Reference Article and Photo
Reference Photo by Chris Hondros, American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist.

This is a drawing / painting of a little girl from Iraq who’s parents were killed during a war. The reference photo of her, by Chris Hondros, amplifies the inherent fear and loneliness of the situation. And her expression, mixed with the tears and blood on her face, epitomizes the loss of love and life.

Crying, for a Child in War

Crying, for a Child in War

10 thoughts on “Crying, for a Child in War

  • July 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    I went to the link you provided. Your interpretation on this child is absolutely outstanding -to say the least. That little face in the midst of chaos is heartbreaking and your color palette places emphasis on that also.
    Really nice work, Michael


  • July 28, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Thanks Vikki.

  • August 20, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    Before i read what this was about, I knew. It is so powerful and gut wrenching. I have tears in my eyes. You have done an amazing piece of work. Y0ur work is so full of emotion, so raw. i feel something very deeply when looking at your paintings. I can feel that you draw the essence of the emotion you are feeling. Truly amazing!

  • August 26, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Thank you for sharing your response, Sara.

  • September 7, 2008 at 10:04 am

    Another soul touching effect…..Phew!!! wat to say…th expressions on child’s face is enough to shake ur inner self . Im seeing it as a picture but wonder how strong you were creating it with colours. God Bless all with lot of peace and happiness…..
    keep up ur gud soulful work…..

  • September 7, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Hi umesh,
    Thank you for your thoughts.

  • September 3, 2009 at 12:59 am

    Hello, Michael
    I love your artwork, it is so heart felting. The colours and detail used is so fantastic. I was wondering if you have a video on who you did this artwork.

  • September 5, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Taha,
    Thank you for your appreciation of my artwork.

    I do not have a video for this particular artwork, but I do have other drawing and painting videos available.


  • March 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    This is an amazing abstract expressive rendition of the original.. I referenced it, (and gave credit), in my final paper for Survey of Western Art.
    Keep up the good work!

  • April 26, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Micheal, I would like to reference your piece in an art research task I’m doing for school. Could you possibly elaborate on the medium used?

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