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The Tin of Terrible Contents by A3ulez The Tin of Terrible Contents by A3ulez
The main character of Andrei Bely's novel [i]Petersburg[/i]. This book was so good, it ousted [i]Crime and Punishment[/i] as my favorite O__O

The terrible contents of the tin are not sardines-- which is what it says in Russian ;)-- but a bomb that the hero has been pressured into throwing at his father. He nearly drives himself mad, sitting up all night- several nights, it seems- listening to it tick. I made him a bit lazy-eyed to try to covey just how tired he was XD

Also, may seem strange to see a Russian in a kimono, but the novel suggetss that oriental things were very popular at the time with rebellious types.

I have a few other pics I want to do from this book, but I settled with this one for now, since I could paint it quickly ;)

I'm also making enormous progress on my Keepers pic (see WIP section ;)) which I started about two years ago. Perhaps I'll finally finish it :O!!

Hooray for my new tablet! <3<3<3!
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EternityDance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Mm he also looks more Asian when he's blue, more "Mongol"...which fits the novel well^^
hpholo Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never even heard of this book before. Is it a recent book or from the same time period as Crime and Punishment.

The puffy eyes were a good idea; they really do make him look tired beyond comprehension. The whole idea of a guy being driven mad by listening to a bomb ticking in a sardine can is an interesting concept in itself. I probably shouldn't be as amused by it as I am.
A3ulez Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
It's actually from the first Russian Revolution, very early 1900s, vs late 1880s? for Crime and Punishment. So it has a very modern format, but it's fantastic and thrilling =D! I highly recommend it ;)

Thanks for commenting :hug:!
hpholo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
'Welcome! :)
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July 28, 2009
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