Had I knew abit less, the girl who dropped the book would look just like my sister when she was 7, nothing more. But I read the shorter version of Moby-Dick, that had removed the many backstories, inbetween dramas, and the more complex themes of Gods, good and evil interpreted by Herman Melville's stylized language of metaphors and symbolism. Leaving Ishmael to tell only of Ahab and his struggle with the enigmatic Moby-Dick. Until this very moment, i have not read the original Moby-Dick.
So what had gone through this girl's eyes while reading this? Is she Ishmael there? or is she Ahab? Or perhaps she is Ariel, like the dress she wear, chasing the depth of the sea to save her friend flounder, amidst the rage of Moby-Dick? Or perhaps it is an alternate story that tells Ahab in his earlier days, with her as Ariel looking for her father's trident that is stuck in Moby-Dick's throat, driving it to madness? Or perhaps, she is the Moby-Dick there? Or maybe even the Pequod herself?
I would have no idea. Afterall, what is a city to a child's dream and imagination? Maybe sandcastles on the moon.
Submitting this for the contest.
Working with a new technique. Lots of different brushes, less blending and abit of blur(accidentally blurred a merged layer, shoot!). Experiment with colors and mood. Hard to control yet, but fun to do. I really need to do more painting though.
Critiques and Comments are welcome!