From the Arabian Nights

One man has married a poor girl who fell in love with him. But, his young wife had secrets: she could curse people to become animals, and she could fly. 

8 comments:

The Oh-Aissieux said...

From the Second Sheikh's tale:
As we were about to leave the last port to sail from home, a girl dressed in rags begged me to do her a favour, saying that God would reward me.
I agreed, but insisted that I did not want any reward.
She asked me to marry her.
I did so.
We went on board our ship and consummated the marriage, and I spent all my time with her, so that my two brothers - these two black hounds here - grew jealous and threw us overboard in the night.
I saw the ship sailing away. The waves washed over my head. I tried to swim but soon tired and felt myself slipping into darkness.
Then I was lifted up and borne across the ocean by magic hands ...

Thank you for this beautiful illustration from Adam's performance at the Arabian Nights StorySketch on Thursday evening.

Fran Johnston said...

Great stuff Martha! very vibrant and alive pictures your doing these days. lots of energy. keep it up!

Clare said...

Powerful imagery...and very clearly Arabian nights. My admiration to you, your style and your interpretation of story. As a storyteller it is quite something to see a narrative tale be animated in this way.
Beir bua
Clare Muireann Murphy

James Moone said...

Beautiful work Martha.

Sarah Bowie said...

Hey Marta - this is truly gorgeous! You've a great eye for colour :-)

Alina Chau said...

Nice design!

The Oh-Aissieux said...

Our next StorySketch evening is on in the Library Bar Extension from 7.30pm on Thursday 18th.
Please see full details here:
www.narrativeartsclub.com/page2.htm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Lucky Fish said...

Great, Hopefully I will be there :)