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Sunday, August 21, 2005

Illo Friday: Reflection




Oh Goddesses and Gods, that purple night

How soft the couch! And we, embracing tight;

With every wandering kiss our souls would meet!

Farewell all mortal woes, to die were sweet


- Petronius Arbiter

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note: I am currently looking for the orig Latin version of this line from the satire Satyricon, because somebody apparently forgot to give it to me. First time I read these lines, what came unto mind was Michealangelo's Pieta. Strangely, there is a satire in this version that I made as well..

The Significance: Reflection.. (soon as I place the Latin version) it mirrors two different worlds understanding one thought, one philosophy. And no barrier, not even time, can pull them apart.

13 Park your thoughts here:

Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

tssk.. i think i made a mistake on enetring my link on this. Entry no.126 is not working. and i think i made a long name at 127 ...sorry guys! i was in a rush.. LOL 8)

21/8/05 12:41 PM  
Blogger isay whispered...

great illustration velvet!

22/8/05 4:34 PM  
Blogger Anonymous whispered...

There is a window in the middle! Very well drawn .. is it digital pencil or paper?

22/8/05 5:23 PM  
Blogger carla whispered...

This is beautiful. I love the texture and the background...good work!

22/8/05 8:09 PM  
Blogger Paul whispered...

How sweet I guess depends on two things: how you've lived and how you die.

23/8/05 2:01 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

isay.. thanks.. didnt knew someone would comment here .. hehe

anonymous.. yes there is.. and a mix of cultures too.. the window is a view in a place in Greece. And oh, i only have MS Paint so i make the most of it. All my illos are drawn there except for the watercolor painting of my Karma illo 8)

carla.. thanks the bg is actually the Greek text of Odyssey. the illo is kinda lost in between a number of languages.

23/8/05 2:01 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

paul.. indeed. thats one way of looking at it. thanks for droppin by 8)

23/8/05 2:03 AM  
Blogger kikazinha whispered...

Cool blog!
WoW,I've seen your comment to my Illustr.Friday and really thought it was amazing because my art director told me exactly the same,it remimded him of Tim Burton's Beetle Juice...I do make animation and though I love Tim Burton never had him as one of my references...;-)

23/8/05 3:45 AM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ohh thanks Carla! an yep i really like your illo! 8D

23/8/05 4:37 AM  
Blogger Ian T. whispered...

A classic picture in a classic theme. I love the strong, triangular structure of this and yes, it has a reflective air to it. A very interesting spin on the theme!

23/8/05 3:53 PM  
Blogger . : A : . whispered...

Very nice choice of illustration and quote.

23/8/05 9:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous whispered...

I like the loose lines in your illustration, and the text in the background looks great too.

wynlen
wynleDesign

23/8/05 9:21 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh whispered...

ian, .:A:... thanks for comenting on both the illo and the structure of thought. although i havent posted the update on the Latin and Dutche version yet. ill do that later this day.

wynle.. thanks. i also like your great site!

25/8/05 10:05 AM  

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