Finish what you start

I started this illustration back in June and posted it on my facebook page. But it wasn’t finished yet. I had a lot of great commissions from both old and new clients, so illustrating for clients kept me busy. So I worked on it little by little.

In the mean time a lot happened. Not just good things, but also bad things. In July my grandmother died at 84, a strong proud Surinam woman. I will remember and miss her laugh and her hugs. On August 8 we had to say goodbye to my father-in-law. I will miss the discussions we had and his sense of humour. Strange how life just ends. I still wanted to post this, there’s pieces of me in it that were sometimes happy and sometimes sad, or angry or everything at once.
Illustration - loved by crows


  1. *hugs* So sorry for your loss. I agree, life simply ending like that never fails to be jarring… 🙁

    I remember seeing the WIP of this art before, and wow, the end result is absolutely stunning! I’m especially in awe of the feathers. Glad you found time to work on it despite everything else going on in your life…

    • Yeah, drawing is a bit of an escape. Having control over something while everything else flies out of control I suppose!

      Thank you for your lovely comments 🙂

  2. Oh I’m so sorry, Corona! We’ve talked about your Grandmother before and I know how special she was to you. And then to lose your father-in-law too. Will say a prayer for both of them.

    It’s a beautiful illustration and a beautiful subject. Well done!

  3. So sorry for your loss. Your illustration is beautiful as always. Keep up your beautiful work.

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