Published on May 23rd, 2013 |
by Richard Boom
Announcing Winning Shahrazad Entries
You could ‘ free style’ with visual art, words or you could tag/share the Shahrazad image and all that did may bask in the glory of C4S’ official THANKS!
There could however only be TWO
winners of below prices, as each wins one package of 4 limited BDI
prints of the C2E2 covers, worth 20$ each. Total prize is worth 80$ of amazing art !!:
SHARE/LIKE winner is: Sir-Xon Witness
FREE STYLE winner is Luke Atay who drew this image:
|It is a illustration about the power of words, and how being beyond the truth of a slave had set Shahrazad free. We see her rise from being UNDER control, to the one holding all the power.In the final frame, the story she chooses to tell about those in the room can only be The Greatest Story Ever Told (for obvious reasons), and the one in which we can assume has made her Queen! The characters are also a bit ambiguous, and could assume many roles in an endless amount of stories (the Darth Vader guard could easily play Shredder, or the thin grandpa Yoda a massive Hulk…and so on). Imagination was all she ever needed to survive.
Artistically, I also wanted to show her evolving with each frame as well, from a cave painting to something more substantial, cool to warm, as she comes to life. And to illustrate how the weight of the chain disappears…
This is why I am so excited about the release of Shahrazad! It is more than a tale of woman who escaped her captivity. It is also about how WORDS and ART made a slave a Queen. Beyond mortal. We writers, poets, painters, and musicians can all relate I think…