Relax... it's over, you belong to me I fill your mouth with dirt
Relax... it's over, you can never leave I take your second digit with me...
You are... my first, I can barely breathe I find you fascinating
You are... my favorite, lay you down to sleep It's all that I can do to stop...
So blue... so broken, paper doll decays I haven't left you yet
So cold... subversive, your eyes are full of bleach
Tomorrow, I will go away again...
YOU ARE MINE, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MINE
I CAN TEAR YOU APART
I CAN RECOMBINE YOU
ALL I WANT IS TO COVET YOU ALL
YOU BELONG TO ME
I WILL KILL YOU TO LOVE YOU.
SlipKnoT - Iowa
Chuck has this love/hate relationship with Spike, the child he's abusing on a daily basis.
Chuck is a paedophile (no pedobear jokes plz), and he's fallen in love with his nephew, Spike. He loves him at the same time as he wants to destroy him.
In this picture he's covering Spike's eyes because he hates his eyes, but this also makes it look like he could be symolizing "see no evil, speak no evil" if you know what I mean.
His left hand is silencing Spike, who has been told never to tell anyone about anything that happens between the two of them. And he's been given threats about what will happen if he ever breaks the silence, so to speak.
I was listening to the song "Iowa" by SlipKnoT when I sketched this. I think the song, both with its moodfilled melody and lyrics, kind of fits with the picture, in the way that they're describing a lot of things that I feel could've been something Chuck would've said or felt.
Listening to that song made the drawing even more gruesome somehow.
In closing, there's just one more thing I want to say:
BREAK THE SILENCE!
I know it must be hard, but if you're a victim, tell someone you trust about what's happened or keeps happening to you. Get help. Talk to someone you trust.
At least that's my advice.
Break the silence.
art and characters (C) Elise M.S. / NocturnalMoTH 2009
i love seeing so many people flocking to your page, seeing the amazing technique put into something like this, it makes me wonder, how much time does she really put into something like this? but even wondering that, the thought gets pushed out of my mind, because i still can't get over how wonderful it is. sad, yet wonderful.
sorry if it sounds really choppy right now, i'm still in awe around this picture <3
good job on the work, and keep it up. you are a wonderful, gifted girl who can do anything that she wants. no matter what happens. you'll always seem to come up with something that looks as amazing as this.
The light here is very good, as if these two was in a metal box with only a small hole at the top that let the light in.
Which then leads us to the symbolism. If we include this maybe claustrophobic feeling with the more or less grotesque-like background in bloodred, with something that looks like scratchmarks and utter darkness - it really adds up to the total.
All in all - you wouldn't need a title on this one to understand what it's all about. Every grown up in the world knows about these disgusting problems in the world society of today, and if you put this one as a poster out in the middle of the city, everyone would definitely get the point.
Incredibly strong message which is just as well executed and leaves quite a mark and thought in everyone who is seeing this. Extremely well done!
Just how hard it is to break the silence.
Someone literally had to figure it out. And even then they couldn't get it all out of me.
Can I just take a minute to tell you just how much Spike, this novel, this concept you've created means to me? I was a victim of sexual abuse for a long... long time... not only that but i had a best friend who finally broke through to me and basically saved and made my life so much better...
Only for us to have a fallout that was never explained and I'm left as broken hearted as Sam and as broken inside as Spike. So I absolutely love this story you weave as it's so painfully true to me. x3
your absolutely right we must BREAK THE SILENCE and make this world better before it falls apart, eventually we will be the rise and fall of earth.
please help if you know someone in this type of pain or any other type of pain! it will do not only you as well as them a favor, but the world as well.
Um, and i know that this is your character and that, i think Chuck isn't a paedophile, he's incestuous. The 2 notions are slightly different
I'm faving this not just because of the art but also for the message
In belgium a lot of children have been molested in church
and it seems no one does anything about it!
Good art... can you make one with a hammer comming down on the molesters head?
(have you put up more chapters? i don't follow you do i don't know...)
but i was going through my favourites folder and saw this again.
it just kinda gets me.
i don't know. but i like the picture a lot.