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September 19, 2012
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Der Vogel im goldenen Kaefig. by CharonSchwartz Der Vogel im goldenen Kaefig. by CharonSchwartz
|| General information ||
• Full drawing's title: Der Vogel im goldenen Käfig. (The bird in the golden cage.)
• Characters: Guilleaume Chevrier (left), Antoine Henrie Giraudoux duc de Saint-Étienne (right)
• Style: watercolour
• Time: aprox. 40 hours
• Sketch drawn on: Mai 2012
• Coloured on: July 2012

|| Description ||

"Guilleaume gazed up to the sky. A sigh escaped his throat as he followed a couple of birds with his gaze. How would it feel to be free? How gladly he would like to spread out his wings to glide through the air… But he was kept enclosed, caged like a pet. Will-less. Companionless. Selfless."

This drawing shows two of the four main characters of my comic project "Gedenke, dass du sterben musst."("Remember your mortality.") and it tells the relationship between the boy and the aristocrat. As you may already have noticed at their clothing and names, this story takes place in France during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, in 1662-64. This time is characterizised by absolute monarchy which endured until the French Revolution in 1789. During this time there was no “equality” or “freedom of the individual” since this period was rife with feudalism and the “Estates of the realm” system of society. This means, society was divided up into 3 groups – aristocrats, clergy and peasants – while the latter represented the majority of French society with aprox. 95%. Most peasants performed compulsory labor since they’ve been either in dept or due to the fact that it appeared like a safe work since you were supported by your landlord in exchange of high dues.

On you can take a look at a shoot of this drawing still in unfinished state: [link]

|| Tools ||
• Sketch: 0.5mm mechanical pencil
• Colours: watercolour, golden acrylics, black ink
• Music: Jean-Baptiste Lully, Antonio Vivaldi, Miwa Akihiro, Nakajima Miyuki


Guilleaume, Antoine © Charon

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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Gorgeous, gorgeous work. I love all those details and the colours are just as outstanding. Very classy :)
Snusy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, the details are really woow XD ..
wangqr Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nicee job the clothing folds are amazingly done i love this :D
your drawing style is simply wonderful!
great artwork <33
CharonSchwartz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ♥
DigitallyGraphic Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Very nice. I love all the details.
BUDDYFORME Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
its a very detailed and beautiful scenery!
HeonGaiden Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well good JOB! :D
RoCueto Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really interesting concept, love all the feathers :)
Cellarvee Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I love the way you have composed this one - so much interest hidden in there. Well done. :pepsi::-)
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