Libya

A very quick sketch about the Libyan protests and the massacre that’s going on there right now. The Libyan public are taking to twitter and other social networking sites to share the horrors of Gadhafi’s oppression, sharing stories and pictures that are gruesome and eye opening. This illustration is simply me taking out my frustration with my own generation, those who take freedom and peace for granted and stay ignorant of the outside wold. This silences those who need a voice.

A government has turned on its people. Hundreds, perhaps thousands are dead and more are injured. I understand that its almost impossible to relate to that, but thats why we should care, because there are people who can relate to that. The oppression has lasted this long thanks partially due to North America and Europe buying Libyan oil and in turn ignoring the suffering of the Libyan people. Its time that we take the blinders off and start caring about our actions’ repercussions.

Yes, it relates to my Egypt illustration (here)

The Highwayman

Serena Malyon

A spread for my illustration class. We were supposed to do it entirely in silhouette. This scene depicts a scene from the Highwayman, a poem by Alfred Noyes. I’d suggest reading the whole thing if you want to know what’s going on in this scene, but the caption for this illustration is:

“She twisted her hands behind her; but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
They stretched and strained in the darkness, and the hours crawled by like years,
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight,
Cold, on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it! The trigger at least was hers!”