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« on: March 04, 2009 05:37:35 PM »

Which could also be titled "Stay and listen to the nightmares of the sea..."
I wasn't able to put the time into this project that I wanted, but I had to do something for this challenge, so I present to you my interpretation of the ancient mariner.



This is inspired both by the epic poem, and by Iron Maiden's song. Here's a link to part 1 (it's a very long song) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4C2TDUPejc, here are the lyrics http://www.gugalyrics.com/IRON-MAIDEN-RHYME-OF-THE-ANCIENT-MARINER-LYRICS/344772/ and here's the stock photo I based the mariner off of: http://tigg-stock.deviantart.com/art/Viking-Hoard-stock-33-114234832

Anyways, here is some explanation. I have wanted to do art of this story for a while, and I didn't have the time to a painting, so a drawing works too, right? I think of this as what the character in the song/ poem might look like after he returned home, charged to "tell this tale wherever he goes," living in the memory of that fateful journey. I wanted a slightly haunted look in his eyes, hope it worked :/

He did turn out a little more Norse-looking then perhaps the poem would imply, but I think it fits the story.

Thanks a lot for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2009 07:51:47 PM »

I think your drawing is a much better reflection of the character than the photograph you based it on. It's really quite lovely, moody and mysterious. Your hands and fur are really well done Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2009 09:04:35 PM »

I think your drawing is a much better reflection of the character than the photograph you based it on. It's really quite lovely, moody and mysterious. Your hands and fur are really well done Smiley

I'm glad you liked the hands and fur... those are probably what I had the most trouble with ><
Thanks for the feedback! I appreciate it Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009 06:28:11 PM »

Marvelous hands! I also second the fur thing. The figure in your drawing really does look like he's been through some trials and tribulations. The somber mood in your piece is absent in the stock photo; so that's all you... good job.

I am oh so pleased to see an Iron Maiden song on here!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2009 12:16:31 PM »

Marvelous hands! I also second the fur thing. The figure in your drawing really does look like he's been through some trials and tribulations. The somber mood in your piece is absent in the stock photo; so that's all you... good job.

I am oh so pleased to see an Iron Maiden song on here!

I only recently discovered Iron Maiden, which is too bad really Cheesy
I'm glad you got the somber vibe from this, that's what I was really going for. Thanks for looking and commenting!
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