I created this short narrative a couple months ago, but I finally feel ready to share it with you. Despite its length, making this was a laborious process and took me quite some time to put together.
(media: charcoal, graphite and digital)
This story is personal to me, but you can interpret it whatever way you please.
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Bernadette the Brave
Bernadette gets lost and scared in a crowd when life is too much. She imagines that the swarms of people around are a forest of trees to cope.
As she walks through the imagined trees, she sees they all have unique faces like the people in the crowd.
Bernadette comes across one in particular with a doorknob. It beacons to her with a golden light. She opens the face and climbs inside.
There she finds a golden world.
This world is wonderous, as if it was made just for Bernadette. It is a place of serenity, safety curiosity, and beauty.
However, back in the forest of faces, danger awaits. Another has found his way into Bernadette’s mind. The danger wields an axe and finds the tree with the golden world.
As he takes his axe to Bernadette’s tree, everything within her world splits, including her body. But from her body comes the source of the golden light. Bernadette holds the power to fight back.
This is your world. You may be small, and It’s okay to be afraid. But know that when fear is crippling and invades your heart, you hold the ultimate power to fight back and conquer.
Daily DeviationGiven 2015-02-06
This is awesome. Beautifully done. I like it very,very much !
Congratulations on the well deserved DD !
you kinda read the images they way you intended them.
I'm curious if you'd ever make a before page and an after page for this, to sink in further the idea that Bernadette is in a crowd of people that she sees as trees and that the light she's holding is her power to fight back against (in this case) the evil axeman.
This reminds me a lot of Shaun Tan's "The Arrival", one of my all time favorite illustrated stories.