Seeking a name

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Hana Běťáková

I made this in art class, as a fantastic landscape. When I finished the landscape I felt it needs something. My friend adviced me to add an animal, probably a leopard. So I added leopard, but black with white spots. I think it's perfect. (I mean that leopard. This landscape is very simple, of course.) And after some time I felt it needs a story. So I added a story, little bit inspired by George MacDonald's Lilith. The leopard seeks his name and meets other animals, like an owl, and asks them for his name. But all say him he's just a weird leopard, excluding one nice mole. In the end the leopard meets Mr. Raven (character from Lilith), who gives him his name. For a long time I couldn't find the name, but it's here now: Gwyndu. An attempt to make a name in Welsh, it should mean white-black. I hope it isn't too much off that language. (The picture has A2 format and I had to scan it in five pieces. So if you can see some lines on it, you're right. Is there anyone who knows how to take them away?)


Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy



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