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🎃 Inktober 2017 - 16 10 17 / The Enchanted Well
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…which I should’ve called “the wishing well”, but I forgot there was a dedicated phrase for it until after the list was published. Oops!
As usual, my architecture is a bit wonky. But I feel I’m starting to master the “winding path in perspective leading to a thing” technique.
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..que j’ai un peu maladroitement nommé quand j’ai fait ma liste, oups !
Comme d’habitude, mon architecture est un peu tordue. Mais je pense commencer à maîtriser la technique du “chemin sinueux en perspective qui mène à un truc”.

Fairy Tale Retellings, Sleeping Beauty: Slumber

“Tell me your symptoms.”

The girl tucked a strand behind the rosy shell of her ear. She did it slowly, as if raising her arm and touching her black hair with her fingers was something that required all her concentration,  all her energy.

Nettle folded her hands and placed them on the desk in front of her, giving Min a patient smile.

“It feels as if… there is a vine growing in my skull.” Her words came in a halting fashion, almost in a drawl, as if they had to drag themselves out of her lungs and had to crawl out of her mouth. “A vine,” she continued, “that digs into my head. It has thorns, and they split my brain.”

She touched her temple with trembling fingers. Her skin had a sickly hue and shone with perspiration. It looked like wax. “It hurts.”

“When does it hurt?” Nettle asked.

“Always.”

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Yuri on Ice Midsummer Night’s Dream was such a nice official art and both Yuri and Yurio were soooo adorable! But yeah, Yuri Katsuki with similar clothing but adult sized! His eros is showing and I am dying XD although, if he portraits a kind of love, dressed and acting like this, I feel ludus would be a better match… I don’t know, what do you think? :/

Inktober 2017, 4/31: The Wolf and the Crane
A WOLF who had a bone stuck in his throat hired a Crane, for a large sum, to put her head into his mouth and draw out the bone. When the Crane had extracted the bone and demanded the promised payment, the Wolf, grinning and grinding his teeth, exclaimed: “Why, you have surely already had a sufficient recompense, in having been permitted to draw out your head in safety from the mouth and jaws of a wolf.”
In serving the wicked, expect no reward, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pains.
– Aesop’s Fables, translated by George Fyler Townsend