My favorite hunting spot

This is my favorite hunting spot. My Grandpa planted this willow tree, when my mom was young.I Loved visiting with Him.His Childishness was never underappreciated by Me.His Spirit...was Free. Grandpa built a house here, but the the World We Knew Changed,and took it away. The Whole Valley Shook one Day...well...turns out...the whole World shook.It was a Sunday...around Sunset.The Sky was so Purple.I Remember it being so Beautiful,as the Sun Lit the Edge of it's Darkness..the Grass...so Green,and Beautiful,it made the sounds of Screaming People,and flying Cars,and trees,and Houses...disappear.To see others raise to the skies,as if falling from a roller coaster,for not wearing a seatbelt...was so Unreal.And they never came back down.The Night swallowed the Blue sky,in seconds,and a terrible cold flew with it...as if Space had opened above Us.Some of Us held anything We could grab onto.My Grandpa gripped Me tight,and We hugged this Willow at the Trunk.Grandpa Tied His Belt around My Wrist,and the other end to a Branch.He Smiled Closely,Hugging Me.He Told Me of His Love for Me,and Apologized for not Saying it more Often.It was Like He Knew He was next,as the Sky Pulled Him away from Me.My Tears were Silent,in Our End.It went on Forever...Hours it seemed.I stayed in Grandpa's Tree...wishing I'd ever known Him better.He was called a Madman,in His Younger days...telling of this Horrible Day...Years Before it Happened,and many more,which never happened.They Laughed at Him,as He would Explain why it would Happen...and when it Happened before.He was never taken Seriously in His Life by Anyone...Until that Sunday Afternoon..as We watched the World change..in a Tree that bent like His Imagination,and flowed like His Spirit.I am the hunter Now.I Watch over My GrandMother.She has Spoken No Words Since.And This New World is so...Different.And I? I have become the Warrior Grandpa always Smiled at.It was Like He Knew Me,Before I Ever Did.He Gave Me the One Thing that Could have Saved Himself.Let the Fools have their Laughes.I Still believe in Love.

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John Cappello 06 Mar 2014

Great pencil work Great Forrest scene TIM, What a pose, love Her cold expression. All the Details are Intrinsically done, as Fabulous as always. From Your Great imagination,very well Written!Two Thumbs Up !

Rice Rallison 29 Jan 2014

I love the detail you put in this piece

Terry Jelcick 02 Aug 2011

Cool

Kathryn Arruda 09 May 2011

Superbly done composition and attention to detail for this fantasy drawing. The accompanying text is very interesting, but even without it, this work speaks in itself.Excellent!!

Cathy Holford 14 Apr 2011

This is just incredible with all the detail!

Terry Garska 11 Jan 2011

You do nice work too!

Gaye lee 20 Dec 2010

Fantastic detail & style!!....interesting and moving text...

mel taylor 07 Dec 2010

What a wonderfully rendered image and such a cool story!!!

David Holcombe 30 Mar 2010

The dense, stylized foliage creates and nice environment for the crouching figure. You have a great attention to detail.

Amanda Sexton 01 Oct 2008

I love your pencil work. The background and her anatomy is amazing. Wonderful job.

rb chakravartty 22 Sep 2008

wow....

Gavin North 23 Apr 2008

Excellent pencil work Tim, you are a truly talented artist my friend, I have miss your work immensly

Luna Duende 11 Feb 2007

The leafs and the grass is so soft and yet sharp, because there's so much. As always I like the way you made her hair and the 78th street board looked a bit odd first, but it really suits when you look at it different. I love her pose.

Tom and Susan Repasky 25 Jan 2007

What a profoundly impacting image Tim!! WOW!! The writing is so moving, something that is within the possibilities of the future!! The image has been executed with exquisite detail!! Excellent work!! ~S

Cindy Luke 19 Dec 2006

Excellant work great detail

Rusty Woodward-Gladdish 11 Oct 2006

Lovely illustration! I like the precise and intricate details of the tree roots and the foiliage right down to the tatoo on the Siren's shoulder. Great stuff!

Terri Poposky 01 Sep 2006

Great work!

Dragana Bozic 12 Jul 2006

Great drawing, leaves, roots, grass, fantastic detail, Dragana

Irada Rizvanova 19 May 2006

Interesting work

Patrick Boyle 17 Apr 2006

Great pencil work so rich with detail and the expression of saddness on her face is perfect.Great work!!

Manuela Facchin Varalda 04 Apr 2006

Great pencil work!

Chris Dawson 13 Feb 2006

Untouchable detail Tim!

Susan Buenger 21 Jan 2006

Hi Tim- I love this drawing and I never commented on it. Exquisite rendering of detail and another interesting story to go with it. When is your book coming out - I want to get a copy!

Michele La Bonte 30 Dec 2005

Love this, such detail and beauty

Valerie Davis 30 Nov 2005

u r amazing with a pencil dangerous i say dangerous

Bailey Hopper 27 Nov 2005

Amazing detail. I even like the way you sign your name it has a Rackham feel to it. Great!

Sybille Sterk 27 Nov 2005

Love this - reminds me of an old Dr. Who episode. The detail is lovely. I can almost see the colours. :-)

Patty Day 26 Nov 2005

Excellent quality! Thanks for the comment.

Martina Gonova 25 Nov 2005

This is fantastic, Tim! Such a beautiful and mysterious image.

LeMae Morrissey 23 Nov 2005

Interesting idea with the street sign, it brings some missing civilization into the picture.

Ravenus Death 22 Nov 2005

the detail in this one is awsome!

