Marzanna is a Slavic goddess associated with death, winter and nightmares. Some sources equate her with the Latvian goddess Mara, who takes a person's body after their death. It concerns the "drowning of Marzanna," a large figure of a woman made from various rags and bits of clothing which is thrown into a river on the first day of the spring calendar. Along the way, she is dipped into every puddle and pond ... Very often she is burned along with herbs before being drowned and a twin custom is to decorate a pine tree with flowers and colored baubles to be carried through the village by the girls. There are of course many superstitions associated with the ceremony: you can't touch Marzanna once she's in the water, you can't look back at her, and if you fall on your way home you're in big trouble. One, or a combination of any of these can bring the usual dose of sickness and plague. —Tom Galvin, "Drowning Your Sorrows in Spring", Warsaw Voice 13.544, March 28, 1999
Dodola (Perperuna )According to some interpretations, she is the Slavic goddess of rain. Slavs believed that when Dodola milks her heavenly cows, the clouds, it rains on earth. Each spring Dodola is said to fly over woods and fields, and spread vernal greenery, decorating the trees with blossoms.
There are some games that you witch it had came out on your fave consoles, some that are in the release dates like COMING SOON games, and some that was Under Development but never was finish in time. Well thanks to a HUGE Atari Fan Bace at Atarage.com I can get to play the games I always love to see on my Atari consoles and here's how and why. Many games that are Un-Release Games or Prototypes Games, Hacks and Homebrew Games.
Un-Release or Prototype Games:
Many games that was edar done or under development but have not been released. Games are often not released for many reasons (even if they are 100% complete in some cases), either due to the game not being of high enough quality, or because of doubts about whether the game will make enough money. A lot of the time, these games end up fading away and never being seen, but sometimes they end up being released many years later, which has been the case with Atari games.
A hack is an existing game that has somehow been modifed in terms of graphics, colors, sounds, and/or gameplay.
The term homebrew is used to refer to a game developed in the "modern era" (post-1991, the last year the 2600 or games for it were produced by Atari) by a hobbyist or team of hobbyists. With the advent of cross-assemblers, emulators, and computers fast and powerful enough to emulate a 2600, it became possible for anyone with knowledge of 6502 assembly language and a handful of other tools to develop a game. Some of the hobbyists create their own boards for inside the cartridges while others make use of their services. These homebrew artists are creative and talented, making games that rival the classic era work in quality and fun.
And now that you know what I mean, Inot only Im download these games but also making my own cartridges and then upload the ROM files on a REAL Atari carts and play them on a real consoles. And also I need to make Labels for the games that was edar hiome made or proto games. Here's the list of games I downloaded and the label carts I made for them from edar real images from poster books or mags and or 100%T hand drawn.
Here's some of the label art I done plus a screen shots of REAL games that are made from other programers for Atari 2600 Games:
The Lord Of The Rings - (Prototype) - Image Used: Took an old Lord Of The Rings Book cover image for label art.
Prince Of Persia - (Homebrew) - Image Used: Scan an old PC game box of Prince Of Persia.
Pac-Man - (Hack) - Image Used: Used a old Atari 5200 label image and past it on the 2600 cart.
The A-Team - (Prototype) - Image Used: Used an old A-Team coloring book cover.
Elevator Action - (Prototype) - Image Used: Used an old Arcade Flyer from cut to past.
M-4 - (Homebrew) - Image Used: Used and old M-4 Tank model box cover.
Stunt Cycle - (Hack) - Image Used: Both Hand drawn with Photoshop and image from an old flyer.
old watercolour i found in one of my drawers....originally from 2010 i think, i decided to finish this one as it looked pretty interesting. Watercolour, pen and decoupage paper. And Dresden Dolls lyrics
The inspiration for this came when the lovely forested areas around my home came crashing down because of greedy humanity looking to make another buck. Ive grown up in the country my entire life; picturesque golden hills, ethereal forested groves, sun-dappled expanses of grass and the like were a part of my every day life here where I live..Watching those trees disappear daily made me think of not only my area, but of how, across the entire world, humans are destroying the earth in so many different ways...and it kills me to see it taken away, to know that the habitats for so many animals are being destroyed.. That lovely, years old trees are being ripped to shreds and bushes burned.. That garbage and junk and man-made products and chemicals are poisoning this earth...and it made me realize:
Human-kind is Mother Nature's very own special brand of Cancer.
And like with cancer, we dont have a cure yet, and hell, we probably cant fix all the damage weve caused to this planet anyway...but we have to hope and try and keep fighting to save this Earth from ourselves.
Sorry for the passionate (and long) speech, but some things need passion, and sometimes you just need some visual and verbal inspiration to help make others feel that passion too.
As for the art itself, its done with charcoal and ink/watercolors. The ribbon shaped in the cancer symbol was actually completely unintentional..I didnt realize the shape it made til I had the first layer of red on..but when I realized it, it was one of those moments where everything seemed to come full circle and just felt right. This piece was for my Drawing 2 class, but it is an idea that I have had in the back of my mind for years..it just took some (unfortunate) re-inspiration from the deforestation to come to fruition. I even found some old (horribly drawn) sketches of the idea from when I was young, but only recently have I developed the ability to be able to get my idea across properly..even with that said, I think in the future I would really love to revisit the concept.
Acrylics and graphite pencil on illustration board 4x8 inches Not available Blogging Tumbling
Seth Fitts, 2012 My work may be shared non-commercially on blogs, twitter, facebook etc. as long as you include my name and website address. My work may NOT be printed or made into any kind of hard copy commercially or non-commercially without my expressed written permission. If you think I may agree to the use of my images or have questions, please note me.