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September 25, 2011
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Ronja Raskolnikow by MalKnox Ronja Raskolnikow by MalKnox
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moscaliovam Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
This seems to be done with blood! ("those who are made of blood must shed it").
To me this awesome image is a fallen angel, a demon, or a spirit of nature - all blood and soul (and the peacock's tail turns to fire high above).

Peacock = pride: ridden with pride, Raskolnikow? I can call this interpretation traditional but Dostoevsky goes much deeper than any tradition and that's why he might be the world's most difficult author for the artists who try to illustrate him.

This creature is very quiet: tormented but quiet, even with the hell's blazes which rise above. What I see in Dostoevsky's Raskolnikow is an intrinsic internal struggle: a personality with an abyss within which goes from the hell to the heaven; a personality who has it all inside. Your Raskolnikow is sad, beautiful, androgynous and - first of all, integral. You gave him integrity: it can be due to the symbolism of your art because any symbol has integrity as its normal feature.

Well: maybe demons and angels are just a symbolic way of humanity to portray the complicated human beings.

(Compelling, gloomy, dark, disturbing - and I can't help but see Napoleon in it (well, Napoleon was Ronja's role model wasn't he?)
TheAbstruse Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa! I really like the colors you used. Totally captivating :)
GaEv Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I like the colouring of this piece.
cupiocupio Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
you´ve been featured here! :heart:

IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kinda reminds me of that video game called "FEAR" anyways love the colors too! Btw, thanks for adding my Banshee to your faves. :)
Lupa-Rutila Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Fascinating textures and expression, so full of emotions... I love the face expression.
Niganini Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I so love scary themed works of art! it makes my eyes sparkle in awe! OwO
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Very cool - elegant and disturbing. The fullview really pays with that tiny blue eyeball . . .
MalKnox Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is a little surprise. :D
gbloukas Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
black and red so good mixed each others and the lines look so tence full of life...very good job!!!
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