K L Marsala 13 Nov 2005

love this one too time. the time honored spot. i can relate to this. excellent rendition and work!

Tanya Roberts 06 Nov 2005

The detail work in this is stunning! This one is my favorite!

Joanna Nelson 06 Nov 2005

My new favorite of yours! This piece looks like it may have a lot of hidden meaning?...very interesting! i love detail!

Diana Hume 05 Nov 2005

How cold and alone she looks! This is a great drawing!! So much detail!

John Graham Inkson 02 Nov 2005

Very illustrative Tim. John

Trish Ellis 02 Nov 2005

Oh I love this! So rich in detail. Great job!

aya charity alforque alfeche 31 Oct 2005

tim>detailed work of a pencil, lovely girl in the forest.a ncie story too.

Ben DeBiase 29 Oct 2005

wow! intricate pencil work, Tim! Incredible grass and roots! A+

Renate Janssen 25 Oct 2005

Wonderful details - wonderful pose and expression!

Lauren Maxwell 22 Oct 2005

This is wicked good, Tim. I am awe-inspired by your work, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art and for being such a blessing through your kind encouragement. It's had a very profound effect on my life.

Heidi Olson 21 Oct 2005

Wow man, you must have some serious patience for all that detail to come thru..like a black and white photo almost! Great work...impressive details!

Mark Linville 18 Oct 2005

I can't even amagine how long it took to do all the detail in this picture, I like the story to.

Beth Snow 17 Oct 2005

Fantastic drawing Tim, its so incredibly detailed im turning into the green eyed monster!

Terri Christopherson 16 Oct 2005

Great drawing Tim. I love all the detail you've added to this. Have you thought about doing a colored version as well? I can imagine all the vibrant colors you can show here. Very well done.

Christine brand 15 Oct 2005

THIS MAY BE THE BEST OF THE BEST!!! YOU HAVE COME BACK WITH A SWORD OF TRUTH!!!

RUBY REDWINE 13 Oct 2005

When I looked at this work, so many thoughts ran through my mind. With one pencil drawing and 73 words you have expressed with GREAT DETAIL the uncertainty of the Human Experience. Extremely Well Done!!!!

tazda lawson 12 Oct 2005

WoWee!!! Wow Wow WoW!!!!! As Always great Art Tim. When did you do this one? Really Great Art.

Nira Dabush 12 Oct 2005

Marvelous place....awesome job of all those plants,and leafs textures,Tim....she's...beautiful and like always great pose...excellent work!

Tabitha Borges 12 Oct 2005

Nice piece full of emotion.....

Anonymous Guest (IP: 4.246.57.236) 10 Oct 2005

this picture is wonderfull, your have such patience and clearly defined lines!

francis kwok peng kin 10 Oct 2005

marvellous pencil work with your interesting story.very imaginative and creative!

Eva Britt 10 Oct 2005

Awesome artwork Tim!!!

Terry Bullard 10 Oct 2005

awesome pencil work as always, great details!!!

Reba McDonald 10 Oct 2005

Great detail Tim.

Julie Mayser 10 Oct 2005

delightful! Well drawn...

Vicky Tico 10 Oct 2005

thats really awesome!!

Rebecca Mullan 09 Oct 2005

I'm amazed at the work that went into this Tim ! Fabulous piece of artwork. You're very talented !!

Casey Catton 09 Oct 2005

This is great Tim...details gallore and tells a story too...fantastic pencil skills....

Olivia Andersson 09 Oct 2005

awesome work!

Katerina Koukiotis 09 Oct 2005

beautiful work Tim!!!!! 20+++++++++++++

Angela Francis 09 Oct 2005

Great detail. Love the expression on her face.

LARRY STANGE 08 Oct 2005

It is always hard to them private too!

Chester Elmore 08 Oct 2005

Great flora.

Loredana 08 Oct 2005

Another stunning piece! Fantastic detail Tim

Marion Bubak 08 Oct 2005

VERY NICE! LOVE YOUR PENCIL WORK.

eileen martin 08 Oct 2005

fantastic pencil Tim, and great apocholyptic(thats not spelled right i know) tale:)

stan jones 08 Oct 2005

back to your best i see awesome pencil work Tim and how true your words could be

Pat Abbott 08 Oct 2005

Wonderful pencil work, amazing details.

Analua 08 Oct 2005

Magnific beauty work Tim!!! Wonderful perfect details!!!!

LouAnn Knight 08 Oct 2005

Beautifully done. And the detail is so great! She looks so forelorn.. Excellent work, as usual!!

Elizabeth Stringer 08 Oct 2005

Beautifully drawn. The detail is amazing

Renata Cavanaugh 08 Oct 2005

I have always loved this one! Brilliant work Tim!

Blonde Blythe 08 Oct 2005

Your paintings just keep getting more detailed all the time! Great work! :-)

PMyers 08 Oct 2005

Your work has always been outstanding, but your new works are WOW!!! Fantastic job

stephanie atlee 08 Oct 2005

Your detail is just awe inspiring...this is just amazing

joan warburton 08 Oct 2005

Beautiful work Tim!

Aris Stathakis 08 Oct 2005

another stunning piece! well done Tim

Emily Reed 08 Oct 2005

This is so unique and creative, so enchanting and magical!

Joke Schotting 08 Oct 2005

Awesome pencil work,Tim!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nelly van Nieuwenhuijzen 08 Oct 2005

Great work Tim!!!!!

Cristina Marsi 08 Oct 2005

Very very good!

thea walstra 08 Oct 2005

yES, THIS WAS WHAT i EXPECTED! lOL Awesome work again Tim.