Monday, January 21, 2008

so, now the shine's worn off

The New Year's not so new anymore, but not a whole lot has happened. I'm taking a break from work to focus on school full-time, and I've listed two new drawings in the shop:





The text is from lines 297-299 of Apollonius' "Argonautika," describing the moment when Medea is first struck by her love for Jason. The line in its entirety, excerpted in the drawing, is "So Love, the Destoyer, now blazed in a coil around her heart, her mind's keen anguish now flushed her soft cheeks, now drained them of all color." It's not the fluffiest valentine ever, but I think it will serve.

3 comments:

  1. These are wonderful! I love how the writing swirls into the drawing...

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  2. Stunning! I love the splashes of red.

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  3. Thank you both for commenting. I'm glad you like the drawings - littlerobot, for some reason I had you in mind while I was trying to figure out the color palette.

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