17 July 2007

Piper's Dream

Piper's Dream
At the base of the ruined city, an old piper still plays.
Dipping into the ancient, forgotten melodies.
Conjuring up images of what was, what might have been.
What could never be again.

Fantasy XX: Music

Brief: This image must contain something related to MUSIC. Since it is difficult to make sound appear in an image, you will probably chose to show instruments, dancing, or other activities that are usually associated with sounds. MUSIC is of course a matter of taste, so a simple horn that would summon your presence on a lonely cliff, would be acceptable,full troops of colourful dancers, pied pipers, surreal images of cellos frozen in crystal, a lonely drummer, an insect rock band, a harp soothing the savage beast or just about anything you can come up with that we could foresee being associated with some sort of sound effects will be fine.

Animated Work in Progress (485 Kb)

Sources

Unfortunately this was a bit of a rush job. It's a very nice theme, but after a hectic few weeks at work and a total blank on the inspirational front, I finally had only 2 days left with nothing more to show than a few scribbles done during the boring bits of Remix'07.

I had found the piper source earlier, loved it, and wanted to use it, but he just didn't want to fit into any else. (The vertical format is more due to not being able to find satisfactory background sources than any artistic choices)

But the dragon I like. They do seem to get easier as I go along. Still blue though. He was actually supposed to have a lot more spikes along his back, but I'm impressed by how well the horns worked.

It looks ok, not as refined as it might have been, but I'm happy enough with it.

Final Score: 7.821

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3 Comments:

Blogger Violet said...

why did you go for a blue dragon as opposed to one of another colour (I usually see them flame-coloured)? Is the piper lonely?

2:40 AM, July 18, 2007  
Blogger Uzezi said...

u almost gave me a scare. i got here from searching the net for blogs in africa and then on arts. i enter yours, and the first thing that came out was a dragon? nice one.

7:24 PM, July 19, 2007  
Blogger onanymous said...

I don't really know why, but I've fancied blue dragons for quite a while. Very possibly because of Tintaglia from the Robin Hobb books, but maybe also because such a colour makes them seem even more fantastical in a natural setting.

In this case it was probably more because I wanted the dragon to contrast with the bright red of the piper's shirt.

The piper might be lonely, but honestly, he's still a bit of a mystery to me...

2:49 PM, August 16, 2007  

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