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Faithful Ruslan
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Published: December 13, 2005
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Basia told me about wonderful novel of Georgij Vadimov "Faithful Ruslan". well, i adore gloomy books. So i altered picture which was started as New Year postcard into illustration.
It's my fourth experience of illustrating)
water colors. 30*20


may be it must be in such way...
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Smoludozerka's avatar
Smoludozerka|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Writing my BA on the book :) An interesting take on the subject! But I'm afraid in the end it's humans that step on him in this cruel hierarchy of slaves and masters :/
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mmm, gloom~
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barbarasobczynska|Professional General Artist
oh i see you tried to put an avatar here in description :nod: i see your problem, i also didn't know how to include avatars to the description's text, so i think i can help you now to learn it for example in order to thank you clumsily for such a beautiful illustration you made for "Faithful Ruslan" one of my favourite stories :thanks:
you see, if you want to put in the description someone's avatar , let's say your own for example like that then you have to write something like
[now watch out, 'cause i'll write it with free spaces between the letters and signs, but i do it so you could see how it should be written, if i didn't put spaces, it would all automatically tunr into an avatar, so you would see nothing, so obviously while trying to write it yourself you have to ommit all free spaces beetween the first and the last signs " : " ]
so to get sign emmitted, you have to write:
: i c o n p r o h o r o f f : and that's it! :nod:
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haha) i've done it! turn out to be so easy)) thank you)
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barbarasobczynska|Professional General Artist
it's beautiful :nod: i'm so happy that wonderful "Faithful Ruslan" story inspired you to making such a beautiful picture, yes, i admit, gloomy one, but very adorable at the same time, very much suiting the story i think :hug: :clap: and with those great brown-green-sepia colours scale you usually use with such good effects :nod:
heh, if you liked "Faithful Ruslan" and you say you adore gloomy books, then i sugest you a book even gloomier from similar genre of forbidden Russian literature of those times: "Everything flows" by Vasilij Grossman (the part which is the very artistic description of the hunger in Ukraine of soviet times was the single gloomiest saddest thing i've ever read in literature i guess :tears:, shocking and very deeply touching thing indeed:cries:) also short novels entitled "The Red Cavalry" by Izaak Babel (all Russian authours obviously, Babel came from Odessa) although the last one looked at all the scary terryfying events from a bit different point of view :fear: which is sometimes even scarier, 'cause one can't guess when actually the authour is using irony and of course bitterly joking about the crimes in the name of regime he happened to take part in, and when maybe he is partly on the side of the offenders and murderers, well "The Red Cavalry" is amazingly written indeed, and very touching too, although it's the most brutal maybe, and hasn't got such a clear messege under the stories, so i think i didn't find it that beautiful as "Ruslan" or "Everything flows" :no: still it's also worth to be widely recommended :nod:
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