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The Feast by Etheroxyde The Feast by Etheroxyde
[ ENGLISH VERSION ] /!\ version française plus bas.

The Feast, 2013
black ball-point pens, black ink

This one was supposed to be a quick work, as I am very busy with my studies right now. And it became more and more complex and big, and I am finally happy with the result, even if it took me more time than expected to finish.

This piece is inspired by a song which is not very good, sung by a girl which is not a very good singer (actually she's not a singer at all), but I find the lyrics quite poetic and inspiring.
I had a lot of fun in re-interpreting the meaning of the lyrics, making it more personal and very far from the initial intentions of the author.


[VERSION FRANCAISE ]

Le Festin, 2013
Stylos à encre de chine, encre de chine noire

A la base, ce dessin était sensé être un petit dessin rapide, gribouillé entre deux révisions (car je suis en pleine période de partiels...), et progressivement il est devenu de plus en plus gros et complexe, me prenant beaucoup plus de temps que prévu, mais pas de regrets car je suis plutôt satisfaite du résultat.

Cette oeuvre est inspirée par une chanson, qui en vérité n'est pas une très bonne chanson, chantée par une fille qui n'est pas une très bonne chanteuse non plus, mais dont les paroles m'inspirent pour je ne sais quelle raison.
Je me suis bien amusée à réinterpréter les paroles, pour en faire quelque chose de TRES éloigné de ce que devaient être les intentions de l'auteur...

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Blue Bird by Cassie Steele

[...]
As I swim mermaids dance with me
And I drown they romance with me
They sing sweet little harmonies
Louder and louder until I can't breath

Hey blue bird on my shoulder
Can you carry me over?

I talked to blue bird, she said why walk when you can fly?
She told me, baby life tastes better when you're high
I said hey blue bird can you take me for a ride
Leave me on a cloud, ill live with blue birds in the sky

As I walk I can feel the heat
As it burns I can smell the sweet
Piece by piece I am yours to feast
All this pain is seducing me
[...]
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:iconcorvuscallosum:
You just keep getting better and better!
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Etheroxyde Feb 11, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you ! :blush:
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Kaykexx Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an interesting interpretation. Very lovely job!
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Etheroxyde Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you ! :hug:
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Mylos19 Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pen and Ink is one of my favorite art styles, the intricate line work is a marvel to view. Non-artists can't understand, but personally, I can get lost viewing each line and how on more line in hatching might make an area too dark or too cluttered. I relish every moment I see a work as superb as this, I love this picture.
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Etheroxyde Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment :hug:

I understand exactly what you mean, pen & ink is one of my favorite art styles, and probably my favorite technique. You don't need much stuff, just a little black pen and a piece of paper, and you can create an entire world of shades... with hundreds of little lines.
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Igotsomepopsickles Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Etheroxyde Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
I am happy you like it :)
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bear48 Jan 16, 2013  Professional
this is exquisite
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Etheroxyde Jan 18, 2013   Traditional Artist
thanks ! :)
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