Q:Hey Blue, just wanted to say I was thrilled to see you mention on twitter that you might be doing some drawings based on 'The Left Hand of Darkness.' I love when things I am a huge fan of (your art, that book) come together, I hope you'll post some of the resulting awesomeness :)
If you haven’t read any of Ursula LeGuin’s Hainish Cycle books, DO. She writes about the cultures of fictional planets with a richness and believability unmatched by any other writer.
The Left Hand of Darknessis one of the most well-known of her books because she makes real a culture that might seem too alien for most readers: a culture of androgynous humans whose planet is deep in an ice age. It’s one of my favorite books of all time.
I want to make time to do some illustrations based on this book - maybe some character designs or environmental designs. Here’s a sketch I did of the protagonist: Genly Ai, an alien visitor to a frozen world.
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- kiev4am said:Oh, that’s a wonderful image of Genly, thank you for posting! God, but I love this book so much. Le Guin is one of my favourite SF writers and favourite literary stylists of all time. Can’t wait to see more of your interpretations.
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- marblemartin said:OH MY GOSH. YOUR GENLY INTERPRETATION IS SO WONDERFUL.
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