Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sally's fear of rejection kept her from making friends at lunch.
Pencil sketch, colored in Photoshop. Another tough theme, but this was the first idea that popped up in my head. Someone once told me that I had the bad habit of rejecting others before they reject me. I guess it's a self-preservation, survival kind of thing. Then again, we need friends to survive, too.
After I drew this, I was reminded of the scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding when Toula, as a young girl, sits down to eat her homemade lunch of moussaka at school. She had remembered, "When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were blonde and delicate, and I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns." Hehe... that was a funny movie. I thought it was great when in college, she made a point to sit with the blonde girls and befriend them.
**UPDATE** see "Part 2" of this illo.