The End draws near

By Anne-Julie

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“The End draws near” (click here for a larger size / cliquez ici pour la voir en + grand)

 

“The End draws near”: en français, “La Fin approche”. C’est une illus. qui représente la sensation que j’ai depuis quelques jours. En fait, depuis ma déception vis à vis de certaines personnes que j’estimais … C’est fou comme certains n’arrivent pas à écouter les autres, n’essayent pas de les comprendre, parlent en dilettante et ne comprennent pas la réaction que provoque leurs mots. … L’empathie n’est pas donnée à tout le monde. Enfin…

English translation * * * *

“The End draws near” is about a sensation I have in mind since a few days. I’ve been so very disappointed by people that I used to estimate. It’s hard to realize that some people, who used to be your friend or sort of-, are unable to understand your pain. They don’t ever try to listen to you, they just provide their Knowledge, and wa la. Sadly, Empathy is not for everyone. Anyway, I’m back to the Red Cross as a volunteer, and it’s so good to feel useful in this world! Almost 2 years now.

Soon available as a print in my Etsy shop.

Hugs and kisses, my lovely readers !!

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20 Comments on The End draws near

  1. Gis
    September 17, 2007 at 12:26 am (13 years ago)

    ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^ ^^
    a huuuuge hug for you hon, i am so sorry, its a saaad image, and i know this disturbed you, i know how it feels to be down, with my mum sick and tonz of other family problems, but ey! theres also tonz of people that love you and admire you in a healthy way, so support yourself in them :D like in the people you help at the red cross you awesome mum, your family and friends, you bf you petsssss (pets rock) and me whenever you need to! :D you know am here in the other side a lot *g* all day working :D so whenever you need anything, just buzz my mailbox!! *loooooooooots of looove from the other side of the ponnnnd* youuur stalker! xD Gis

  2. Citronrouge
    September 17, 2007 at 2:10 am (13 years ago)

    Très énigmatique et envoutant. J’aime bcp la végétation coton tout en bas :)
    Dommage que cette illus soit liée à un fait désagréable :(

  3. flora
    September 17, 2007 at 2:57 am (13 years ago)

    I am so so sorry that kind of crazy thing happened to you (I read that link). You are one AMAZING artist and please don’t stop sharing your beautiful works with us! (and may I say this new illustration is stunning!!!) Hugs from me! XOXO

    …and thanks for visiting my little blog and put me on your list… your comment made me smile… :$

  4. Karin
    September 17, 2007 at 4:15 am (13 years ago)

    Hello,
    I was so sorry to see that you are going through a tough time right now. You are so talented, please know that there is only one Anne-Julie and nobody can take that away. Perhaps these feelings will turn into a good thing by causing you to channel all the energy into your art. You have done that already, because your new illustration is beautiful and haunting at the same time. I must admit that I am drawn to art that has a little underlying sadness because it seems so real to me.

    Thanks again for stopping by my Etsy shop and my blog:) I added a link to your blog on my page.

    I’ll stop by again soon…

  5. Ali J
    September 17, 2007 at 5:25 am (13 years ago)

    I am so disappointed to read about everything that has happened to you. I wish I could read french so I could understand some of the comments on deviantart. I was very displeased by the person justifying that they could use your art on a banner because it was helping you. Copying someones art and using it without their permission certainly never helps them!!

    It’s sad that we live in a day and age that people think that they are allowed to do things like this and that it is acceptable, when it is not. My thoughts are with you! The good thing is though no-one can ever copy you, and you will always be the original creator of your works. Even if they ‘borrow’ your techniques you still have one very important thing that they will never have. Your imagination! By taking your work or your techniques they are trying to justify their own jealousy of your skills and your amazing illustrations – too lazy to try and create their own.

    I’m saving all my pretty pennies to buy some of your work closer to christmas. Keep your head up, and keep creating. Maybe you should try a different avenue of creating your work for a while to reinspire you and motivate? I find that my gallery works and exhibition works really help when I have a tought moment.

