Sunday, August 27, 2006

IF-Run: runaway from destiny


still in the spirit of medieval, here's my version of Romeo and Juliet, trying to runaway from destiny.
i copied the style from medieval manuscripts. this is supposed to be more gloomy and surrealism-like, but with pen and these colors, it turn out ridiculous..he hehe. ah well...at least i have fun, browsing those beautiful old manuscripts.

21 comments:

aynaku said...

beatiful work and smart idea...guess it will take time to depict the whole holy book's parables...so you better run!
:)
tanx for your comment, I've been in bandung maybe by bus!

the enigma said...

exactly...thanks!

Naru said...

wow! romantic + sweet +sad.. story. smart idea.

Twisselman said...

Not ridiculous at all, but I do hope maybe this time the young lovers will escape destiny and make their way to a happy ending. Great illustration.

AndyDoodler said...

Very beautiful! & I agree w/twisselman= not ridiculous at all- it all works great! (Hey I sort of quoted a small bit of the same old play in my "run" post- thanks for visiting).

Amy Zaleski said...

This is so beautiful and well done. You have really captured the manuscript style and your details are quite remarkable.

wynlen said...

Nice. I like all the details!

Anette
www.wynlen.no

jose benito said...

ancient fantasy!!! beautiful

Michael O'Connell said...

fantastic illustration… your work is amazing…

HARDWAX said...

I love the medieval manuscript look of this-it's beautiful and unique. Great piece and very clever!

scribblesk said...

Adorable version of medieval style! Love the little faces in the corners!

Maja Veselinovic said...

what a great interpretation of theme! and all those ornaments...just perfect!!!

CAS said...

This is lovely - all that loving care, just like the manuscripts!

bobdylan8 said...

I remember seeing your first IF drawing and wondering why you were intimidated by IF artists cause it was very good. Then when I got your comment I came back here and you have some great pictures on this blog. The one for match is wonderful. I don't mind when the power goes out at all for the reasons you mentioned. Nice Work!

the enigma said...

thank you everyone for your nice comments!
bobdylan: it was a) because most of IF artists are pros (!), and b) because i rarely get compliments for my works, not even feedback, and if there is any, mostly not an encoucaring ones, hence i never know if i'm good enough or bad. i'm thankful for joining IF because i get a lot of knowledge and experience here, and felt encouraged to be better and better.

Suzanne said...

Your work is beautiful! :)

steve said...

Holy smokes! This had to take a long time to make! So well done!

constance said...

I love the style and I've always liked paintings from those days :)This is great!

flossy-p said...

i'm a week behind, but I don't think this is ridiculous at alllll!!!! I think it's awsome! Incredibly well done.

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Wow! Your medieval work is simply fantastic! There is great feel here.

Karin said...

I love this one! well done! :o)