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Calligraphy of the poem "IF" by fanitsafantasy Calligraphy of the poem "IF" by fanitsafantasy
Calligraphy & Illustration of the poem "IF" by Rudyard Kipling.
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Gouache & ink. Hand painted. Copyright Fanitsa Petrou. All Rights Reserved.
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:icondesertsheikh:
one of my fave poems
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:iconabsynthe88:
plus qu'un poeme, un art de vivre. Absolument magnifique, bravo.
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RinaFreedom Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It is favorite Kipling's poem! Though I read by it translated, it the impresses. Very interesting design and interpretation this poem. I'm admired!
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InkSlingerDucky Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That's one of my favorite poems, and I love the way you imaged it!
Compasses and clocks go perfectly with the era and with the message, and give it a really good feeling.
Are those water colors?
Just, gorgeous work... =)
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:iconfanitsafantasy:
Thank you so much. It pains me that these sort of quieter pieces go unnoticed:-) I too love the poem. This was actually a commission. It was done with gouache and calligraphic ink. The clocks and compasses: yes because of the era, but also in terms of meaning: the poem is about finding direction, your place in life, finding your North so to speak.

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:iconlega18:
WOW, that shows talent, awesome job! Must of taken so long to learn, this is just great! :)
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