Saturday, December 3

Blue





This is for Illustration Friday.
A cow that got entangled in wayward barbed wire one afternoon. I was walking by with a friend. We called up Animal Help Foundation. They came and pumped some injections in the cow's neck and left it there because they didn't have the infrastructure t take care of big animals back then. The cow writhed in pain.
In the evening, my friend and I took food for the cow. From the distance we saw the swollen stomach. It had died due to shock and pain.
This is what I made that night.

8 comments:

Knitting Painter Woman said...

What a tragic story.... Makes shooting (some) horses seem better, after all. The illustration definitely fits the story.

ValGalArt said...

this beaks my heart! you captured the pain. unusual take but poignant!

frank h said...

It is not a nice story, but the illustration is great
Really achieved

Jugular Bean said...

Very interesting. What's the medium? Watercolour and?

Fingers said...

Bean, the meduim is pastels with ink, scratched, on blue paper and some acrylics.

Jugular Bean said...

Awesome!

carla said...

That is such a heartbreaking story, and the painting conveys the sdaness and hrror of the cow's situation. The swirling darkness with the words convey your sense of horror and frustration with how this happened.

Jaimie said...

sad story, great illustration. it's so frustrating to see suffering animals and not being able to help