honorat: (Tia Dalma by Honorat)
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by Honorat
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Don't own POTC. Didn't take the photograph used for reference. Not making any money.

Summary: More Art! I've been wanting to draw Tia for years, and I finally purchased the supplies for the project. I couldn't imagine this picture in my usual black and white. Tia wanted warm tones.


Tia Dalma
Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.
8 x 11.5 inches, pastel chalk pencils on Tiziano pastel paper.

Date: 2009-03-09 02:02 pm (UTC)
ext_15536: Fuschias by Geek Mama (PotC: Tia Dalma - a woman scorned)
From: [identity profile] geekmama.livejournal.com
The details of hair and skin are beautifully rendered, but her expression! The pain and power of it truly suggest the goddess bound. Wonderful portrait.

Date: 2009-03-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you very much for the double comment. Tia is really my favourite character from the sequels. I'm glad you feel I've captured her expression here. This picture was so emotion-packed that I just had to attempt it.

Date: 2009-03-09 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cymbeline.livejournal.com
This is gorgeous!!!

Date: 2009-03-09 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you. It's always good to hear from you. Have you any art in the works?

Date: 2009-03-09 04:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cymbeline.livejournal.com
Been on a bit of a creative hiatus. Had too much stress in my personal life and had no emotional energy left for art. But started doing some sketching for fun the other night. We'll see where that leads. :D

Date: 2009-03-10 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Oh that stress. :P It's a killer all right. My problem is time for art. For me art is like an emotional blotter. I'm so very peaceful when I do it. I've been needing to do art, and it's such a relief! Here's hoping your sketching leads somewhere rewarding.

Date: 2009-03-09 02:52 pm (UTC)
captaintish: (PotC -- Jack Sparrow)
From: [personal profile] captaintish
This is really amazing. Beautiful!

Date: 2009-03-09 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you very much.

Date: 2009-03-09 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jedipirate.livejournal.com
Oh, beautifully done. I love it.

Date: 2009-03-09 03:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Date: 2009-03-09 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharklady35.livejournal.com
Excellent, even for you. That vague crease of the brow conveys so much.

Date: 2009-03-09 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you very much. That look on her face was what attracted me to this picture.

Date: 2009-03-09 04:12 pm (UTC)
ext_56562: (Default)
From: [identity profile] mamazano.livejournal.com
Amazing. As all your art is, but this is beyond even your usual craft. Truly sublime.

The expression is haunting - there is anger mixed with sadness. I always wonder if she regretted not showing up for that appointment. Not because it led to her being bound in human form, but deeper, by what it did to her lover Davy Jones. Their scene together in AWE conveyed a depth of feeling beyond that of a goddess merely toying with a mortal.

Sorry to ramble, been writing quite a bit of Calypso/Tia lately, and this just captures her essence so beautifully.
Edited Date: 2009-03-09 04:13 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-03-10 02:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sharklady35.livejournal.com
> Their scene together in AWE conveyed a depth of feeling beyond that of a goddess merely toying with a mortal. <

That was an interesting scene. And begs the question: What was Jones' purpose in coming there?

I suspect he'd originally meant to kill her (recall he'd recently told Will and Beckett he wanted Calypso murdered), but he had a Menelaus moment* and couldn't do it.

His final word suggests, even when he hated her, he never did stop loving her.


* Menelaus, a Spartan prince, was the cuckolded husband of Helen of Troy. The story is, when the Greek army breached Troy's walls, Menelaus invaded the palace with the intent of finding and killing Helen for her betrayal. But once he saw her, all he wanted was to take her back.

Date: 2009-03-11 05:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. I'm so glad you enjoyed her. This was based on my favourite picture of Tia Dalma, when she is looking out from the rail of the ship with that expression that you describe so well. She certainly seemed to have many complex emotions surrounding Davy Jones.

Date: 2009-03-09 04:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princess-lilam.livejournal.com
Beautiful!!!!!!!

Date: 2009-03-11 05:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2009-03-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] artaxastra.livejournal.com
That's beautiful! And her expression is perfect -- the intensity and wisdom and pain.

Date: 2009-03-11 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. Tia is such an intriguing character. I'm glad you felt her expression expressed that part of her power.

Date: 2009-03-09 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erinya.livejournal.com
Wow. Gorgeous.

Date: 2009-03-11 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much.

Date: 2009-03-09 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] were-lemur.livejournal.com
Ooh, lovely!

Date: 2009-03-11 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2009-03-09 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sammistarr.livejournal.com
This is breathtakingly beautiful!

Date: 2009-03-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much.

Date: 2009-03-09 10:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slashfairy.livejournal.com
that's GORgeous. absolutely perfect.

Date: 2009-03-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you very much.

Date: 2009-03-10 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danglingdingle.livejournal.com
Her eyes are stunning. That is a remrkable talent you got going there :)

Date: 2009-03-11 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Thank you so much. Eyes have always been my favourite part of the face. I tend to finish them first.

Date: 2009-03-10 12:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mary684.livejournal.com
This is amazing. Really gorgeous. As someone else has said, the crease of her brow and her stare really capture her intensity. Wonderful work, thank you for sharing it.

Date: 2010-06-30 06:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Belated thanks for your kind comments. I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Date: 2009-03-10 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] saturnine3.livejournal.com

GOOD JOB!.. The shading and tone study is superb! i love her expression.

;-D

Date: 2010-06-30 06:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
A belated thank you for your comments.

Date: 2009-03-10 01:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kseenaa.livejournal.com
Oh, now that is just bloody awesome. The skill you have.... THE SKILL!

Date: 2010-06-30 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
*blush* You're too kind. And I've been too long with the thanks.

Date: 2009-03-10 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilmissbecky.livejournal.com
Beautiful as always. The attention to detail is stunning, especially the pearls. And I feel like I can reach right out and touch her dreads. The texture just leaps off the paper.

Date: 2010-06-30 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
I'm sorry this has taken so long, but thank you so much for commenting on this. I'm glad you liked it.

Date: 2009-03-11 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearlseed.livejournal.com
What's it like to be so gifted--your choice of medium is perfect for her skin and eyes, the colors so subtle and warm, lucious depth here. I'm old and I've learned some things about the different types of tools artists use. You have used a simple, but strong choice for a woman of the same ilk. You're something and your Tia is so compelling.

Love her luminous eyes and strong shoulders...oh my!

Date: 2010-06-30 06:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
It's alway a treat to get a comment from you. Thank you so much. I'm sorry it's taken me so long to say it. I'm glad you liked this.

Date: 2009-03-28 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trinityday.livejournal.com
As always, I'm amazed by your talent.

Date: 2010-06-30 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
A belated thank you so much!

Date: 2009-09-13 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] camille-moineau.livejournal.com
*sigh* I wish I had your talent. Beautifully done, as usual.

Date: 2010-06-30 06:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Much thanks for your kind words. Sorry to be so late!

Date: 2010-02-13 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Are you still existing?

Date: 2010-02-14 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] honorat.livejournal.com
Yes! Thanks for asking. When the medical snafu ends, I'll be back.

Date: 2010-02-15 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Thank God, I'm glad.
I have always read your stories on fanfiction.net, then looked at your homepage, and I thought you simply stopped posting because you were getting bored. And then, after I had posted my message here, I found your other profile . . .
I hope you will recover quickly.
( You probably know all about it, but my neighbour had exactly the same illness 15 years ago, and she swears drinking green tea is both prophylactic and cures side-effects. )
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