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Inktober 15 Scene

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Published: October 15, 2016
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INKTOBER 2016 day 15

Illustration of a poem by George Bacovia (1881-1957), a Romanian poet.

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Scene


White trees, black trees
Naked in the solitary park:
A scene of mourning, bleak ...
White trees, black trees.
 
Again the regrets weep in the park ...
 
With white feathers, black feathers
Wanders a bird with a stark
Voice through the age-old park ...
With white feathers, black feathers.
 
The phantoms appear in the park ...
 
And white leaves, black leaves;
White trees, black trees;
And white feathers, black feathers,
A scene of mourning, bleak ...
 
A gradual, thin snowfall in the park ...

* * *

India ink and white acrylic ink
Toned paper is sketchbook
A5 x2




Wow, first of all, no request today! Luala's taking a break!
I woke up this morning with this very idea in my head. So, naturally, I had to paint it.

This is a poem my grandmother likes a lot, and I learn it from her.
Oh wait, what??? Luala, you're not French???
Well... yes... and no... not from birth. I'm from Moldova.
Now you know.
Lal

The poem of course... sounds way better in the original version: youtu.be/-fVyOJyEELE

Decor

Copacii albi, copacii negri
Stau goi în parcul solitar
Decor de doliu funerar ...
Copacii albi, copacii negri.

În parc regretele plâng iar ...

Cu pene albe, pene negre
O pasăre cu glas amar
Strãbate parcul secular ...
Cu pene albe, pene negre ...

În parc fantomele apar ...

Şi frunze albe, frunze negre;
Copacii albi, copacii negri;
Şi pene albe, pene negre,
Decor de doliu funerar ...

În parc ninsoarea cade iar ...


But it won't help you to read it hahaha. It is a really really beautiful poem. The sounds are just better...

I really really missed doing illustrated literature (see Amarantheans, one T!!!), and this month I brough you TWO of them, so I'm really happy ^^
I want to keep improving the real book effect. This is why, this time, I painted on the left page in my sketchbok and left the right page blank. Then I scanned them both in the same file and added the text on the right page. Hihihi, Luala's feeling so proud.

What else? Trees. Again, but they're really nice to paint and to look at. And I suppose it's a good skill to acquire. For my future illustrated books, of course =D

I also wanted (for a long time) to explore more the black and whie ink on toned paper. This time though, it looks better scanned. It really surprised me, I had almost no adjustment to make. The sketchbook paper is a bit too thin for liquid ink and it warps a little. But if you put it on the other side of the room then yeah it looks good =D




UPDATE

I had originally imagined a layout for the poem, but because of copyright, I switched to illustration only.
You can see here what I had in mind, in a world where I had the rights to use the poem directly ^^

Scene by LualaDy





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Amarantheans's avatar
AmarantheansHobbyist General Artist
I do love the striking color on the brown paper, you captured the trees beautifully.
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
thanks!
I still have blank pages in that sketchbook, should fill it up one day!!!
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IKrinesHobbyist General Artist
I love Birch trees!
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
they're amazing aren't they? ^^
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IKrinesHobbyist General Artist
Indeed!
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KirschpralineHobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks so beautiful and simple, well done! C:
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you!
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RainyGreenTrabantHobbyist Artist
”Te uită cum ninge Decembre” ....... tot de Bacovia, interpretat magistral de Nicu Alifantis.....


Și  „ Dacă tu ai dispărea” pe versuri de Adrian Păunescu....


Extraordinară Artă, desigur !
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
I like this one =D
www.versuri.ro/versuri/mihai-e…

(nu pot sa scriu fara virgulita si fara caciulita =D)
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RainyGreenTrabantHobbyist Artist
Da.....Știu....Îmi vine să plâng........................
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
^^
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Aya-Lunar Traditional Artist
Lovely scene, very nicely done :nod:
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you ^^
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isletreeProfessional Artist
Love the composition, clear, smart and beautiful Heart 
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you so much ^^
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MinasaturneHobbyist General Artist
Oh avec le poème à côté c'est encore plus beau! J'aime vraiment le design! (Je ne me souvenais pas de cette pièce ¬¬)
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
c'était il y a 2 ans je crois ^^
merci!
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Sereida-ArtsStudent General Artist
This is gorgeous! The trees look splendid!
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The colours are beautiful. The white and the black looks wonderful on the brown paper.  

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This is beautiful!
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LualaDyProfessional Traditional Artist
thank you ^^
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AmarantheansHobbyist General Artist
I love the trees :huggle: I think you managed to illustrate the poem quite well :heart: I loves it!
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