Happy Women’s Day! <3
A Stream of Tears (2007). Above is a version colorized with computer. Next to it here is the whole original pencil drawing also, 74×46 cm.
A sad yet gentle and hopeful image of a girl sleeping in a stream of her own tears, surrounded by a misty forest. A white pigeon – her soul – flies away.
- Girl with a pigeon seems to be one of my many reoccurring motifs – also see the ending of Venus and the Dream Machine comic.
- The image was used as a cover of my 2CD ambient album collection Kyynelten virta (2008).
- Also used as a stamp.
Color pencils and ink, 10×15 cm. Inspired by Afrikan tähti (Star of Africa) board game, that is legendary in Finland. I have the original game by Kuvataide from 1950s in my collection which I inherited from my dear grand mother – she was an oil painter. We used to play the game a lot and I have fond memories of it. I also have the extremely rare Commodore 64 game adaptation (1986) made by Amersoft.
This art is from the Apokryfia sketch book #10 Kappa the Color where all the illustrations are in color, instead of mostly black and white of the other volumes.
By the way, Madagascar has traveled all the way to the exact opposite side of the “pool continent” here for some reason.
Fountain of Africa is from December 8th 2011 and it was a follow-up and based on the proximate black and white ink sketch from November 8th 2011. Mountains and some kind of a huge tree-sized plant make the surrounding setting in both and I picked the woman-motif and giraffe for the color work too,
The particular November-sketch on the other hand originates from my morphing graphic novel Apokryfia: Zeta (April 2011) — see the post Venus and the Dream Machine. There is a section happening in Africa with skeletons in the middle of the story where all this started from. (Zeta will be featured in the blog too.)