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February 12, 2013
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Mystery by Figren Mystery by Figren
Always so observant,
she used to climb up trees.
Her inquiries, convergent,
she loved to feel the breeze.

One such time, down she fell,
her eyes turned into history.
Then her stories she'd not tell,
she was known as Mystery.

EDIT: I added branches and detail to some places. I'm more happy with it like this.

I re-uploaded this deviation, as the previous version was not loading the image. Sorry about that. :)

(Pencil lines, later erased), Speedball India Ink drawn with a brush

Art © SB 2013
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Kuume Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How intriguing, love the rhymes, the accompanying text is like poetry from a childrens' book that takes a surreal turn. There's a very pleasant simplicity and effectiveness in the overall composition, a sense of silence somehow from all that empty space. Have you illustrated fairy tales?
Figren Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
Thank you. That's exactly what I aim for.

I have not illustrated fairy tales, or other people's tales really, since I do not usually do fan art (due to the fear of messing up the character of someone else). I do think it would be good practice, so I should do it sometime. It's just that part of my artistic process includes the writing of poems or sentences, which is slightly more limited with working off of something else. I don't know if that makes sense.
Kuume Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well yeah, I generally haven't done fan art either, I just recently attempted it for the first time. Illustrations are a bit of the same thing - unless you write your own stories! A series of poems that make a story, for example? I tend to accompany my drawings with poems as well, it sort of adds a whole another layer to them.
Figren Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   General Artist
That's how I view it. Most of my works are fragments of stories, a bundle of plots and characters which make up a whole universe of different dimensions.
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