domingo, 26 de abril de 2009

THE MOON DANCER

(...) In that moment the princess knew that the only way to break the spell that turned her sisters into stone, was to call upon the forces of the Other Realm. It was time. The strange stone necklace that the wise woman gave her the other day by the river was glowing. She was told only to use it when the time was right. The woman warned her that it was very powerful and should not be used unless it was an hour of despair. Well…that was definitely the case.
She started to say the magic words and began to perform the Moon dance that would open the gates between her world and the other.
As she was dancing, a strong wind started to blow, whipping her long golden hair. Help was on its way (...)

(...) Naquele momento a princesa soube que a única forma de quebrar o feitiço que transformara as suas irmãs em pedra, seria invocar as forças do Outro Reino. Chegara a hora. O estranho colar de pedra da lua que a sábia anciã lhe dera no outro dia, quando se encontrava nas margens do rio, começara a brilhar. Só deveria ser usado na altura certa, dissera-lhe a mulher. Avisara-a de que era muito poderoso e que não deveria ser usado a não ser numa hora de desespero. Bem…era certamente esse o caso.
A princesa começou a proferir as palavras mágicas e iniciou a dança da lua que abriria o portal entre o seu mundo e o outro.
Enquanto rodopiava, levantou-se um vento forte que açoitava os seus longos cabelos dourados. Ajuda vinha a caminho (...)


Texto e Imagem por/text and image by Francisco Martins

30 comentários:

MONICA disse...

Olá Francisco! gosto da dança e de seus cabelos, uma boa semana para ti. beijinhos

shoe girl disse...

gosto sempre destas tuas ilustrações com um dedinho infantil e cores pálidas. muito tranquilas :)
bisous.

Eric Barclay disse...

Wonderful and whimsical! Love the textures and overlays-- beautiful work.

sandra conejeros disse...

wow! there are new stuff here!
the colors that you used in boogie woogie are amazing!

warm greetings!

Amy C disse...

she is beautiful and her moon dance is certainly working, wow what a lovely piece.

Vanessa Brantley Newton disse...

Wonderfully beautiful and whimsical!!! the colors are fabulous! It's just dreamy! This piece is extra special!

Márcio Diemer disse...

Ótima ilustra Chico!! Parace imagem de sonhos!! Show!

CATI disse...

and did you write the completly story? wow!hope you will drop in later entries! with the next pictures!! I'm looking forward! this fragile princess really looks to dance a windy song!

Nico Di Mattia disse...

Beautiful piece my friend!!!!

Nemo Nanashi disse...

Uma bonita ilustração e história...
Gosto da temática infantil...como obviamente reconhecerás... ;-)

Um grande abraço, e continua com o excelente trabalho...
S.

P.s. Eu sei que a princesa conseguirá libertar as suas irmãs... Persinto-o...!
O “colar de pedra da lua” tem um poder incrível!

Francisco Martins disse...

Hi blogggers!
Thanks for all this nice comments.
Maybe I'll write the rest of the story someday...

Sim...a dança da lua que a princesa tão cuidadosamente interpretou, cumpriu certamente o seu propósito de trazer a espécie de ajuda que ela precisava... vinda de paradeiros estranhos e improváveis.

Bella Sinclair disse...

Beautiful! Love the flowing motions and all the layers. Wonderful story, too. What happens next?! Yes, please do write more. :)

Carl Knox disse...

Damn you creative types... either draw, or write!... NOT BOTH!... you are making me look bad. :P


Is this digital?... I must be getting old... can't seem to tell the difference anymore.. :P

Francisco Martins disse...

Bella: Thanks for visiting, my sister artist!

What happens next? humm...lets see...well, I guess the Moon Dance that the princess so cautiously performed, actually succeeded in bringing her the kind of help she needed in that hour of darkness. However...One should never accept aid from that kind of source without giving it a lot of thought first. You never know what you might find in the Other Side...there are strange rules there. Those who inhabit the world beyond the mists are usually tricky and very unpredictable. If they agree to help you, they would certainly demand something very unusual in return. Years may go by, so many that you can even forget what was asked of you. But then one day, when you less expect...They will come to collect.

Carl: Hahaha..oh yeah, shame on me!
It's digital dude...all photoshop. Really got ya for a moment didn't I? Hihih

robi pena disse...

Franciso :-)!!! Lindisima ilustracion amigo!! Un fuerte abrazo!!

ArtSnark disse...

wonderful piece & story

the enigma disse...

well this is very different from your usual work, this one is sweet and more children-arty, sweet image, franscesco. ^_^

Peter Breese disse...

Very cool texture and overlay treatment.

Francisco Martins disse...

Robi: Um grande abraço para ti também amigo! Muchas gracias por la visita!

ArtSnark: ThanQ for visiting and for the nice worls you feft me!

The enigma: Hi Ella! What's up?
Yes, this time I chose a very different type of graphic language, for a change! I love children illustration. I've done some illustrations for kids in the past...you can take a look at them in the following links:

http://subversivetales.blogspot.com/2007/11/catch-moon.html

http://subversivetales.blogspot.com/2007/12/underworld.html

http://subversivetales.blogspot.com/2008/06/star-sailor.html

Peter: Thanks dude, I appreciate that!

Tomás Serrano disse...

Me gusta el uso del texto en el dibujo. Muy fresco.

Ana de Amsterdam disse...

Linda! Acho que tens uma aptidão especial para as ilustrações infantis, assim como para escrever contos de fadas...!

Queremos (eu e a Alice, que um dia chegará!) um lindo livro ilustrado e escrito por ti...!

Glen Batoca disse...

Oi Francisco!Muito bonito este trabalho,suave e harmonioso,gostei muito!!!
Abraços do Brasil

Francisco Martins disse...

Obrigado pelos comentários, amigos! É sempre um prazer ler as vossas opiniões...

Amsterdam: Espero que um dia esse livro ganhe vida. Serás a primeira a quem o irei mostrar, claro!

Dominic Philibert disse...

Awesome piece my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fero disse...

Beautiful!
Simply and beatiful, man!

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks guys!

bog_art disse...

Hey my friend! long time without visiting your blog.. it is great to see now you are going through different paths in your line style.. I really like the background of this illustration, and the soul you gave to all the composition.. =D

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks Bog! Glad to have you back!

Brian Lue Sang disse...

Beautiful! Congratulations - you clearly deserve it!

Francisco Martins disse...

Thanks bro!