"Now, as you all know, the Black Rabbit of Inle is fear and everlasting darkness. He is a rabbit, but he is that cold bad dream from which we can only entreat the Lord Frith to save us today and tomorrow."
~Richard Adams, "Watership Down"
I think it's best for everyone to come up with their own interpretation. -Write your thoughts in the comments if you like! I'm very curious to read about what you see in this, what it makes you feel and think of. C:
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams and Hans Christian Andersen's 'Little Match Girl' definitely (more or less obviously) inspired this, though I don't really know why, because it all started out with a rather cute sketch of two rabbits cuddling? Bioshock Infinite shall be to blame.
Plus I really enjoyed working with this kind of minimalistic, three-colors/one-focus composition. It was a good lesson in only painting what's really important and letting anything else (quite literally) fade out. - it's also quite amazing how much impact tiny color changes have on perceived contrast how easy it is to create a 'working' image with basically just values.
Photoshop CS4, Wacom Intuos 4 [~6h]
Warning: Due to the fact that most of the image is happening on the low end of the value scale it may look not-as-it-should on some (especially laptop!) monitors. My apologies. //OTL//