There’s a lot of negative comments about Patreon at the moment with the recent changes to how patreon collects and charges you my Patrons. I would just like too say without the platform I would never built momentum that allowed me too produce & complete my project, the money was a helpful incentive but not as much as the support & enagement from my patrons.Read More
50. Resolving the Future at the End
Everybody is assembled. Sita is back in her school uniform, Rama and Laksman have taken a bath and the Vanara are under the leadership of Sugriva and Tara. Thoughts turn to the future: will the Vanara continue to seek revenge on the Raksasa and Falan or will Sita, who has spent so many hours reading in the Royal Library, come up with a solution to build a better country ?
Meanwhile Hanuman looks abroad, but first must pay his thanks to his new friends.
AFTER FIFTY ISSUES, THIS IS THE FINAL ISSUE OF BOOK 7 and of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance. Deciphering the Instructions IS THE CONCLUSION OF THIS EPIC. READ IT NOW AT RAMYAN.NET and FACEBOOK along with ALL previous parts of RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCE BOOKS 1 - 7.
COVERS GALLERY & INSPIRATION
COVERS GALLERY & INSPIRATION
've added a few new sections to my website for your enjoyment and understanding of my process. Firstly a Covers Gallery of all 50 issues without titles spoiling your enjoyment of my artwork. They hopefully distill the contents and events within the pages of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance. Surprisingly when I started this project I only wanted to produce a handful of images to capture my idea of a modern interpretation and then spent the next few years unwrapping this epic which I'm still exploring (see the Future at the bottom of this email). You can peruse the 51 images here
Another new section is entitled Inspiration these cards briefly illustrate the external influences I've used in coming up with content for Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance. They are not in any particular order but show the varied interests and influences I have used in my creative process.
As ever there’s plenty of exciting artwork featuring all the characters from the pages of Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance on my blog and at /posters so don't forget to check Ramyan.net regularly - who knows there maybe some exciting news in the near future.
Now that Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance is complete in this exciting form, my thoughts turn to the future of the project. Currently I'm putting together a Travel Guide covering the History,culture and diversity of the setting of this story, it will include maps and illustrations and suggestions for things to do if you find yourself among the Falan, Vanara and Raksasa. A first draft will be available (hopefully) in 2018 so keep an eye on my blog
I'd like to finish with a MASSIVE THANK YOU to my loyal and patient PATRONS who have supported me through 50 exciting issues, they have really helped me stick to my deadlines and to produce some wonderful artwork. Considering I began Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance in 2008, these last two years have given me great confidence in the future as I look beyond this part of the world.
The Palace is in ruins, burnt down by the arrows of RAMA. HANUMAN has fled with SITA away from the clutches of RAVANA and the rest of his family.
RAMA, LAKSMAN and BHARATA gather with the rest of the VANARA who have come from across the country of AYODHYA to celebrate their new found freedom. But does anyone have a solution to how they and the rest of the new citizenry of AYODHYA will use that freedom?
FIND OUT IN THE LAST PART OF RAMAYANA: THE THREAD OF LUMINANCERead More
50/50 Well todays the day; after two years (actually a lot lot more) I say bye-bye to 50 issues of Ramayana the thread of luminance. There been lots of ups and downs over those years and I’ve met some fantastic people and renewed by acquaintances with friends that I thought I’d see again. The project isn’t going anywhere just yet I’m working on the next stage right now until now and the end of the year I won’t be ready to talk about it just yet but look out for it on my pages. Lots of love and thank you.Read More
Here is last inspiration card for Ramayana: The Thread of Luminance - and quite honestly 9apart from the Ramayana itself) the kernel of inspiration for the character designs of Rama (& Laksman) and Sita in this image from the back of the 100 baht bank note that was in circulation until 2009.Read More
Inspiration 27 is Rama The Steadfast by John and Mary Brockington Penguin Books. A week worn and valuable edition of this Penguin Classics volume. That helped me understand in a concise (400 pages) interpretation of the Ramayana.Read More