After everything is finished...

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Anna Szypszak

This is, I think, the last illustration for 'Siewca Wiatru' by M. L. Kossakowska. The last in the series, but not the last I will draw for the book. It shows the final scene, just before Daimon Frey meets his friend - Kamael. 'Daimon raised his coats' collar, lighted a cigarette pulled out from his pocket. He looked around. He's often been wandering around on Earth. He wasn't looking for anything in particular. Just watching. Everything looked so strangely flat, as if cut from a sheet of paper. If he nudged the facade of any building with his finger, it would fall down as a cardboard decoration. A sharp, cold like ice thorn in his breast moved. Beautiful as an obsidian dagger. Daimon clenched his teeth. He felt that the cool, almost callous euphoria was taking over him. The feeling of force. Oh, for the Brightness, if only he drew just one finger! Only the ashes would remain of what's around. Smoke swirling above the rubbles, just like a flock of ravens. Fire and emptiness. -Daimon? - he heard a familiar voice behind his back. - What are you doing here? Frey turned around and looked into blue, a bit anxious eyes of Kamael. -Nothing special - he shrugged. - I'm watching the signs of life.' I'm aware of the fact that it may be not the best translation of the Polish text, but as for now it is the only one I have. Although the quality of scanning is bad, it is the best I could get. The shadowing on the original picture consists of thousands of tiny lines and the effect is stunning, but unfortunately it is not visible on the computer screen. I'm very sorry for this. If you want a higher-resolution picture to see the whole effect, feel free to email me ;)Black Indian ink and pencil work 30x42 cm paper format. 2004.

Published More than a year ago

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