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Becassine by Saltwater
Becassine by Saltwater



Bécassine is a young peasant girl born in Brittany, West of France.

She is wearing the traditional Breton costume.

She is a good girl, full of good will but not very smart.

Her father found her a funny nick name, "Bécassine",
which is the name of a bird (snipe), 
and which is also used as a way of saying "fool" in French. 

The character of Bécassine appeared for the first time more than a century ago, in 1905.

Traditional media
Markers on paper

Markers used: mainly Letraset ProMarkers
Paper used: Canson XL Marker --  70g/m2

(framed in Photoshop)

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Rainbow-Dash-Rockz on January 27, 2016, 5:08:17 PM

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Rainbow-Dash-Rockzthat looks great

Saltwater on February 10, 2016, 1:27:59 AM

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SaltwaterThank you :D

Jadis on January 23, 2016, 6:13:35 PM

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JadisI live how you have painted her, the simplicity of the style and how it suits the age and style of the time and that she is a character from a children's book a long time ago. and I love the cobble stones.

Saltwater on January 24, 2016, 11:25:22 AM

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SaltwaterThe children's book of yore have such a quaint and old-fashioned charm.  :-)
I love the illustrations of Beatrix Potter too.

Jadis on January 24, 2016, 12:24:06 PM

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Jadisoh so do I they are wonderful. 

TeeJay87 on January 20, 2016, 11:55:31 AM

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TeeJay87I didn't know about her, though I'm sure the comics is worth reading. :)

Saltwater on January 22, 2016, 12:10:35 AM

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SaltwaterThese albums are fun, happy, optimistic and colourful.
They are worth reading if you are young at heart. :)
Besides that, they show the French society and its values at the beginning of the 20th century.
And they are dearly hated by the communists, socialists and other leftists.  ;-) 

TeeJay87 on January 22, 2016, 1:07:21 AM

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TeeJay87Having read description of your work mentioned above, it seems "the French proletariat" is hating Becassine for promoting pre-WW1 values they oppose and depicting parts of society they identify with as dim-witted.
Not to mention those people simply lack sense of humour. ;)

Saltwater on January 22, 2016, 2:19:00 PM

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SaltwaterFor a socialist, anything that does not strictly follows their political line is dozy.  period.
As for humour, it does not belong to their arsenal.
Maybe they think it is superfluous... 

TeeJay87 on January 23, 2016, 2:46:33 AM

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TeeJay87Those socialists living westwards from Oder River and eastwards from Japan consider everything they dislike as  "fascist" or "racist", even drinks and meals they're not fond of.
Despite they all got their minds polluted by Trotsky's idea of "perpetual revolution" (who also was fond of using mentioned above terms to describe people and things he disliked) , they only cooperate with themselves against common enemy they consider as threatening. When they don't have such opponent to join forces against, they behave like orcs or dark elves from D&D - plot against each other and even harass those, with whom they tried yesterday to overthrow the values they despise.
This video illustrates, how does brain of socialist look like in scheme. The funniest is, that author of this video is liberal socialist himself, and he's attacking radical socialists (SJWs). Like I've mentioned above - orcs and dark elves kill each other for supremacy, and socialists harass own brethren on the Internet for the same purpouse.
Guess that's because they don't know, how to properly hold an axe (like orcs use) or a sword (elvish weapon) without harming themselves.  xD

Saltwater on January 24, 2016, 11:47:00 AM

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SaltwaterThese two words "fascist" and "racist" have been so misused and overused by the leftists that they don't have much meaning or effect any more.
Another insult they love to use is "nazi"....

Now, if some leftists want to mock other leftists, let it be!  ;-)

Falconlobo on January 20, 2016, 8:04:26 AM

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Saltwater on January 21, 2016, 11:44:35 PM

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SaltwaterThank you :D

Falconlobo on January 22, 2016, 3:37:38 PM

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alitta2 on January 20, 2016, 1:33:31 AM

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alitta2Looks great! I hadn't heard her story before, so I could learn something new too :)

Saltwater on January 22, 2016, 12:01:15 AM

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SaltwaterThe albums of Bécassine were destined to young children.

However, nowadays, it can also be considered as a testimony of an old world that has totally disappeared.
It shows the life, habits and behaviour of various people in the early twentieth century in France.
Something that F.Hollande would really hate.  LOL 

Morpher on January 20, 2016, 1:34:31 PM

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MorpherShe's so sweet look! :D And yeah, like many of the others I haven't heard of her before. But, consider she was first debuted in 1905... I guess it's not surprising that many of us haven't heard of her! I tell yeah though (from the brief bit of info I read of her) to be considered the first female protagonist in comic history is quite a feat!

Saltwater on January 21, 2016, 11:48:11 PM

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SaltwaterShe is not as famous as Mary Poppins, that's for sure!
But considering that she was created more than a century ago, and that she is still alive and kicking that's not so bad, after all! ;-)

SailorSeiyaDigiJem on January 20, 2016, 10:12:23 AM

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SailorSeiyaDigiJemNice work. 

Saltwater on January 21, 2016, 11:44:08 PM

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SaltwaterThanks.  :-)