    I will always love your work…. xox

    Ali J

  6. lunara
    September 17, 2007 at 5:47 am (13 years ago)

    Hi.. Anne.. i am so sorry about that situation.. i read all on your D.A… uff.., well, you have an own style and is yours!.. then is easy to see the thieves that stole your art.., well.. this illustration is so beautiful.. i like so much the face of that cute girl.., well.. kisses for you.. :love:

  7. flora
    September 17, 2007 at 6:45 am (13 years ago)

    Anne, I forgot to tell you, I am gonna order your print as soon as I get paid this month… heehee… xo

  8. Mall
    September 17, 2007 at 8:09 am (13 years ago)

    ´_` let me hug you, sweetie. So sorry to hear about that, I already read your journal and other devwatchers’ comments. Know that you’re the best. By the way, I like your newest illustration, it’s really beautiful. :love:

  9. Ysa
    September 17, 2007 at 10:30 am (13 years ago)

    C’est sublime !
    Et même si ça fait froid dans le dos au 1er abord, l’héroïne s’en tire toujours !

  10. JK
    September 17, 2007 at 11:30 am (13 years ago)

    Well, you have experienced the backside from internet in a bad way. Art theft is illegal, and a crime, nothing more, nothing less. That person can be happy you are not turning to legal actions. Exposing your art on the internet has many sides. It can be very positive, the sky is the limit and you can reach people whom you could never reach without it. But the bad side is that people think they can imitate and claim your art as theirs. I know the problem, photo’s were stolen from me that way, and also I had problems getting them removed from someone elses site. I was upset, but since I have and own all my negatives, I can only win whatever case. So feel strong, Anne Julie. Continue creating and sharing, knowing your talent is being admired by so many. Good vibes from me, hugs, jetty

  11. Marjorie
    September 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm (13 years ago)

    Oh, I’m so very sorry that this has happened to you, Anne-Julie. I cannot imagine how someone could do that.

    I so admire your beautiful work and this new piece is so lovely and achingly sad at the same time….don’t loose heart.

    :D

  12. Eric Orchard
    September 19, 2007 at 4:14 pm (13 years ago)

    Wonderful picture , a good example of how you can express so much in a painting that you can’t express in words. ;)

  13. Anne-Laure
    September 20, 2007 at 9:17 am (13 years ago)

    Bravo !

    Je viens de découvrir ton travail et je suis très admirative ! Quelle sensibilité et quelle légèreté transparaissent dans tes œuvres !
    Cet univers est très intéressant !

    J’aime un peu moins celle-ci un peu triste à mon goût, mais je comprends qu’on puisse avoir besoin d’exprimer aussi ces sentiments là ! Par contre j’aime beaucoup le bas de l’image, ce coton léger, ce petit château, je trouve ça d’une finesse incroyable ! bravo !

    Juste une question de curieuse : est-ce de la peinture numérique ou faite sans outils informatiques ? Ma question ne repose pas du tout sur un jugement de valeur qui déprécierait l’ordinateur au profit du pinceau, c’est de la pure curiosité ! :D étant donné que je suis moi-même photographe, et passée au tout numérique, j’aurais un sacré toupet de critiquer les œuvres à technique informatique !

    Merci pour cet agréable voyage dès le matin … je reviendrai ! ;)
    Et bon courage pour les déceptions humaines, malheureusement, il faut parfois se dire de ne pas trop en attendre, si l’on a une ou deux personnes sur qui l’on peut compter, c’est déjà un trésor inestimable !

    A bientôt,
    Anne-Laure

  14. Nicole
    September 20, 2007 at 11:26 am (13 years ago)

    I just came over from Catso, for a little visit. I am exactly in the same mood…People who do not understand that there behaviour can be painfull for us.
    Of course it is nothing compared to your experience, but your words express my feelings at the moment!
    Not your drawing..it is full of poetry and I can just start to invent a story… ;)

  15. kathi
    September 21, 2007 at 12:40 am (13 years ago)

    Anne-Julie, I am so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Your work is absolutely gorgeous and the emotions in them I have not been able to find elsewhere else. I am a fan!

  16. Hilary Glime
    September 21, 2007 at 3:37 pm (13 years ago)

    I just love your style! :)

  17. Oloferla
    September 24, 2007 at 1:31 am (13 years ago)

    Hi
    I just read now what happend and Im so sad to see you gone from DA. But so glad to see you are still here online. Your website and blog are so beautiful.

    This is amazing picture!!

    Big hug
    oloferla

  18. katie
    September 25, 2007 at 12:43 am (13 years ago)

    Oh! It’s all so lovely! How have I missed this blog? I humbly dedicate myself! =^.^=

  19. la souris à plumes
    September 25, 2007 at 11:21 pm (13 years ago)

    Moi, j’aime ton travail à toi, ton style un peu sombre et lumineux à la fois.

  20. Miguel
    October 16, 2007 at 11:08 pm (13 years ago)

    Fantastic illustrations! nice work!

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