After escaping hunters fox fled into a part of the forest, where none of the animals dare to enter. It's a sacred place, where spirits of the dead rest. There were fragments in the old tales about the passage to the other world... And now he stood at the entrance...
Tags: illustration, cartoon, dark, doodle, nursery
The Warsaw Uprising (Polish: powstanie warszawskie) was a major World War II operation by the Polish resistance Home Army (Polish: Armia Krajowa) to liberate Warsaw from Nazi Germany. The Uprising was timed to coincide with the Soviet Union's Red Army approaching the eastern suburbs of the city and the retreat of German forces. However, the Soviet advance stopped short, enabling the Germans to regroup and demolish the city while defeating the Polish resistance, which fought for 63 days with little outside support. The Uprising was the largest single military effort taken by any European resistance movement during World War II.
Tags: soviet, ribbons, ruins, buildings, fire
Design made from a watercolor painting of 'Ruins in the forest' by Katarzyna Kmiecik. It's a very unique and atmospheric landscape created with a very limited color palette. The idea was to use only shades of green (mostly olive green) and violet for this painting. I also decided to put first layer of paint completely independently, before the sketch was even made, to make it look more loose and natural. Romantic ruins are in the centre of attention, but they don't overshadow the trees, which look very magical in all those greens and violets. I have almost no time to paint or draw this year, so it took me several months to complete this watercolor. It was a real chellange to make it fell like a whole, even though it was painted one hour at a time. I always had to quit before I really started to paint with pleasure (before I was 'in the zone' :P) and because of that I was affraid all the time that it will look like it was painted by more than one person - stylistically inconsistent and too detailed for a watercolor. I guess I didn't have to worry. My HUGE experience helped me not to ruin this painting, but it still may fell a little inconsistent due to the many different moods in which I was painting it (and some ofthem was very dark...). The original of 'Ruins in the forest' was painted on B2 watercolor paper (50x70 cm / 19.7" x 27.6") with White Nights and Windsor&Newton watercolor paints.
Tags: art, scenery, green-landscape, green-trees, green-painting