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Sunday, April 17, 2011

IF: journey

Illustration Friday is a weekly illustration challenge: this week
journey



The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds is a book of poems in Persian by Farid ud-Din Attar. The poem uses a journey by a group of 30 birds, led by a hoopoe.The story recounts the longing of a group of birds who desire to know the great Simorgh, and who, under the guidance of a leader bird, start their journey toward the land of Simorgh. One by one, they drop out of the journey, each offering an excuse and unable to endure the journey.

9 comments:

  1. Dramatic and Dreamy at the same time!

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  2. Lovely story, great multilayered image.

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  3. Heisann!

    This book 'sounds' interesting!
    And your illustrating is like the ones I hoped my students would made for their Gallery Noir.
    The art was meant to be watch by hand lights/flashlight in a dark room. The viewer must discover 'new' objects when moving the light.

    Wish you a happy Easter ;:OD)

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  4. Love the image. It's made more interesting with the story. Really like this one.

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  5. So etheric and other-worldly. I love it.

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  6. this is a quick visit: a wonderful wonderful wonderful journey!
    i'll be back later, soon.
    im in a hurry, my deadline almost killed me.

    see you later, Sir!

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  7. beautiful and interesting story!

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  8. Thank you very much for all your comments. Actually I was not really satisfied with it, but I decided to post this illustration, because I knew, I have not enough time to finish it this week. But the story is indeed very intriguing and interesting.

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  9. i love the globe for some reason.
    i can see the distance... and sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people, they say.

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