"Broken & Burned Fairytales" (c) Katrina Keynes
The idea of this double art has srtiken me while listening to the song of Poets of the Fall, "Maybe Tomorrow is a Better Day". The actual words which gave the inspiration were
"Love me in this fable, babe, my heart is in your hand"
"Let me love you in this fable, hold your heart in my hand"
- so I used them as a main theme.
Ben is a fenghuang, which is the chinese variant of a "phoenix". His heart and soul are living fire, he's impulsive, he's life himself, immortal son of sun. And he definetely is the one to thaw frozen heart of former Snow King.
Kai has been the Snow King some time ago, but cold still lives in him, became his second nature despite nice and soft personality. And he's may be the only one to restrain and keep in safe Ben's wild heart and character.
Actually there is another character I'd like to put here as a third, Phoenix. He is a fairytale's Law posessing Ben's body and personality (partially) from the Burned Fairytales. Thare is a whole verse for him in the song, he plays an important role in the plot and the third part of art seem to be missing in the composition. Maybe I will add him there - I already have a sketch of him.
Anyway, I was really enjoying going back to watercolours after something like two years break. It's magnificent, though my skills are far from perfect yet.
And Kai made me VERY nervous XD But I like the combination of different shades of blue and yellow (and the violet was kind of a sudden). It seems to become my favourite one XD It's winter now, quite sunny and frosty, so I can see it any time I look through the window