Friday, May 16, 2014

Forespoken. The Tortoise and the Hare. Aesops Fables and Plastromancy

Sketch for a new work. I started with this furry character, rabbit-like person. Then I wondered what he could be doing. I gave him an anthropomorphic tortoise companion a la Tortoise and the Hare. Then I started thinking about oracle bones. The practice of divination by turtle shell (without the turtle in it) wherein heat is applied to the shell and the cracks that appear are "read", and sometimes the results are written on the shell. I decided that is what my Rabbit Man is doing, he is practicing plastromancy, and Tortoise Man is helping him. He's holding the ink.

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