What's Left by Shawn Coss

For the past week or so I have been in a real deep funk. Won’t go as far as saying depressed but overwhelmed by the feeling of unhappiness. I sketched this out last night about midnight and felt that it was worth throwing up here.

I wanted to capture how I’ve been feeling and this happened to pop out. No preconceived idea of what I was aiming for and was at the will of my subconscious.

As you see in the image, I am gripping onto one of the only things that make me happy, and no matter how hard I squeeze, it still feels like it is slipping away. What IT is, is not important, because it can be anything that brings you any kind of joy. And as you see, without that happiness and that “constant”, I am nothing.

Along with my happiness I myself begin to slip away into the darkness, hoping to meet my happiness at the bottom.

I do art stuff with my finger things.

I also do artwork and background animation for explosm.net and Cyanide & Happiness.

It’s pretty swell.


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  • dimarie
    dimarieabout 6 years ago

    This is mad!
    sometimes the best stuff comes when we’re just skethcin aimlessly… as a vent…
    this has come out really good!
    Hope you are feeling brighter lately!

  • colorblind
    colorblindabout 6 years ago

    this is killer
    i love this real cool and one of a kind
    love the style the dripping effect is nice with this
    i hope you are better real talk

  • mitchsander
    mitchsanderabout 6 years ago

    This is so damn sick,

    i love how there is no face and yet its so bold,

    the hands & detail sick out and make the statement,

    fucking genious dude.

  • atomikboy
    atomikboyabout 6 years ago

    Insane dude…..absolutely!!!

  • o0OdemocrazyO0o
    o0OdemocrazyO0oover 5 years ago

    very very cool, love the perspective

  • Steven  Austin
    Steven Austinabout 5 years ago

    Love this piece mate – it brings to mind Francis Bacons piece Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixtion, the centre figure of which – interestingly enough – was the inspiration for Geigers Alien design, check it out:“http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=...; Great work mate

  • Steven  Austin
    Steven Austinabout 5 years ago

    Oops must have added the link incorrectly – the address is: http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=...

  • ruudvdmale
    ruudvdmaleover 4 years ago

    Awesome work man!

  • Bliv83
    Bliv83over 3 years ago

    I absolutely love this. I wish it was available on a large canvas.

  • JC146
    JC146over 3 years ago

    Nice work Shawn…

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