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RRW - You can't come back by TaijaVigilia RRW - You can't come back by TaijaVigilia
Random request week result #2 for :iconkblue00001:

Brief was to create "something with Lucy and Aslan from the Chronicles of Narnia? maybe her and Aslan hugging? really anything with them. ...it would also be great if you made them look like how they are portrayed in the movies ... ".

Funny coincidence that I got to draw Narnia-themed stuff again for a random request week (and I got a few requests for other Narnia-related pieces). Not that I mind, I loved the books as a kid. First I wanted to draw the cute little Lucy of the first movie for this, make it a happy hug but the more I thought about Narnia the more I didn't want that. The one thing that always struck me about Narnia was the tough lesson it gave to children on dealing with how to let go and say goodbye. Part of me always wanted to scream that it's not fair, Narnians get to live there always yet the human children visiting once they grow too big they can't go back. When I did the last Narnia request piece with Aslan and Susan I got a lot of comments about how "how could you draw Susan, she's such a traitor/forgot Narnia" yet is denial not just one of many coping mechanisms when you lose something you love beyond all else? It wasn't something the children were told off the bat, for all of them there came a moment when it clicked; that some day all of it would end and they would never see Aslan or anyone else again. So it had to be a slightly older Lucy who would understand the loss.

Brown and white ink, watercolours.
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ShannonAllAround Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful drawing! 

I agree. Also, I think Susan would eventually join them in the world beyond Narnia when she died. 
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tmwillson3 May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so adorable! :D
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1Jade2 Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww I love the Narnia series :love: This is so sweet, I really love Lucy and Aslan's relationship :la:
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TaijaVigilia Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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1Jade2 Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :D
You really captured both of them :)
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Its a lovely picture. It is sad when they have to leave Narnia but I think that the last book really says how they all get to be with Aslan again and in a new Narnia. So they do end up back together again. :)
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TaijaVigilia Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and yes I got comments about that already, I just didn't remember the last book too well myself as it's such a long time since I read it. :blush:
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TheFossilSisters Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Aaaaah! Oh it's so lovely!! I adore how you captures Aslan! Truly mind blowing!
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TaijaVigilia Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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