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TLHOD: Meshe and the tree by DappleHack TLHOD: Meshe and the tree by DappleHack
"The tree said in its rooted being: "All my leaves are seen, but one, this one in the darkness cast by all of the others. This one leaf I keep secret to myself. Who will see it in the darkness of my leaves? and who will count the number of them?"
Meshe passed through the Forest of Ornen in his wanderings, and from that one tree plucked that one leaf."
- Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, "The Left Hand Of Darkness"

This is my first attempt of illustrating "The Left Hand of Darkness" with monotype. Meshe is a legendary profet of Gethen, who saw the past and the future at once.

Watercolour monotype
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Melimaiel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hei, your work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :handshake:
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suliel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow now I must read this book next. Amazing colors!
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:iconmelimaiel:
Melimaiel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absolutely beautiful :wow:
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imaginarycolor Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite book EVER
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:handshake:
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jacmac Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Oh, very elegant monotype. May I ask how you went about creating this piece?
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MandyB82 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
This is so pretty!
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cosmicvoid Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
i love the beams of light, very nice :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Kiramberia Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Blue is the new black.

Good stuff.
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh! I didn't see you've been illustrating Ursula Le Guin as well!

LHOD rocks! :w00t:
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do :)
Actually, we are prepareing an exhibition of illustrations for Le Guin's books (to her anniversary), and I took LHOD (it's one of my favorite!)
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh lucky you!

I didn't even know her big number birthday was coming up when I started painting the Earthsea images!

Wish I could come see your show. :(
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll try to make a decent report with photos! :hug:
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Alpenminuial Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
И как у вас так красиво получается, может выложете поэтапно )))))
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Спасибо!
Да, всё собираюсь сделать tutorial... :)
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crazyamy93 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is gorgeous!! wow! awesome! :)
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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snomanda Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Intriguing and beautiful. :reading:
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! X)
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Guennol Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Filmographer
The leaves are beautiful :)

This makes me really want to read that book - and considering who the author is I think I should really find a copy and check it out ^^

The little hint of purple is really nice :)
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I'd be sooo happy if my pictures will draw more readers to this book!! :)
To my mind, "The Left Hand Of Darkness" is one of the best books by Le Guin...
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Guennol Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Student Filmographer
Oooohhh... I really must get my hands on it as soon as I can, then :D

I haven't really read enough of her stuff considering how much I've always loved Earthsea ^^;
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Nifrodel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
Lovely :aww: I like your watercolours so much :heart:
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Me too :)
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice.. !!
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:icondapplehack:
DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
so very welcome :)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful! I love the deep blues in this.
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Tulikoura Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Magnificent work indeed, a masterpiece in my opinion! Beautiful and clean colours and light.

Illustration via monotype, this requires skills you know! To illustrate the moment, motive, theme, expressions by using this complicated tehnique. And it's perfect, looking very mythical and fits the theme extremely well, capturing the moment. I don't have words suitable enough for this, the picture takes care of talking here.
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DappleHack Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
Actually, I don't think I'd be able to illustrate ANY book this way, but this one is very special to me in many ways, that's why I thought I may try.
I'm still not sure I'd be able to, as the matter of fact... ^^;
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