The gnome who could hear anything…

The gnome who could hear anything... Ulla Hennig, August 2011

Yesterday night, shortly before going to bed, I felt like doing a doodle again, grabbed pencil and paper and began to draw. Twenty minutes later a rough sketch of a gnome was looking at me, with huge elephant like ears.

Today I scanned it in and began to work on it with Inkscape, my vector graphics software. The picture you see above is the result of a 1 hour work. And suddenly the piece is beginning to tell a story:

The poor chap normally loves his huge ears. He can hear even the faintest noise – and often this fact has saved his life. But he wished he’d never been born with those big ears when he was trying to cross the street. Even from far away he heard terrible noise waves, and when he arrived at the big beton band he was almost deafenend every time one of those colourful vehicles on wheels passed him. He would have run straight back to his nice little cave under the willow tree if he did not know that on the other side of the beton band there was a patch full of apple trees with delicious red and yellow fruits…


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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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