned every millimetre of the house and it's nowhere to be found! Like there's a ghost hiding around who took it! But the camera itself is actually not that heavy I must say :) Quite light compared to most other models!

Detlef said...

It just amazes me how much patience you have to complete these pieces with all their intricate and stunning line work.

get zapped said...

I adore and admire your work. Your use of line is exquisite and your imagination superb!

Björnik said...

Another lovely illustration Emily, and great storytelling too. Will you be releasing a whole volume of this? You should be coz it would be great having one! Such a feast for the eyes.

By the way, I can't remember how I shifted to illustration and painting. All I can remember was I didn't earn for almost a year. It was not easy though.

Now, where is lovely Bella? Hmmm.. I hope Zoe didn't let her hide in her jar.:)

Ronni said...

Love your lines and story too. I like how the illo grows through the borders.

benconservato said...

wonderfulness extreme!

Shugar said...

another exciting episode! Pity about the jelly fish... :( poor fella!
But oh, who's this new small voice?? I can't wait to find out! :D

tsu-mina said...

Ben tornata! Fantastic work! Really fantastic.

JooJoo said...

Amazing as always!

séarlait said...

wonderful, drawing and words : )

joseph's art and stuff said...

this is cool on so many different levels!

justdoodleit said...

Beautiful lines and intricate details!

Caroline said...

Wow! Amazing detail - so interesting to look at close up - love all the patterns you create.

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yoon see said...

Hi Emily, here is an award for you my dear friend.
Hope you are fine and having the most creative productive weeks ahead!!!!!

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Ces said...

Emily, just stopping by to say hello and having seconds with your beautiful creations.

alethea said...

i love this illustration! beautiful linework and detail! the story was captivating as well.

Diana Evans said...

oh Heavens Emily!!!! I so miss you and your work....I love the cherry blossoms....we are a bit behind here but I can't wait for everything to come to life!!!

So great to hear from you....and happy to hear your are so busy!!!

Hugs
Diana

Juan said...

Exquisite! I love your line work Emily!

sketched out said...

Dang, I've not been able to do much visiting lately and miss your story most of all!

This particular installment is especially poetic. The way you describe Jellyfish's death and the corresponding image leaves me breathless.