“ghosts of you”
charcoal & soft pastels on paper 11”x14”
illustration friday

while drawing this i was reminded of this song. it was one of my many sources of inspiration:

“I guess it’s luck, but it’s the same
Hard luck, you’ve been trying to tame
Maybe it’s love, but it’s like you said
“Love is like a role that we play.”

But, I believe in you so much
I could die for the words that you say
But, I believe in you so much
I could die from the words that you say

But, you’re chasin’ the ghost of a good thing
Haunting yourself as the real thing
It’s getting away from you again
While you’re chasin’ ghosts

I guess it’s luck, but it’s the same
Hard luck, you’ve been trying to tame
Maybe it’s love, but it’s like you said
“Love is like a role that we play.”

But, I believe in you so much
I could die for the words that you say
But, I believe in you so much
I could die from the words that you say

But, you’re chasin’ the ghost of a good thing
Haunting yourself as the real thing
It’s getting away from you again
While you’re chasin’ ghosts

Just bend the pieces ‘till they fit
Like they were made for it
But, they weren’t meant for this
No, they weren’t meant for this

Just bend the pieces ‘till they fit
Like they were made for it
But, they weren’t meant for this

Chasin’ the ghost of a good thing
Haunting yourself as the real thing
It’s getting away, away, away, away from you again

Chasin’ the ghost of a good thing
Haunting yourself as the real thing
It’s getting away from you again
While you’re chasin’ ghosts”

-“the ghost of a good thing” -dashboard confessional

6 Comments on Illustration Friday: Ghost

  1. michael dailey
    October 23, 2006 at 12:42 am (11 years ago)

    nice illo white on black and confessional

  2. studio lolo
    October 23, 2006 at 1:37 am (11 years ago)

    This is really nice. I can feel the dampness of the night woods.
    By the way, how perfect is your dog’s name!! I love it…look at those eyes. They’re Sophia’s for sure 🙂

  3. Amanda
    October 23, 2006 at 4:20 am (11 years ago)

    Love the softness of your colours.

  4. carla
    October 25, 2006 at 3:32 pm (11 years ago)

    This is wonderfully dark and moddy. I especially like the treatment of the trees…very nice! Great lyrics as well:>

  5. Tj
    October 26, 2006 at 1:32 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment leading me to this treasure trove of fashion and art and bwa-so-many-things!!! =O
    Just checked out your ‘ghost’ themed artwork for IF. Its very haunting and poignant. Even without the lyrics it just seemed so..- I dunno just a deep sense of loss, like the lady in the picture lost a part of herself… Its very beautiful. It looks like a lot of work and heart was put into it. Great work! Keep it up!

  6. AndyDoodler
    October 26, 2006 at 11:29 pm (11 years ago)

    Awesome piece! Reminds me of something from 1920’s. The lyrics are really great too- wow