I am reading 1Q84 at the moment. I bought the Vintage edition that concentrates the whole trilogy in one book, which means there are over 1200 pages and this book will stay with me for a while in every sense possible. I think that along with Elisabet Salander in the Stieg Larsson trilogy, Aomame is an equally powerful character.
This is ‘Aomame at the Edge of the World’ and it relates to the moment when Aomame looks out of the window and sees that there are two moons hanging in the sky..Thankfully to the Digital Wizard, I’m playing with digital far more these days and it’s fuelling my enthusiasm to the max.
I drew this image a while ago and posted it here. I wasn’t happy with its initial version but back then I had no idea where to go with it. Today I was looking for some new material to send: in order to play with digital filters, I used this image.
It summarises the way I look at Murakami’s world.
I hope you like it. to me, it looks much better than the previous version but, as I have recently read on a blog, I find it useful to keep all steps of this journey to see how and if I am making progress.
Miss Harper’s walked ahead in the dimly lit corridor with some of the Orphanage children in tow. Her steps were so light that she just brushed the wooden floors without making any noise. She looked after a small group of children and taught them drawing classes among other disciplines. Oscar, Shadow Boy, the Boy with wooden hands and the Girl with wooden legs held their pencils and sketchpads eager to get into the science cabinet. Henrietta reached them through the wall and stayed half way through there. Miss Harper didn’t mind: the children were always well behaved in her classes and their eccentricities were exactly what made them a perfect fit for the Orphanage. In the science cabinet, the children named the different skeletons and treated them like friends. After all, it was said that Basil, the human skeleton, once worked at the Orphanage and requested to remain there in whichever form or shape was possible. The wind was howling outside: it was just September but it already felt much colder.