June 3, 2011

Red


This is my last work, inspired (again!) by Little Red Riding Hood... I guess that she has this "thing"!
Immersed into the deep forest, she represents sensuality and innocence lost.
Mixed media illustration: Ink, acrylics on kraft paper, digital.
Copyright © Sandra Vargas 2011

"A Forest" by The Cure (my all time favorite band!) creates the perfect atmosphere for my work... I love how music can surround an image and recreate a fantastic "short animated film" in your imagination.

Here are the lyrics:

Come closer and see
see into the trees
find the girl
while you can
Come closer and see
see into the dark
just follow your eyes
just follow your eyes

I hear her voice
calling my name
the sound is deep
in the dark
I hear her voice
and start to run
into the trees
into the trees

into the trees

Suddenly I stop
but i know it's too late
I'm lost in a forest
all alone
The girl was never there
it's always the same
I'm running towards nothing
again and again and again

3 comments:

Pili said...

I love that illustration! And I love how you gave her a bit of a warrior princess look with the wolf skin & head as part of her attire!

donny* said...

Love the illustration ... and the music! Seventeen Seconds comes only second to Faith as my favorite Cure record.

Aria said...

very nice work, I like the background :)