the family of things

[Long Description: An animated illustration of roaming cowboy Denora Walker and ex-lawyer Rio Diaz, out on the desert grasslands of Perry Mesa. The sky is peachy-red with huge, steel-grey clouds floating in the breeze. The wind rustles the high, golden grass, blowing through Denora’s hair and Dia’s shawl.

Overhead, a flock of wild geese are flying home.]

the family of things

August 10, 2020

Meanwhile the wild geese,
high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.

Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver

A birthday gift for snoodls that I am only just uploading in December of 2021. Very very very belated because GR was still alive, I think, when I painted this? So it felt like spoilers to dig into Dia’s past much. But now she’s free >:^) it’s Watch Wild Geese with your Wife Wednesday.

You can read more about Snoodls’ character Ora here, and I have written a bit about Dia here. There's also a static version of this piece here.

AP Breakdown

Base Score: 10 AP (Shaded Illustration)
+5 AP (Full Body)
+10 AP (Complex Animation)
+20 AP (Full/Scenic Background)
+5 AP (Personal Work Bonus)
+10 AP (Other Esk Bonus: 10 AP * 1)
+20 AP (Esk Interaction Bonus: 10 AP * 2)
Total AP: 80

GP Breakdown

Base Score: 4 GP (Shaded Illustration)
+2 GP (Full Body)
+5 GP (Complex Animation)
+6 GP (Full/Scenic Background)
Total GP: 17