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"I love you".. a one page comic strip about the relation between the concept of love depicted in the abstraction of a phrase within a speech balloon in contrast with the changing emotional states of a person screaming out the phrase on the phone..yet the concept stays the same after the person is gone..
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Daily Deviation

Given 2008-05-18
I love you by ~youssefr is a wonderful abstract comic page. The colours, textures and lighting all create a great mood and atmosphere. ( Suggested by NightmareHound and Featured by jeriweaver )
ToyxxSoldier Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Years later, this is still one of my favourite pieces of art on this site.
GiveMeAnIdea Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
This is incredible
WhiteTara92 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
the more times it's read the more it seems to say. even though its been a while congrats on the DD :)
ASkyOfAutumnTears Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
I can only imagine him saying it when he's happy.
CeleryBear Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This really speaks. And it isn't just saying what it says in the speech bubbles. I am quite astonished by the depth of these rather simple-seeming, 7 panels. Very good.
Torr-Ture Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
You know, I saw this thing when it was a DD, and I still find find myself coming back to it.
Draw--life-in-mind Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
wow... that actually hurt to read, I've had that done/said to me... that way... *sad*
it's beautiful.
Faerygrl Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist
kivaaa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Have you ever heard Distractions by Zero 7? If you haven't here's a link (to youtube): [link]
NightWolfchild Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
Such drastic Emotions.
Darkrose1047 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
verry nice i love the consept. verry "out of the box"
4hnevans Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Wow, the phrase stays exactly the same, without any points or exclamations, yet you can almost hear his voice rising and changing in each frame! A very lovely illusion. :) Very clever, on your part.

I find it very hard to put raw emotion down on paper and illustrate it, but you've done a very good job. A lovely work of art all around! :)
NexyInes Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice way of showing the really and the illusion of the phrase.
andracula Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
this is powerful!
Kirbif2691 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Student
Wow excellent expression!
Unmentioned Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Emotional, deep, and all I can think of to say is "aww!" =_=; Articulation was never my strongest suit.
Classclown101 Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
Thats an amazing depiction of how even when no ones there to say it theres always the sense that love is there, Bravo I did enjoy this very much. one question though: Its said even apart Love blossoms, but what if something happens? say that the lovers seperate from fighting...say one thought he made his love mad and he didn't know what to do but run. was running the right choice for the man?
Stheheartless Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
full of emotion

you can almost feel the sadness in the end as he is gone, yet the meaning remains.

It's very sad...
FireWolf-13 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
gnarleytoe Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
wow :dance:
Kaya2poog Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
god. this really made me feel something when I saw this. This picture is full of emotion. Very few people can do that in a painting. Masterpiece.
KikuFire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE this!!! I really love the concept you used, that you still love someone despite any arguments or anything :)
Morgue-Macabre Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is an amazing piece. that like many others hit an emotional spot in my heart.

I went through 5 years of saying I love you with the person i loved using that emotion against me....and eventually telling me i was uncapable of love...pft...

anyway an amazing piece thank you for sharing it with us all.
Jousia Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
This is just how I feel right now.
I love him.
iman-air Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
this reminds me of a relationship i had. great piece!
AutumnRaindrop Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008   Photographer
Your art has been featured here:

If you've any problem with this please just tell me and I'll remove

Have a nice day :giggle:
frau-mein-noodles Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
it makes me feel. it's a very emotional piece to me. i think it's very lovely, yet strangely devastating.
AutumnRaindrop Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
Wow ... great.

Not more to say
(it nearly made me cry ... huh ...)
youssefr Featured By Owner May 19, 2008 day i have 15 comments the next day 1,044 !! Thank you guys for the lovely comments
Phobia1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
My god.. This is amazing.. The words stay the same but the emotion going in to them is completely different, I love it..
kanmi Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Wow. This is just amazing. I haven't seen a piece of art in a long long long while that has actually emotionally touched me. Thank you so much for that. Congrats on your DD, it's certainly well deserved. =)
Zeratul256 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Linked in my journal for others to see =)
NiminiEXE Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
it's quite sad thought I just understand little bit not much at all but,I love this drawing.
Nicely work.
RaRn-BaRn Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Amazing, I love the concept.
kelz017 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
wow wow wow. :+fav:
Erikduval Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
DimasaGlimmer Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I love the way you explained it. It makes so much sence. Bravo!!
Exekatl Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! It hurts!
jdbartlett Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Great colors. Love the highlights on his skin.
ReviedPheonix Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
I know most have been saying that this shows alot and really it does...

When I first saw this...I thought he was holding something else...Then I realized it was a phone...It sorta makes me...sad....

Its just so,intense...So many words that could describe this...I can't choose what to say...Its just so...Wow and brilliant.The textures and the way the emotions show through this...Just wow

JohnTehJoker Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
A piece I see that is worthy of having gotten a daily deviation unlike some of these others v^^ Good concept and description.
KfanNerd713 Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very relateable. You bring out the concept well and I like your sense of abstract style. Nicely done :)
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great job on this 8D very nice
radu-jm Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome concept!
truxell Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Seems to me that this thing says a whole alot while saying the whole thing.

You played off your concept well, and the abstraction in meaning is absolutely wonderful breathing room.

The colors you chose for this were brilliant; warm colors to draw the eyes in... Normally, seeing warm shades on the item of focus bugs me.

You actually pulled it off, so you're forgiven.

This is good. You got a daily deviation and hot damn, do you ever deserve it.

Over and out.
FartSmasher Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Very nice, I love it
Eleithel Featured By Owner May 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the concept, the expressions, the textures...just great ! :thumbsup:
takusan-no-ai Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Very well done :D I don't know what else to say...
VIKEEjee Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
Any reason why the L in Love is capitalized :)?
Fluid and emotional; I love your use of tones.
SoLong-NotGoodNight Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
amaaaaazzzzzzzzzing. i really really like this!
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