IF: lonely

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This week’s Illustration Friday challenge word is “lonely”.
Hey there lonely girl, lonely girl/Let me make your broken heart like new/Oh, my lonely girl, lonely girl/Don't you know this lonely boy loves you

In 1939, Judy Garland won a Juvenile Academy Award (the category no longer exists). She went on to receive two Academy Award nominations. She is a two-time Grammy Award winner and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. She had a 40-year career in movies and television. The American Film Institute placed her among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema. Fred Astaire called her “the greatest entertainer who ever lived.”

Judy said of herself: “If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?”

She died at age 47 of an accidental overdose of barbiturates.




  1. Terrific simple likeness! I could tell it was Judy Garland instantly even at thumbnail size. Great interpretation of the theme too; I always feel sad about Judy’s story. Your illustration says so much about her in such a minimal way. Nicely done!

  2. Nicely done, Josh. Sad story of fame and fortune gone wrong. I have said it before…when I realized that she was only 47 when she died, I was shocked. Of course she had been in the public eye for decades, but she looked ravaged by time and abuse, making her appear to have been well into her 60’s or 70’s.

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