Alaskan Drawing "The Silence of Snow"

The next entry in our Series Close-up of the Alaskan Drawing Series is on "The Silence of Snow". 

To me, this work transmits a magical peacefulness. It reminds me of the fairy-tale-like silence you feel when the air is full of big velvety snowflakes gliding down all around you. I’ve always thought it would make a great illustration for a children’s book.

Alaskan Drawing "The Silence of Snow", by Yolanda del Riego.

Consider this illustration painted by Ilya Repin of the duel in Alexander Pushkin’s novel in verse Eugene Onegin. Not exactly a children’s book (or a peaceful moment, for that matter) but it’s a great example of an illustration that captures the creamy-whiteness of a snowy winter day. You can almost hear the sound of the snow crunching under their footsteps.

If you’re a fan of Eugene Onegin, and Tchaikovsky must have been since he based an opera on it, you might want to check out Stephen Fry’s free narrated audio version (via The Calvert Journal).

Related entries: Alaskan Drawing Series. The Backstory. Other entries in this series: "No Moon, No Stars", "Winter Light".

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