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The Unquiet Grave by pixarjunkie The Unquiet Grave by pixarjunkie
This was for an assignment in my Graphic Design class where we had to construct a book around a typeface we were assigned. I got Gill Sans, a font developed in England in the 1920's. The designer of the font wanted to go for a classic yet modern feel, so I decided to have some fun with the illustrations; oddly, most people didn't really illustrate anything for their books. Well, I thought it was odd :XD:

I chose an old English ballad called "The Unquiet Grave" to base the font and illustrations around. I made the environment modern, along with the font, while keeping the "story" ancient; I burned the sides of my paper to make those look old as well. It's a deeply depressing ballad, but then, I imagine the time it was written wasn't a big bucket of fun. I had a lot of fun with this, and when I finally get the whole book back, I'll post a picture of it.

The font was printed on transparencies, so the drawings were separate from the type.

Art (c) me
The ballad was free domain.

I sure as heck hope I got an A on this.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
sure! send me a link! 
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
based on the poem I used? that's awesome!
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FimbuIvinter Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! =3
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SnowWhiteAK Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have come back to this so many times. My all time favorite poem and amazing illustrations with a modern interpretation. Can't say how much I enjoy it. :)
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
thank you so much, that really means a lot!
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MistaHipstah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I would seriously give you an A++ for this. It's amazing!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
thank you so so much! :aww:
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killerswing17 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This is awesome! :)
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
thank you! :)
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charmontez Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
This is really inspiring. You're style is fantastic and it's obvious you put a lot of effort and time into this. I hope you get a really good grade to reflect that!

You really portrayed the message and emotions of the ballad. I noticed also the small allusion at the end of finding peace through God whilst in the middle of suffering and that's such a coincidence because that exactly what the topic for this morning's church sermon was.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
aw :aww: sounds like a fabulous church service!!

you're too kind :blush:
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charmontez Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
I mean everything I said! :) You deserve it!
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firiette Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually started getting a little teary. I think I've heard this poem somewhere before....maybe.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
there are quite a few versions out there... there's a good chance you've heard it before! :)
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Lunae-V Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I am speechless. I loved it.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
aw, thank you!!
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KuroTsukiKun Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. This is breath-taking.
I had to read it a few times to fully grasp how sad it is, and coupled with the colors, shading, and style, it's absoloutely heart-wrenching.
Well done -- you deserved that 'A'!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
thank you so so much!! that means a whole lot :)
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KuroTsukiKun Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Tenshifaia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Did you het a fitting grade to it?
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
i did get an A! :)
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minorcatastrofee Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
oh my god, this is wonderful.
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:iconpixarjunkie:
pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
thank you so much :)
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BubbleTop13 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This is incredible! Love the composition! Amazing!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
thank you so much!
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LordSkinnyKingLuva Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I can't accurately describe how it touched me emotionally.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
thank you so much for your lovely comment!
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Rify-cute Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
so beautiful!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
thanks!!
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AzraNoxx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Writer
I love the art style, you're really amazing in the piece.
I'm no good at watercolor.
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
thank you so so much :)
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AzraNoxx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student Writer
:) Only calling it like I see it.
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x-Pixiehat-x Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece.
This is the first time I've heard of this ballad, and I love the message in it: "Don't be sad for me, my love. Be content with your life, and we will meet again."
Honestly, it almost had me shed a tear. ^^;
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
thank you so much! i hadn't heard of it before either until i randomly came across it while doing some research
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x-Pixiehat-x Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked it up.
I keep finding different versions of it. D:
Can you tell me who performed this version of it?
Or did you find the lyrics, but not the song when you researched it?
Could I have a little assistance? ^^
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I only came across the lyrics, which I found on a website based around old English ballads, so I don't know who has sung this version! ^^; but there's a beautiful version by Kate Rusby on YouTube, I suggest looking it up :) there are so many different versions of it, I just chose the one I liked best for this project!
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x-Pixiehat-x Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. Alrighty! Thank you! ^^
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supernaturalsarah Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
actually got goosebumps on that last page. This is stunning. Absolutely perfect. The style is beautiful. The content is amazing. Those building scapes are simple but gorgeous. Gawd. I hope you got an A too!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
thank you so so much :blush: i did get an A!
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supernaturalsarah Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Good because I think I would have personally had to write to your tutors if not :p
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Pepelu-Haruhara Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
It might not have been a fun ballad, but it's got a lot of hope in it. ` v ` I like what you did with it a lot!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
thank you so so much! :D
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Pepelu-Haruhara Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
no problem! I'm glad I found your art! ` v `
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kawaiistar4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH GOSH I LOVE THIS! I love the version of this song by Kate Rusby and you're drawing is amazing :>
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
i had to look it up after you told me about it... i loooove it! :heart:

and thank you :meow:
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chibipentipus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really wonderful!
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pixarjunkie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
thank you :)
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