Monday, October 31, 2005


Not really despondent, just bending over the coffee table playing with Xavier and his toys, but interesting how that curve in the back and head facing down is visual shorthand for sadness.


Blogger Caroline said...

I'd have believed several titles:


asleep whilst in a meeting - its the snores that are a giveaway;

wrapping a tricky parcel....

11/01/2005 11:12 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

After our disturbed night last night he's probably doing the second of your titles

11/01/2005 12:08 PM  
Blogger jenny vorwaller said...

love the lines on this one! so beautiful, you have such a great drawing style. :)

11/01/2005 2:43 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Jenny - this was almost a throw away drawing, but I think sometimes when we know we have very little time and we almost scribble something, those lines can have an unexpectedly attractive quality

11/02/2005 9:55 AM  
Anonymous Despondent Robin said...

Certainly was despondent. It's sometimes difficult being married to a scatterbrain blogaholic illustrator.

Scatterbrain, you think not? Well the, let me give an example.Once we entered a restaurant and she memorably enquired, "Do you have any food?"

11/02/2005 12:21 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Scatterbrain friend at the Post Office asked for a 25p stamp and then asked how much it was!
I like the line drawing. If you squint it is even better!

11/02/2005 1:18 PM  
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11/02/2005 3:21 PM  
Blogger Dr Sfingi said...

It's been years since I worked with Despondent Robin, and certainly that long since I sat thru a business meeting with him. This sketch brings back waves of memories... that boy can snooze thru even the most bombastic presentations. You've captured the essence of his unique gift. Brava!

11/02/2005 3:23 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

I did a google image search for the word despondent, and this was one of the first images that came up. It immediately caught my eye. Not that I'm any sort of an artist, but it was very striking. I was ranting about my day and wanted something visual to ponder. I looked around at your other stuff, and frankly I love it. So I just thought I'd give you some kudos, because you definitely deserve it. It let me focus my writing, and kind of fixed my night. So thank you. :-)

4/26/2007 4:51 AM  
Blogger Lamont said...

Apologies for not checking with you before posting this image on my blog post. I hope though you did see that I credited the work as yours and linked to your blog. Best wishes in all you wonderful work.

1/19/2010 3:20 AM  

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