Friday, 27 November 2009

Illustration Friday - entangled


This is from the 4-volume collection of lesser-known tales by Hans Christian Andersen, "Unknown Andersen" published by Hyoronsha during the bi-centenary celebrations of his birth in 2005. It accompanied The Story of a Mother, a dark tale of a mother's quest to find her child after it has been stolen by Death. During her journey she faces a series of painful ordeals, including embracing a thorn bush.

11 comments:

anadulce said...

beautiful and painful at a time! good work

neilornstein said...

a wonderful image

Roma Gutiérrez said...

Oooh! terrible, it's such a hard image.. well done anyway.. unfortunately not everything in life is happiness and beauty.

-Shadz- said...

love it!! itz so dark and expresses 'pain' and perseverance. Her forehead says it all.

chichi said...

love the contrasting rhythm in this piece

Andrew said...

Sharp an soft at the same time :)

dthaase said...

wow - great take on the prompt

Coreopsis said...

Wonderful illustration! I really like your style. This looks so painful, but you can see her withstanding the suffering.

Shirley said...

wow, wonderful illustration, though such a sad story!

Roberta Baird said...

Ouch!!!
well done...

Annette Q said...

Wow! What a great take on this weeks topic :-)