3/4/12

It Was A Good And Noble Intention







I hastened to draw this last Friday night for Illustration Friday's prompt - "Intention."It is the Journey of the Saints And Martyrs Across The River of Peril. I had a story all mapped out and was very excited to share it with my blog readers. This is a pigment ink drawing on an 11"x14" Bristol Board. This morning, I asked my daughter what she thought of it and she said "Oh cool, the Death Eaters!" NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NO! They are not the Death Eaters. They are the martyrs and saints about to embark on their journey across the River of Peril to the Kingdom of Peace and Eternity. I could not get the idea of the death eaters in my mind. Sigh*** I am now doing a remedial drawing but it is not about saints and martyrs but about a Korean mountain range. This was not my intention.

16 comments:

Cindy D. said...

So beautiful! I love the interaction between them as they touch hands or touch a shoulder. The snow is so bright and perfect. I don't know if I would have been more likely to guess martyrs and saints, or death eaters - I just know it's really great!

Tammie Lee said...

that is the thing about art and life.... everyone experiences and interprets them uniquely! I love this piece, for so many reasons.

k.h.whitaker said...

Love, love, love it Ces. I see halos and think of Saintliness, so, hope that helps. Regardless it is really beautiful. One of my new favorites in fact.

Steve E said...

Yup Ces. Halos were the clue for me also...and they are in a friendly position, hands reaching out to help them aboard. . Just L O V E those snowdrops...they make this piece 'special'...the "Ces-touch"!

Thanks for sharing so much of yourself here.

Curious Art said...

Such a gentle, contemplative piece... it speaks to me of patient journeys of all kinds.

Clearly you don't need a studio space to create wonderful art. But I hope you get your wish anyway!

Ces said...

Aaah, thanks. I still want a studio where I can leave oil paints and turpentine containers without fear that certain dogs may eat and trip them over. Haha!

Ces said...

Yes, the halos sort of gave them away. You know those are not snowflakes. Those are fireflies. :)

Ces said...

Aaaaw. Thanks, Karen.

Ces said...

Oh so true, Tammie!

Ces said...

Aaaaww. Thank you very much!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, you can tell straight away they are gentle and good. If these are death eaters, then I would let them take me. They are graceful and beautiful. I wish them well on their journey.

Tsup

Ces said...

Aaawww! You are always so kind. I lurv you, you amazing you! Tsup!

Andrew Finnie said...

Shucks Ces, you can even make death eaters sparkle.
Like all your work, this one is magic.
You know, I recently had a thought that all we draw and illustratebecomes reality in another place.
Did you know that?
Pass it on, it might become a self fulfilling prophecy ...
You know, theother day I was trying to say that the meaning of life is in bringing joy to others....

which you do

brandi said...

~oh but death eaters do not behold beauty and grace...nor faces like so...strength and determination to carry on through wind or rain...snow or shine...perserverance...i feel peace when looking at this drawing...a truly gorgeous piece my dear friend...much love light and blessings~

Jack Foster said...

Such a beautiful piece Ces! The quiet journey across the River of Peril has never been captured with such elegance and grace. Your textures and contrasts are amazing! Thanks for stopping by and “waking me up” :o) Hugs of compassion to you my dear Ces.

Sarah Melling said...

Well, I have to admit, I thought the fireflies were snowflakes, too...see? the artist's intention is always subject to interpretation. They do seem rather somber at first, but then one feels a gentleness emanating from them...it's a quiet,beautifully contemplative piece!