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The Leopard Sun - Falling by balaa The Leopard Sun - Falling by balaa

Hello everyone! :iconfaizah: and I are proud to present you with yet another artwork for our upcoming novel, The Leopard Sun!

Today's piece is tentatively titled Falling. This painting depicts a scene from one of Hawa's nightmares. As you might have noticed by now, many of our artworks focus on nightmares or dreams the characters experience. We are working out the narrative specifics for this device and how it may be eventually executed in the written novel. But as we explore these ideas, many take root as powerful visuals we wish to explore in painted form. So while some of the specific scenes or dream sequences may not even appear in the finished novel, we are happy to share the whole of our journey into The Leopard Sun with you.

For this piece we visit Hawa whom was made a monster by the world. As with most who live to see their hope corrupted, he wasn't always cruel and he was never meant to be. He is therefore plagued incessantly by guilt over his actions.

In this dream, he sees himself returning to the familiar sight of the tree of his youth. He hears the sonorous voices of his daughters Tahaya and Jowana and his spouse Ruya. Yet try as he might to approach the tree, the grassland mires him, turning into a morass of quicksand and at last the swallow of unbroken dark sea. Beneath the surface the storm within becomes apparent and consumes him.

He wakes, knowing he can never return, for place he left behind no longer has a place for him.

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Artwork by :iconbalaa:
The Leopard Sun is (c) :iconbalaa: & :iconfaizah:
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graydama Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely breathtaking! :love:
SeaOfSalt Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous, breath-taking! Your skill is up to no match!
imke14 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017  Student Filmographer
Absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
Guilty-10-Games Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
UDtheAesir Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Very cool!
ValeriyaSegal Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017   Photographer
VeronHelstein Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017
looks great ... I'm curious to see more!
inkblush Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your clouds are perfect! They're so realistic. Good job! 
Oha Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2017   Filmographer
You are like Nolan of the art world, Balaa! I always loved the scale and depth of your work. <3
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